Tagged: asia

Chinese Fintech PINTEC Launches Installment Financing on E-Commerce Platforms

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Wednesday it has launched installment financing on its e-commerce platforms. This news comes just a couple of weeks after PINTEC secured $103 million through its latest financing round, which as led by Mandra Capital and SINA Corp…. Read More

Standard Chartered Announces Plans to Apply For Virtual Banking License in Hong Kong

Standard Chartered recently announced it is planning to apply for a virtual banking license in Hong Kong. According to South China Morning Post, Standard Chartered will be the first traditional bank to seek the license locally to operate fully online without any physical branches. Standard… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Secures Approximately $14 Billion Through Series C Equity Financing Round to Accelerate Globalization & Technology Innovation

Chinese fintech and Alibaba-affiliated Ant Financial Service Group announced on Friday it secured approximately $14 billion through its Series C Equity Funding round, which includes an RMB tranche raised by the company from domestic investors and a USD tranche raised by Ant international Co., Limited, a wholly… Read More

Currencycloud Launches South Korea Remittance Service

Cross-border payment platform Currencycloud announced on Thursday it has launched remittance service in South Korea. This news comes nearly one year after forming a partnership with South Korean credit card company, Hyundai Card. According to the company, this news builds on its momentum in Asia-Pacific, with… Read More

Chinese Fintech PINTEC Secures $103 Million Investment; Forms Strategic Partnership With SINA

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Tuesday it has secured $103 million through a financing investment round, which was led by Mandra Capital and SINA Corp. with participation from STI Financial Group, Shunwei Capital Partners, and ZHONG Capital Holding Group. The company… Read More

SoftBank Reveals Third Round SoftBank Innovation Program Winners

SoftBank Corp. announced on Thursday results for the third round of 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 reported it will tie up with eight companies… Read More

Dianrong Announces Addition of Supply Chain Finance Solution to R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform

On Thursday, Chinese marketplace lending platform Dianrong announced its supply chain finance solution will be made available on Corda, R3’s blockchain platform for finance and business. According to the online lender, the new Corda app, CorDapp, will further expand Dianrong’s reach both in China and globally by leveraging… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Set to Support Shanghai Pudong Development Bank’s Digital Transformation

Chinese fintech and Alibaba-affiliated Ant Financial Service Group announced on Wednesday it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. to support the bank’s digital transformation with Ant Financial’s technological capabilities. Ant Financial reported that the agreement is the third of its… Read More

Singapore Fintech CredoLab Secures $1 Million Investment from Global Venture Firm Walden International

CredoLab, a Singapore-based fintech provider of mobile-based alternative credit scoring solutions for banks, consumer finance companies, and retailers, announced on Thursday it secured a $1 million investment from established global venture capital firm Walden International. Established in 2016, CredoLab is headquartered in Singapore was previously backed… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Third Edition of the Singapore Fintech Festival to Be Held November 2018

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday that the third edition of the Singapore Fin Festival will be held on November 12th through the 16th. The organization reported that this year’s festival will include two new “elements,” which are the following: ASEAN FinTech Showcase:… Read More

Circle International Forms Partnership With Lakala to Facilitate Cross Border Payments Between Malaysia & China

On Monday, Circle International announced it has formed a partnership with payment gateway platform Lakala to facilitate cross border payments between Malaysia and China.  While sharing details about the partnership, CEO and Founder of Circle, Dato’ Brian Tan, stated: “Through the partnership with Lakala, Circle International… Read More

Singapore Launches New Fintech Fast Track Initiative to Accelerate Patent Application-To-Grant Process

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) announced last week the launch of the country’s new Fintech Fast Track initiative in order to accelerate patent application-to-grant processing. According to the organization, the initiative expedites patent application-to-grant process for fintech inventions and fintech patents can be expected to… Read More

DFS Lab Accelerator Announces New Investments in African & Asian Fintech Startups

Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab), a fintech accelerator funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,  announced on Thursday it will invest $200,000 in four separate startups that are building financial service products for low-income and unbanked consumers in developing markets. Cherehani Africa (Kenya), NALA (US), Nobuntu (South… Read More

Chinese Consumer Finance Platform LexinFintech Plans to Invest ¥1 Billion in PartnerCooperations Over The Next Three Years

China-based consumer finance platform LexinFintech announced on Thursday it is planning to invest a total of ¥1 billion in partner cooperations over the next three years in order to better save its customers and expand its credit services. According to LexinFintech, Jay Wenjie Xiao, the company’s… Read More

Following Technology Demand Singapore Blockchain Firm Pundi X Launches Buy-Back Program For Company Holdings in NPXS Tokens

Pundi X (CURRENCY: PXS), a multi-cryptocurrency point-of-sale (POS) solutions provider for retail stores,  announce, on Monday it has launched a new buy-back program for company holdings in NPXS tokens following a reported unanticipated demand for its technology. Pundi X CEO and co-founder, Zac Cheah, claimed that the… Read More

Chinese Fintech Pintec Announces Joint Venture With United Overseas Bank

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Monday they have teamed up to launch a new joint venture, Avatec.ai (S) Pte Ltd (Avatec), which aims to help banks and finance companies to be more efficient and accurate… Read More

Asian Fintech EMQ Announces Collaboration With Kotak Mahindra Bank to Expand Network Footprint in India

EMQ, a fintech firm with an extensive financial settlement network in Asia, announced on Tuesday a strategic partnership with Kotak Mahindra Bank to expand EMQ’s network footprint in India. This partnership will aid in meeting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from more… Read More

Revolut Prepares to Launch in Singapore; Announces North America & Other Asian Debuts

Digital challenger bank Revolut announced on Wednesday it is currently making plans to launch in Singapore. This news comes just after the company announced it launched “disposable’ virtual cards. “From clunky apps to hidden fees, banking as we know it is broken. That’s why we decided to… Read More

Temenos Names AI Solution vPhrase Winner of Innovative Jam Hong Kong Fintech Competition

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking software company, announces on Thursday that the audience of the Innovation Jam in Hong Kong has voted vPhrase the winner of the fintech competition. Held in conjunction with Fintech Supercharger, an Asia fintech accelerator, the Hong Kong Innovation Jam, brought together eight fintech… Read More

Singapore Fintech Association Signs MOU With Fintech Association of Japan to Further Expand Fintech Cooperation Between the Two Countries  

The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and the Fintech Association of Japan (FAJ) announced on Monday they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create stronger relationships and greater fintech cooperation between the two countries. According to the duo, this partnership will see the associations… Read More