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ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Partners with R3 on CBDCs

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) has partnered with R3 to build and test central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs have emerged as a hot topic of governmental innovation – fueled in part by the rise of stablecoins utilized as digital references of fiat currency…. Read More

Singapore Fintech BondEvalue Acquires $6M via Series A from Citigroup, MassMutual Ventures SE Asia, Others

Singapore-headquartered Fintech firm BondEvalue has secured $6 million in capital through its Series A round. The company has raised $10 million in total (to date). MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia and Citigroup were the new investors in BondEvalue’s latest investment round and are now expected to… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Sets Aside $1.8B for Climate Related Investment Initiatives

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulatory authority of the city-state, confirmed recently that it will be setting aside $1.8 billion for Climate-related investment initiatives. The MAS, which administers the various statutes pertaining to money, banking, insurance, securities, and the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mojaloop Foundation to Support the Financially Underserved with Digital Currency Settlement Systems

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Mojaloop Foundation revealed on Wednesday (May 26, 2021) that MAS will be joining the Mojaloop Foundation as a Sponsor-level member in order to collaborate on offering the underserved access to “affordable” financial services via digital currency based settlement… Read More

Global Fintech Hackcelerator, the 6th Edition, Launched by Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulatory authority of Singapore revealed on May 6, 2021 that it has introduced the sixth edition of the Global Fintech Hackcelerator, with the theme “Harnessing Technology to Power Green Finance.” As mentioned in the… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Adyen Acquires Approval from MAS to Perform Merchant Acquistion Services in Singapore

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), a global payments solution provider, reveals that its Singapore-based business entity has managed to acquire approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The permit will allow Adyen to perform merchant acquisition services under the Payment Services Act 2019 (PSA). Effective from… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Dedicates S$42 Million for Regtech Initiatives

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced a new grant program targeting Regulatory Technology or Regtech that is said to be an enhancement of the Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG) scheme to accelerate technology adoption.  In a public statement, MAS said it will commit S$42… Read More

Regtech: Compliance Firm Uppsala Security to Create Virtual Asset AML Solution for South Korean Crypto Exchange

Uppsala Security, a provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity, has revealed they’ve entered into a contract to create a ‘Virtual Asset AML’ solution for the Coin&Coin exchange that “complies with the amendment of the Special Money Act in South… Read More

Fintech focused Graduate Level Programs will be Offered by National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS), a leading research university and the oldest higher education institution in the city-state, will reportedly be providing two new graduate-level programs focused on Fintech during the upcoming academic year. The program aims to assist with creating a comprehensive ecosystem… Read More

Uppsala Security Receives Financial Sector Development Grant from the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Uppsala Security has revealed that it received a Financial Sector Development Grant from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Uppsala Security, an established provider of tools for Crypto AML, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Cybersecurity confirmed on April 2, 2021, that they were chosen by… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Help International Monetary Fund in Providing Assistance to Low-Income Nations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) revealed on March 31, 2021, that Singapore plans to take part in global efforts to improve the overall capacity of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide assistance to “vulnerable” low-income nations in “dealing with the economic fallout from… Read More

Vancouver Fintech Beanworks Set for $105M Acquisition by French Enterprise Services Company Quadient SA ADR

Vancouver-based Fintech firm Beanworks will reportedly be acquired for $105 million. As reported by BIV, Beanworks is considered a high-growth tech firm and its acquisition deal is estimated at over $100 million. French enterprise services company Quadient SA ADR stated on Monday (March 22, 2021)… Read More

iSTOX Tokenizes Astrea VI Private Equity Bonds

iSTOX, a tokenization platform regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), says it has tokenized Astrea VI private equity bonds which were issued earlier this month by Astrea VI Pte. Ltd. iSTOX claims this is the first time digital tokens with exposure to bonds… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later or BNPL Adoption on Track to Reach $7.3B in 2027 with APAC being the Fastest-Growing Region: Report

Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL adoption is on track to grow significantly in the next few years with the Asia-Pacific region being one of the main drivers. A study performed by Coherent Market Insights reveals that the international BNPL market had been valued at… Read More

Bursa Malaysia to Work with Fintech Firms to Enhance its Operational Efficiency

Bursa Malaysia, the nation’s stock exchange, is reportedly planning to work closely with Fintech firms or other strategic business partners in order to enhance its value proposition and improve its operational efficiency. Bursa Malaysia stated that these efforts should help the exchange grow and take… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Requests Residents to use E-Hongbao, a Virtual Red Packet for Gifting During Lunar New Year

The 2021 Lunar New Year is approaching and authorities in Southeast Asia are now encouraging locals to turn to virtual red packets and online transactions, instead of using paper currency notes (in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19). Asian residents are also being… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Warns Public about Serious Risks of Trading in Securities Incited by Social Media Groups

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, and the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) have asked the general public to be on alert to the potential risks that may be involved in trading in securities incited by online discussion… Read More

Singapore Police, Securities Regulators, Announce Investigation into CoAssets Collapse

CoAssets, an early entrant in the investment crowdfunding sector that once saw its shares trade on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), is being investigated by government authorities in Singapore following the news the company was shutting down. Earlier this month, CoAssets issued the following statement:… Read More

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

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