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Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mastercard to Enhance Cooperation in Cybersecurity

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in cybersecurity, with the aim to strengthen cyber resilience in the financial services sector in Singapore. The strategic partnership aims to further cement the collaboration between… Read More

Global Fintech Nuvei Obtains MPI License in Singapore to Strengthen APAC Presence

Nuvei Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEI), the Canadian Fintech company, announces that its Singapore entity, Nuvei Singapore Pte Ltd, has been granted a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. This new license enables Nuvei to “operate three types of payments services in… Read More

Payment Cards Used in 40% of Digital Commerce Transactions in Singapore – Report

In Singapore’s dynamic e-commerce landscape, payment cards reign supreme, commanding over 40% of the market share for online transactions in 2023. As consumers increasingly pivot “towards digital channels, the country’s e-commerce market is expected to register a robust 13% growth in 2024 to reach SGD22.3… Read More

Singapore Enhances Regulation of Digital Payment Services with New Amendments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced significant amendments to the Payment Services Act (PS Act) and its subsidiary legislation, marking a pivotal step in expanding the regulatory framework for payment services within the city-state. These amendments, which aim to incorporate a broader spectrum of… Read More

Singapore: SFA FinTech Ecosystem Registry to Launch in June, Replacing Current SFA Directory

As the fintech landscape in Singapore continues to expand and evolve, the need for an updated, comprehensive registry has never been clearer, according to an update shared with CI. As stated in the announcement, the upcoming launch of the SFA FinTech Ecosystem Registry in June… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches COSMIC Platform to Combat Money Laundering

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched COSMIC, the first centralized digital platform to facilitate sharing of customer information among financial institutions (FIs) to combat money laundering (ML), terrorism financing (TF) and proliferation financing (PF) globally. The Financial Services and Markets (Amendment) Act 2023… Read More

MAS Extends Suspension of Remittances to China via Channels Not Specifically Permitted

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently issued a Notice to extend, for a further six months until 30 September 2024, the suspension of the use of channels that are not specifically permitted (non-specified channels by remittance companies “when transmitting money to persons in the… Read More

Singapore: AI Cybersecurity Startup StealthMole Lands $7m in Funding

Singapore-based AI cybersecurity firm StealthMole has announced raising $7 million in Series A funding, a round spearheaded by Korea Investment Partners (KIP). This investment round also saw contributions from Hibiscus Fund, a multinational venture between RHL Ventures, Penjana Kapital, and KB Investment, alongside Smilegate Investment…. Read More

Ant Group Announces Additional Investment in Singapore based ANEXT Bank

Alibaba’s Ant Group has reportedly committed another SGD 200 million investment into ANEXT Bank, which is its wholly-owned subsidiary and SME digital bank. This, according to media reports from March 25, 2024. As reported by DealStreetAsia, the digital finance and technology firm had previously committed… Read More

DBS and JPMorgan Asset Management Introduce Asia’s Retirement Investment Portfolio

DBS Bank, together with J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), has debuted Asia’s first global investment portfolio that not only automatically calibrates its asset allocation to an individual’s life stage and retirement timeline (also known as a “glidepath”), but also allows investors to automate their drawdowns… Read More

Digital Assets Firm OKX Obtains In-Principle Approval for Major Payment Institution License from MAS

OKX has reportedly secured an in-principle approval for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). OKX claims that it is “among the most trusted crypto platforms in the world.” OKX‘s management notes that millions of customers feel safe accessing… Read More

UK Fintech Currencycloud Obtains In-Principle Approval for Major Payment Institution License Holder from MAS

Currencycloud, a Visa solution and the specialists in simplifying business in a multi-currency world, has obtained an In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license holder from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The license will allow Currencycloud to “provide a full suite… Read More

Singapore’s Nium Secures Funds Transfer License in Japan

Nium, a real-time cross-border payments firm based in the United States and Singapore, has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first non-Japanese company to be granted a Type 1 Funds Transfer Service Provider (FTSP) license by the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA). The license… Read More

HashKey Obtains In-Principle Approval from MAS for Major Payment Institution License Application

HashKey Technology Services Pte. Ltd., the over-the-counter trading arm of HashKey Group, has received in-principle approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore for its Major Payment Institution licence application to provide digital payment token services. The in-principle approval from the MAS, which is described as… Read More

New Partnership Elevates Singapore’s Insurtech Education

Insurtech industry player The Digital Insurer (TDI) has partnered with the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) to introduce the GenAI Explorer Program, an innovative venture designed to usher in a new era for the insurance sector through the application of generative AI technology. This exclusive… Read More

Helicap, Danamon Forge Strategic Partnership to Boost FinTech, Alternative Lending in Indonesia

Fintech player Helicap Pte Ltd has partnered with PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk (Danamon) to establish the duo as a pivotal source of non-dilutive growth capital for fintech companies, alternative lending firms, and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across various sectors, including supply chain,… Read More

Singapore to Invest Over $743 Million in AI in Five Years

Singapore has announced a major investment in artificial intelligence (AI), with more than $1 billion earmarked over the next five years to propel the city-state to new heights in AI development. Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, who also serves as the Minister for Finance, unveiled… Read More

XTransfer, the Cross-Border Trade Payment Platform, Announces Key Milestone in Partnership with Deutsche Bank

XTransfer, the B2B cross-border trade payment platform, announces a key milestone in its partnership with Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank has executed XTransfer’s first onshore Thai Baht (THB) trade in Thailand, “leveraging the latest version of the Bank of Thailand‘s Non-Resident Qualified Company (NRQC) rules.” Under… Read More

Colt Technology Services Announces Completion of PoC Utilizing Singapore Exchange Group’s Derivatives Data

Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company, announced the successful completion of a three-month Proof of Concept utilizing Singapore Exchange (SGX Group)’s Derivatives data, showcasing how Market Data in the Cloud, Colt’s Multicast Raw Market data distribution service for Capital Markets, is “unlocking the full… Read More

Enforcement Actions Issued to Financial Institutions Reached “Staggering” Levels Last Year – Report

The number of enforcement actions issued to global financial institutions in 2023 “reached staggering levels that have rarely been seen in the US,” according to SteelEye’s Annual Fine Tracker. SteelEye analyzed financial penalties issued “by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures… Read More

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