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Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches Essay Competition on Disruptive Technologies

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched an essay contest on “The Impact of Disruptive Technologies.” Coming from a securities regulator that theme most certainly includes the impact of Fintech innovation. The essay competition is open to all pre-university students studying in Singapore regardless… Read More

CoAssets Launches New Real Estate Subsidiary for Full Spectrum of Real Estate Services

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CoAssets Limited, a Singapore-founded Fintech firm that is listed on the ASX (ASX:CA8), has launched a newly incorporated subsidiary, CoAssets Real Estate (Care) Pte Ltd. CoAssets described the new subsidiary as part of the company’s long-term growth strategy. The new CoAssets subsidiary will provide “a… Read More

Silver & Gold: P2P Lender Silver Bullion Passes $20M in Secured Lending

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Silver Bullion is a one of a kind online lender. The peer to peer lending platform based in Singapore is a secured lender that backs up each loan with gold or silver bullion. Launched in mid-2015,  Silver Bullion has just announced it has surpassed S$20… Read More

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016

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As one year comes to end it is a good opportunity to reflect on past events. The preceding 12 months have been a momentous period for internet finance including capital formation online. Fintech started as a curiosity that engendered much excitement – and fear for some…. Read More

Credit China FinTech Announces Southeast Asian Headquarters in Singapore

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Credit China FinTech Holdings Limited, an integrated fintech service provider in China, announced on Friday it would establish its Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore by the end of the first quarter of 2017 to speed up the expansion of its business overseas. According to Credit… Read More

Singapore Fintech News: Senjō Group Acquires GVC Holdings’ Kalixa Group

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Senjō Group, a global payments operator and fintech investment firm in over 32 countries, entered into an agreement with GVC Holdings PLC to acquire its payments processing business Kalixa Group for a total consideration of €29M payable in cash on completion, subject to a completion accounts adjustment. The total consideration… Read More

SME Crowdfunding Platform Kapital Boost Receives Shariah Pronouncement by FSAC

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Singapore-based Kapital Boost, an Islamic SME crowdfunding platform, has received a Shariah pronouncement from the Financial Shariah Advisory & Consultancy (FSAC) on its “Murabaha” crowdfunding structure. Murabaha is an acceptable form of credit sale under Islamic religious law. Financial Shariah Advisory and Consultancy (FSAC) was introduced… Read More

FundedHere & Mediapreneur Join to Help Incubate Singapore Startups

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Mediapreneur and FundedHere have formed a strategic partnership to provide seed funding for media-related startups through FundedHere’s crowdfunding platform. The two companies stated that through the partnership, Mediapreneur-supported startups would be listed on FundedHere, which is expected to give them a wider platform to attract capital…. Read More

Senjō Group Invests in Singapore’s B2B Service Tjaar

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Senjō Group, a global payments operator and fintech investment firm, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership and invested $1.2 million in Singapore-based B2B service, Tjaara Pte. Ltd.   Tjaara, or “Marketplace” in Arabic, reportedly acts as a global purchaser to numerous unaligned wholesalers and businesses… Read More

Mambu Selects Chiou-Hao Chan to Set Up New Singapore Office

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Mambu, the SaaS banking platform provider, announced the opening of its first office in the APAC region. Mambu’s APAC clients are spread across China and South East Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand, accounting for nearly a third of the company’s total business to date…. Read More

Remittance Service Platforms in Singapore Aim to Lower Costs & Increase Access

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Economic migrants rely on remittances to ensure that their families are well off at home and to maintain ties to their home countries.  Fees imposed by big banks and traditional remittance institutions eat into foreign workers’ hard-earned incomes, however, so startups focused on money transfers… Read More

Societe Generale Pens Agreement with Singapore’s Smartkarma: Expect New Equity Research Soon

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Societe Generale today announced a new agreement with Smartkarma, an informational online investment platform which focuses on the Asian markets. Under this global agreement, Societe Generale will provide its institutional clients access to a new form of equity research based on demand driven and customised… Read More

Singapore Reaffirms Fintech Collaboration with Shanghai

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Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, delivered a wide-ranging speech today at the 2nd Shanghai-Singapore Financial Forum in Shanghai. Lo acknowledged the opportunities that exist between China and Singapore noting that China may become 1/3 of the world’s economy by… Read More

FundedHere to Raise S$2 Million for Metech Internation with Crowdfunded Bond

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Singapore-based FundedHere is listing S$2 million worth short term crowdfunded bonds (ListCo Bonds) for Metech International (SGX:QG1 – MeTech).  This past July, FundedHere announced its intent to help SGX listed companies sell bonds to raise capital. MeTech is now the first company to leverage this funding… Read More

Invoice Financing Platform SmartFunding Receives S$700,000 in Seed Funding

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Singapore based SmartFunding has received S$700,000 (about USD$ 500,000) in seed funding. The round was led by Fintech Asia Group, part of listed venture firm Fatfish Internet Group (ASX: FFG). The “peer to business” platform was set up to bridge the financing gap for SMEs to… Read More

OurCrowd Opens Office in Singapore, Appoints Denes Ban as Managing Partner Asia

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OurCrowd, a global leader in investment crowdfunding, has announced the official opening of its office in Singapore. The new office will help OurCrowd expand its operations across Asia by connecting Asian investors will promising early stage companies from around the world. OurCrowd also announced the… Read More

BNY Mellon’s 8th Innovation Center Has Opened in Singapore

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Coinciding with the inaugural Singapore Fintech Festival, BNY Mellon opened its 8th “innovation center” in recognition of the growing dominance of Singapore in the Fintech race. The opening was announced earlier this month when Stephen Lackey, Chairman of Asia Pacific for BNY Mellon, explained; “The opening… Read More

Singapore Lures Global Fintech Startups with Money & Guidance

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Singapore is on a mission to become the global leader in Fintech innovation. From fast-tracking the creation of a regulatory Sandbox to launching the largest Fintech hub in the world, Singapore envisions a world-leading ecosystem – not just a regional hub. As part of the… Read More

OurCrowd’s Jon Medved: Business is Booming

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OurCrowd’s co-founder and CEO Jon Medved is one of the most vocal advocates in the investment crowdfunding sector.  Medved has created one of the most prominent funding marketplaces, eschewing borders and definitions to raise capital for promising early stage companies around the globe. A best… Read More