Tagged: asia

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

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