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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

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

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