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Big Data Exchange (BDx) Expands Into Indonesia via $300M Venture

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Big Data Exchange (BDx), a data center solutions provider in Asia Pacific, recently announced that it has entered a conditional sale and purchase agreement of shares (CSPA) and joint venture agreement, “together with a series of commercial and operational agreements, with PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat… Read More

Binance Appoints Europol Crypto Expert, Jarek Jakubcek, as Head of Intelligence, Investigations APAC

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Binance, which claims to be the world’s “leading” cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure provider, has strengthened its team “with the recruitment of Jarek Jakubcek as the Head of Intelligence and Investigations for Asia-Pacific.” Jarek is “a leading global expert in cybercrime and former cryptocurrency specialist in… Read More

BNPL: Primer, hoolah to Bring Buy Now, Pay Later Solution to Support Merchants’ Growth Across Asia

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hoolah, which claims to be Asia’s leading omnichannel ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) platform, recently announced its partnership with Primer, the “first” no-code automation platform for payments and commerce, “allowing merchants in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong to integrate hoolah’s BNPL solution, while providing consumers… Read More

Asia-Pacific Region Regulators Sharply Focused on Fintech Regulatory Frameworks Due to Unprecedented Digitalization: Report

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In the APAC region, regulatory authorities have reportedly been working on frameworks and guidelines in order take account of various products and services that are being launched due to ongoing Fintech innovation and the rise of emerging technologies. However, with the COVID crisis significantly accelerating… Read More

MogoPlus Chooses TrueLayer for Open Banking Data Access in Australia via Consumer Data Right

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MogoPlus, the international “experts” in bank transaction data insights, will reportedly work with TrueLayer, a key player in open banking, to “access financial data using Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR).” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, MogoPlus is in “the process of becoming… Read More

FT Partners’ Long-Term Client PPRO Acquires Alpha Fintech

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PPRO, the provider of virtual payments infrastructure, announced the acquisition of Alpha Fintech, a next-gen payments tech firm. The deal will reportedly “expand PPRO’s offering, strengthen its presence and networks in Asia Pacific (APAC), and allow it to deliver products and services faster to its… Read More

Australian Wealth Firm FinClear Selects Broadridge to Expand Securities Finance Business

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To assist in streamlining their securities finance offering, FinClear, the wealth management infrastructure provider in Australia, has chosen Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR). As mentioned in a release, Broadridge’s Securities Finance and Collateral Management (SFCM) FastStart solution offers FinClear and its clients “with enhanced functionalities… Read More

Global Fintech Wise to Recruit 150 Professionals for Singapore Offices

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Cross-border payments Fintech Wise (LSE:WISE) intends to hire around 150 professionals for its Singapore business offices in 2022. Wise‘s management noted that this includes key roles focused on engineering, product development, design, analytics, compliance, payments and various other operations in order to support ongoing product… Read More

ComplyAdvantage Predicts Landmark Year for Fintech Industry Compliance Professionals

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The team at ComplyAdvantage has released their new report, titled The State of Financial Crime 2022. ComplyAdvantage’s outlook for 2022: From supply chains in crisis to “high-wire” geopolitical standoffs and the implementation of updated regulatory frameworks, it’s going to be “a landmark year for compliance… Read More

Wise Teams Up with Tencent Financial Technology to Streamline Global Money Transfers to China via Weixin

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Wise clients across the globe will now have the option to conduct quick, seamless and cost-effective global fund transfers to Weixin users residing in China from 11 different currencies, including SGD, USD and GBP. Wise (LON:WISE), the international tech firm focused on creating the best… Read More

Digital River Confirms APAC Expansion, Cross-Border Services Now Available in 249 Markets

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Digital River, a global commerce service provider, this week announced an expansion of its cross-border services to new geographies in the APAC region. This solution offers a single integration to enable brands to ship from 249 markets worldwide using their existing supply chain, or Digital… Read More

Moneycorp Americas Expands its In-Country Payment Capabilities

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Moneycorp Americas, a provider of international payments and FX risk management solutions, has reportedly expanded its in-country payment capabilities by providing access to alternative payment channels in the APAC area, LatAm, as well as other world regions. As mentioned in a release, this fortified infrastructure… Read More

Embedded Finance: Darren Thang from Railsbank APAC Comments on How Property Buyers Will Get an Enhanced Experience

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Railsbank APAC Marketing Manager Darren Thang has taken a look at how property buyers are about to get an enhanced experience. Thang writes in a blog post that increasingly, nonbank firms are “warming to the idea of embedded finance experiences, offering banking-like services that provide… Read More

Fintech Firm WEX Expands Exec Team with Appointments of New COO and Chief Digital Officer

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WEX (NYSE: WEX), a financial technology service provider,  announced two additions to its executive leadership team: Karen Stroup as Chief Digital Officer, and Carlos Carriedo as Chief Operating Officer, International. Stroup and Carriedo are responsible for overseeing WEX’s operations in Europe, the EMEA and Asia… Read More

Malaysian Financial Services Conglomerate, KIF, Selects Temenos Banking Cloud for its Lending Business

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Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software firm, has confirmed that KAF, a diversified financial services conglomerate in Malaysia, has chosen the Temenos Banking Cloud to introduce a digital lending business. KAF will reportedly be using Temenos Banking Services for handling retail loans and Islamic financing… Read More

London based ABAKA Finalizes Second Tranche of its Series A Investment Round

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ABAKA has announced the closing of a $5 million second tranche of its Series A round. The company’s investment round has reportedly been co-led by Lingfeng Capital and Thames Trust, along with contributions from new and existing investors. ABAKA‘s management noted that the proceeds will… Read More

Moven Partners with Australia’s Banking Info and Communications Tech Integrator, Nixil

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Moven is pleased to confirm that it has entered into a partnership with Australia’s banking Information and Communications Technology (ICT) integration provider, Nixil Pty Ltd, with the aim of establishing a footprint in the fast-evolving virtual banking space that is “opening up in the region.”… Read More

Stockholm’s Scila AB, a Provider of Trade Surveillance, AML Tech, Establishes New Singapore Office

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Scila AB, the Stockholm-headquartered independent provider of trade surveillance, anti-money laundering and risk management tech, has established a new regional office in Singapore “covering the Asia-Pacific region.” As mentioned in a release, Scila has worked cooperatively with clients in the APAC region since 2009, and… Read More

Asia’s Digital Loan Platform iLex Reports $3B in Listed Assets and Network of Over 300 Market Participants

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One of Asia’s first multi-dealer digital loan platforms, iLex, reports $3 billion of assets listed and a network of more than 300 market participants iLex, which is one Asia’s first multi-dealer electronic market for corporate loans, has announced that it has $3 billion of assets… Read More

Shopping and Rewards Platform ShopBack Is Acquiring APAC Region’s BNPL Fintech hoolah

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Shopping and rewards platform ShopBack announced on November 2, 2021 that it has obtained consent from shareholders of hoolah, a Buy Now, Now Later (BNPL) platform, for a 100% acquisition of the firm by ShopBack. hoolah, combined with ShopBack’s position as the publisher and shopping… Read More

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