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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

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

Asia Pacific Is Top Source of Global Capital in H1, According to Colliers

The Asia Pacific region continues to hold on to its position as the top source of global capital in H1 2023, with Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan seizing spots among the top five global deployers of capital. Colliers’ recently published Global Capital Markets: Insights &… 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

Interest in Sustainable Investment Wanes in Asia-Pacific: FTSE Russell Report

A new report by global index provider FTSE Russell reveals a dip in the interest surrounding sustainable investment (SI) in the Asia-Pacific region. This finding forms part of their annual 2023 global asset owner survey that delves deep into SI’s global reception and application. While… Read More

70% of Asia-Pacific Banks’ In-House Digital Transformation Projects Fail – Backbase

About 70% of digital transformation projects carried out by mid- to large-sized banks in the Asia-Pacific region have failed due to costly and lengthy in-house efforts, according to a report released by engagement banking fintech firm Backbase. The APAC-focused IDC InfoBrief, dubbed “Accelerating Customer-Centric Transformation… Read More

Asia-Pacific Region Expected to Claim Almost Half of Global Fintech Revenue in Coming Decade, Report Claims

Global Fintech revenue is expected to increase around 6x from current levels between 2021 and 2030 and could hit $1.5 trillion. The APAC region is expected to claim a significant portion of that total, representing around 40% of international Fintech revenue or totaling about $600… Read More

Currencycloud, which Streamlines Financial Transactions in a Multi-Currency Environment, Partners with Malaysia’s GAT Investment Bank

Currencycloud, which claims to be the expert team simplifying business in a multi-currency world, has partnered with Malaysia-based GAT Investment Bank in order to launch GAT Money, an app offering an alternative solution to new clients who “need a global banking solution which offers access… Read More

Fintech Firm Sumsub to Make Singapore its APAC Head Offices

Sumsub announces its plans to make Singapore its APAC headquarters and wider business development goals in the region. This strategic move comes in response “to the escalating threat of identity fraud in the region with the rise in digital startups.” In recent years, Singapore has… Read More

Asia-Pacific Tech Accelerator Program: PETRONAS FutureTech 3.0 Shortlists 20 Local, APAC Startups

PETRONAS has announced the selection of 20 startups from across Asia Pacific to participate in the third edition of PETRONAS FutureTech, an intensive technology accelerator program. FutureTech 3.0, “co-organized with StartupX Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based innovation, venture and startup enabler, marks a significant milestone as… Read More

Asia-Pacific M&A Deal Activity Down 16.3% YoY During Jan-May 2023, Report Claims

A total of 2,765 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region during January to May 2023, “a decline of 16.3% compared to the 3,304 M&A deals announced during the same period in the previous year,” finds GlobalData, a data and… Read More

Digital Payments: AsiaPay, PayMe by HSBC to Address Merchants’ Business Requirements

A provider of digital payment solutions in the Asia Pacific, AsiaPay has announced the partnership with PayMe by HSBC in Hong Kong “to help local merchants provide more flexible payment options in a single device and enhance the purchase experience for consumers.” The partnership will… Read More

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