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MAS Commits S$250 Million to Drive Innovation and Build Fintech Talent Pipeline

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it will commit S$250 million over the next three years under the enhanced Financial Sector Technology and Innovation Scheme (FSTI 2.0) to accelerate technology and innovation-driven growth in the financial sector. Funded

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Standard Chartered Partners With Microsoft to Become a “Cloud-First Bank”

Standard Chartered Bank and Microsoft announced a three-year strategic partnership to accelerate the bank’s digital transformation through a cloud-first strategy. They said this partnership marks a significant milestone for Standard Chartered in making its vision for virtual banking, next-generation payments,

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Google Cloud Partners French Telco Orange For Data, AI and Edge Computing

Orange, a telecommunications operator, and Google Cloud has partnered to build the former’s IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing. The agreement is part of Orange’s Engage 2025 plan, to drive its internal transformation

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20/20 Hindsight Will Help Financial Institutions Around the World Fast-Track Digital Success

Just like in almost every other industry, financial institutions have been planning and implementing increased digitalisation for some years. However, the coronavirus crisis and resulting nationwide restrictions have undoubtedly accelerated the rate at which new tech and processes have been

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Aspire and Osome Partners For Same-Day Incorporation and Account Opening Services

Osome announced a partnership with fintech startup Aspire to enable a same-day service of incorporating a company and opening a business account in Singapore fully online from anywhere in the world. Singapore-based Osome uses artificial intelligence to take care of

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MAS, NUS and NRF Jointly Launches the Asian Institute of Digital Finance

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be jointly setting up a research institute that will develop deep capabilities to support the needs of digital financial services in

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Singapore Fintech Festival to Run as a Hybrid Digital-Physical Event in 2020

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore announced that the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) will expand to become the world’s first week-long round-the-clock, hybrid digital and physical event. Running from

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Marc Bühler Takes Over as Head of Ti&M’s Singapore Office

ti&m has named Marc Bühler as the head of its new Singapore office, which opened in late 2019. As the managing director of Asia Pacific, he has been leading the company’s operations there since the start of June. The office

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Episode Six Secures US$7 Million to Accelerate Global Growth as Demand for Digital Transformation Increases

Episode Six, a next-generation financial technology provider, today announced that it has secured US$7 million of its Series A funding. The round was led by HSBC and includes investments from Mastercard and SBI Investment Co., Ltd., which first invested in

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Google Partners With Singapore Government Agencies for Job-Skills Initiative

About 3,000 local entry-level and mid-career job seekers will benefit from the new jobs and skills training initiative that was announced by Google, Economic Development Board (EDB), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). The Skills Ignition SG initiative,

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