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Singapore Fintech Festival Reports Over 60,000 Participants this Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sponsored Singapore Fintech Festival attracted over 60,000 participants this year. The week-long event that recently ended saw registrations from 140 different countries along with 569 different speakers, 1000 exhibitors, and 41 international pavilions. This is according to MAS. Singapore… Read More

Digital Securities Platform iSTOX Raises $5 Million in Funding Led by Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings

iSTOX, a regulated capital markets platform that provides digital security issuance and trading, has raised $5 million in funding from Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings. According to a release from iSTOX, the funding also brings a valuable partnership that provides a gateway to accredited and institutional… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Works with Financial Sector on Framework for AI and Big Data

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is working with financial industry partners to create a framework for financial institutions on the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics (AIDA). The new framework has been given the name “Veritas.” The goal is to enable… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Fintech Research Platform to Help Investors and Financial Institutions Connect to Fintechs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has partnered with Deloitte and S&P Global Market Intelligence to develop a prototype platform for a Fintech Research Platform to help pair Fintech startups with investors and financial institutions. The goal of the platforms is to help fintechs partner… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Partners with JP Morgan, Temasek on Blockchain based Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is partnering with JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Temasek on a blockchain-based payments platform that is capable of handling different currencies. JP Morgan has previously announced the development of an in-house crypto labeled JPM Coin. The eventual goal is… Read More

End to End Digital Securities Facilitator Propine Accepted into Monetary Authority of Singapore Fintech Sandbox

Propine, described as a comprehensive securities services provider for digital securities, has been accepted into the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Fintech Regulatory Sandbox.  Singapore is a prominent Fintech hub and has pushed forward on the emerging digital security sector powered by distributed ledger technology. … Read More

Singapore-based Regulated Digital Exchange AirCarbon Launches Tokenized Carbon Credits Trading Platform

Carbon exchange AirCarbon has announced the launch of a globally accessible tokenized carbon credits trading platform. The Singapore-based platform will allow airline companies to purchase and sell tokens that represent Eligible Emission Units (EEUs) or carbon offset credits. The platform’s services were recently approved by… Read More

Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore: Tokenised Assets Can Simplify Post-trade Processes and Shorten the Settlement Cycle

In a wide-ranging speech at The World Federation of Exchanges General, Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) addressed the advent of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the utilization of regulated securities and exchanges. Singapore is a noted Fintech Hub… Read More

Shortlist for Singapore Fintech Awards Revealed

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have revealed the 40 finalists have been shortlisted for the Fintech Awards to be presented at this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF x SWITCH)…. Read More

Global Funding & Trading Platform Funderbeam Receives Financial Services License in Singapore

Fintech Funderbeam has received a financial services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This means that Funderbeam will be able to provide funding options to the Singapore market thus representing a significant expansion from its European base. Singapore based Funderbeam Markets Pte Ltd…. Read More

Singapore’s Monetary Authority Head Ravi Menon Says Libra Raises Global Financial Risks

Ravi Menon, head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank, has warned that Facebook’s controversial stablecoin project Libra raises significant global financial risks, which must be addressed by regulatory authorities.  Menon joins a growing list of regulators throughout the world who’ve… Read More

Digital Securities: Former MAS Regulator Hired as Head of Compliance at iSTOX

iSTOX, a digital securities issuer and secondary trading platform, has hired Lim Mei Shern as its new Head of Compliance. Lim was previously at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where she spent the past 15 years in the supervision of capital markets as well… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Responds to Questions on Digital Banks

Last month, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) began accepting applications for digital-only banks. The applications were being accepted by Fintechs and not established, traditional banks. MAS is expected to issue up to two digital full bank licenses and three digital wholesale bank licenses. The… Read More

Fintech: Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Regulatory Evaluation Program for the Payments Industry

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank, revealed that a new regulatory evaluation program is being developed to connect payment companies with legal service providers.  The program is part of a joint initiative launched by the MAS and the Singapore Academy of… Read More

Singapore Begins Accepting Applications for New Digital Bank Licenses for Non Bank Players

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has commenced accepting applications for digital bank licenses. The new licenses are for aspiring non-bank Fintechs. MAS seeks to ensure that Singapore’s banking sector continues to be resilient, competitive and vibrant. Applicants must have their paperwork in by December… Read More

Fintech: Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Sandbox Express For Faster Financial Services Market Testing

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Wednesday it launched Sandbox Express to provide firms with a faster option to test financial products and services in the market. MAS reported that eligible applicants can begin market testing in the pre-defined environment of Sandbox Express… Read More

International Monetary Fund Calls Financial Oversight in Singapore Among the Best Globally

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Financial Sector Assessment Program for Singapore and has reportedly “reaffirmed” Singapore’s financial sector oversight to be “among the best globally,” according to a release. The IMF said the economic fundamentals of Singapore were strong and its economic… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech Agreement with Central Bank of Kenya

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed a “Fintech Cooperation Agreement” with the Central Bank of Kenya. The agreement was finalized during the inaugural Afro-Asia Fintech Festival in Nairobi, Kenya. The two entities said they will collaborate to develop digital infrastructure services including KYC… Read More

Singapore Advances Digital Only Bank Sector with Five New Digital Bank Licenses

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will issue five new “digital bank licenses” according to the financial regulator. MAS said this was in addition to any existing Singapore banks which may also offer digital banking under existing rules. MAS said the new rules extend digital… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Does Not Want to “Legitimise” Immature Crypto Sector by Jumping to Regulate It

Citing concerns about “…anonymity, speed and cross-border nature of DPT (cryptocurrency or digital payment tokens) transactions,” the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has stated it does not want to hasten regulation of cryptocurrencies because of the potentially “legitimizing” and popularizing effect doing so could have…. Read More

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