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Digital Bank: Singapore-based Fintech MatchMove Partners with Singapura Finance to Apply for Virtual Bank License

Singapore-based Fintech company MatchMove has partnered with local finance firm, Singapura Finance Ltd., and two others, in order to apply for a virtual banking license in the city-state. The MatchMove-led consortium is the most recent group to reveal that it has filed an application for… Read More

AMTD Digital, the Digital Finance Unit of AMTD Group, to Acquire Controlling Stake in PolicyPal

AMTD Digital, the digital finance division of AMTD Group, has revealed that it will be acquiring a controlling stake in PolicyPal, a firm that’s licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). PolicyPal is notably the first graduate of MAS’s Fintech regulatory sandbox program. The… Read More

Fintech Arival Bank is Applying for a Full Service Digital Banking License in Singapore

In June 2020, Singapore’s regulatory authorities will be issuing operational licenses to three new wholesale neobanks in order to provide better services to underbanked small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed in mid-2019 that it would begin accepting applications for five new… Read More

Mindful Wealth Moves to Singapore to Benefit from New Variable Capital Companies Framework

Asset management firm Mindful Wealth has re-domiciled in Singapore to benefit from the new “Variable Capital Companies” (VCC) framework. Mindful Wealth currently claims over $600 million in assets under management (AUM). The company originally started in Switzerland providing wealth management and other corporate services. Mindful… Read More

DLT-based Securities Platform iStox “Graduates” From Monetary Authority of Singapore Fintech Sandbox, Now Fully Regulated to Offer & Trade Securities

iSTOX, a blockchain-based platform, is now the first digital securities issuance, custody, and trading platform, licensed in Singapore. iSTOX recently “graduated” from the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Fintech Sandbox program and has received regulatory approval to operate and provide digital asset issuance and trading. This… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Has 21 Aspiring Fintechs Apply for 5 Digital Bank Licenses

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has seen 21 different entities apply for a digital-only bank license. MAS had set a deadline for applications of December 31, 2019. MAS is offering just 5 different digital bank licenses. These licenses include two digital full bank (DFB)… Read More

Consortium Including Razer Fintech and Supermarket Chain Sheng Siong’s Founders File Application for Digital Full-Bank License in Singapore

A consortium, which includes Fintech firm Razer and the founders of Sheng Siong, has reportedly filed an application for obtaining a digital full-bank license in Singapore. The application notes that the consortium wants to mainly focus on the “underserved youth and millennials segment.” Insurance business… Read More

Ride-hailing Service Provider Grab to Partner One of Singapore’s Largest Telecom Firms, Singtel, to Acquire Digital Full Bank License

Non-financial firm ride-hailing service provider Grab confirmed on December 29 that it is partnering with one of Singapore’s largest telecommunication companies, Singtel, in order to acquire a digital full bank license in the Asian country. Singapore is currently accepting applications for a licenses to establish… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Posts Update on Digital Bank Application Process

Earlier this year the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) revealed its intent to issue digital bank licenses. Announced in June, applicants have until the end of this year (December 31) to apply. This means a license for digital-only banks. Existing traditional banks that offer digital… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Commences Consultation on Digital Payment Tokens, E-Money

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the securities regulator for the country, has commenced consultation on “E-money and digital payment tokens (DPTs).” Singapore is a well-recognized Fintech hub. Financial innovation in the country has been aided by the explicit support of policymakers including the leading… Read More

Singapore Fintech Festival Reports Over 60,000 Participants this Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sponsored Singapore Fintech Festival attracted over 60,000 participants this year. The week-long event that recently ended saw registrations from 140 different countries along with 569 different speakers, 1000 exhibitors, and 41 international pavilions. This is according to MAS. Singapore… Read More

Digital Securities Platform iSTOX Raises $5 Million in Funding Led by Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings

iSTOX, a regulated capital markets platform that provides digital security issuance and trading, has raised $5 million in funding from Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings. According to a release from iSTOX, the funding also brings a valuable partnership that provides a gateway to accredited and institutional… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Works with Financial Sector on Framework for AI and Big Data

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is working with financial industry partners to create a framework for financial institutions on the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics (AIDA). The new framework has been given the name “Veritas.” The goal is to enable… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Boosts Fintech Cooperation with Canada, Tightens Relationship with Banque de France

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the leading financial regulator and central bank of Singapore, has announced renewed cooperation on Fintech with Canadian Securities Regulators while simultaneously announcing a tighter relationship with the Banque de France. The announcements were released during Singapore’s annual Fintech Week… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Fintech Research Platform to Help Investors and Financial Institutions Connect to Fintechs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has partnered with Deloitte and S&P Global Market Intelligence to develop a prototype platform for a Fintech Research Platform to help pair Fintech startups with investors and financial institutions. The goal of the platforms is to help fintechs partner… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Partners with JP Morgan, Temasek on Blockchain based Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is partnering with JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Temasek on a blockchain-based payments platform that is capable of handling different currencies. JP Morgan has previously announced the development of an in-house crypto labeled JPM Coin. The eventual goal is… Read More

End to End Digital Securities Facilitator Propine Accepted into Monetary Authority of Singapore Fintech Sandbox

Propine, described as a comprehensive securities services provider for digital securities, has been accepted into the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Fintech Regulatory Sandbox.  Singapore is a prominent Fintech hub and has pushed forward on the emerging digital security sector powered by distributed ledger technology. … Read More

Singapore: 20 Finalists for the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator Announced

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the 20 finalists for the Global Fintech Hackcelerator as part of the 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SFF x SWITCH). In a release, MAS said the finalists were selected from two… Read More

Open Banking: Learning Lessons from Asia

With the implementation of PSD2 in Europe, Open Banking payment solutions are starting to be rolled out across the UK and Europe. But while the core Open Banking payment solutions are live, there is a long way to go until we see the widespread adoption… Read More

Singapore-based Regulated Digital Exchange AirCarbon Launches Tokenized Carbon Credits Trading Platform

Carbon exchange AirCarbon has announced the launch of a globally accessible tokenized carbon credits trading platform. The Singapore-based platform will allow airline companies to purchase and sell tokens that represent Eligible Emission Units (EEUs) or carbon offset credits. The platform’s services were recently approved by… Read More

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