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As Fintech Takes Hold, MAS Creates Cyber Security Panel to Address Security Concerns

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has created an international advisory panel for cyber security – launched in recognition of the shifting environment of financial services as increasingly all services are moving online. The newly formed panel is comprised of cyber security thought leaders from… Read More

UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue Takes Place in Singapore

The United Kingdom and Singapore has held their third UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue in Singapore today (September 8).  According to information provided by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the two countries exchanged views on domestic and international financial market developments and covered a broad range of… Read More

Singapore Payments Council Creates Taskforce for Consistent QR Code

  The Singapore Payments Council has created a task force to develop a common QR Code for the country. This is part of a broader initiative of establishing interoperable electronic payments. Singapore is keen to facilitate digital transactions. Council members advocated the use of QR… Read More

Warning! Singapore tells Consumers to Exercise Due Diligence on Initial Coin Offerings

The Monetary Authority of Singapor (MAS), along with the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) have published a warning to consumers regarding Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or Token Offers and other investment schemes involving digital coins. The ICO market and affiliated Token Offerings has risen rapidly catching… Read More

CFTE Teams Up With MAS to Expand Fintech Education Initiative Into Singapore & ASEAN

The Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to formalize plans to expand its education initiative to ASEAN. According to the organization, the prime objective is to train finance professionals in… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Creates Payments Council

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will establish a “Payments Council”, a move designed to facilitate the vision of an e-payments ecosystem in Singapore. This includes the development of seamless payments solutions like PayNow, supporting the introduction and rollout of unified point-of-sale terminals at merchants, and… Read More

Singapore Concurs with US SEC: ICOs May Be Regulated as Securities by MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is out with a statement today regarding the burgeoning Initial Coin Offering or ICO market. The cryptocurrency driven funding sector has been red hot in recent months with some issuers raising tens of millions of dollars in a totally… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

National Financial Work Conference Points Out Clear Way for Building Financial ‘Super Regulator’ The two-day national financial work conference held from July 14-15 in Beijing came up with major principles for the country’s financial work, and make statements about direct financing and the construction of… Read More

Bank of Thailand and Monetary Authority of Singapore Sign Co-op Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) signed a Fintech Cooperation Agreement at the biennial Bilateral Meeting on July 11th. In addition, they also updated the Memorandum of Understanding on Banking Supervision that the two parties already had in place…. Read More

Singapore and Denmark Sign Fintech Pact

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and has announced they have entered a Fintech agreement with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA). This new collaboration will allow companies in both Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets more fluidly. Over the past couple… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech Cooperation Agreement With Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

On Thursday, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced it signed a fintech co-operation agreement with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) to help fintech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets. The agreement was signed at the Money 20/20 European… Read More

CoAssets Receives Capital Markets License from MAS

Crowdfunding platform CoAssets (ASX:CA8) has received a Capital Markets License (CMS) from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). CoAssets started as real estate crowdfunding platform but has since added SME financing to its operation. CoAssets is based in Singapore but is publicly traded on the… Read More

InvestaCrowd Updates on Real Estate Crowdfunding in Asia

About a year ago, Crowdfund Insider connected with Julian Kwan, CEO and co-founder of Investacrowd, a real estate crowdfunding platform that was established in Singapore. Kwan was born in Australia but has spent the last 17 years in Asia – most recently Singapore. Having founded… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs MOU on Fintech with ASBA

  The Monetary  Authority of Singapore (MAS) has inked another Fintech agreement. This time MAS as signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA). The ASBA helps to develop and promote bank supervisory practices throughout the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Posts Consultation on Robo-Advisors

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a consultation on the regulation of Robo-Advisors or “Digital Advisory Services.” The consultation will close on July 7, 2017. The MAS proposal seeks to support innovation in financial services by recognising the unique characteristics of digital platforms…. Read More

Ravi Menon, Managing Director of MAS, is Re-appointed to the MAS Board of Directors

Ravi Menon, current Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has been re-appointed to the MAS board of directors. His term on the Board has now been extended to June 1, 2019. Menon began his career at MAS in 1987. He holds a Master in… Read More

Singapore: Fintech will Provide the Solution for Underbanked Individuals & Businesses

In a speech delivered to the Symposium on Asian Banking and Finance, co-hosted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the US Federal Reserve Bank of California, Ravi Menon, Managing Director of MAS, spoke about Asian banking and addressed the potential of Fintech to help the… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore & the International Finance Corporation Join in Fintech Cooperation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a “Memorandum of Cooperation” agreeing to establish and develop the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN). AFIN will strive to increase the adoption of Fintech innovation and… Read More

CCRManager Launches Platform for Tread, Supply Chain & Working Capital Finance

CCRManager Pte Ltd, a Fintech company based in Singapore, has launched an online platform for the distribution of trade finance, supply chain finance and working capital assets.  The online platform will enable banks to manage the entire process of distributing trade finance internationally to other… Read More

MAS: Singapore FinTech Festival Returns in November

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the 2nd edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival, to be held in Singapore from 13 to 17 November 2017. The event is organized in partnership with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and in collaboration with SingEx… Read More