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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

KPMG Releases Global Technology Innovation Report

  KMPG just released part one of its Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies 2017 publication series, Global Technology Innovation Hubs. In the report, KPMG discusses the cities, countries, people and companies that are driving innovative development around the world. The report is based on data… Read More

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

Fintech Startup Invictus Hooks Up with IBM on Blockchain Tech

Singapore-based Fintech startup Invictus has partnered with IBM (NYSE:IBM) to leverage their cloud and blockchain tech to power their order, logistic and payment platform (OLP). Invictus will also be working with the IBM “Bluemix Garage” in Singapore to design a distributed ledger (DLT) platform prototype on the… Read More

Singapore Proposes to Limit Usage of Coins

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has proposed a limitation on the usage of coins for payment of goods and services. Recognizing the waning importance of coin-based currency, MAS pitched new legal tender limits as follows: A legal tender limit of 10 coins per denomination… Read More

Gaining Traction: Singapore P2P Lender Silver Bullion Hits 1000 Loan Milestone, Over S$27M Lent

Launched only 19 months ago, Silver Bullion Pte Ltd‘s bullion has secured P2P loan platform has matched 1000 loans. While it took roughly 13 months to match its first500 loans, it took only another 6 months for Silver Bullion to reach 1000 loans. One of… 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

“World’s Largest Fintech Hub” LATTICE80 Expands into India

Marvelstone Group, the private investment group behind Fintech hub LATTICE80, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in India to open the first LATTICE80 location outside of Singapore. Headquartered in Singapore, Marvelstone is a private investment group that develops specialized investment… 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

CoAssets Signs MOU with Fintech Pte Ltd as it Expands into Hong Kong

CoAssets (ASX: CA8), a crowdfunding platform specializing in facilitating funding for real estate and SMEs, has signed a non‐binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to invest in Fintech Pte Ltd, a Hong Kong-based Fintech company. Following due-diligence, the two companies expect to formally announce an investment… 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

Credit Suisse Partners with Singapore based Fintech Firm Mesitis

Credit Suisse has announced, “enhancements” to its digital private banking platform in Asia by partnering with Fintech company Mesitis Pte Ltd to provide its clients the ability to access “Canopy”, an automated account aggregation platform and reporting solution through Credit Suisse’s digital private banking platform…. Read More

Asian B2B Robo-Advisor Bambu Updates on One Year Anniversary

Bambu, the Singapore-based Robo-Advisory platform, has provided an update on their one year anniversary. Bambu is a Fintech firm that provides a white label platform for investment managers to provide a robust array of online advisory services for desktops and mobile devices. During the first year… Read More

Rules-Based Fund CapBridge Launched to Invest in Private Securities

Singapore-based CapBridge Investment Trust (CIT) is a rules-based investment trust for private securities that has just launched. Recently incubated in the Clearbridge Accelerator in Singapore, the new firm is designed to help companies raise capital globally by driving institutional and accredited money into VC-like investments…. 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

Singapore Has Just Published a Document on their Next Phase of Growth & Fintech /Alternative Finance Plays a Big Role

Singapore’s Committee on Future Economy (CFE) has identified seven strategies for Singapore’s next stage of growth in its report. Singapore has experienced an enviable period of economic growth and prosperity. The island city-state tmaintains one of the highest standards of living in the world. The… Read More

China-New Zealand Payments Service Latipay Raises $3M

Latipay is an online payments service between China and New Zealand, and it has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Jubilee Capital Management, a Singaporean VC firm.  New Zealand VC firms Tuhua Fund and Zino Fund also participated, according to e27. The company intends to… 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