Asia

JD.com, Central Group & Provident Capital Agree to $500M Joint Venture on Fintech & Ecommerce

JD.com, (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest retailer, and JD Finance, along with Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate Central Group, and Provident Capital have announced an investment of up to $500 million to establish two joint ventures in Thailand covering e-commerce and fintech services, respectively. According to company representatives, the terms of the agreement indicate… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech WeLab Announces Upcoming SE Asia Expansion

Hong Kong-based fintech startup WeLab has revealed it is set to launch in Southeast Asia within the next year. According to Dealstreet Asia, the mobile lending platform is currently looking into strategic partnerships in the region and is expected to roll out products by 2018’s first… Read More

Fintech Startup InstaReM Receives RBI Approval to Offer Outbound Remittance Services From India

InstaReM (IE instant remittance), a Singapore-headquartered fintech start-up that convenient, fast and cost-effective cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, announced on Monday it has received regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for facilitating overseas remittances from India. InstaReM stated its plans to… Read More

The Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Partners with LATTICE80 in Singapore

The Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), a UK based education platform for the finance industry, is has partnered with LATTICE80, an international Fintech hub based in Singapore. The partnership between the two entities is designed that to spur the growth of Fintech within… Read More

ICOBox Raises 3933 BTC in Initial Coin Offering

The ICO for ICO’s – ICOBox Token Sale has attracted 3933 BTC in its token (ICOs) crowd sale. At current exchange rates, ICOBox has raised over USD $14.5 million. The offer was launched on August 15 and closed 32 days later. The ICO was impacted… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China’s first and biggest bitcoin exchange BTCC is shutting down Early this month, PBOC, China’s central bank, placed a blanket ban on ICOs, which fueled speculation that China was on the way of a broader control and curb towards cryptocurrency market. There hasn’t been any… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Forms Partnership With Fujitsu to Provide Lending & Leasing in Japan

Cloud Lending Solutions, a cloud-based lending platform, announced earlier this week it has formed a partnership with Fujitsu Limited, an information and communication technology (ICT) company, to bring cloud-based lending to its business practice, starting with Japan. Cloud Lending reports that the partnership presents a tremendous… Read More

Lock ‘Em Up: Ezubao Fraudsters Sent to Prison for Largest P2P Lending Scam Ever

Ezubao executives are looking at doing some hard time following the conclusion of proceedings at Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Peoples Court. Ezubao maintains the ignominious record of the largest peer to peer lending fraud ever. The Ponzi scheme has been estimated at pilfering over $7.7… Read More

KyberNetwork Reports Smooth ICO Easily Raising ETH 200,000 in Token Sale

KyberNetwork has nailed their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) having successfully raised ETH 200,000 or $51 million (at the current exchange rate). The Singapore based company reported a smooth ICO in a market that has experienced more than a bit of volatility in recent weeks as Chinese… Read More

Swiss Greater Zurich Area AG Signs MOU with Fintech Center of South Korea during Demo Day

The FinTech Center of South Korea, chaired by Yushin Jung, held its 20th FinTech Demo Day. In the day’s event, relevant personnel from the Financial Services Commission, Financial Supervisory Services and relevant organizations as well as overseas FinTech support organizations, VCs and Accelerators participated to… Read More

Eureeca Self Crowdfunding Round Raises $400,000 in Just 6 Hours, Plans Expansion & New Services

Eureeca, a Dubai based multi-regulated global Equity Crowdfunding platform, has shared that it has successfully reached its funding target during its second self-crowdfunding round having raised over $400,000 in just 6 hours. The self-funding campaign represents a portion of an ongoing Series A round, which… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Comments on Fintech Bridges

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released a statement on the recently signed cooperation agreements with major financial centers. These “Fintech bridges” are described as a move to spur greater cooperation in facilitating and regulating innovations emerging within the digital finance industry. Recently, SC has established… Read More

Wish Finance Introduces Blockchain-Based Lending for SMEs, Schedules ICO

Wish Finance, based in Singapore, has announced the launch of its blockchain-based lending platform for small and medium businesses. The company has reportedly issued 100+ loans in 2017 during a soft launch with every loan successfully repaid and 0% default rate. Wish Finance plans to… Read More

Kon’nichiwa!: Kickstarter Is Now Open to Japanese Creators

Reward-based crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced on Tuesday it has officially opened to creators in Japan. The funding portal stated that artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, designers, and creators of all types may now launch projects and find support from its backer community. “Japanese culture embodies a… Read More

ICOBox And DSPlus Join Forces to Launch “People’s Crypto Money”

ICOBox, a provider of SaaS-based fixed-price services for ICOs, and DSPLus, a provider of blockchain-based incentive marketing solutions, announced on Monday they are launching the sale of First PlusCoin token. Headquartered in Irkutsk, Russia, DSPlus describes itself as a rapidly growing provider of incentive marketing… Read More

Dubai & Malaysia Sign Fintech Cooperation Agreement

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the development of Fintech.  According to both parties, this agreement reflects efforts by both authorities to provide a robust regime that fosters financial innovation in the… Read More

Report: China to Ban All Cryptocurrency Exchanges

So the other shoe has apparently dropped in China. Following a ban on Initial Coin Offerings, reportedly Chinese officials will ban all crypto-exchanges thus impacting the trading of Bitcoin, Ethereum and all other digital coins. This is according to a report in WSJ.com that cites… Read More

SWC Enterprise, Listed on FundedByMe, Aims to Break Crowdfunding Record in Malaysia

SWC Enterprise, said to be the fastest growing houseware retail store in Malaysia, recently launched an equity crowdfunding offer on Fundedbyme. The campaign has successfully raise 281% from its minimum target of MYR 1,002,728 (about USD $238,858), the total amount has been achieved MYR 2,847,146… Read More

FinTech Australia Members Assembly Payments & CurrencyVue are Selected Participate in SWIFT Global Challenge

FinTech Australia is sharing that two of their members have been selected to participate in the Swift global FinTech challenge at LATTICE80 on 13 and 14 September 2017. This past June, SWIFT offered Fintech companies from around the world to develop new overlay services that leverage… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Online Marketplace Lenders Banned from Lending to College Students in China On September 6th, Zhao Jianjun, deputy director of the Department of Finance at Ministry of Education, announced at a press conference that online marketplace lenders are banned from lending to college students in China…. Read More