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NUS Offers Singapore’s First Masters and PhD Programmes in Fintech

The National University of Singapore (NUS) will offer two new graduate programmes in fintech in the new academic year, to help build a robust ecosystem of high-quality research talent and capabilities to support the fast-growing financial industry in Singapore. The

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Digibank Solution Provider Meniga Partners Visa to Accelerate Its APAC Expansion

Digital banking solution provider Meniga has announced a new partnership with Visa to accelerate its expansion within the Asia Pacific region. Meninga had recently secured €10 million (S$ 15.78 million) during a strategic investment round led by Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures

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OCBC Bank Rolls Out Face Verification for ATM Banking Transactions

OCBC Bank has introduced the use of facial biometrics for ATM services, eliminating the need to carry around an ATM card. The bank claims to be the first in Southeast Asia to enable the use of face verification on its

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Behind Singapore’s Ambitions to be Asia’s Leading Centre for Green Fintech

Singapore is looking to leverage its position as one of the world’s most developed fintech markets to become a leader in green fintech, a vision part of a broader movement for the nation to become sustainable. During a speech at

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Digital Identity Firm Callsign Chooses Singapore as APAC Headquarters

Callsign, a London-based artificial intelligence-driven identity and authentication solutions provider, has named Singapore as its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region which will expand throughout 2021. Callsign has chosen Singapore as the Asia Pacific headquarters due to the increase in

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Banking-as-a-Service a New Battleground for Banking Incumbents and Challenger Banks

With a new Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) model, financial services providers can save up to 95 percent of a typical customer acquisition cost, according to a new report from Oliver Wyman. The report said that the typical customer acquisition cost can be

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KPMG Singapore Appoints Anton Ruddenklau as Head of Financial Services

KPMG Singapore has named Anton Ruddenklau as its Head of Financial Services with immediate effect. He most recently served as Global Co-Leader of Fintech for KPMG International, and Partner and Head of Digital and Innovation for Financial Services in KPMG

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6 Startups From F10 Accelerator Ready for Market Launch Upon Graduation

Six startups from F10 Singapore’s first fintech accelerator cohort will be ready for market launch after graduating the programme. Two of those startups namely SynctacticAI and CoverGo will also undergo an accreditation programme by PwC Singapore to vet them for

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Finastra’s Research Reveals Shifting Priorities for Corporate Banks by 2025

Finastra, a financial services software and cloud solutions provider, revealed changing priorities for corporate banks in APAC and their customers over the next five years during its flagship virtual event Finastra Universe. Finastra’s research showed that corporate banks are moving

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Former UOB Exec Pauline Sim Joins Sleek’s Management Team

Pauline Sim, former United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) Senior Vice President, has joined Singaporean fintech startup Sleek as its new Head of Fintech and Strategic Partnerships. In her new role, Sim will oversee the development of financial services and digital solutions

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