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Visa Invites Malaysian Startups to Join Accelerator Program

Visa (NYSE: V), which claims to be a world leader in digital payments, is announcing an open call for startups across the APAC region in order to apply for the Visa Accelerator Program 2023 and applications will close on January 10, 2022. Currently in its… Read More

Poloniex Expands Presence in APAC, Latin American Markets to Accelerate Web3 Adoption

2022 has been a year of “success” and excitement, the team at Poloniex claims. As a proponent of blockchain technology, Poloniex says that it understands very well that education and adoption “are the key to fostering the development of Web3.” Since its establishment in 2014,… Read More

HR Tech Unicorn Darwinbox Appoints Panuwat Benrohman as MD for Thailand

Darwinbox, which claims to be one of the fastest-growing HR technology unicorns, announced the appointment of Panuwat Benrohman (Ben) as the Managing Director and Country Head for Thailand. Panuwat (Ben) is the latest addition to Darwinbox’s growing Regional Leadership team and will be “at the… Read More

APAC Deal Activity Declines by 5.6% YoY During Jan to Nov 2022: Report

Deal activity (mergers & acquisitions [M&A], private equity, and venture financing deals) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region “continues to bear the brunt of the ongoing global geopolitical issues and volatile market conditions on the back of rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in some… Read More

Fintech Airwallex to Accelerate Growth in APAC with New CRO, APAC GM

Global fintech platform Airwallex is pleased to announce that Kai Wu has been jointly appointed “as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Asia-Pacific General Manager (APAC GM).” Kai has “held a number of senior positions at Airwallex for close to five years, including as… Read More

MUFG Bank Signs Up to CLSNet, CLS’s Bilateral Payment Netting Calculation Service

MUFG Bank (NYSE:MUFG) claims it is the “first” Japanese bank to commit to using CLSNet, CLS’s bilateral payment netting calculation service “for over 120 currencies.” MUFG Bank will “join the expanding CLSNet community of global and regional banks, which includes eight of the top ten… Read More

Thailand: SCB 10X Introduces SCB 10X DISTRICTX, a Web3 Hub for International Community-building

SCB 10X, the venture investment arm of SCBX group, building and incubating startups in the Web3 and blockchain industry, announced the launch of SCB 10X DISTRICTX, a physical space in the middle of Bangkok CBD “to build & foster world-class communities in Blockchain and Web3.”… Read More

SEBA Hong Kong Opens HK Office to Establish APAC Presence

SEBA Bank AG, which claims to be a leading crypto bank in Switzerland having a suite of fully regulated banking services, officially opened its Hong Kong office for its subsidiary, SEBA (Hong Kong) Limited (SEBA Hong Kong). SEBA Bank says that it has “a strong… Read More

LMAX Group Expands Exchange Infrastructure in Asia Pacific with Singapore-based Matching Engine

LMAX Group, the operator of institutional exchanges for trading FX and digital assets, is expanding its global technology infrastructure in Asia Pacific “following the launch of a matching engine in the Equinix IBX Data Centre in Singapore (SG1).” SG1, which went live earlier this year,… Read More

Credit Decisioning Platform Credisense and Mambu to Provide Lending Solution

Credisense, a no-code origination, workflow and credit decisioning platform, has partnered with cloud-native SaaS banking and financial services platform Mambu, “to accelerate the modernization of lending systems in the Asia Pacific market.” The partnership will “provide lenders of all sizes with a flexible end-to-end lending… Read More

Binance, Royal Group to Expand Blockchain Ecosystem in Cambodia

Binance, which claims to be the world’s “leading” blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Royal Group of Companies, Cambodia’s strategic investment holding company, “to solidify the relationship between the two parties and to expand blockchain ecosystem in… Read More

Fintech Firm Rapyd Introduces Multi-Currency Treasury Platform

Rapyd, the fintech platform for global payments, payouts and business everywhere, has announced the launch of a multi-currency Treasury Solution, which is reportedly the “first of its kind” for the APAC area. This solution is described as a collection of cash management features/solutions that optimize… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Fund to Be Established by JKL Group After Launch of US Business Operations

Leveraging the firm’s expertise in asset management and Bitcoin Mining, JKL Group is set to raise “a $50M mining infrastructure fund from family offices, HNWI, and institutional investors active in the digital assets space.” JKL Group is reportedly “the first APAC headquartered digital asset management… Read More

Global Fintech Remitly Expands Services to New Zealand, Japan

Remitly Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELY), a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families in over 170 countries around the world, announced key business milestones in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Remitly has expanded its global footprint “to include Japan and New Zealand. To date,… Read More

Netbank, Zetl Announce Lending Partnership in the Philippines

Zetl and Netbank, (a Rural Bank), inc. have partnered in order “to provide an innovative approach to SME financing in the Philippines.” Under this partnership, Zetl will “identify ‘asset light’ SMEs with a regular and guaranteed income stream, seeking funding.” Netbank will “provide loans to… Read More

Regtech Trulioo Expands International Presence to Singapore

Trulioo, a global identity verification company, has expanded to Singapore in response to growing customer demand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The move allows Trulioo “to directly serve its extensive and expanding enterprise-level APAC customer base.” Steve Munford, CEO of Trulioo, said: “As businesses in… Read More

Calastone Expands Operations in APAC with Regional HQ in Singapore

Calastone, which claims to be one of the largest global funds networks, announced the opening of their regional headquarters in Singapore, “underpinning their aggressive growth strategy to expand product offerings and footprint across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.” Calastone claims it has been “disrupting the investment… Read More

Google Cloud to Establish Infrastructure in Malaysia as Part of Expansion Efforts

Google Cloud recently revealed that it intends to expand to Malaysia in order to address rising demand for Cloud services in the Asia Pacific region. Other areas that Google Cloud is considering reportedly include Thailand, New Zealand, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Mexico, Israel, and Turin…. Read More

Franklin Templeton Selects First Startup to Join Inaugural Singapore Fintech Incubator

Franklin Templeton, one of the world’s largest independent asset managers, officially opened its first Asian Fintech incubator in the heart of Singapore. The Franklin Templeton Singapore Fintech Incubator is “a joint incubation program for early-stage Fintech startups in partnership with F10 Global Innovation Network Singapore… Read More

New Payment Methods Introduced in Malaysia, Indonesia for Mass-Market Wirex Wallet

Wirex, a crypto payments firm, has made their recently launched non-custodial wallet more accessible to APAC users “after releasing a new payment method.” The addition of instant bank transfers and local payment systems for Indonesian and Malaysia customers “to purchase crypto on the app will… Read More

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