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

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

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

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

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

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

Market Data Admin Platform, DataBP, Teams Up with Singapore Exchange

DataBP, the market data administration platform and service provider for exchanges, index and data providers, has announced that it is teaming up with the Singapore Exchange (SGX). SGX is reportedly joining a community of exchanges that will be leveraging DataBP’s platform and managed services to… Read More

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

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

Sustainability linked Supply Chain Finance Program Introduced by Citi for APAC Region

US investment bank Citi (NYSE: C) has introduced its first sustainability-linked supply chain finance (SSCF) program in the Asia-Pacific region. Via the SCCF program, Citi intends to support customers as they work on their ESG priorities, enhance supply chain resilience, and effectively manage working capital… Read More

Gemini Earn Is Now Available for Hong Kong Clients

The team at digital assets firm Gemini are pleased to announce the launch of Gemini Earn in Hong Kong, enabling users to earn as much as 8.05% APY on their crypto-assets. With Gemini Earn, interest is earned and compounded on a daily basis, and you… Read More

XanPool Acquires $27M to Consolidate APAC Presence, Expand Products, Business Operations

XanPool, a payments infrastructure developer that operates in more than 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region, has acquired $27 million in capital via a Series A round that was led by Valar Ventures, along with contributions from investors such as CMT Digital, as well… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up with Demica to Support Improved Access to Working Capital Solutions

Payment solutions provider Mastercard (NYSE: MA) has entered into a partnership agreement with Demica in order to introduce a supply chain finance capability within Track Business Payment Service (Track BPS). This should enable improved access to “flexible working capital for buyers and suppliers.” As mentioned… Read More

As Alternative Payments Adoption Increases, Banks Must Also Offer Efficient Options: Report

Payments are entering a new “experience-driven” era (Payments 4.X1), “ushered in by an accelerated transformation timeline” because of the Coronavirus crisis and the increasing virtual appetite of clients, according to the World Payments Report 2021 released by Capgemini. As noted in a release: “With the… Read More

Regtech Firm AsiaVerify Provides a Much Needed Process to Know Your Customer Across the Asia Pacific Region

Making certain a person or business is actually who or what they claim to be is very important. In a world that has migrated to virtual offices and digital meetings, the task of validation is an even greater necessity. AsiaVerify is a Regtech firm based… Read More

SEON, GBG APAC Unite to Strengthen Online Fraud Prevention

Fraud prevention company SEON is partnering with GBG APAC, a digital identity services provider, to strengthen online fraud prevention for banks, Fintechs, and digital banks across the Asia Pacific region. SEON’s technology is fully integrated into the GBG Intelligence Centre and the alliance will combine… Read More

Fintech Stripe Extends Partnership with China’s UnionPay International, a Leading Global Payments Network

Stripe, a tech firm that develops vital economic infrastructure for the Internet, has extended ts partnership with China’s UnionPay International, which is one of the biggest payment networks in the world. The updated integration should enable businesses in over 30 different markets, including Australia, Singapore,… Read More

Hong Kong Insurtech OneDegree Secures $28M via Series B1 from Sun Hung Kai & Co., Others

Hong Kong-based OneDegree, an Insurtech firm under the Cyberport Incubation Program, revealed on August 30, 2021 that it has secured $28 million in capital through a Series B1 round. The company has secured more than $70 million, to date. As noted by its management: “In… Read More

Visa Partners with Ascenda on New Rewards Program in Asia Pacific

Visa (NYSE:V) has partnered with Ascenda, a loyalty solution for banks seeking a deeper customer relationship, to utilize the company’s Nexus platform across the Asia Pacific region. Ascenda says that the increase in e-commerce has generated new opportunities to engage users before, during and after… Read More

Indonesian Tech Giant Bukalapak to Leverage Fraud Prevention Solution from Vesta to Maximize Legit Credit Card Transactions

Vesta, the only “instant, end-to-end” transaction guarantee platform for making online purchases, recently revealed that it has been chosen by Bukalapak, which is one of Indonesia’s biggest tech firms. According to a release, Bukalapak will be leveraging Vesta’s extensive fraud prevention solution “to maximize approvals… Read More

Fintech Funding Report: Nearly $100 Billion Invested Across 2,456 Financial Technology focused Deals in H1’21

Big Four auditing firm KPMG is reporting record-breaking VC investment in Fintech-focused businesses during H1 2021. KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report reveals that investment into Fintech firms during H1 of this year reached $98 billion. Nearly $100 billion was allocated towards Fintech investment (M&A, PE… Read More

Strong P2P, NFC Growth Forecast Through 2029

Strong growth in the global peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer market is among the findings included in a new report from Research and Markets. The mobile P2P global money transfer market is expected to grow at a CAGR in excess of 18 per cent between now… Read More

UK Cross-Border Payments Fintech Currencycloud Introduces Knowledge-Sharing Initiative for Series A Startups

Currencycloud, the Fintech firm that aims to simply and streamline business in a multi-currency environment, has introduced its Bold Academy – which is described as a knowledge-sharing program for Series A-funded startups or early-stage ventures. The Bold Academy has been launched along with an update… Read More

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