Tagged: asia

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 Fundel, 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

Yirendai Receives ISO 27001 Certification From British Standards Institution

Chinese marketplace lending platform Yirendai (NYSE: YRD) announced on Friday it has received its ISO 27001 Certification from the British Standards Institution. According to the online lender, the ISO 27001 certification is an internationally recognized best practice framework for an information security management system (“ISMS”) and… Read More

Indorse Announces Strategic Collaboration With AppCoins

Indorse, a Singapore-based decentralized social network for professionals, announced on Thursday it has formed a strategic collaboration with AppCoins, new cryptocurrency that all Aptoide App Store users can earn and spend inside app stores. According to the network, the new collaboration comes just before its MVP launch later… Read More

Switzerland-Based Fintech Crealogix Announces Asia/Pacific Region Expansion

On Wednesday, Switzerland-based CREALOGIX announced it is expanding business actives in the Asia and Pacific region. The company reported that with this expansion it will be able to cooperate with established local partnerships, including business and tech financial service provider, Cognizant. CREALOGIX noted that in addition… Read More

SoftBank Launches Third SoftBank Innovation Program

Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. announced on Monday it has launched the third round for its SoftBank Innovation Program, which is a program that seeks a wide range of innovative solutions and technologies from around the world to consider for commercialization. SoftBank stated that the innovation program aims… Read More

Blockchain Startup Pundi X Launches KYC Process In Order To Vet ICO Investors

Pundi X, a blockchain startup that aims to make cryptocurrencies an enabler of cashless payment environments across South East Asia, announced on Monday the launch of its Know Your Customer (KYC) process to whitelist investors in preparation for its public Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Investors who… Read More

Asian Fintech EMQ Announces Partnership With Global Mobile Payment Company QFPay

EMQ, a fintech company with an extensive payment network in Asia, announced on Tuesday it has formed a strategic partnership with QFPay, a global mobile payment and big data technology company from China, to deliver a secure and scalable infrastructure for mobile payments in the… Read More

Blockchain Credit Bureau MicroMoney Announces Token Distribution Campaign Expansion in China & U.S.

Blockchain credit bureau MicroMoney announced over the weekend it is expanding its token distribution campaign into China and U.S. markets. This announcement comes just after the campaign generated $7.8 million. As previously reported, MicroMoney describes itself as a company that is focused on micro-financing in the… Read More

China Rapid Finance Appoints Zhou Ji’an to Board of Directors

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Zhou Ji‘an, the Executive Director and General Manager of China United SME Guarantee Corporation (Sino Guarantee), to its board as a non-executive independent director. According to China Rapid Finance, Ji’an brings… Read More

Hong Kong’s Fintech Education Week to Include Certified Fintech MOOC Launch, Job Fair, & Hackathon

On Thursday, Invest Hong Kong(InvestHK) announced its Hong Kong Fintech Education Week is set to take place on October 30th through November 3rd. According to InvestHK, the Fintech Education Week will follow immediately after the second annual Hong Kong Fintech Week and aims to bring… Read More

Dash Expands Asian Reach By Listing on QUOINE’s QRYPTOS & QUOINEX Trading Platforms

Digital currency for payments Dash announced on Thursday it has been listed on QRYPTOS, a crypto-only trading platform, and crypto-fiat exchange QUOINEX. Both trading platforms were launched by Japanese fintech company QUOINE. According to Dash, QUOINEX is described as one of the first Financial Services… Read More

Japanese Fintech QUOINE Signs MOU with ULS Group to Develop QASH Blockchain

Japan-based fintech firm QUOINE announced on Thursday it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ULS Group to create the QASH Blockchain. According to QUOINE, the QASH token is based on the Ethereum blockchain for the ICO, but the company will do a token swap to utility tokens based on the… Read More

Japanese Fintech Firm QUOINE Launches ICO to Build Global Crypto Economy Liquidity Platform

Japan-based fintech firm QUOINE announced on Wednesday the launch of its global Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to build a global crypto economy liquidy platform. This news comes just a few months after the company launched its full digital cryptocurrency exchange and trade platform. Speaking about the ICO, Mike… Read More

Funding Societies Dubbed First Southeast Asian Company to Win Global SME Excellence Award from United Nations’ ITU Telecom

Singapore’s and Southeast Asia’s SME crowdfunding platform Funding Societies announced on Friday it was named the first southeast Asia company to win the Global SME Excellence Award from United Nations’ ITU Telecom, which was held this year in Busan, South Korea. This news comes just days after… Read More

Deloitte Announces Winners of Inaugural Technology Fast Hong Kong Program

On Wednesday, Deloitte announced the winners of the inaugural Technology Fast 20 Hong Kong program. The top three companies are WeLab Holdings Limited, SenseTime Group Inc., and GoGo Tech Holdings Limited. While sharing details about the program, Philip Law, Deloitte TF20 Hong Kong Program Leader,… Read More

Fintech Startup Ripple Opens New Singapore Office

San Francisco-based fintech Ripple has announced the opening of its new Singapore office. This news comes just one month after the company opened its India office. While sharing details about the new office, Dilip Rao, managing director for Ripple APAC, reportedly stated: “Singapore is leading the… Read More

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