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Singapore Fintech Festival 2019

ATTENDED BY 45,000 PARTICIPANTS FROM 130 COUNTRIES IN 2018 Participants comprised key executives and decision-makers from global financial institutions and corporates, innovators and technologists from FinTech start-ups to unicorns, investors, and academia. Featuring FinTech Conference & Exhibition, FinTech Awards, Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day, Global Investor… Read More

FinovateAsia – Singapore

FinovateAsia is returning to Singapore, one of the world’s leading fintech hubs. The city has all of the key elements needed to drive fintech innovation, including strong governmental support, an atmosphere of collaboration – both between incumbents/startups and tech/finance – and a deep pool of… Read More

Digital Bank Juno Raises $3 Million in Seed Round, Uses Blockchain Platform for “Decentralized Lending,” Promises Whopping 5.5% Savings Rate

Bank startup Juno has issued a release reporting $3 million in seed funding from some prominent names. The digital banks says it has received the backing of Sequoia, Polychain and Dragonfly. Juno was founded in July 2019 by Varun Deshpande, Ratnesh Ray, and Siddharth Verma… Read More

Singapore Fintech CredoLab Announces New Partnership With Fraud Detection & Authentication Solutions Provider iovation

CredoLab, a Singapore-based fintech provider of mobile-based alternative credit scoring solutions for banks, consumer finance companies, and retailers, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with iovation, a TransUnion company, specializing in device-based fraud detection and authentication solutions. CredoLab reported that through the partnership… Read More

Airpay Payment Services Forms Partnership with InstaReM

Mumbai-based Airpay Payment Services, a payments platform, has announced a partnership with InstaReM, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital cross-border payments companies. The new partnership will launch “FX Payment”, an international payments solution for its merchants. Airpay’s “FX payment” is an alternative to credit cards… Read More

Global Funding & Trading Platform Funderbeam Receives Financial Services License in Singapore

Fintech Funderbeam has received a financial services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This means that Funderbeam will be able to provide funding options to the Singapore market thus representing a significant expansion from its European base. Singapore based Funderbeam Markets Pte Ltd…. Read More

94% of Fintech Firms in Singapore Are Looking for Skilled Fintech Professionals

Most, or 94%, of the financial services firms based in Singapore are looking for skilled Fintech professionals, according to survey data from local jobs and recruitment site Michael Page Singapore. Nilay Khandelwal, managing director at Michael Page Singapore, noted: “With the Fintech landscape in Singapore… Read More

Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan Former Governor, People’s Bank of China, Discusses Digital Currencies in Singapore

Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan, President, China Society for Finance and Banking, and former Governor, People’s Bank of China, addressed a closed-door audience today in an event sponsored by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The topic of Dr. Xiaochuan’s speech was “Fintech development and its interaction… Read More

MatchMove Finalizes Agreement with MoolahSense to Launch Risk-Mitigated “On-Tap” Credit Solution

“Bank-As-A-Service” platform MatchMove has reportedly finalized an agreement with MoolahSense, a licensed peer-to-peer (P2P) lending firm. The deal involves a strategic stake, which will take effect immediately. CEO of MoolahSense Lawrence Yong noted: “We are excited to partner with MatchMove to launch a risk-mitigated ‘on-tap’… Read More

Fintech InstaReM Now Available in Canada Providing Money Payments and Transfers

InstaReM a payments and money transfer Fintech has launched its services in Canada. InstaReM is one of the largest digital cross-border payments providers globally, with regulatory licenses in eight markets and covering 40 countries, reaching 3.2 billion people in developed and developing countries. In Canada,… Read More

Digital Securities: Former MAS Regulator Hired as Head of Compliance at iSTOX

iSTOX, a digital securities issuer and secondary trading platform, has hired Lim Mei Shern as its new Head of Compliance. Lim was previously at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where she spent the past 15 years in the supervision of capital markets as well… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Chief Fintech Officer Appointed Fintech Advisor to India’s Odisha State

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank, announced on Thursday the appointment of its chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty as a digital and fintech advisor to India’s Odisha state, according to a report by the Times of India. In his new advisory… Read More

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network, Bridge+, PwC Singapore to Support Fintech Growth and Development

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) committed to two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on September 11, 2019, with Bridge+ and “Big Four” auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Singapore branch. Managing director of AFIN Manish Diwaan noted: “AFIN is delighted that industry leaders are coming together to… Read More

PwC Report: Significant Growth in Crypto M&A in Asian and European Markets

The majority of fundraising events and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in the crypto asset sector are being finalized in Asian and European markets, overtaking the once-dominant role of the Americas, according to a recent report from “Big Four” professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Released… Read More

Cross Atlantic Crowdfunding Offering: Arival Bank Closes at USD $ 2.145 Million on SeedInvest – Crowdcube

Arival Bank, a digital-only challenger bank, has closed its crowdfunded bridge round (preferred equity) on SeedInvest-Crowdcube. Arival is the creation of a VC firm based in Singapore that claims 20 investments & multiple exits. The securities offering was a cross-Atlantic crowdfunding offering via the two… Read More

Fintech: Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Regulatory Evaluation Program for the Payments Industry

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank, revealed that a new regulatory evaluation program is being developed to connect payment companies with legal service providers.  The program is part of a joint initiative launched by the MAS and the Singapore Academy of… Read More

Report: Fintech Ping An May Pursue Singapore Digital Bank License After Receipt of Hong Kong Virtual Bank Approval

Late last month, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced it has begun accepting applications for digital bank licenses. The new banking licenses are only for aspiring non-bank Fintechs. MAS leadership explained that virtual banks will help assure the banking sector remains resilient and competitive… Read More

UK’s Railsbank Secures $10 Million Through Series A Funding Round & Opens Singapore Office

Railsbank, a UK-based banking group, announced on Wednesday it raised $10 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Moneta Capital with participation from CreditEase, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Singapore Life, and Firestartr. Founded in 2015, Railsbank describes itself as an open banking… Read More

Leading Southeast Asian Peer to Peer Lender Funding Societies Revamps with New Executive Team

Funding Societies, one of the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms in Southeast Asia, has revamped its executive team with new hires. Funding Societies provides access to capital to SMEs crowdfunded by both institutional and individual investors. To date, Funding Societies reports over S$ 800 million… Read More

Update: Arival Set to Close Equity Crowdfunding Round With Nearly £1.2 Million in Funding

Arival, a digital bank that seeks to be crypto-friendly, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £1.2 million in funding. The banking group reported that the progress bar includes £1,065,060 raised through a co-offering (i.e. on SeedInvest). The Crowdcube round… Read More

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