Virtual Banking

ZA Tech Opens New Asia Fintech Center In Singapore

ZA Tech Global Limited (“ZA Tech”), the technology venture founded by ZA International and backed by Softbank’s Vision Fund 1, has today announced the opening of its Asia Fintech Center (AFC) in Singapore, dedicated to exploring financial services innovation and

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Singapore-Based Neobank StashFin Raises US$ 40 Million in Series B Extension

StashFin, a Singapore-based neo-banking startup, announced the successful completion of the extension of its Series B equity financing of US$ 40 million. New investors participating in the round include Altara Ventures and Uncorrelated Ventures with previous investments from Integrated Capital,

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In APAC, Southeast Asia Consumers are Most Receptive to Challenger Banks

Two out of three banking customers in Asia Pacific (APAC) are either relatively open or inclined to consider fintechs and challenger banks which they perceive as being successful in addressing customer pain-points and facilitating customer journeys, a new survey found.

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Reports of the Death of Challenger Banks Are Greatly Exaggerated

Against the backdrop of the cacophony of noise and emerging trends in Asia, it’s difficult even for the keenest of observers to determine what trends will shape the future of fintech in Asia. On the 6th episode of Fintech Fireside

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Vietnamese Digital Bank TNEX Selects AWS for Its Cloud Services

TNEX, the digital banking arm of Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MSB), announced that it has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider. MSB, one of Vietnam’s commercial banks, was said to have been built TNEX

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Digital Banking in Asia Sees Prime Time

Digital banks are proliferating in Asia on the back of favorable regulatory changes, market liberalization pushes by governments, and enhanced digital penetration by consumers. In Singapore’s digital banking race, the Monetary Authority of Singapore granted 4 digital banking licenses with

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Grab Creates 350 Jobs to Bolster Its Financial Services in South East Asia

As part of its regional hiring efforts, Grab expects to create around 350 new jobs in Singapore this year to support its growth plans. These include the expansion of products and services to support the digitalisation of micro SMEs, the

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Standard Chartered Partners Bukalapak to Launch Digital Banking Offerings

Standard Chartered has formed a strategic partnership with Bukalapak to launch digital banking offerings which will be hosted on the nexus platform which is a banking-as-a-service solution by SC Ventures. Through this partnership, Standard Chartered and Bukalapak aims to bring

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eKYC to Fuel Asia’s Digital Banking Revolution

In Southeast Asia, governments are pushing for greater adoption of digital financial services by introducing favorable regulations on digital onboarding, digital banking, and more, experts said on December 3, 2020. During a virtual panel discussion with Fintech News last week,

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StanChart Inches Closer to Singaporean Digibank After New Classification by MAS

Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited (SCBSL) has been awarded enhanced Significantly Rooted Foreign Bank (SRFB) privileges by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), indicating that it is making moves for a second digital-only bank after its launch of Mox. The

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