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Regtech Trulioo Expands International Presence to Singapore

Trulioo, a global identity verification company, has expanded to Singapore in response to growing customer demand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The move allows Trulioo “to directly serve its extensive and expanding enterprise-level APAC customer base.” Steve Munford, CEO of Trulioo, said: “As businesses in… Read More

Grab Targets Group Adjusted EBITDA Breakeven by H2 2024 as it Focuses on Profitability

Grab Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GRAB) announced at its first Investor Day that it is targeting to achieve breakeven on a Group Adjusted EBITDA basis “by the second half of 2024, as it accelerates its path to profitability.” For the second half of 2022, Group Adjusted… Read More

DBS Introduces Crypto Trading Function for Accredited Wealth Clients

DBS (SGX:D05) recently announced that it has rolled out self-directed crypto trading via DBS digibank, enabling wealth clients who are accredited investors “to trade cryptocurrencies on DDEx at their convenience.” This latest move “provides more seamless and hassle-free access to DDEx, one of the world’s… Read More

Everimpact, STACS to Bring Transparency to Carbon Credits Market

Everimpact are partnering with STACS, a Singapore-based ESG fintech “to provide banks and corporates involved in the carbon market with greater trust and transparency.” Their partnership will “promote data-backed carbon credits with end-to-end traceability.” In the first phase of the project, Everimpact’s Digital carbon tracking… Read More

Singapore: MAS, IFSCA to Pursue Cross-Border Fintech Innovations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement (CA) in order “to facilitate regulatory collaboration and partnership in FinTech.” The CA will promote the following: Regulatory Sandbox Collaboration – MAS and IFSCA will “leverage… Read More

Singapore: MAS Releases Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025

Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Finance, and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Deputy Chairman, launched the Financial Services Industry Transformation Map (ITM) 2025. The ITM 2025 lays out the growth strategies “to further develop Singapore as a leading international financial centre in… Read More

TerraUSD – LUNA Creator Do Kwon Target of Arrest Warrant in Korea: Report

Do Kwon, creator of the failed algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD and LUNA, is the target of an arrest warrant in South Korea, according to a report. South Korean publication Chosun writes, that Kwon is being pursued by the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office’s Financial and Securities… Read More

iLex Launches in EMEA, Driven by Steady Demand for Loan Market Infrastructure

iLex, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) fintech that designs, builds and operates digital market infrastructures for syndicated loans and private credit, announced the launch of its EMEA operations. The Singapore-based Fintech aims “to increase the liquidity, efficiency, and transparency of both primary and secondary loan markets through… Read More

MAS, SGX Group Introduce ESGenome Disclosure Portal to Streamline Sustainability Reporting

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX Group) have jointly launched ESGenome, a digital disclosure portal for companies “to report Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data in a structured and efficient manner, and for investors to access such data in a consistent… Read More

Singapore: Parliament Question Sheds Light on BNPL Activity

Earlier today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) posted a letter addressed Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of MAS. An MP, Derrick Goh, inquired about buy now – pay later (BNPL) activity in the country. Responding to the inquiry, the Minister shared… Read More

Digital Assets: Tokenization Predicted to Hit $16 Trillion by 2030

Tokenization, the process of making an asset digital typically by leveraging blockchain technology, is predicted to hit $16 trillion by 2030, according to a report by ADDX and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, “Relevance of on-chain asset tokenization in ‘crypto winter’” is available here…. Read More

Top Asian Bank DBS Partners with “The Sandbox” to Enter the Metaverse

Leading Asian bank DBS is entering the metaverse to demonstrate how the virtual realm may be utilized for good. In partnership with The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Aninoca Brands, DBS will launch DBS BetterWorld. DBS is a Singapore-based bank that operates in 18 different markets… Read More

KPMG to Introduce Singapore-based Embedded Finance Hub

With financial services globally and in Singapore shifting towards embedded finance, KPMG announced the launch of Singapore’s first Embedded Finance Hub with ambitions “to accelerate the adoption of embedded finance in the country.” The Hub, set to run for at least 2 years is expected… Read More

Calastone Expands Operations in APAC with Regional HQ in Singapore

Calastone, which claims to be one of the largest global funds networks, announced the opening of their regional headquarters in Singapore, “underpinning their aggressive growth strategy to expand product offerings and footprint across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.” Calastone claims it has been “disrupting the investment… Read More

Grab-Singtel Introduce Virtual Bank – GXS Bank in Singapore

GXS Bank, the virtual bank joint initiative of ride-hailing company Grab Holdings and Singapore Telecommunications, have reportedly introduced a digital bank in Singapore. Nasdaq-listed Grab’s financial services have become a vital part of its business expansion strategy as it aims to provide banking, virtual payments,… Read More

Digital Banking: Trust Bank Launched in Singapore via Standard Chartered, FairPrice Partnership

The virtual banking sector in Singapore has grown significantly in the past few years. Recently, the launch of Trust Bank was announced via a partnership between Standard Chartered and retailer FairPrice. The Southeast Asian challenger bank platform provides the typical retail banking service, along with… Read More

Insurtech bolttech Digitally Transforms Customer Support with Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced international insurtech bolttech has built a new customer support platform on AWS “to enhance services for more than eight million customers in 30 markets globally.” Singapore-based bolttech “connects insurers, distributors, and customers to make it easier to… Read More

Singapore based Fintech Lightnet Receives $50M Capital Commitment from LDA Capital

The Lightnet Group announced that it has secured a $50 million capital commitment from LDA Capital Ltd “to grow its infrastructure, operations, and expand its technological partner’s (Velo Labs Technology) blockchain technology.” Lightnet will “have the option to increase the $50 million to a total… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Clarifies on Digital Assets. Yes to Innovation, No on Crypto Speculation (But No Ban)

MAS Supports Digital Asset Innovation, No Ban on Crypto Trading but Seeks to Limit Retail Access Singapore is a top global Fintech hub and the leading Asian center for innovation in financial services. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has long aided the digitization of… Read More

Global Fintech Revolut Appoints Raymond Ng as Singapore CEO

Fintech Revolut, the global financial superapp with over 20 million customers, has appointed Raymond Ng as Singapore CEO “as it continues to grow in Singapore.” The new appointment “follows Revolut recently announcing the launch of its crypto products in Singapore.” Revolut‘s customer base in Singapore… Read More

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