Remittance

Digital Remittance Providers Eye Asia Pacific Markets

Asia is seeing the emergence of a booming community of remittance-focused tech companies. These companies leverage technology and digital platforms to disrupt the legacy remittance value chain, bringing greater convenience and lower-costs to cross-border money transfer. A new infographic produced

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Wise Appoints Grab’s Co-Founder Tan Hooi Ling To Its Board

Wise, a London-based online money transfer service formerly known as TransferWise, has made two recent appointments to its board of directors, one of it being Tan Hooi Ling who is the Co-founder of South East Asian superapp Grab. The other

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TransferWise Rebrands to Wise Ahead of Singapore Office Expansion

London-based fintech unicorn TransferWise announced its rebranding to Wise and the strengthening of its Asia Pacific presence with the expansion of its office in Singapore. Originally launched in 2011 as a money transfer service for people, the company has expanded

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Singapore and Thailand to Enable Cross Border Payments Using Only Mobile Numbers in 2021

During the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that the regulator has made significant headway in the linkage between Singapore’s and Thailand’s national payment systems; PayNow and PromptPay respectively. Monetary Authority of

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Blockchain Firm Lightnet Group Partners SCB to Ease Remittance Access in Thailand

Blockchain firm Lightnet Group, has announced a partnership with Siam Commercial Bank (SCB). The partnership will reportedly enable remittance services to become accessible to all Thai bank accounts and anyone who has signed up for PromptPay, a government-sponsored service that

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Thunes Makes Key Appointments to Its Board of Directors

Thunes, a Singaporean cross-border payments network, announced the appointments of Sunil Sabharwal and Ali Mazanderani to its Board of Directors. Both will also take up chairmanship positions at the company, Sabharwal as Chairman of the Audit and Regulatory Committee and

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Remitano Makes Cross-Border Money Transfer Much Easier With the “Cash-Out” Feature

To simplify banking and meet its users’ Remittance needs across the globe, Remitano, a global escrow-marketplace, has just launched a smart, free, and safe approach for cross-border money transfers. This system will allow Malaysians to send and receive Malaysian Ringgit

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DBS Pilots Online Tracking for Cross-Border Collections for Businesses

DBS Bank has launched real-time online tracking of cross-border collections for its global corporate clients. Powered by SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (gpi), more than 240,000 DBS corporate and SME clients in Singapore and Hong Kong are said to benefit from

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Singapore’s Thunes Appoints New COO Following US$60 Million Funding Round

Thunes, a Singaporean cross-border payments network, announced that Tamer El-Emary has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. This is a new, strategic role at the company, and the appointment follows a recent financing round raising US$60 million, which sees Thunes

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Currencycloud Partners in Singapore with Ant Financial-Backed Payment Startup

Wallex, a Singaporean cross border payments startup backed by Ant Financial, has expanded its partnership with Currencycloud, a global payments platform, to deliver a new range of collections services for their Asian customers in Singapore. The partnership using Currencycloud Spark

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