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KPMG: Singapore’s Fintech Investment Tops US$3.94 Billion, Crypto Takes Top Spot

Singapore’s fintech industry hit a five-year high at 191 deals transacted in 2021 according to the KPMG Pulse of FinTech H2’21 report. This is a 37 percent increase compared to 2020’s deal count with 139 deals and a 91 percent

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KPMG Pledges US$1.5 Billion Over the Next Three Years to Focus On ESG Efforts

KPMG plans to spend more than US$1.5 billion over the next three years specifically to focus on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy as outlined in “KPMG: Our Impact Plan”. The plan sets out a range of targets, including

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Singapore’s Fintech Deals Skyrockets to Its Highest in Three Years at US$614.2 Million

Singapore’s fintech industry has proven resilient with deal numbers for the first half of 2021 skyrocketing to its year-on-year highest in three years. A total of 72 deals amounting to US$614.2 million were transacted for Singapore fintechs from January to

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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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Singapore Tops Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index For the First Time

According to this year’s KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), Singapore has emerged as the country that is best prepared for the adoption and acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles (AV), with Singapore ranking first in the Index. This marks the first

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Matchmove and KPMG Partner With Construction Firm to Facilitate E-Remittance for Migrant Workers

MatchMove,  a fintech offering a ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ platform and KPMG, today announced their partnership with the Expand Group, a leading homegrown building construction group with integrated civil engineering and construction support service capabilities, to facilitate Employer Assisted contactless e-remittance for foreign

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How Well Do You Understand Today’s Customer?

Power has shifted from companies to customers. Mobile phones have become central to our lives. Trust in institutions and traditional advertising has diminished. New entrants with radically different businesses are capturing our attention, and are reshaping the customer value chain. These

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Banks and Corporates Need to Rethink How They Approach Innovation—Again

Innovate or die. This is a common rallying cry in this era of Silicon Valley and agile tech startups, and the banking industry is not excluded from this narrative. Fintechs grow ever popular, with their on-demand services, particularly to those

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10 Fintechs Stand a Chance to Present Their Solutions to Singapore’s Investment Industry

A Singapore industry group representing the city’s asset management firms, IMAS, has launched an accelerator programme which could position 10 Fintechs to present their solutions in front of leading VC firms, hedge funds, asset management firms and family offices. Applications

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The Future of Cross-Border Transfers Could Be Central Bank-Backed Digital Currency

As we slowly but surely move towards a global village into a reality, the overall value of cross-border payments is also expected to rise by 5.5% yearly, increasing from US$22 trillion in 2016 to US$30 trillion in 2022. Yet, according

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