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Monetary Authority of Singapore and Nation’s Association of Banks are Encouraging Consumers to Use E-Gifting for Lunar New Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, is encouraging the country’s residents to use e-hong baos, which are monetary gifts handed out in envelopes, during the upcoming Lunar New Year. Singapore’s Association of Banks (ABS) said it would be… Read More

First Fully Regulated Digital Asset Custody Provider: Propine Graduates from Singapore Fintech Sandbox, Gains CMS License

Propine, a digital asset custody service provider, has “graduated” from the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Fintech Sandbox program. The company has been granted a Capital Markets Services (CMS) license and is now fully regulated by MAS. It is the first regulated firm of its… Read More

Singapore’s Digital Wealth Management Firm, Syfe, Introduces Cash Management Solution, Syfe Cash+

Syfe, a digital wealth management firm that’s licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has introduced the Syfe Cash+ portfolio which is the company’s cash management product. Syfe Cash+ aims to help all Singapore based consumers with growing their savings while being able to… Read More

MAS: Singapore Updates Fintech Sandbox Express Guidelines

Singapore is a jurisdiction that has worked to enable innovation in financial services. A collaborative government that encourages the financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), to enable change has created a robust Fintech ecosystem. MAS has long operated a regulatory Sandbox to help… Read More

CoAssets to Shut Down

CoAssets, now operating as CA Funding, is shutting down according to a post on the company’s website. In the post, CoAssets stated: “We regret to inform you that CA Funding Pte Ltd (CAFPL) is in the process of gradually winding down. For members who do… Read More

Fintech Firms and Incumbents are Collaborating Instead of Directly Competing in Post COVID World, Industry Analyst Explains

Collaboration is the “new competition” in the financial technology industry, according to Melody Brue, a Senior Fintech Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. Brue, a startup veteran and advisor, notes that almost every industry or sector had to “pivot” in many different ways in order… Read More

The Four Digital Banks of Singapore

Earlier this month, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the first four digital banks approved by the regulator. The first digital banks out of the gate are the culmination of a multi-year process where MAS. In June 2019, MAS announced it would approve up… Read More

Singapore’s Regulated Digital Asset Custodian Propine Develops Asset Tokenization, Compliance Solutions on Zilliqa

The team at Singapore-based Propine, a regulated digital asset custodian, notes that 3 months ago, the company was selected by blockchain platform Zilliqa as one of 8 startups to take part in the ZILHive Accelerator program. The Propine team has now confirmed that they managed… Read More

Majority of ASEAN Region Fintech Firms are Planning to Raise Additional Funds while Expanding Operations in 2021: Report

Four in five or 80% of Fintech companies in the ASEAN region are focused on expanding their operations following the COVID-19 outbreak. ASEAN member countries include Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. A report from UOB, PwC… Read More

Fintech Collaboration: Monetary Authority of Singapore and Hungary’s Magyar Nemzeti Bank to Work on Financial Tech Projects

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) have entered into a co-operation Agreement (CA) in order to collaborate on various Fintech initiatives that will enhance Singapore and Hungary’s economy. The CA aims to establish a framework for Fintech collaboration between… Read More

Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions May Increase in the UK following COVID, Linklaters Exec Predicts

The United Kingdom has maintained its status as a major global Fintech hub. But will the country be able to capture a significant share of the world’s financial technology business after Brexit and can it retain its dominant status despite the challenges created by the… Read More

Singapore: 2020 Global Fintech Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the winners of the 2020 Global Fintech Innovation Challenge. This year the theme was “Building Resilience, Seizing Opportunities, Emerging Stronger,” appropriate during the time of COVID. The awards were handed out today at the Singapore Fintech Festival… Read More

Singapore Develops Platform that Allows Residents to Consolidate their Financial Data

Singapore has introduced a data exchange platform that allows residents to consolidate their financial data which may be stored across several different databases belonging to various government agencies and banks. The data exchange solution has been developed by local government agencies, including the Monetary Authority… Read More

Reuben Lai, Senior MD at Grab Financial, Says their Digital Full Bank License Is Strong Step towards Financially Empowering Singaporeans

Reuben Lai, Senior Managing Director at Grab Financial Group, has said that he’s really excited and honored to confirm that Grab’s consortium with Singtel has acquired the digital full bank license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). As reported recently, the MAS revealed the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces the First Four Digital Banks to Receive Regulatory Approval

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on June 28, 2019, that it would issue up to two digital full bank (DFB) licenses and three digital wholesale bank (DWB) licenses. Last June, MAS announced that 14 out of 21 applications to become digital banks have met… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces that Non-Bank Financial Institutitions May Access Retail Payments Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s reserve bank and financial regulator, has revealed that eligible non-bank financial institutions (NFIs) will be able to gain direct access to the banking system’s retail payments infrastructure starting from February of next year. NFIs that are authorized to… Read More

In a Sign of the Importance of Fintech, Switzerland Finance Minister Ueli Maurer to Address Singapore Fintech Festival

Switzerland has emerged as a Fintech friendly jurisdiction and home to many blockchain-focused financial services firms. The country  has long been an important banking center and the Swiss government is keen to maintain its status in a world that is going through a digital transformation…. Read More

Digital Finance: MAS MD Explains How Fintech Can Boost Financial Inclusion

In an interview as part of the Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival taking place this week, Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), discussed how Fintech or digital finance has been boosted by the COVID health crisis. Digital Transformation Menon shared that… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Posts Finalists for Fintech Hackcelerator

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has posted the 20 finalists for the 2020 Global Fintech Hackcelerator, an annual event that saw aspiring firms look to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19. MAS states that the Global Fintech Hackcelerator identifies innovative market-ready solutions to address… Read More

MAS: Singapore and China Seek to Strengthen Fintech Connectivity

The 3rd Singapore-China (Chongqing) Connectivity Initiative (CCI) Financial Summit anticipates greater financial connectivity between the two countries, according to a note issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). At the event opening the Minister for Manpower, Singapore, Josephine Teo was said to highlight that… Read More

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