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Hong Kong-Based Crypto Financial Service Provider Babel Finance Secures $40 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Zoo Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Dragonfly Capital, BAI Capital, & Bertelsmann

  Babel Finance, a Hong Kong-based crypto financial service provider, announced on Monday it secured $40 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Zoo Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Dragonfly Capital, BAI Capital and Bertelsmann, with participation from Tiger Global Management. Founded in 2018, Babel… Read More

Plug and Play Opens New Office in Seoul, Korea

  Global accelerator program Plug and Play announced on Tuesday the launch of its new office in Seoul, Korea. Plug and Play reported its Korea division will primarily focus on corporate innovation in the areas of Financial Services (Fintech, Insurtech, and Health) and Smart Cities (Mobility &… Read More

Asian Fintech BizBank Launches Corporate Expense Card in Singapore

  BizBank, an Asian fintech, has reportedly launched its corporate expense card in Singapore. Founded in 2020, BizBank revealed that it is building a ‘Bank-in-a-Box’ for SMBs.  “Using our end-to-end platform, small businesses can digitize operations and spend more time on their core activities — revenue… Read More

Singapore Wealthtech Endowus Secures $23 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners

  Endowus, a Singapore-based wealthtech, announced on Thursday it raised $23 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from SoftBank Ventures Asia. Founded in 2017, Endowus stated it is seeking to empower people to “take control” of… Read More

Japanese Buy Now Pay Later Brand Paidy Raises $120 Million Through Series D Funding Round

  Paidy, a Japan-based buy now pay later brand, announced on Wednesday it raised $120 million through its Series D funding round, which included participation from JS Capital Management LLC, Soros Capital Management LLC,  Tybourne Capital Management Ltd, and Wellington Management. Paidy reported that since late… Read More

Singapore Blockchain Tech Company imToken Scores $30 Million Through Series B Financing Round Led By Qiming Venture Partners

  imToken, a Singapore-based blockchain technology company, announced on Tuesday it raised $30 million through its Series B financing round, which was led by Qiming Venture Partners, with participation from its lead Series A investor IDG Capital and new investors including Breyer Capital, HashKey, Signum… Read More

Ping An Collaborates With Zhongshan Hospital For “Healthcare + Finance + Technology” Innovations Initiative

        Ping An Insurance Group announced earlier this week it has teamed up with Zhongshan Hospital for healthcare service enhancements, medical research innovation, and talent incubation across the healthcare, finance and technology fields to help deliver on the national Healthy China initiative…. Read More

Standard Chartered Bank Joins Forces With BlackRock’s Aladdin Platform to Offer End-to-End Investment Solutions to Asia, Africa, & Middle East

  UK banking group Standard Chartered Bank announced on Thursday it has teamed up with BlackRock’s Aladdin platform to offer integrated end-to-end office investment management solutions to mutual clients across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. According to BlackRock, Aladdin technology combines risk analytics and… Read More

India-Based Merchant Commerce Platform Pine Labs Announces Southeast Asia Expansion Through Mastercard Partnership

    Pine Labs, an India-based merchant commerce platform, announced on Thursday it is expanding its services to Southeast Asia, thanks to key organizational changes. As previously reported, Pine Labs notably offers a merchant platform that includes technology and financial solutions for merchants to help… Read More

Indonesia-Based Digital Payment Infrastructure Xendit Secures $64.6 Million Through Series B Investment Round Led By Accel

  Xendit, an Indonesia-based digital payment infrastructure, announced on Wednesday it secured $64.6 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Accel with participation from YCombinator. Founded in 2014, Xendit is a fintech that provides payment solutions and simplifies the payment process… Read More

Asia: P2P Lending Investment Outlook for HNWIs and Institutional Investors

The ASEAN economy is expected to become the fourth-largest economy in the world by 2030, growing at a pace of over 5% per year. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the biggest contributors to this regional growth — they account for between 89% and 99%… Read More

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

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