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BitGo Obtains In-Principle Approval from Monetary Authority of Singapore for Major Payment Institution License

BitGo will reportedly offer regulated digital payment token services in Singapore. BitGo says that it views Singapore as an “important hub” for digital asset innovation. BitGo, the provider of financial services for digital assets, confirmed recently that its subsidiary in Singapore, BitGo Singapore Pte. Ltd.,… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Imposes Civil Penalty of $3.9M on Credit Suisse AG for Alleged Misconduct by Relationship Managers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed a civil penalty of $3.9 million on Credit Suisse AG, for its alleged failure “to prevent or detect misconduct by its relationship managers (RMs) in the Singapore branch.” The RMs had allegedly provided clients “with inaccurate or… Read More

HashKey Capital Obtains Capital Markets Services License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

HashKey Capital Singapore Pte. Ltd., a key player focused on the blockchain and digital asset investment space, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The CMS license, granted by the MAS,… Read More

Abaxx Technologies Obtains Approved Clearinghouse License and Recognized Market Operator License from MAS

Abaxx Technologies Inc., a financial software and market infrastructure company, majority shareholder of the Abaxx Commodity Exchange and Clearinghouse, announces that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted an Approved Clearinghouse (ACH) license and Recognized Market Operator (RMO) license “to Abaxx Singapore’s fully owned… Read More

Singapore Fintech Festival a Big Hit this Year as Participants Top 66,000

Singapore is well-recognized as the top Fintech hub in Asia. Receiving solid support from the government of Singapore, the small country has hosted an annual Fintech event and according to a public statement, participation in the annual Singapore Fintech Festival topped 66,000 participants this year,… Read More

Sygnum Singapore Onboards Bordier as B2B Partner Bank

Bordier & Cie (Singapore) is Sygnum Singapore’s first B2B client since the latter received its MAS Major Payment Institutions license in October 2023 and launched its regulated Digital Payment Token (DPT) brokerage service. Globally, Sygnum has enabled “the 15+ banks and international financial institutions on… Read More

CBDCs: MAS Establishes Foundation for Usage of Digital Money in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled three initiatives to ensure the safe and innovative use of digital money in Singapore, namely: a blueprint outlining the infrastructure required for a digital Singapore dollar; expanding digital money trials; and a plan to issue a “live” central… Read More

Fintech Fave Joins Monetary Authority of Singapore in PoC to Enable Interoperability Across QR Payments Ecosystem

Fave, a consumer fintech platform in Southeast Asia and India, has announced its participation in the SGQR+ POC led by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The SGQR+ POC will be limited “to Districts 16 and 17 of Singapore and showcased during the Singapore FinTech… Read More

R3 Comments on Global Regulators Collaborating on Crypto Asset Innovation

Yesterday, CI reported that multiple regulators around the world had announced a partnership to collaborate on digital asset, or crypto asset, innovation. The goal is to enable innovation to thrive while protecting investors. The agencies participating in the partnership include the UK Financial Conduct Authority… Read More

Singapore, Japan, UK, and Switzerland to Partner on Digital Asset Innovation

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA), the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), and the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will partner on digital asset innovation, including pilots in fixed income, foreign exchange and asset management products…. Read More

Singapore central bank proposes streamlined regulatory framework for fund managers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has initiated a public consultation process as it seeks to revamp the regulatory framework governing fund managers. The proposal aims to disband the existing Registered Fund Management Companies (RFMCs) regime, providing an opportunity for current RFMCs to transition to… Read More

Saudi Central Bank SAMA, Monetary Authority of Singapore to Work on Fintech Initiatives

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) signed a cooperation agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in Riyadh, in the field of Fintech and innovation. The agreement was signed by Ayman Al-Sayari, Governor of SAMA, and Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of… Read More

Global Deal Activity Declines by Over 24% YoY During Q1-Q3 2023 – Report

A total of 40,374 deals (comprising mergers & acquisitions (M&A), private equity, and venture financing deals) were announced globally during the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2023. This represents a year-on-year (YoY) “decline of 24.3% in volume over 53,369 deals announced during the same period… Read More

Fintech Ripple Now Fully Licensed to Offer Digital Payment Token Services in Singapore

Earlier this year, Ripple received in-principle approval of its Major Payments Institution (MPI) license application from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Four months on, Ripple is pleased to “announce that its Singapore subsidiary, Ripple Markets APAC Pte Ltd, has secured its full MPI license… Read More

Coinbase Acquires Major Payment Institution License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

Coinbase Singapore has obtained a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. This development, coming after Coinbase’s (NASDAQ:COIN) initial In Principle Approval, amplifies their commitment to the Singapore market, enabling them “to expand their provision of Digital Payment Token services to… Read More

Singapore’s Too-Big-To-Fail Insurers to Face Higher Capital Requirements in 2024

Starting next year, four top insurance companies headquartered in Singapore – AIA Singapore, Income Insurance, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, and The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company – will undergo heightened capital requirements, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced. Specifically, the four insurers will… Read More

Singapore: Chia Der Jiun to be Appointed MD of MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that the President of the Republic of Singapore has appointed Chia Der Jiun “as Managing Director (Designate), MAS from 1 November 2023 to 31 December 2023, and as Managing Director, MAS from 1 January 2024 to 31 May 2026.”… Read More

Payoneer Singapore Obtains Major Payment Institution License to Empower SMEs

Payoneer Singapore Private Limited, a subsidiary of Payoneer Global Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYO), the financial technology company empowering the world’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to transact, do business, and grow globally, has been “granted a Major Payment Institution License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore… Read More

Singapore Reveals Regulatory Framework for Stablecoins

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has revealed the regulatory framework for compliant stablecoins. Singapore is the top Fintech hub in Asia. MAS is a key collaborator in enabling Fintech innovation. In 2022, MAS kicked off a public consultation on stablecoins, asset-backed digital assets typically… Read More

TerraPay Obtains In-Principle Approval for MPI License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, has secured an In-Principle Approval for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), “marking a significant step towards being a payments company with the most regulatory approvals.” With this coveted approval from MAS,… Read More

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