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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

Global Microlending Market Is Projected to be Valued at Over $340 Billion by 2027, with Funding Circle, Kabbage, Others as Key Players

The global micro-lending market is projected to reach a valuation of $343.84 billion by 2027, according to a new report. The expected increase in adoption of microlending in developing countries may improve consumers’ lifestyle or standard of living. The anticipated shift from traditional lending to… Read More

Digital Transformation Specialist Fenergo Reveals that Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong Ranked Highest for Issuing Fines for Financial Crimes

A new study by Fenergo, provider of digital transformation, customer journey and client lifecycle management (CLM) software, has revealed that Malaysia ranked the highest for data privacy fines in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Fines from Malaysian authorities totaled nearly $4 billion this past year. Neighboring… Read More

Nasdaq listed Zebra Technologies Expands Operations in APAC Region with Research and Dev Center in Singapore

Multinational corporation Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) has reportedly launched new head offices in Singapore in order to expand its business operations in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The official launch of Zebra’s APAC headquarters has come as Singapore gets ready to begin its third phase of… Read More

Thailand’s Online Payments Platform Omise Chooses Netcetera’s 3-D Secure Server to Secure Digital Transactions in Asia

Thailand-based Omise, a digital payments platform, has reportedly chosen the Netcetera 3-D Secure Server in order to secure its transactions in the APAC region. The update is expected to go live this month. Netcetera, a Switzerland-based software firm providing virtual payment solutions, offers certified products… Read More

Citi and Grab Financial Services Introduce API enabled Consumer Lending Solution for Singapore and Wider APAC Region

Citi and Grab, which is Southeast Asia’s super app, have extended their partnership in consumer lending with the introduction of the bank’s API-powered lending solution for consumers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Starting off in Singapore with additional markets in the APAC region to… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Gemini Appoints Eugene Ng as Business Dev Head for APAC Region to Work with High Net Worth Investors

US-based digital currency exchange Gemini recently welcomed Eugene Ng as the firm’s new APAC Head of Business Development. Gemini’s management confirmed on January 7, 2021 that they’re pleased to announce that Eugene Ng will be serving as the crypto firm’s Head of Business for the… Read More

Traditional Banks can Leverage their Size to Move Faster with Integrating Fintech Solutions Globally, Société Générale Exec Says

Gaelle Olivier, CEO at Societe Generale (EPA:GLE) for Asia Pacific, a French multinational investment bank and financial services company with around €1.3 trillion in assets, argues that traditional banks should not think of Fintechs as direct competition. Olivier, whose comments came during a CNBC interview,… Read More

Digital Payments Giant Visa and Snowdrop Solutions to Help Consumers in APAC Region Accurately Track their Transactions

Snowdrop Solutions Ltd. has teamed up with digital payments giant Visa in order to offer innovative location-enriched services to banking institutions and other financial services providers based in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Through the partnership, both companies aim to allow millions of consumers to… Read More

Digital Transformation: Fintech Finastra to Assist Shinhan Bank Vietnam with Integrating New Trading and Risk Software

Finastra, a financial services software and Cloud-enabled solutions provider, has revealed that Shinhan Bank Vietnam has decided to integrate its trading and risk software with the Fusion Kondor and Fusion Risk solutions. These solutions have been chosen because they’re supposed to offer greater flexibility and… Read More

Online Lender IN Financial’s Cash-IN-Asia Unit Secures $3.7 Million+ via Round led by DeClout Ventures

Online lender IN Financial through its subsidiary Cash-IN-Asia has secured S$5 million (appr. $3.74 million) in capital via an investment round that was led by Singapore’s VC venture firm DeClout Ventures. IN Financial is a Singapore-headquartered financing platform that’s enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) and… Read More

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