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The Ultimate Guide to Singapore Fintech Festival 2020

Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) is outdoing itself this year and going global with a week-long event that will provide both a digital and physical experience. With COVID-19 still spreading, SFF 2020 is going digital this year, providing participants with the

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Who Will Be the Ultimate Winner of Asia Pacific’s Virtual Banking Race?

Ever since Hong Kong issued 8 virtual banking licenses earlier this year, regulators around Asia are clamoring to come up with their own framework to facilitate this new breed of banks. While Hong Kong has reinvigorated Asia’s interest in virtual

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10 Largest Crypto Hacks, Heists and Exploits of the Past 15 Months

Cryptocurrency-related hacks and scams continue to cost businesses and consumers billions in losses each year. Although overall crypto-related fraud activities have declined since at least 2019, data from blockchain analytics and crypto intelligence firm Ciphertrace suggests that criminals are now

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Three Reasons Why APIs Are Driving Fintech’s Stellar Growth

Startup funding is currently flowing at an unprecedented rate, and fintech is turning out to be one of the biggest beneficiaries. In the first quarter of 2021, Singaporean fintech startups saw a surge in funding of over 350% compared to

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Vietnamese Incumbents Tap Fintech Partnerships in Digital Banking Push

Vietnam’s young and digitally-savvy population, low rates of formal financial inclusion and high smartphone ownership and Internet penetration, make the country’s banking and financial services industry ride for disruption. Against this backdrop, incumbents are teaming up with fintech companies and

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Fraud Prevention Tactics for Cross-Border eCommerce Businesses

Making the decision to take your eCommerce business global can be a lucrative one, but also introduces a higher risk of fraud attacks. In this article, learn how to protect your business from fraud when selling internationally. There’s no better

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Regulators and Financial Institutions in APAC Waking up to Digital Asset Opportunities

In Asia Pacific (APAC), financial institutions and regulators are recognizing the potential of tokenized securities and exploring the concept. But despite recent positive developments, several challenges still need to be addressed, including regulatory heterogeneity and the need for deeper industry

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SWIFT Embraces APIs, Partnership Strategy to Digitize Global Trade

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services, is upgrading its trade proposition, leveraging new communication channels, APIs, and embracing a partnership strategy to digitize the

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Fraud Risk Management Systems: To Build, Buy or Rent?

With financial institutions (FIs) in the APAC region preparing for a rising trend in financial fraud, fraud risk management systems continue to receive close attention. As of 2020, FIs based in the APAC region were expected to spend millions on

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APAC E-Commerce Customers Embrace Digital Wallets and Buy Now, Pay Later

In Asia Pacific (APAC), customers are embracing new payment methods such as digital wallets and buy now pay later (BNPL) arrangements for their online purchases, found a new research by Stripe in partnership with Edgar, Dunn & Company. A survey

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