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State Street Expands Fund Connect ETF APIs to Offer International Coverage

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced the expansion of its Fund Connect ETF portal via upgrades to its Application Protocol Interface (API), now offering coverage to all clients globally including Europe and the APAC region. Fund Connect ETF APIs have been “available in the U.S…. Read More

APAC Fraud Damage Almost 4X Transaction Face Value: Lexis Nexis Report

The 2023 LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud Study – Asia Pacific finds that fraud costs APAC-based businesses nearly quadruple the face value lost in fraudulent transactions. In Australia, 66% of companies reported an increase in fraud in the 12 months prior to the survey, while… Read More

Investment Platform TWINO Announces Suspension of Lending Operations in APAC Region

Investment platform TWINO is announcing the suspension of lending operations in the Asia-Pacific region. TWINO says that it is reaching out to provide clients “with an important update regarding TWINO Group’s lending operations in Vietnam and the Philippines, part of the joint venture with VIA… Read More

APAC Deal Activity Down by Nearly 20% YoY in First 2 Months of 2024 – Research Report

A total of 1,843 deals (mergers & acquisitions [M&A], private equity and venture financing deals) were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region “during January-February 2024, which is a year-on-year (YoY) decline of 19.6% compared to the 2,292 deals announced during the same period in previous… Read More

JP Morgan Asset Management, iCapital to Expand Private Market Offerings to APAC’s Wealth Investors

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), a global asset manager with US$213 billion in alternative assets under management, and iCapital, the global fintech platform driving the world’s alternative investment marketplace for the wealth management industry, announced a partnership to open up access “for APAC wealth managers… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini Appoints New Head of Asia Pacific (APAC) Region

Digital asset firm Gemini is pleased to announce the appointment of bas Head of Asia Pacific (APAC) at Gemini. Saad Ahmed will now be expected to “lead Gemini’s strategy and business development efforts in the region.” As noted in a blog post, Saad reportedly “joins… Read More

Fintech Nium, Jeonbuk Bank to Introduce Global Remittance Service

Nium, the firm enabling real-time global payments, and Jeonbuk Bank (JB Bank), aSouth Korean financial institution, have announced a partnership. Together, they will offer the country’s first global remittance service “targeted at the 2.5 million non-Korean residents that live in South Korea.” The service will… Read More

Habyt and Rently Provide Deposit-Free, Flexible Living Solutions to Singapore, Hong Kong

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Habyt, the flexible housing provider,  announced an exclusive partnership with Singapore-based startup, Rently, that marked a significant milestone in “the evolution of flexible living solutions.” For the first time in the co-living sector, Habyt has introduced “a disruptive rental model which allows new members freedom… Read More

Feedzai Report: Over 80% of Organizations Across APAC are Using AI to Address Fraud

Feedzai, the world’s first RiskOps platform for financial risk management, and Chartis Research, leaders in risk technology research and insights, have released a joint report exploring how financial firms are responding to fraud in the APAC region. Leading the charge in the global fight against… Read More

Sygnum Singapore Onboards Bordier as B2B Partner Bank

Bordier & Cie (Singapore) is Sygnum Singapore’s first B2B client since the latter received its MAS Major Payment Institutions license in October 2023 and launched its regulated Digital Payment Token (DPT) brokerage service. Globally, Sygnum has enabled “the 15+ banks and international financial institutions on… Read More

Mastercard, NEC to Enable In-Store Biometric Payments

The partnership will bring the Biometric Checkout Program to the Asia Pacific region, expanding reach across the globe In an everchanging digital environment, merchants and consumers are “looking for more seamless, secure, and innovative checkout experiences.” Now, the trusted technology that “uses your face to… Read More

Vietnam based LPBank Selects Temenos to Streamline Retail and Corporate Banking

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) announced that Lien Viet Post Joint Stock Commercial Bank (LPBank), one of the top 10 private commercial banks in Vietnam in terms of assets and equity, has selected Temenos in order “to modernize its core banking platform for retail and corporate banking.”… Read More

Real-Time Payments Fintech Nium Expands B2B Travel Offering in Asia Pacific

Nium, the real-time global payments provider, has expanded its B2B travel payments offering in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, “building on rising demand for its virtual card solution offering globally.” Travel intermediaries and operators use Nium’s virtual card solution “to efficiently pay suppliers around the… Read More

Insurtech Cover Genius Partners with India’s EaseMyTrip.com, an Online Travel Platform

EaseMyTrip.com, one of India’s largest online travel platforms, announced its strategic partnership with Cover Genius, the insurtech for embedded protection. By integrating with XCover, Cover Genius’ global distribution platform, EaseMyTrip customers can add Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel protection “along with the embedded comprehensive… Read More

Blockchain Firm Neo, Web3Labs to Drive DLT Innovation in Hong Kong via Accelerator Program

Neo contributes almost $8M HKD to nurture start-up projects and foster the development of Hong Kong’s Web3 industry. Winners from Neo’s APAC Hackathon will join “an accelerator program alongside candidates from Hong Kong’s leading Web3 developer base.” Neo, the open-source, community-driven blockchain platform where developers… Read More

Global Fintech Currencycloud Reports Steady Business Growth in China and APAC Region

Currencycloud, the Fintech focused on simplifying business in a multi-currency world, has more than tripled its Chinese customer growth rate across Asia-Pacific since establishing its APAC headquarters in 2021, “with its Chinese client base expanding from four to 12 organisations across the region.” As one… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini to Expand Business Operations in India, with Plans to Invest in Gurgaon Engineering Hub

Pravjit Tiwana, CEO APAC and Global CTO at Gemini, notes that in May, they announced the launch of Gemini’s Gurgaon technology development center in India. Now, Gemini are pleased to build on that announcement and reveal that they have opened their office “within the Cyber Hub… Read More

APAC Deal Activity Including Private Equity and VC Investments Down Considerably – Report

A total of 9,527 deals (mergers & acquisitions (M&A), private equity, and venture financing deals) were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region during January to August 2023, which was “a decline of 21.5% over the 12,142 deals announced during the same period in 2022,” according… Read More

Finery Markets, an OTC Multi-Dealer Digital Marketplace for Crypto Firms, Makes Key Appointments

Finery Markets, an OTC multi-dealer electronic marketplace for crypto businesses and institutions, is pleased to announce a further appointment to the leadership team. Krish Chatterjee has joined Finery Markets as an advisory member for business development in APAC. Prior to joining Finery Markets, Krish held… Read More

Qraft Technologies, Hex Trust to Apply AI-Enhanced Risk Models to Digital Asset Investments

Qraft Technologies, an invest-tech company specializing in artificial intelligence investing solutions, has formally entered into a strategic partnership with Hex Trust, the institutional-grade digital asset custodian licensed across global financial hubs. With the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Qraft will “develop digital asset… Read More

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