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IBM Launches New Developer Tools for Financial Services & Announces Monetary Authority of Singapore Supported Fintech Hub

On Monday, IBM announced the launch of its new developer tools specifically for financial services, which is known as the IBM Cloud for Financial Services. The new tools will notably offer the “essential building blocks” for financial services app creations. IBM reported that over 100,000… Read More

Singapore & Japan to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

Less than a week after Japan inked an agreement to partner with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan has announced a cooperation framework with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Similar to other existing arrangements by MAS,… Read More

Money20/20 Gears Up for Inaugural Fintech Event: Money20/20 Asia

Money20/20, one of the world’s largest Fintech events, is gearing up for the inaugural Money20/20 Asia.  At a recent press event, Philip Thomas, CEO, Ascential Events, outlined why Singapore had been selected as a host city for the first ever Money20/20 event. Thomas said that… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Works to Boost Blockchain Utilization: Looks to Central Bank Digital Currency

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has concluded a “proof-of-concept project” to conduct domestic inter-bank payments using distributed ledger technology (DLT) also commonly referenced as Blockchain. The project, in partnership with R31 and a consortium2 of financial institutions, was first announced in November 2016. “This wholesale payments project… Read More

MAS-Backed: Startupbootcamp FinTech Announces Startups Joining Singapore Accelerator Program

Startupbootcamp FinTech, the global accelerator for fintech startups, has announced the 12 international startups that will join its accelerator program in Singapore. The cohort was selected after a final evaluation from a panel of industry experts and VCs, covering multiple aspects of the fintech sector including wealth… Read More

Singapore & Abu Dhabi Sign Cooperation Agreement on Fintech Innovation

  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a “Cooperation Agreement” (CA) to encourage closer cooperation on the development Fintech. The agreement seeks to foster entrepreneurship and support innovation in financial services in both Singapore and Abu Dhabi. … Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Relaxes Some Rules to Improve Financing of SMEs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced regulatory changes to boost the resilience of finance companies and enhance their ability to provide financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The financial regulator said that some finance companies fill an important niche in providing access… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches Essay Competition on Disruptive Technologies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched an essay contest on “The Impact of Disruptive Technologies.” Coming from a securities regulator that theme most certainly includes the impact of Fintech innovation. The essay competition is open to all pre-university students studying in Singapore regardless… Read More

Singapore Reaffirms Fintech Collaboration with Shanghai

Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, delivered a wide-ranging speech today at the 2nd Shanghai-Singapore Financial Forum in Shanghai. Lo acknowledged the opportunities that exist between China and Singapore noting that China may become 1/3 of the world’s economy by… Read More

Singapore Lures Global Fintech Startups with Money & Guidance

Singapore is on a mission to become the global leader in Fintech innovation. From fast-tracking the creation of a regulatory Sandbox to launching the largest Fintech hub in the world, Singapore envisions a world-leading ecosystem – not just a regional hub. As part of the… Read More

Here is the MAS Response to Feedback for the Fintech Sandbox Guidelines

While the UK has been the trailblazer in the creation of the concept of a regulatory Sandbox for innovative financial firms, the rest of the world has seen the light and moving forward with their own Fintech Sandbox structures. The UK understood that rule written… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues Fintech Sandbox Guidelines

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published its Fintech “regulatory sandbox” guidelines. The intent is to encourage and enable experimentation of solutions that leverages technology innovatively to deliver improved financial products and services to both consumers and businesses. The Sandbox guidelines have incorporated feedback… Read More

Fintech Festival Kicks Off in Singapore with Backing from MAS and ABS

The very first Singapore Fintech Festival kicked off today with important support from the Singapore government. Both the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) partnered on launching the inaugural event.  The week long Fintech gathering expects to have… Read More

MoolahSense Receives Capital Markets Services from Monetary Authority of Singapore

MoolahSense , a P2P lender, has received a full Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).  The CMS license, issued today, was for “dealing in securities”.  MoolahSense reports that is is the “first marketplace lending platform in Singapore to be granted… Read More

R3 Announces Partnership With Monetary Authority of Singapore: Set to Launch Asia Blockchain Center of Excellence

On Tuesday, financial innovation firm R3 announced it is teaming up with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to launch its dedicated distributed ledge technology (DLT) Center of Excellence in Asia. This is part of the company’s region expansion plans. The new R3 Asia Lab… Read More

Fundnel Receives Capital Markets Services Licence From Monetary Authority of Singapore

Fundnel, a funding ecoystem based in Singpore, has received a provisional Capital Markets Services (CMS) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Fundnel said this was the first issued by MAS for any private investing platform.  Receipt of the licence allows Fundnel to market… Read More

Singapore Signs Fintech Cooperation Agreement with South Korea

The Korean Financial Services Commission (KFSC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a “cooperation agreement” to provide a framework to work together on Fintech initiatives.  Acdording to MAS, under the agreement the two agencies will explore potential joint innovation projects on technologies… Read More

Singapore Signs Cooperation Agreement with Southern India State of Andhara Pradesh

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed another cooperation agreement to help propel mutual interests in Fintech development.  MAS has signed an agreement to cooperate with the government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), a state in India. Andhra Pradesh is one of 29 states and… Read More

Singapore Continues Push to Dominate Asia Fintech with Swiss Cooperation Agreement

Singapore has a policy objective to become a global Fintech hub and today they are announcing another step in that direction. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has joined with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to sign an agreement to engender greater cooperation… Read More

Hitachi Teams Up With BTMU For New Blockchain Project to Check Digitalization in Singapore

Last week, Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) announced it has teamed up with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) for a blockchain technology project to check digitalization in Singapore. Both companies reported that they had started Proof of Concept (PoC) testing. During the PoC testing,… Read More