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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

Global Fintech Funding Remains Steady with Many Asian Fintechs Raising Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech funding has really picked up in 2021. It’s estimated to have already reached $15 billion during the first quarter, according to CB Insights data. In Asia, Fintech-related investments are on track to exceed $2.6 billion, which is notably the continent’s highest quarterly total since… 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

Railsbank Expands into Australia in Partnership with Digital Bank Volt

Railsbank, a Banking as a Service (BaaS) platform, has expanded into Australia in partnership with digital bank Volt. Founded in 2016, Railsbank is based in the UK and offers APIs and apps for financial services firms to offer modern services. Volt is the first digital… Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Firm R3 Expands in Thailand After Renewed Partnership with Bangkok Bank

R3 will expand its presence in Thailand, including new hires, after the renewal of its partnership with Bangkok Bank, according to a statement by the firm. Amit Ghosh, Head of APAC, R3, stated: “Thai enterprises are at the forefront of innovation, digital transformation and blockchain… 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 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

Digital Banking: Fintech Unicorn Revolut to Expand Global Operations by Hiring Senior Execs in Singapore

  Prominent digital bank Revolut is reportedly planning to hire several senior management professionals in Singapore. The UK-headquartered Fintech Unicorn noted that it’s looking to recruit senior-level executives for managing its operations in the city-state. As first reported by Tech in Asia, Revolut also plans… Read More

Southeast Asia has Emerged as Fintech Hotspot with CAGR of 55% in Equity Funding: Report

  Digital challenger banks have adopted several different business models in order to establish operations in the Fintech and banking sector. They’ve experienced a threefold growth (over 300% growth) during the past five years, according to a new report from the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA)…. Read More

PAG, a Major Asian Investment Group, has Selected Broadridge as Cloud enabled Portfolio Management Solution Provider

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), an established provider of investor communications and tech-driven solutions to banks and asset managers, has announced that PAG, a major Asia-focused investment group, has selected Broadridge as a Cloud-enabled portfolio management solution provider. As confirmed in a release, the enhancement… Read More

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