Virtual Banking

Will Digibanks Change Banking in Singapore as We Know It?

The rise of digibanks is changing the way Singaporeans interact with their bank. As customers demand better user experiences and personalized offers, banks are having to re-think the way they serve customers. However, legacy infrastructure and internal data silos mean

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Robocash Raises Pre-IPO Round for Philippines Digibank Despite Revoked Lending License

Robocash Group opened a US$5 million pre-IPO funding round to finance the launch of its digital bank in Philippines called Una Bank by September 2020. This move is in preparation for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Stock

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SingSaver Finds More Boomers Shifting to Digital Banking Post COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted Singaporeans to embrace more digital services when taking charge of their finances – and this is a shift that the majority believe will stick post-pandemic, a survey by personal finance website SingSaver found. Conducted in

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RCBC’s “Taglish SuperApp” DiskarTech to Target Millions of Unbanked Filipinos

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has launched what they described as the country’s first all-in-one “Taglish” inclusion super app, DiskarTech. Taglish refers to the Philippine language Tagalog infused with American English terms that has been widely used by Filipinos locally

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Philippines Launches Overseas Filipino Bank, a Government Owned Digital Bank

The national government, spearheaded by the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), announced this week the launched the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) as a digital-only bank that allows clients to complete bank transactions anytime

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Mastercard Supports Digital Bank Platform in APAC

Mastercard and EedenBull have extended their strategic partnership from Europe to the Asia Pacific region to support the fintech company’s launch of a new digital platform for banks and businesses to process spending and payments more efficiently. New regulations, new

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How TikTok’s Owners Are Evolving from Your Kid’s Social Media to Becoming Your Bank

TikTok’s owner ByteDance is making inroads into fintech as the Chinese tech company is said to be negotiating a tie-up with an investment group linked to Singapore’s Lee business family, according to a Financial Times (FT) report. The Lees are

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14 Out Of 21 Digital Bank Applicants Eligible for Next Stage of Assessment

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that 14 of the 21 digital bank applications have met the eligibility criteria required for the application to be considered. These eligible applicants, comprising five digital full bank (DFB) applicants and nine

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Philippines’ Digital-Only Bank Tonik Raises $21M Series A Led by Sequoia India and Point72

Tonik Financial Pte Ltd (“tonik”) announced today that it closed a $21M round of Series A equity funding. The round was led by blue-chip VC investors Sequoia India and Point72 Ventures, with a significant participation from previous VC investors Insignia

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Why Fraud Detection is Imperative to Asia’s Digital Banking Revolution

In recent years, we have witnessed accelerated growth in Asia’s digital banking sector. More fintechs and newly licensed virtual banks are coming to market to address the unbanked segment, while traditional banks are transforming to manage costs and achieve operational

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