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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

European Crypto Investment Platform Change Opens Office in Singapore in Step for Global Expansion

Change, a European crypto investment platform, says it has opened an office in Singapore in the first step towards global expansion. Singapore is a noted Fintech hub that is supported by a regulatory regime that seeks to enable Fintech innovation. This past summer, Change reported… Read More

HaloDAO, a Stablecoin Marketplace Protocol, and Yield Guild Games to Support Cash Outs in Southeast Asia

HaloDAO is collaborating with YGG for “local” stablecoin support “for simpler cash out,” according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. HaloDAO, a stablecoin marketplace protocol, is working cooperatively with Yield Guild Games (YGG) to “enable YGG community members to support simpler cash outs in… 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

NPCI, the Global Unit of National Payment Corp of India, and Liquid Group to Support QR Enabled Transactions

NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the global division of the National Payment Corporation of India, has teamed up with Liquid Group Pte. Ltd., a cross border payments provider, in order to support UPI QR-enabled payments acceptance in 10 different markets across North Asia and Southeast… Read More

Regtech Firm AsiaVerify Provides a Much Needed Process to Know Your Customer Across the Asia Pacific Region

Making certain a person or business is actually who or what they claim to be is very important. In a world that has migrated to virtual offices and digital meetings, the task of validation is an even greater necessity. AsiaVerify is a Regtech firm based… Read More

Digital Banking Platform to be Launched by Standard Chartered and Singapore’s NTUC

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) is partnering with Singapore-based National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) in order to establish an all-digital banking platform. Standard Chartered subsidiary SCBSL will reportedly be providing SGD 144 million for 60% of the joint initiative, with NTCU-controlled BetaPlus retaining the other 40%… Read More

SPACs: Singapore Exchange (SGX) Introduces Updated SPAC Listing Guidelines

Singapore Exchange (SGX) recently revealed that they’ve created updated rules that will allow Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to list on its Mainboard “effective 3 September 2021.” Tan Boon Gin, CEO of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo), noted that SGX’s SPAC framework should give firms… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Platform StashAway Expands Business Operations into Thailand

StashAway, a digital wealth management platform, has officially launched in Thailand, which marks a completely new overseas market for the Singapore-headquartered Fintech firm. StashAway, which mainly offers Robo-advisory services, has already established operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. The StashAway platform, currently accessible to… Read More

Cabital, a Firm that Helps You Generate Income on Crypto, Raises $4 Million in Seed Funding

Cabital, a crypto exchange, wallet, and yield platform, has raised $4 million in seed funding according to a note from the company. Investors include SIG, Dragonfly, and GSR. The post-money valuation was pegged at $40 million. Cabital reports that it previously raised $3 million in… 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

FOMO Pay Receives Regulatory Approval from Monetary Authority of Singapore

FOMO Pay, Fintech based in Singapore, has been approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to operate three new regulated activities — Merchant Acquisition Service, Domestic Money Transfer Service, and Digital Payment Token Service. FOMO Pay describes itself as a one-stop digital payment solution… Read More

Singapore based Zipmex, a Digital Assets Platform, Secures $41M via Series B

Singapore-based Zipmex, a digital assets platform, has secured $41 million through a Series B round which was led by Bank of Ayudhya’s VC division, Krungsri Finnovate. Zipmex‘s latest investment round is joined by Plan B Media Public Company Ltd, Master Ad Public Company Ltd, MindWorks… Read More

Standard Chartered and Linklogis to Offer Blockchain based Trade Finance Platform, Olea

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) has launched a joint initiative with Linklogis, a supply chain finance tech solution provider from China, in order to provide a blockchain or DLT-powered trade finance platform, called Olea. Standard Chartered stated that Olea is an all-digital trade finance origination and… Read More

Singapore-based Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) Appoints Susan Hwee as New Chair

Singapore-based Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), an electronic payment solution provider, has confirmed the appointment of Susan Hwee, UOB’s Head of Group Technology and Operations as its new Chairperson. Susan’s appointment should become effective from September 1, 2021. The chairmanship of NETS is usually rotated… Read More

Trading Technologies International and Mysteel Commodity Services to Offer Liquidity Pools to Support Commodities Products

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), an international provider of high-performance professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions, and Mysteel Singapore Pte ltd (known as Mysteel Commodity Services), an established commodities broker with a “major focus” on China, confirmed that they’ve partnered to introduce an electronic… 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

Islamic Crowdfunding Platform Ethis Global Secures RM 6.8M to Expand Operations in Southeast Asia

Ethis Global Sdn Bhd, which operates “regulated” Shariah-compliant, “ethical” and impact focused investment crowdfunding platforms in Indonesia and Malaysia and social finance platform GlobalSadaqah, recently revealed that it finalized an RM6.8 million (appr. $1.62 million) pre-Series A round. The proceeds have will be allocated towards… Read More

Digital Horizon Venture Fund Invests in Honest Bank Series A

Digital Horizon Venture Fund this week was among the investors in Singapore Fintech Honest Bank’s Series A financing round. The company raised a total of $19.7 million, with the round led by Insignia Ventures Partners and Digital Horizon VC. Digital Horizon contributed $5.5 million of… Read More

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