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US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Monetary Authority of Singapore Agree to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed an agreement to collaborate on Fintech innovation. MAS has signed many of these types of agreements over the past several years. The CFTC is unique in the US as… Read More

Singapore: Fintech Has Created 1/4 of New Financial Sector Jobs in Past Two Years

Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), delivered a speech today at the MAS Annual Report Media Conference. Within the prepared remarks, Menon revealed that “Fintech alone is estimated to have contributed close to 2,000 of the net jobs created during… Read More

Singapore Partners with Vietnam as MAS Signs New Fintech Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) have agreed to form a new partnership to encourage Fintech innovation while simultaneously strengthening cooperation in banking supervision. MAS has signed numerous bilateral Fintech agreements with many different jurisdictions. The strategy has… Read More

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Monetary Authority of Singapore Critiques Cryptocurrency Market

In a speech delivered at the Money20/20 Asia conference in Singapore, Ravi Menon, MD of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) delivered a speech assessing the state of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Entitled, “Crypto Tokens: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Menon… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches Consultation on Payments Including Cryptocurrencies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a second consultation on a payments regulatory framework, known as the Payment Services Bill. The Bill is designed to streamline the regulation of payment services under a single legislation, expand the scope of regulated payment activities to… Read More

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas & Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs New Fintech Co-operation Agreement

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Thursday they have signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement (CA) to promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets. The BSP-MAS CA was signed at the sidelines of the second… Read More

Competing Fintech Hubs Singapore & Hong Kong Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen Fintech ties between the two Asian financial centers. There was a signing ceremony organized by HKMA today in Hong Kong. As part of the Agreement,… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore: DLT is a Natural Platform for Collaboration

Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the  Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), spoke about the intrinsic potential of Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) at the Global Blockchain Business Conference last week in India. Singapore is the leading Fintech hub in southeast Asia and is keen… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Singapore on Regulating Fintech: “Financial Regulators Should not be Afraid to Work Collaboratively”

This is a special time of the year in Washington, DC. It is the annual Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank meaning a diverse group of policymakers and regulators descend upon the US Capitol clogging restaurants and over-booking hotels. This also means there… Read More

France & Singapore Boost Fintech Ties with Agreement Between MAS & ACPR / AMF

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is continuing its push to collaborate with financial regulators around the world to improve Fintech innovation and collaboration. MAS today announced a cooperation agreement with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés… Read More

Finance Disrupted: Is London’s Fintech Crown Debatable?

The State of Fintech in the United Kingdom. Observers in London see a paradox at the heart of today’s financial technology sector. If Fintech is all about playing the cutting edge and disrupting the mainstream, how come so many Fintech players and commentators obsess so… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Regulations Update: “Our Vision is to Make Singapore an Electronic Payments Society”

Financial regulation alterations are underway in order to ensure that electronic payments can be facilitated in Singapore making good on the city-state’s promise that this region is dedicated to becoming a fintech center, according to a release. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) intends to streamline existing its… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Creates Global Panel to Advise on Fintech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has created an blue ribbon International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP) to advise MAS on global Fintech developments. The list of participants is highly impressive roster of Fintech leaders.  The Panel includes: Dr. Andreas Braun – Head of Global Data… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Sponsor Fintech Festival in November

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is to host a week-long ‘Fintech Festival’ to promote the island economy as a global hub for innovative financial services. The idea was mentioned in a speech by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and… Read More

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