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The Alibaba of SEA? How GoTo Is Shaking Up Fintech in the Region

Has the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem ever witnessed a quarter more exciting than the current one? We entered the second quarter with Grab’s blockbuster SPAC listing. Valuing the super-app at US$40 billion and being the largest SPAC deal to date,

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Broadridge Enhances APAC Leadership Bench With New Hire for Regional Expansion Plans

Broadridge Financial Solutions, a US-based technology solutions provider, announced the appointment of Ian Strudwick as General Manager and Head of Asia Pacific (APAC), effective immediately. Strudwick’s appointment builds on the recent joining of David Ingleson as Chief Operating Officer for

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Top 15 Women Leaders in Asia’s Fintech Industry in 2021

Out of the top 100 women in fintech selected by BizClik Media Group last month, Fintech News has shortlisted the top listed 15 female leaders who are driving changes in Asia’s banking, financial services and insurance industry. These women have

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DBS, SGX, StanChart and Temasek Tackles Climate Action With Global Carbon Exchange

DBS, Singapore Exchange (SGX), Standard Chartered and Temasek joined forces to take climate action through a joint venture Climate Impact X (CIX) which aims to be a global exchange and marketplace for high-quality carbon credits. CIX will offer distinct platforms

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Backbase Appoints Former PwC Exec as Part of Its Asian Leadership Team

Digital banking software provider Backbase announced the appointment of Abhijit Chavan as Regional Vice President of Customer Success for Asia, as part of the its Asian leadership team. Looking after customer success, ROI delivery, and prescriptive digital banking transformation for

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MAS: A Quarter of Jobs in Financial Services are Tech Roles

In Singapore, technology continues to lead hiring demand in the financial services industry with about 1,700 job opportunities in 2021. This represents more than a quarter of all newly created positions at Singapore’s financial institutions this year, and showcases how

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SGX Leverages AI and Machine Learning for Enhanced Oversight of Listed Issuers

Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is introducing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other regtech solutions to enhance its oversight of listed issuers. SGX RegCo is expanding the solutions to include machine learning techniques and additional information sources with

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Fintech Founders Dominate 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in Finance and VC Category

In this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, fintech founders and co-founders are dominating the Finance and Venture Capital (VC) category. Among the 30 entries, 13 are either the founders or co-founders of fintech companies, while four are fintech

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U.S. Unicorn Carta Sets up New Singapore Office to Kick off Asian Expansion Plans

Carta, a California-based startup that offers capitalisation table management and valuation software, announced that it has set up a new Singapore office to kick off its first commercial operations in Asia. The US unicorn will be launching its operations in

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MAS Report Highlights Digital Identity As One of The Key Pillars of Digital Economy

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a report on the foundational digital infrastructure necessary for an inclusive digital economy and seamless cross-border transactions around the world. Through this report, MAS aims to help public sector agencies and players in

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