Tagged: asia

Binance Announces Plans to Open Office In Malta After Recent Hacking Attempts

Binance announced plans to open a new office in Malta. CEO of the company, Zhao Changpeng, confirmed the office’s location by stating: “We are very confident we can announce a banking partnership there soon. Malta is very progressive when it comes to crypto and fintech.” Joseph… Read More

Fintech Chat App Consentium Secures $10 Million Through ICO Sale & Launches in Asia

Consentium, a Singapore-based multi-digital currency and group monetization chat application, announced this week it has secured $10 million from its private ICO sale, which was launched on 25 January. The company reported that the funding will be used to drive expansion across Asia, including priority… Read More

Symbiosism Economy Foundation Joins The Singapore FinTech Association

The Symbiosism Economy Foundation (SEF) announced on Tuesday it has become a member with voting rights of the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), a cross-industry, non-profit association that aims to be a platform for collaboration between all market participants and stakeholders in the financial technology ecosystem. Established in… Read More

New York Fintech trueEX Expands: Opens New Office in Singapore

trueEX, a New York-based electronic, CFTC-regulated exchange for interest rate swaps, announced on Tuesday it has opened a Singapore office to provide trading access for interest rate swaps denominated in 28 currencies, including 11 in the Asia-Pacific region. The company reported that on the back of significant volume growth, dealer… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs MoU With Government of Maharashtra to Strengthen Cooperation in Promoting Fintech Innovation

On Monday, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra (GoM) to strengthen cooperation in promoting FinTech innovation in the two markets. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the Magnetic Maharashtra event in India…. Read More

Singapore Fintech Texcent Receives Remittance License From Monetary Authority Singapore

Texcent Asia, a Singapore-based payments company, announced on Tuesday it has received remittance license from Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS). The company powers financial platform Paycent, which is described as a company that’s dedicated to delivering fully integrated mobile applications and aims to be the global leader in… Read More

Plug and Play Japan Adds “Mobility” Genre to Startup Accelerator Program

Plug and Play Japan announced on Thursday that Mobility is a new genre for its startup accelerator program in addition to Fintech, IoT, Insurtech for the Batch 1 program. This new Mobility program is being launched in partnership with Nissan Motor as a leading partner…. Read More

Money20/20 Asia Announces Keynote Speaker Line-Up

On Thursday, fintech and payments events organizer Money 20/20 announced the keynote speaker line-up for its Money 20/20 Asia event, which will take place in Singapore this upcoming March. According to Money 20/20, the event will recognize the defining influence of the pan-Asian payments, fintech… Read More

Tyto Care Secures $25 Million During Latest Funding Round Led By Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Tyto Care, a telehealth company, announced on Monday it raised $25 million in its most recent round led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund and including both new and existing investors. According to Tyto Care, Ping An joins a large list of strategic investors already… Read More

Yirendai Announces Connection to NIFA’s Internet Finance Industry Credit Information Sharing Platform

China-based fintech Yirendai announced on Tuesday it has connected to the Internet Finance Industry Credit Information Sharing Platform, which was established by the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA). Yirendai has also been selected by NIFA to participate in a pilot project to enable automatic queries and… Read More

Dianrong Announces Strategic Agreement With Dalian Finance Development Bureau & Dalian Finance Industry Investment Group

Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong announced on Thursday it has signed a strategic agreement with Dalian Finance Development Bureau and Dalian Finance Industry Investment Group. Dianrong revealed that according to the agreement it will be developing a series of specific projects in partnership with the Dalian government,… Read More

China Restricts Micro-Loans; Alibaba’s Ant Financial Halts Asset-Backed Securities Lending

Following China’s decision to restrict micro-loans, Alibaba’s Ant Financial has reportedly halted its consume loan lending. According to Bloomberg, the company has not sold any asset-backed securities since early December, which was around the time that Chinese officials announced they were requiring micro-lenders to consolidate… Read More

Chinese Firm Future FinTech Takes 5% Stake in Blockchain Tech Startup Nova Realm

Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT), a Chinese fintech company and integrated producer of fruit-related products, today announced that it received a 5% equity interest in Nova Realm Limited. Nova Realm is described as a blockchain technology research and development company registered in the UK The company developed… Read More

Singapore Fintech InstaReM Reveals 2018 Goals

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 Wednesday its 2017 progress and 2018 goals. CEO and Co-Founder, Prajit Nanu, took to the company’s blog to reveal details about the past twelve… Read More

Malaysian Fintech MyCash Online Set to Move Headquarters to Singapore

Earlier this week, CEO of MyCash Online, Mehedi Hassan, announced the Malaysia-based fintech company will be moving its headquarters to Singapore. According to Digital News Asia, Hassan reported that the move is due to the fact that Singapore offers the startup with more opportunities, especially… Read More

Indonesian Digital Wallet Platform GO-JEK Acquires Three Fintech Startups

On Friday, Indonesia-based on-demand application service and digital wallet platform GO-JEK announced it has acquired three fintech startups. The three fintechs that GO-JEK acquired are Kartuku, offline payment service company; Midtrans, online payment gateway company; and Mapan, a goods sharing network. According to the company, the acquisitions… Read More

Yirendai Makes $50 Million Strategic Investment in Finance Services Platform Lion Rock

China-based fintech Yirendai announced on Wednesday it has made a $50 million strategic investment in Lion Rock through the financial service platform’s Series A funding round. According to Yirendai, Lion Rock is headquartered in Hong Kong and is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and… Read More

Fundnel Teams Up With Thirdrock To Accelerate Asian Growth Companies

Fintech investment platform Fundnel announced on Tuesday it has partnered with investment advisory and wealth management group Thirdrock to help mid-stage, high-growth companies obtain funding in a more timely and cost-efficient manner. According to Fundnel, the partnership will unite Fundnel’s deal assessment technology with Thirdrock’s forward-looking investment mandate. It… Read More

Bank Indonesia to Bar Fintech Companies From Using Digital Currency on Platforms in 2018

Bank Indonesia announced on Thursday it has issued new regulations that bar fintech companies from using cryptocurrencies on their platforms. This news comes less than two months after the bank announced it has drawn up rules to monitor fintechs in the country. “Financial Technology [Fintech] Providers… Read More

WorldRemit Launches Digital Money Transfers to South Korea

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit announced on Sunday it has expanded its remittance service to South Korea. WorldRemit stated that its mobile-first, digital model allows hard-working migrants to send money to South Korea in a few taps, directly from their phones or through the WorldRemit website without the need to visit… Read More