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NPCI, the Global Unit of National Payment Corp of India, and Liquid Group to Support QR Enabled Transactions

NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the global division of the National Payment Corporation of India, has teamed up with Liquid Group Pte. Ltd., a cross border payments provider, in order to support UPI QR-enabled payments acceptance in 10 different markets across North Asia and Southeast… Read More

Fintech Stripe Extends Partnership with China’s UnionPay International, a Leading Global Payments Network

Stripe, a tech firm that develops vital economic infrastructure for the Internet, has extended ts partnership with China’s UnionPay International, which is one of the biggest payment networks in the world. The updated integration should enable businesses in over 30 different markets, including Australia, Singapore,… Read More

Hong Kong Insurtech OneDegree Secures $28M via Series B1 from Sun Hung Kai & Co., Others

Hong Kong-based OneDegree, an Insurtech firm under the Cyberport Incubation Program, revealed on August 30, 2021 that it has secured $28 million in capital through a Series B1 round. The company has secured more than $70 million, to date. As noted by its management: “In… Read More

Biometrics Firm Fingerprint Cards AB and Seshaasai, a Smart Card Producer, to Provide Contactless Payment Cards in India, APAC

Biometrics firm, Fingerprint Cards AB, and Seshaasai, an established smart card manufacturer in India with a strong APAC presence, have entered into an agreement “to develop, launch, market, and sell” contactless biometric payment cards in India and the wider APAC region, according to a release…. Read More

Indonesian Tech Giant Bukalapak to Leverage Fraud Prevention Solution from Vesta to Maximize Legit Credit Card Transactions

Vesta, the only “instant, end-to-end” transaction guarantee platform for making online purchases, recently revealed that it has been chosen by Bukalapak, which is one of Indonesia’s biggest tech firms. According to a release, Bukalapak will be leveraging Vesta’s extensive fraud prevention solution “to maximize approvals… Read More

SaaS Cloud Platform Mambu Introduces All-Digital Solution for SME Lenders, Will Lower Costs, Speed up Time to Market

Mambu, a software-as-a-service or SaaS Cloud banking platform, has introduced an all-digital solution for SME lenders that aims to lower overall costs while speeding up the time to market. The new platform will be offering both banks and Fintechs with robust, scalable loan management solutions… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Appoints Tilen Chetty, Dan Gaskin to Focus on APAC Expansion

TrueLayer, the global Open Banking solution provider, reveals that it has hired technical professionals in Australia in order to expand operations in the APAC region. Tilen Chetty will be joining TrueLayer in Sydney as Product Lead and Dan Gaskin will be working out of the… Read More

UK Cross-Border Payments Fintech Currencycloud Introduces Knowledge-Sharing Initiative for Series A Startups

Currencycloud, the Fintech firm that aims to simply and streamline business in a multi-currency environment, has introduced its Bold Academy – which is described as a knowledge-sharing program for Series A-funded startups or early-stage ventures. The Bold Academy has been launched along with an update… Read More

Digital Transformation Enabler Mobiquity to Expand Operations into APAC Region, Appoints New VP of Business Development Financial Services

Mobiquity, a full-service digital transformation service provider, revealed that it has expanded its operations into the Asia-Pacific. The company’s APAC expansion will be supported by the appointment of ex- Microsoft and IBM Director, Gustavo Quiroga, who will be serving as Vice President of Business Development… Read More

Open Banking: Indonesian Fintech Brankas Exceeds 10M Monthly API Calls with Over 80 Network Partners

Indonesia-based Brankas, an Open Banking services provider, recently revealed that it has managed to exceed 10 million monthly API calls with more than 80 network partners. The Brankas platform currently operates in over six different countries and has teamed up with over 30 financial institutions… Read More

US Fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions Hires Ian Strudwick as GM and Head of APAC

US-based Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), a tech solutions provider, revealed on Tuesday (June 1, 2021) that it has hired Ian Strudwick  to serve as the company’s GM and Head of Asia Pacific (APAC). Ian’s appointment is effective immediately. His appointment has come after David Ingleson… Read More

Singapore’s DBS Issues SGD 15 Million Digital Bond in First Security Token Offering

Singapore-based DBS Bank Ltd (SGX:D05), a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in assets, revealed on Monday (May 31, 2021) that it has priced a SGD 15 million (appr. $11.35 million) digital bond, which marks DBS Digital Exchange’s (DDEx) first security… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mojaloop Foundation to Support the Financially Underserved with Digital Currency Settlement Systems

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Mojaloop Foundation revealed on Wednesday (May 26, 2021) that MAS will be joining the Mojaloop Foundation as a Sponsor-level member in order to collaborate on offering the underserved access to “affordable” financial services via digital currency based settlement… Read More

UK Payments Fintech Paysend to Expand Operations into APAC Region, Hires Steve Wickers as MD for Asia Pacific

UK-based Paysend, a Fintech firm with the goal to develop the “next generation” of integrated global payment solutions that will save time, money and serve millions, has announced that it will be expanding its operations to the APAC region. Paysend reports reaching over 3.5 million… Read More

Fintech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific Returns in 2021, Aims to Help Early-Stage, High-Potential Startups

The Fintech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific program has now returned for its eighth edition this year with additional opportunities for early-stage and high-potential startups. Cyberport, a founding partner, will be giving finalists from the 2021 cohort the chance to take part in the 2-year (or… Read More

UK Cross-Border Payments Fintech Currencycloud Appoints Former Goldman Sachs Exec to Lead APAC Expansion

London-based Currencycloud, an established provider of B2B embedded cross-border solutions, recently revealed that it has launched an Asia Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Singapore. Currencycloud‘s new business office, based in Raffles Quay, will act as a hub to help the UK-headquartered Fintech with expanding operations across… Read More

Visa Announces 5 High-Potential Fintech Startups to Participate in its Accelerator Program for APAC Region

Payments giant Visa (NYSE:V) has announced that it has chosen five high-potential startups to participate in its very first Accelerator Program for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. During the next 4-6 months, the startups will be focused on developing various commercial initiatives such as new… Read More

Ireland based Fintech Fenergo Hires Gary Brookes as Head of Sales for Asia as Company Continues to Expand Global Operations

Dublin-based Fenergo, a Fintech company focused on supporting digital transformation initiatives, has announced the appointment of a new Asia Head of Sales who will be leading growth operations and executing on Fenergo’s innovative Cloud strategy in the APAC region. Fenergo has hired Gary Brookes to… Read More

Digital Assets Firm BlockFi Launches Private Client Services Offering for UHNWIs and Sophisticated Investors in APAC Region

BlockFi Inc., a financial services firm that’s focused on creating a bridge between digital currencies and traditional financial and wealth management products, has revealed that it has launched a Private Client Services offering for investors in the APAC region. BlockFi confirms that the new initiative… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

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