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Deutsche Bank Partners With Southeast Asia’s 2C2P to Launch Payments Platform in Thailand

  Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB /NYSE: DB) announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Southeast Asia’s 2C2P to launch a digital payments platform in Thailand. The banking group reported that through 2C2P’s platform,  corporate clients in Thailand will be able to maximize their business… Read More

Thailand-Based Insurtech AppMan Secures $4.6 Million Through Series A Funding Round

  AppMan, a Thailand-based insurtech, has reportedly raised $4.3 million through its Series A funding round, which saw participation from Siam Alpha Equity’s SME Growing Together 1 fund, Krungsri Finnovate, Casmatt, KTBST, and Poems Ventures, the venture arm of PhillipCapital Group. Founded in 2011, AppMan claims to be… Read More

Mogo’s Subsidiary Carta Worldwide Set to Expand into Japan

  Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Thursday its wholly-owned subsidiary, Carta Worldwide, has expanded into Japan in support of the TransferWise launch of its multi-currency debit card in the country. According to Mogo, Carta’s modern open-API issuer… Read More

Thailand-Based Insurtech gettgo Scores $6.7 Million Investment From Muang Thai Group Holding

  gettgo, a Thailand-based insurtech startup, announced on Friday it secured a $6.7 million investment from Muang Thai Group Holding Co. gettgo, which operates under Muang Thai Broker Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Muang Thai Group Holding Co., is on a mission to build a new… Read More

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission Grants Banking License to Rakuten

  Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) recently announced it has granted a banking license to Rakuten International Commercial. The FSC reported that Rakuten International Commercial Bank (RICB) is the first internet-only bank to obtain a banking license in Taiwan. The FSC further revealed that RICB… Read More

Diginex Announces New Partnership With GSR Markets

Diginex Limited, a digital assets financial services company, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with GSR Markets (GSR), a global market maker for cryptocurrency spot and crypto derivative markets. According to Diginex, GSR will become a shareholder in Diginex and one of the… Read More

Chinese Fintech FinVolution Scores Capital Markets Services License From Monetary Authority of Singapore

  FinVolution Group, a China-based fintech that connects underserved individual borrowers with financial institutions, announced on Tuesday its subsidiary has received the Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to conduct regulated activities in dealing in capital markets products in Singapore. Finvolution reported… Read More

Dutch Crowdfunding Platform Lendahand Announces €5 million Debt Facility For Funding Societies to Support Southeast Asian Underserved SMEs

Lendahand, a Netherlands-based for-profit crowdfunding platform for impact investing, announced over the weekend that it has agreed to provide Singapore-based Funding Societies with an up to €5 million debt facility to invest in underserved SMEs, predominantly in Indonesia, but also including Singapore and Malaysia. Lendahand reported… Read More

Hong Kong Crypto Financing Provider Amber Group Added Yield Boost on Investing App

Amber Group, a Hong Kong-based crypto finance service provider, announced on Wednesday it is launching a new yield-enhancement product called ‘Yield Boost’ in the Amber App. According to Amber, Yield Boost will allow users to monetize their market view on major crypto assets and earn… Read More

Taiwan-Based Crypto Hardware Wallet SecuX Now Featuring Buy Cryptocurrency Through Coinify

  SecuX Technology Inc., a Taiwan-based cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider, announced on Wednesday it is now featuring buy cryptocurrency options through Coinify. SecuX repoted it will now allow its users to add the Buy Crypto feature on its Wallet Web App (My Wallet on SecuX’s… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Neat Rolls Out New Visa Card

  Neat, a digital bank group based in Hong Kong, announced on Tuesday it has become a member of Visa and rolled out its new Neat Visa card. This announcement comes less than six months after Neat secured an additional $4 million extension of its… Read More

South Korean Digital Asset Management Platform Haru Hits $100M Total Transaction Volume Milestone

  Haru, a South Korea-based digital asset management platform and a service brand name of Block Crafters, announced on Wednesday its total transaction volume has reached the $100 million milestone within 15 months of its official launch. Haru also revealed that its user number has… Read More

Blockchain Network Contour Completes Pilot Transaction in Vietnam

    Contour, a Singapore-based blockchain network, recently announced it a completed pilot transaction between Tainan Spinning and Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation. Contour reported CTBC Bank, a founder bank of Contour, was the advising bank in the LC transaction, supporting Tainan Spinning. The importer, Century… Read More

 Razer Fintech Teams Up With Rely to Launch Buy Now Pay Later Services in Southeast Asia to Merchants Registered Under Razer Merchant Service

  Razer Fintech, the fintech arm of Razer announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Rely, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service provider, to offer BNPL services in Southeast Asia to merchants registered under Razer Merchant Services (RMS), its B2B (business-to-business) solution. According… Read More

How New P2P Regulations Make the Industry Safer for Investors in Southeast Asia

Digital lending platforms have made strong inroads in Southeast Asia over the past few years. In 2016 alone, peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending generated US$115.01 million—more than half of Southeast Asia’s total alternative financing market that year.  This growth can be attributed to a combination of… Read More

Singapore-Based Banking Group DBS Set to Launch Digital Exchange For Institutional Investors

Southwestern Asian banking group DBS announced on Thursday it will set up a digital exchange. The exchange will notably allow institutional investors, as well as accredited investors, to tap into a fully integrated tokenization, trading, and custody ecosystem for digital assets. DBS further revealed that… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Startups are Ripe for Investors Looking for the World’s Next Generation of Tech Stars

Emerging from the pandemic while other regions are still in the midst of crisis is giving the region an advantage.  The venture market in Southeast Asia has grown exponentially in the last five years but it’s not too late for LPs to dive in. While… Read More

Australian Marketplace Trade Credit Platform Marketlend Announces Expansion of Asia Division with New Appointment of Andrew Ross

Australia’s marketplace trade credit platform Marketlend recently announced it has expanded its Asian division by appointing Andrew Ross to lead origination and insurance endeavors for Marketlend throughout Asia. Ross will notably assist Marketlend to expand its presence in trade commodities, insured backed discounted trade credit… Read More

In a Sign of the Importance of Fintech, Switzerland Finance Minister Ueli Maurer to Address Singapore Fintech Festival

Switzerland has emerged as a Fintech friendly jurisdiction and home to many blockchain-focused financial services firms. The country  has long been an important banking center and the Swiss government is keen to maintain its status in a world that is going through a digital transformation…. Read More

China-Based AI-Powered Platform For Businesses IceKredit Secures $33 million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Guoxin Venture Investment

  China-based AI-powered platform for business IceKredit announced on Tuesday it secured $33 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Guoxin Venture Investment with participation from Guohe Capital, Yunqi Partners, and China Creation Ventures. Founded in 2015, IceKredit describes itself as an… Read More

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