Tag "Singapore"

5 Top Proptech Startups from Singapore to Watch in 2022

Venture capital (VC) investment in property technology (proptech) reached record levels last year. In H1 2021, VC funding totaled US$9.7 billion, suggesting that 2021 could be the biggest year yet for the growing proptech industry with funding on target to

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Singapore’s Top Fintech Legal Firms and Lawyers in 2022

Chambers and Partners, an independent research company delivering rankings and insights into providers of legal services, has released its selection of Singapore’s top fintech law firms and individual lawyers for 2022. These law firms and professionals were selected based on

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“No Pressing Need” for a Digital Singapore Dollar Despite Benefits

There is “no pressing need” for a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Singapore at this point in time, but market shifts and changing customer expectations are nevertheless forcing the central bank to prepare for a possible issuance in

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Swiss Fintech Companies Show Increased Presence in Singapore

This year, Swiss fintech startups continued pursuing their international ambitions with many choosing Singapore to enter the dynamic Southeast Asian market. These are building on Switzerland and Singapore’s long-lasting relationship and close collaboration to penetrate the high-potential market. Vestr, a

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Why Singapore Remains One of the Best Place to Start a Fintech Business

Singapore has consistently ranked amongst the top locations in the world to start a business, recognized by the global community for its competitive corporate tax rate, skilled workforce, advanced infrastructure, and political stability. For fintech companies, Singapore makes sense because

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Fast-Growing Aussie Insurtechs Choose Singapore as Gateway to Southeast Asia

Singapore’s burgeoning fintech landscape, reliable physical infrastructure and progressive regulations are attracting Australia’s fast-growing high-potential, insurtech startups looking to take on Southeast Asia. Citing the city-state’s strategic location, high digital adoption, vibrant ecosystem of industry stakeholders eager to embrace cutting-edge

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Real-Time Digital Payments Volume Surges 48% in Singapore

Singaporeans are moving away from paper-based payments and embracing real-time digital payments and mobile wallets, a shift that has accelerated with COVID-19, a new report by ACI Worldwide Real-Time Payments and GlobalData says. 2021 Prime-Time for Real Time, a global

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Grab Financial’s Funding Represented 63% of Singapore’s Fintech Fundraising in Q1

In Q1 2021, Singaporean fintech companies raised a staggering S$656 million in equity funding, a 355% increase compared to the same period last year, data from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) show. The large figure, which represents about 46% of

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MAS: A Quarter of Jobs in Financial Services are Tech Roles

In Singapore, technology continues to lead hiring demand in the financial services industry with about 1,700 job opportunities in 2021. This represents more than a quarter of all newly created positions at Singapore’s financial institutions this year, and showcases how

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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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