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Singapore: MAS, IFSCA to Pursue Cross-Border Fintech Innovations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement (CA) in order “to facilitate regulatory collaboration and partnership in FinTech.” The CA will promote the following: Regulatory Sandbox Collaboration – MAS and IFSCA will “leverage… Read More

Singapore: MAS Releases Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025

Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Finance, and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Deputy Chairman, launched the Financial Services Industry Transformation Map (ITM) 2025. The ITM 2025 lays out the growth strategies “to further develop Singapore as a leading international financial centre in… Read More

MAS, SGX Group Introduce ESGenome Disclosure Portal to Streamline Sustainability Reporting

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX Group) have jointly launched ESGenome, a digital disclosure portal for companies “to report Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data in a structured and efficient manner, and for investors to access such data in a consistent… Read More

Singapore: Parliament Question Sheds Light on BNPL Activity

Earlier today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) posted a letter addressed Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of MAS. An MP, Derrick Goh, inquired about buy now – pay later (BNPL) activity in the country. Responding to the inquiry, the Minister shared… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Clarifies on Digital Assets. Yes to Innovation, No on Crypto Speculation (But No Ban)

MAS Supports Digital Asset Innovation, No Ban on Crypto Trading but Seeks to Limit Retail Access Singapore is a top global Fintech hub and the leading Asian center for innovation in financial services. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has long aided the digitization of… Read More

Next: Hodlnaut Suspends Withdrawals, Cancels Application for License

Hodlnaut, a Singapore-based crypto platform, has halted all withdrawals, token swaps, and deposits – effective immediately. Holdlnaut is a crypto lending and borrowing platform that was founded in 2019 by Bitcoin maximalists Juntao Zhu and Simon Lee. Hodlnaut supported seven different digital assets: BTC, WBTC,… Read More

Singapore: DTC Secures MPI License MAS to Offer Digital Payment Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted Digital Treasures Center (DTC) the Major Payment Institution (MPI) license. Securing the full license “means DTC has exited from the exemption status and is now a fully regulated provider (MAS license number: PS20200531) of Digital Payment Token… Read More

Singapore Governmen Responds to Parliamentary Questions Pertaining to TerraUSD – LUNA

The Singapore government has posted a response to questions emanating from Parliament pertaining to the collapse of TerraUSD – LUNA. TerraUSD was an aspiring algorithmic stablecoin that was tied to LUNA. TerraUSD sought to maintain a US dollar peg but failed in its mission, thus… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and International Financial Services Centre Authority Exchange MoU

The International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on supervisory cooperation “in the presence of the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi at GIFT City, Gandhinagar, India.” The MOU provides… Read More

MAS, Google Cloud Introduce Point Carbon Zero Program to Support Climate Fintech Solutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Google Cloud have jointly launched the Point Carbon Zero Program “to drive the innovation, incubation and scaling of climate FinTech solutions in Asia.” The Program is “a collaboration under MAS’ Project Greenprint and seeks to use climate FinTech… Read More

Ex- Bank of England Senior Advisor to Lead MetaVerse Green Exchange’s Climate Action in SE Asia

MetaVerse Green Exchange (MVGX), a digital “green” exchange licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), announced the appointment of former Bank of England Senior Advisor Michael Sheren as President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) as the firm “strengthens its end-to-end suite of… Read More

Singapore: MAS Responds to Parliamentary Question on Crypto Trading

A member of the Singapore Parliament has inquired as to whether, or not, the government intends on further restrictions on crypto trading. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of MAS (the Monetary Authority of Singapore) has issued a response. Shanmugaratnam states that this… Read More

MAS Enhances Financial Institutions Business Continuity to Address Threats

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently issued revised Guidelines on Business Continuity Management (BCM) for financial institutions, to help them strengthen their resilience “against service disruptions arising from IT outages, pandemic outbreaks, cyber-attacks and physical threats.” The revisions take into account learnings “from the… Read More

Ant Group Launches Digital Bank in Singapore: ANEXT Bank

Mega-Fintech Ant Group has announced the launch of ANEXT Bank, a digital wholesale bank, in Singapore. Several years back, Singapore commenced the approval of digital-only banking licenses. Ant Group was one of the approved digital banking providers. ANEXT Bank is one of the two successful… Read More

Singapore Announces Project Guardian as it Reviews the Potential of Asset Tokenization

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the launch of Project Guardian, an effort to reveal the value created in leveraging asset tokenization. Singapore has long been a top Asian Fintech hub and there are multiple Fintechs in the digital asset sector based in… Read More

Singapore’s OCBC Hit With SGD 330M Additional Cap Requirement Following Phishing Scams

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed an additional capital requirement of around SGD 330 million on OCBC Bank. The city-state’s regulatory authority noted that this latest move was in response to the deficiencies in the banking institution’s response to a set of “spoofed”… Read More

AI Pioneer Red Dot Analytics Teams Up with MetaVerse Green Exchange to Support Carbon Neutral Data Centers

MetaVerse Green Exchange (MVGX), a digital green exchange licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and industrial AI pioneer Red Dot Analytics (RDA), a deep tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, have announced a collaboration “to enable greater sustainability in… Read More

Coinhako Acquires MPI License to Offer Digital Payment Token Services in Singapore

The team at Coinhako is pleased to confirm that their firm has been granted the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) official approval “for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license.” Securing the full license means that the firm will be able “to legally operate as regulated… Read More

Fintech Insights Report for Q1 from FT Partners Says It’s Set to be Another Record Year for Fintechs

FT Partners recently shared their Q1 2022 Fintech Insights Report. As noted in the update from FT Partners, it has been a record year for financing in Fintech. The firm is internationally known for its expertise in the Fintech industry. FT Partners has associations with… Read More

Australia, Singapore to Deepen Fintech Collaboration

Australia Treasury and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently signed the Australia-Singapore Fintech Bridge Agreement in order “to strengthen cooperation between the Fintech ecosystems of both countries.” The commencement of discussions to develop the Fintech Bridge was “announced in June 2021, when Australian Prime… Read More

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