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Beehive Forms New Partnership With Thanachart Bank to Launch SME Financing Program in Asia

Peer to peer lender Beehive announced on Saturday it has formed a partnership with Thanachart Bank to launch a new SME value chain financing program in Asia. Beehive reported this was its first bank collaboration in Asia and the digitalized supply chain will provide improved liquidity… Read More

Hang Seng Bank Forms Strategic Alliance with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation to Offer New Opportunities For Fintech Companies

Hang Seng Bank (Hang Seng) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced on Thursday they have formed a strategic partnership to accelerate the development and deployment of fintech solutions for the banking sector in Hong Kong. The duo reported that under the partnership they… Read More

Binance Partners With Simplex to Allow Users to Purchase Cryptocurrencies With Credit Cards

Cryptocurrency exchange, Binance announced on Thursday it has teamed up with payment processing company Simplex to enable users to buy cryptocurrencies with their credit cards directly on its platform. Binance reported that through Simplex its users may now use Visa and MasterCard to buy BTC, ETH, and LTC cryptocurrencies. Users… Read More

Tencent Signs MoU With Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation to Accelerate R&D development & deployment of Fintech

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced on Tuesday it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tencent to accelerate the R&D development and deployment of Fintech in Hong Kong by using Tencent’s revolutionary and advanced technology capabilities with HKSTP’s infrastructure and vibrant innovation… Read More

Terra Unites with Fantom to Accelerate Mainstream Stablecoin Adoption

Terra, a project building the next-generation payment system based in Singapore and Korea,  has partnered with South Korean based Fantom, a DAG-based smart contract platform for real-time cryptocurrency payments, to accelerate the mainstream adoption of its stablecoin. Terra and its alliance of eCommerce partners will… Read More

Asia-Pacific Fintech Network Debuts: Seeks to Encourage Cross-Border Innovation

Asia-Pacific Fintech Network, a new network created by fintech associations from across the Asia-Pacific region, has officially launched to encourage cross-border innovation. The organization was created by nine associations that signed a Statement of Intent at the Asian Financial Forum event in Hong Kong.  The participants… Read More

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Announces The Launch of Fintech Fund

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the largest financial institutions in the world, announced on Friday the establishment of MUFG Innovation Partners Co., Ltd. (MUIP), which will manage corporate venture capital funds of MUFG to accelerate open innovation and strengthening partnerships with fintech related… Read More

CoinNess Announces Platform Token “CNNS”

CoinNess, an Asian cryptocurrency and blockchain information provider, announced on Wednesday the unveiling of its platform token, CNNS. The company revealed: “The recent CNNS airdrop on Telegram was a tremendous success and attracted support from numerous exchanges and blockchain projects. Within two weeks, over 150,000… Read More

Japanese Banking Group Mizuho to Launch Digital Currency in 2019

Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group is reportedly planning to introduce its very own digital currency, which will be used for shopping and remitted at no cost, sometime in 2019. According to Asian media website, Nikkei, Mizuho will reportedly allow retail shops using the currency to change… Read More

PINTEC Forms New Partnership With Fullerton Financial to Expand Lending Business in China

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Fullerton Credit (FC) to expand digital lending solutions to the Chinese market.  According to PINTEC, FC provides operating and consumer loans for individuals, micro businesses and SMEs, with total cumulative loans disbursed exceeding more… Read More

Crypto Info Provider CoinNess Announces Global Growth Partner Program; Will Now Invest $5 Million to Build International Investors Community

CoinNess, an Asian cryptocurrency and blockchain information provider, announced on Thursday it is launching a new global growth partner program, called the CNNS Partner Program. The company also reported it will invest $5 million in order to build an international crypto investors’ community, with all the funds going towards rewarding CNNS… Read More

JB Financial Group Signs MOU With CIMB Niaga For Open Banking Platform Business in Indonesia

JB Financial Group (KRX:175330), a Korea-based retail finance group, announced on Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with CIMB Niaga, a leading Indonesian commercial bank, and MITRA JASA LIMA for the open banking platform business in Indonesia.  According to JB Financial, the… Read More

PumaPay Now Listed on CoinAll Exchange

Chinese cryptocurrency exchange CoinAll announced on Thursday the official listing of PumaPay (PMA), which started trading on the platform on December 10th. This news comes just days after PumaPay announced it is offering crypto-to-crypto conversion in the PumaPay Cryptocurrency Wallet. As previously reported, PumaPay provides an… Read More

Korean Fintech HonestFund Secures $12 Million Through Series B Investment Round

HonestFund, a Korean fintech startup, announced on Wednesday it secured $12 million through its Series B funding round, which featured investments from Dunamu & Partners, MurexPartners, KB investment, TL Asset Management, Bass Investment, and HB Investment. HonestFund total investment amount is now $21 million. Founded… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces New S$30 Million Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Monday the launch of a new S$30 million Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant to strengthen the cyber resilience of the financial sector in Singapore and help financial institutions develop local talent in cybersecurity. According to MAS, the Grant was… Read More

KuCoin Teams Up With Simplex to Enable Credit & Debit Card Payments For Mainstream Crypto Users

KuCoin, a Singapore-based international cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership today with Simplex, an EU financial institution providing fraud-free payment processing solutions. According to KuCoin, the partnership will enable new as well as current KuCoin users worldwide to purchase crypto using their… Read More

DBS Bank Announces New MOU With UnionPay International

DBS Bank announced earlier this week it has signed an MOU with UnionPay International,a wholly owned subsidiary of China UnionPay, will enable more than one million DBS PayLah! users to use their mobile wallet overseas for cross-border QR code payments. According to DBS, DBS PayLah! users… Read More

BlockShow Partners With Bitfury to Bring Analytical Security Software to Singapore Blockchain Event

BlockShow, a blockchain event, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Bitfury, a full-service blockchain company, to bring the analytical security software Crystal to next week’s Singapore event. The duo revealed: “Crystal, which has assisted financial institutions and law enforcement in identifying and tracing criminal… Read More

CIMB Group Joins RippleNet to Power Instant Payments Across ASEAN

CIMB Group (CIMB or the Group), ASEAN’s fifth largest bank, announced last week it has joined forces with Ripple to enable instant cross-border payments across its markets. The duo reported that through this new partnership CIMB will join RippleNet and connect with other Ripple customers, which reportedly has more than… Read More

Ping An’s OnConnect Set to Open New Singapore Office; Announces Plans to Expand Within Southeast Asian Region

OneConnect, a subsidiary of China’s insurance giant, Ping An, announced on Monday it officially opens in Singapore this month and is set to expand within the region at a rapid pace. The company reported that while it is the early days for OneConnect Singapore, the new office have already received overwhelming regional customer… Read More

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