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ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Partners with R3 on CBDCs

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) has partnered with R3 to build and test central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs have emerged as a hot topic of governmental innovation – fueled in part by the rise of stablecoins utilized as digital references of fiat currency…. Read More

Southeast Asian Insurtech Igloo Reports Solid Growth in 2021, Claims 130 Million Policies Sold

Igloo, previously doing business as “Axinan”, is said to be the first full-stack Insurtech firm to emerge from Singapore. Currently, Igloo has offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Igloo has distributed a note claiming 3X growth in GWP [gross written premiums] in… Read More

Nomura has Chosen Refinitv, a Financial Market Solution Provider, to Support Wealth Management in Singapore, Hong Kong

Nomura has reportedly chosen Refintiv, a multinational provider of financial market data and infrastructure, in order to leverage the Fintech firm’s wealth management solutions across Hong Kong and Singapore. The Refinitiv Workspace for Wealth Advisors will be used as the main platform to provide up-to-date… Read More

Digital Asset and Fintech focused BC Technology Group Receives $70M Investment from Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund

BC Technology Group, a digital asset and Fintech-focused firm as well as the parent of OSL, has acquired a $70 million (appr. HKD 543.19 million) investment from Singapore’s GIC, the city-state’s sovereign wealth fund. BC Technology Group says it’s planning to further develop and improve… Read More

Chamber of Digital Commerce Welcomes Zilliqa and Newly Formed Zilliqa Capital as New Members

Singapore-based Zilliqa Research Pte. Ltd., the “high” security, high speed, and low fee Layer 1 blockchain protocol firm, and its sister company Zilliqa Capital Pte. Ltd, the tech firm whose goal is to become the “central business and investment hub” for Zilliqa, recently announced that… Read More

Osome, an Accounting and Regtech Super App for SMEs, Secures $16M via Series A

Osome, a three-year-old Super App that digitizes accounting and compliance services for small businesses, has secured $16 million through a Series A round that received contributions from a group of investors including Target Global, AltaIR Capital, Phystech Ventures, S16VC, and Peng T. Ong (who joined… Read More

Innovation and Ventures Division at Standard Chartered and Franklin Templeton Introduce Wealth, Health, Lifestyle Platform

The innovation and ventures division at Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) has teamed up with fund manager Franklin Templeton in order to introduce a “wealth, health and lifestyle” consumer platform for Singapore residents. Excited to announce our partnership with @FTI_Global to launch Autumn in SG, a… Read More

Singapore Fintech MatchMove Receives $100M Investment from IT Services Firm Nityo Infotech

IT services firm Nityo Infotech has reportedly invested $100 million in Singapore-based Fintech company MatchMove Pay in exchange for an equity stake. Nityo is now the largest shareholder in MatchMove. Nityo‘s management noted that they value the company at $500 million pre-money and $600 million… Read More

E-Signatures: Singapore’s UOB Is Piloting Government Technology Agency or GovTech Sign with Singpass

Singapore‘s United Overseas Bank (UOB), a multinational banking organization with branches mostly based in Southeast Asian countries, has announced that it’s piloting the use of Government Technology Agency’s (GovTech) “Sign with Singpass” where a client’s digital signature is used to complete transactions or access product… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Sets Aside $1.8B for Climate Related Investment Initiatives

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulatory authority of the city-state, confirmed recently that it will be setting aside $1.8 billion for Climate-related investment initiatives. The MAS, which administers the various statutes pertaining to money, banking, insurance, securities, and the… Read More

Supply Chain Fintech Stemly, Incubated by ING Labs, Now Operating Independently with $2.5M Investment

Stemly, a supply chain inventory management and finance firm that was incubated by ING Labs in Singapore, has decided to now operate as a separate, independent initiative. VC fund Elev8, ING Ventures and EDB New Ventures, the corporate venture building division of EDB, along with… Read More

Singapore based UNOBank Receives Digital Bank License in Philippines

UNObank has received a digital bank license in the Philippines, according to a note from the company. Singapore-based Fintech DigibankASIA Pte. Ltd., creator of UNObank, has received approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to operate a bank in the Philippines. The company claims… Read More

U.S. Fintech Taulia Announces New Footprint in China & Singapore

  Taulia, a U.S.-based working capital solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it has expanded its global footprint by growing its presence in both China and Singapore. Founded in 2009, Taulia claims to be a leading provider of working capital solutions. Through a combination of its… Read More

Financial Technology Firms UP Fintech, Sea, Huobi, Razer Added to MSCI Global Index

Financial technology companies UP Fintech (NASDAQ:TIGR), an Asian online brokerage firm focusing on global investors; Sea, a digital commerce business; Huobi Technology, a blockchain-focused company; and Razer, a multinational gaming and financial services provider, were among the firms that have been added to the MSCI global indexes… Read More

Fintech Accelerator F10 and Seoul Fintech Lab to Expand their Startup Incubation Program to South Korea

F10, a leading Fintech startup incubator and accelerator program, has teamed up with Seoul Fintech Lab which is supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and K accelerator, a Fintech support center headquartered in Seoul. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to expand their incubation… Read More

Singapore’s DBS Issues SGD 15 Million Digital Bond in First Security Token Offering

Singapore-based DBS Bank Ltd (SGX:D05), a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in assets, revealed on Monday (May 31, 2021) that it has priced a SGD 15 million (appr. $11.35 million) digital bond, which marks DBS Digital Exchange’s (DDEx) first security… Read More

Croatia’s P2P Lending Marketplace Robo.cash Is Preparing for $5M Bond Placement in Singapore

Croatia’s Robo.cash, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, reveals that its parent holding company, the Robocash Group, is getting ready for a $5 million bond placement in the coming days. As noted in an update, dated May 27, 2021, by Robo.cash, the Group intends to issue bonds… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mojaloop Foundation to Support the Financially Underserved with Digital Currency Settlement Systems

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Mojaloop Foundation revealed on Wednesday (May 26, 2021) that MAS will be joining the Mojaloop Foundation as a Sponsor-level member in order to collaborate on offering the underserved access to “affordable” financial services via digital currency based settlement… Read More

Singapore: BNPL hoolah Partners with BridgerPay

hoolah, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech, has partnered with BridgerPay – a payments platform that operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. According to a not from the company, hoolah is the first and only BNPL provider in Asia to partner with BridgerPay… Read More

Standard Chartered and Tazapay Agree to Offer Digital Escrow Services via B2B Marketplace Proxtera

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN)  has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with payments company Tazapay in order to provide digital escrow services to buyers and sellers interested in trading globally via Proxtera, a B2B marketplace network. The initiative is Standard Chartered’s very first escrow-as-a-service… Read More

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