Tagged: asia

Prosper Secures $50 Million Series G Investment

Prosper announced on Thursday it has secured a $50 million Series G investment from an investment fund co-managed by FinEX Asia. The online lender revealed that the investment brings its total equity raised to $410 million to date and it will be used to make strategic investments in… Read More

Fintech Startup InstaReM Receives RBI Approval to Offer Outbound Remittance Services From India

InstaReM (IE instant remittance), a Singapore-headquartered fintech start-up that convenient, fast and cost-effective cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, announced on Monday it has received regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for facilitating overseas remittances from India. InstaReM stated its plans to… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Forms Partnership With Fujitsu to Provide Lending & Leasing in Japan

Cloud Lending Solutions, a cloud-based lending platform, announced earlier this week it has formed a partnership with Fujitsu Limited, an information and communication technology (ICT) company, to bring cloud-based lending to its business practice, starting with Japan. Cloud Lending reports that the partnership presents a tremendous… Read More

Senturia Capital Announces Partnership With Funding Societies to Expand Alternative Financing Access to Malaysian Businesses

Private equity fund manager Senturia Capital has reportedly announced a partnership with peer-to-peer financing platform Funding Societies to expand alternative financing access and capital solutions for Malaysian businesses. According to The Star, Senturia Capital managing director, Datuk Marco Yap, revealed that the partnership with Funding… Read More

Hong Kong’s Monaco Launches New Cryptocurrency Mobile App

On Thursday, Hong Kong-based payments and cryptocurrency platform Monaco announced the launch of its new mobile app, which gives users a simplified way to buy, spend, and earn cryptocurrency cashback on all transactions. While sharing details about the app, Kris Marszalek, co-founder and CEO of Monaco, stated: “We… Read More

Indonesian P2P Lending Platform UangTeman Secures $12 Million During Series A Funding Round Led By K2 Venture Capital

On Monday, Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lending platform UangTeman announced it successfully secured $12 million during its Series A funding round, which was led by K2 Venture Capital, with participation from STI Financial Group and Draper Associates. Launched in April 2015, UangTeman describes itself as an online lending… Read More

Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore Facilitates More Than 70 Pilots & Partnerships Following First Asia Demo Tour

Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore, a global accelerator that is focused on innovation in financial services, announced on Tuesday its 2017 cohort of startups have secured more than 70 pilots, clients, and key partnerships, with hundreds more in the pipeline. This announcement comes just on the bank… Read More

CreditEase Wealth Management Receives SEC Registered Investment Advisor Approval

CreditEase Wealth Management announced on Thursday it has recently been approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become a registered investment advisor (RIA). The firm may now provide advice to investors in the U.S. Speaking about the RIA process, Dr. Fan Gal,… Read More

Stripe Launches in Hong Kong & Announces Partnership With WeChat & Alipay

On Monday, Stripe announced it is officially launching its services in Hong Kong. The payments startup revealed that local companies can now access the full Stripe features such as Stripe Radar, Connect with Custom accounts, and 3D Secure support. “While in preview, we’ve been able to work with many of the fastest-growing… Read More

China Rapid Finance: 20 Million in Cumulative Loans Facilitated Since Marketplace Lending Platform Inception

China Rapid Finance announced on Monday it has exceeded 20 million cumulative loans facilitated since its marketplace lending platform launch. According to the lender, this new milestone demonstrates accelerating the growth of its consumer marketplace due to the fact that the number of facilitated loans… Read More

Singapore and Denmark Sign Fintech Pact

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and has announced they have entered a Fintech agreement with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA). This new collaboration will allow companies in both Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets more fluidly. Over the past couple… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Inks Innovation Cooperation Agreement With Austrian Securities and Investments Commission to Establish Fintech Bridge

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced on Thursday it entered into an Innovation Cooperation Agreement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to further promote innovation in fintech services in their markets.  SC Chairman Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh notably signed the agreement with the ASIC… Read More

Trulioo Expands: Extends AML/KYC Identity Verification Global Footprint into Thailand

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, announced on Tuesday it has extended its AML/KYC identity verification global footprint into Thailand. This news comes just a few months after the company expanded its solution into Korea. According to Trulioo, the extended coverage will also help… Read More

Currencycloud Partners with Hyundai For Seamless International Payments in South Korea

Cross-border payment platform Currencycloud announced on Monday it is teaming up with Hyundai Card to enable the launch of South Korea’s first mobile remittance service provided by a credit card company. The service will be established by Currencycloud and Hyundai Motor Group’s credit issuing arm… Read More

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Set to Invite Foreign Companies to Fintech Business Camp Event

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on Friday it is set to invite foreign companies to participate in the upcoming FinTech Business Camp Tokyo event. It was revealed: “TMG is preparing a new plan which can be termed the ‘Financial System Reform in Tokyo —… Read More

AirAsia Set to Launch New Fintech Platform for Flights

AirAsia announced this week plans to launch its very own fintech platform later this fall. According to CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, the company is currently waiting for approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for the new program, which was named “The Big.” The new program… Read More

Credit Insurance Meets Fintech: Hong Kong’s Atradius Launches New Digital Platform

Hong Kong-based credit insurance provider Atradius announced on Thursday the launch of its new digital fintech platform, Atrium. The company describes the portal as an innovative tool that provides customers and distribution partners with real-time data to better understand buyers, credit limits, and risks a… Read More

Crowdo Achieves Full Regulatory Registration in Indonesia

P2B lending operator Crowdo announced on Tuesday it has achieved full regulatory registration in Indonesia by the Indonesia Financial Regulator, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK). This news comes just a few months after the lender launched its securities crowdfunding platform at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) hosted… Read More

Global Fintech Firm QUOINE Launches Digital Crypto-Only Platform

Singapore-based fintech firm QUOINE announced on Thursday it has launched a fully digital cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform. QRYPTOS is described as an exclusive cryptocurrency trading portal that was developed to meet the trading needs of the growing retail market and is designed to make… Read More

Ping An Launches Fintech Fund

Sepaking at the recent WSJ D.Live Asia event in Hong Kong, Ping An CIO Jonathan Larsen said Ping An is launching a new fund to invest in early stage Fintech ranging from $10 million to $30 million, according to a report from Dow Jones (here)…. Read More