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5 Stories that Shaped Fintech in Singapore in 2020

Despite global turbulences caused by COVID-19, the Singapore fintech industry remained resilient in 2020 on the back of new favorable rules, fintech initiatives from the government, and increased demand for digital solutions. Over the past five years, the Singapore fintech

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GBG Hires Experian’s Ex-Managing Director to Lead its Asia Pacific Business

GBG, an identity data intelligence specialist, has announced the appointment of Dev Dhiman as its Managing Director of Asia Pacific (APAC). Dhiman joins GBG after 12 years at Experian, where he held various senior positions including most recently being Managing

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Swiss Zühlke Group Appoints HK and Singapore Lead to the Executive Board

Zühlke Group, a Swiss innovation service provider, has appointed Jonas Trindler as the CEO of Zühlke Asia and Aleksandar Marjanovic as the CEO of its Global Delivery Centers from next year onwards. The Asian market and the expansion of Zühlke’s

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Here Are the 40 Solutions Shortlisted for the 2020 MAS FinTech Awards

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced Thursday that 40 solutions have been shortlisted for the MAS FinTech Awards to be presented at this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SFF x SWITCH). The theme

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UOB Deploys Secure Virtual Desktop for 3,000 of its IT Staff Using VMWare

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has picked VMware, provider of cloud computing and virtualisation software and services, to deploy a secure virtual desktop for its team of information technology (IT) developers. According to their statement, the deployment was done in only

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SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Launches Fintech and COVID-19 Recovery Acceleration Program

SAP SE today kicked off the SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Fall 2020 acceleration program focused on COVID-19 recovery, Fintech and spend management. The selected business-to-business startups will help SAP’s customers extend the value of their investments in SAP Concur solutions for travel and expense

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DBS Advocates for Women Technologists With Its First-Ever Virtual Career Fair

DBS announced that it will be hosting its inaugural women-focused virtual career fair for technologists in October to fill over 50 technology jobs in Singapore. This comes as the bank seeks to grow its pipeline of female technology talent, and

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Why B2B Fintechs Are Ready for Prime Time

Until now, consumer fintech has been all the rage, but recent funding rounds and exits including Plaid’s US$5.3 billion sale to Visa, Social Finance (SoFi)’s US$1.2 billion acquisition of Galileo, and nCino’s initial public offering (IPO), might very well indicate

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Shopee and Visa Inks Five-Year Partnership to Boost the Digital Economy

Shopee, e-commerce platform, and Visa announced a five-year regional strategic partnership intended to encourage greater participation in South East Asia’s digital economy. They added that this partnership is part of Shopee’s mission to better the lives of individuals and businesses

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The First 25 Fintech Students Graduate from NUS Singapore

The pioneer batch of 25 students from the NUS-FinTechSG Programme, jointly developed by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI) graduated. All of the Singaporean students in the pioneer batch received either full-time positions or traineeships with

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