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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

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

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

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

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

Chinese Fintech FinVolution Scores Capital Markets Services License From Monetary Authority of Singapore

  FinVolution Group, a China-based fintech that connects underserved individual borrowers with financial institutions, announced on Tuesday its subsidiary has received the Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to conduct regulated activities in dealing in capital markets products in Singapore. Finvolution reported… 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

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

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

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