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Digital FX Hub Created by Deutsche Bank and Monetary Authority of Singapore Completes First Set of Transactions

Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK) announced that it has completed “its first set of live trades on its electronic foreign exchange (e-FX) hub, based in SG1.” The e-FX hub, which was created with assistance from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), allows Deutsche Bank’s customers to… Read More

SBI Holdings, Sygnum, Azimut Group Introduce $75M VC Fund for Supporting Crypto Startup Investments

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, Switzerland’s crypto-asset bank Sygnum, and European asset management firm Azimut Group have introduced a VC fund of up to $75M that will be based in Singapore. It will focus on making investments in startups operating in the digital assets space…. Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Bank Negara Malaysia to Support Efficient Real-Time, Cross-Border Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s reserve bank and financial regulator, and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). the central bank of the Southeast Asian country, revealed that they are beginning a phased linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow real-time payment solutions. The initial… Read More

Digital Securities Exchange ADDX Tokenizes Allocation of Private Equity Fund Overseen by Partners Group

Digital securities exchange ADDX reveals that it has tokenized an allocation from a private equity fund that is being managed by Partners Group, an international private markets investment company. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the allocation from the Partners Group Global Value… Read More

InvestaX Introduces an Exchange in Monetary Authority of Singapore Sandbox, Offering Key Infrastructure for Digital Securities

InvestaX (IC SG Pte Ltd) has introduced an exchange in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sandbox, offering key infrastructure for “bringing liquidity to digital securities.” As mentioned in a release, InvestaX is a Singapore-based, MAS-licensed online investment and trading platform for Digital Securities (DSO)… Read More

Bad Actors Diverted, Used SMS One-Time Passwords to Perform Fraudulent Credit Cards Transfers, Affecting Singapore Consumers

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and Singapore Police Force (SPF) recently revealed that malicious actors overseas had been able to divert and use SMS one-time passwords (OTPs) to carry out fraudulent credit card transfers impacting 75 banking clients based… Read More

Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface to Connect Next Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India today have announced their intent to link Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) real-time payment systems by July 2022. The goal is to provide instantaneous, low-cost fund transfers directly from one… Read More

Switzerland’s vestr Expands Operations to Singapore Markets with Julius Baer Partnership

Switzerland-based vestr, a platform that fully digitizes the life-cycle management of actively managed investment products, has reportedly expanded its business operations to Singapore, after teaming up with Julius Baer via F10’s Fintech incubator program. As noted by its management: “Julius Baer is the international reference… Read More

Digital Securities ADDX Expands China Presence with $200M Agreement Linked to Offshore Investments

Digital securities exchange ADDX – previously doing business as iSTOX – expects to “enlarge its business in China significantly, after concluding a $200-million agreement tied to a government-granted quota for Chinese offshore investments,” according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. The Qualified Domestic Limited… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group Introduces Sustainable Finance Innovation Unit in Singapore

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has introduced a dedicated sustainable finance innovation division in Singapore as a key part of its new LSEG Labs network. As noted by the LSEG, the division will mainly focus on offering sustainable finance solutions and capabilities in order… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Chooses 15 Finalists for Global CBDC Challenge

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, revealed on August 30, 2021 that 15 finalists were selected for the international competition to create a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) solution (Global CBDC Challenge). The finalists include financial institutions,… Read More

InvestCorp and Singapore’s ADDX to Expand Use of Digital Securities in Private Markets

Investment management company Investcorp and Singapore’s private capital exchange ADDX have teamed up to further expand the use of digital securities in the private markets. The first product that been introduced under the partnership is a diversified portfolio of US residential properties from the Sunbelt… Read More

Online Real Estate Platform Fraxtor Private Ltd Acquires In-Principle Approval for Capital Markets Service License from MAS

Fraxtor Private Ltd, an online real estate platform, has acquired in-principle approval for its Capital Markets Services (CMS) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The CMS License, after it’s issued, should allow Fraxtor to issue security tokens including debentures and collective investment schemes… Read More

Crypto Exchange Independent Reserve Acquires In Principle Approval to Offer Digital Payment Token Services in Singapore

Digital currency exchange Independent Reserve revealed on Monday (August 2, 2021) that it had acquired an “in-principle approval” letter for a Major Payment Institution License in Singapore from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Payment Services Act (PSA) “to operate as a regulated… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Banque de France Announce CBDC Test on Payments and Settlements

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Banque de France (BdF) say the two agencies have successfully completed a test using central bank digital currency (CBDC) for a wholesale cross-border payment and settlement. Both jurisdictions have been known to be experimenting with CBDCs with the… Read More

DLT enabled Trade Finance Network Contour Launches Innovation Lab in Singapore to Support Digital Infrastructure

Contour, a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled trade finance network that was previously called Voltron, has established a new innovation lab in Singapore. Contour says it will be working cooperatively with its wide network of banking institutions, corporates and various other ecosystem partners to… Read More

CBDCs: Monetary Authority of Singapore Introduces International Challenge for Developing CBDC Solutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reveals that it has introduced an international challenge for retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions. The Global CBDC Challenge from the MAS will aim to find innovative retail CBDC solutions to improve existing payment processes while promoting greater… Read More

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

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