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HashKey Capital Closes Fund III at $500M in Commitments to Build Web3

HashKey Capital, a global asset manager specializing in crypto and blockchain, has announced the final closing of its third fund, HashKey FinTech Investment Fund III  with a total commitment of US$500 million. Fund III received strong support “from institutional investors namely sovereign wealth funds, renowned… Read More

GetGo Selects Jumio to Unlock Digital Onboarding for New Drivers

Jumio, the provider of end-to-end identity proofing, risk assessment and eKYC/AML compliance solutions, announced its partnership with GetGo, which claims to be the largest car-sharing service in Singapore, “to create an ecosystem where mobility is shared and sustainable for all.” GetGo prides itself on an… Read More

Singapore based Fintech actyv.ai Raises Funding to Support Expansion, Product Enhancement

actyv.ai, a Singapore-headquartered, category creator in the enterprise SaaS with embedded B2B BNPL and insurance space, has raised a total of $12 million “as part of Pre-Series A funding round from 1Digi Ventures, Singapore, the family office of Raghunath Subramanian, Founder and Global CEO of… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Matrixport Signs Up Chainalysis for Compliance, Fraud Monitoring

Matrixport has enlisted the assistance of Chainalysis to provide compliance, fraud monitoring, risk assessment, and more. Matrixport is a Singapore based digital asset platform that is a prime brokerage, spot trading, lending, asset management and more. Christopher Liu, Chief Compliance Officer at Matrixport, said that… Read More

Singapore Consumers Want Option to Control Data, Visa Report Reveals

With Singapore consumers living their lives online, nearly eight out of 10 (around 77%) would like the option to control their data instead of leaving it up to the discretion of firms and governments, according to Consumer Data Confidence Research shared by Visa (NYSE: V)…. Read More

Blockchain Tech Solutions Provider ChainUp Group Appoints Deputy CEO to Accelerate Business Growth

Global blockchain technology solutions provider ChainUp Group announced the appointment of Ms. Tan Bin Ru as its Deputy Chief Executive Officer cum Chief Operating Officer, “effective 3 January 2023, as part of the company’s business growth plan.” In this role, Ms. Tan will “work closely… Read More

“Masterminds” Behind Singapore’s Largest Stock Market Manipulation have Been Sentenced

On 28 December 2022, the High Court in Singapore sentenced Mr Soh Chee Wen (also known as John Soh), and Ms Quah Su-Ling to a total of 36 and 20 years’ imprisonment respectively “for, among other things, orchestrating an elaborate scheme to manipulate the shares… Read More

ADDX Partners with Securities brokerage CGS-CIMB to Offer Access to Private Securities

Securities brokerage CGS-CIMB Singapore has enabled access to ADDX, a digital securities private market. Accredited investors may now access ADDX offerings on CGS-CIMB. Previously, CGS-CIMB mainly offered traditional securities. ADDX offers access to its listed deals via a plugin to simplify integration.  CGS-CIMB was one… Read More

Payoneer Receives In-Principle Regulatory Approval in Singapore

Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO), the commerce technology company powering payments and growth for the new global economy, has received in-principle approval as a Major Payment Institution License holder from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The license, once received, “will allow Payoneer to offer additional payments… Read More

UAE’s Investment Firm National Bonds Selects Azentio’s iMAL to Enhance Operational Efficiency

Azentio Software, a Singapore-headquartered technology firm owned by funds managed by Apax Partners, announced that National Bonds, the UAE’s Shariah-compliant savings and investment company owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, has “selected Azentio’s Islamic Banking solution, iMAL, to support its quest to improve process… Read More

American Express Launches Singapore Decision Science Center of Excellence

American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced it has opened a new Decision Science Center of Excellence (CoE) in Singapore that will deliver global data-driven solutions. The CoE will “focus on data science applications in the areas of credit and fraud risk model development and production using… Read More

BNPL: 2C2P, Pine Labs to Expand Buy Now Pay Later Acceptance in Southeast Asia

2C2P, a global payments platform and merchant commerce omnichannel platform Pine Labs have partnered to expand Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) “across Asia in six key markets, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.” Unlike other BNPL offerings, Pine Labs claims that… Read More

Asian Platform Funding Societies Tops THB 1 Billion in Thailand

Singapore-based Funding Societies has surpassed THB 1 Billion (USD $27.8 million) in online lending in Thailand, according to a note from the company. Funding Societies secured a license in Thailand in 2021. Funding Societies is a platform providing access to capital for SMEs in multiple… Read More

ChainUp’s Subsidiary Bedrock Trust Introduces Decentralized Data Storage Fund

ChainUp Group, a global blockchain technology solutions provider, announced the launch of the IPFS Infrastructure Flagship Fund I (the Fund) by its subsidiary Bedrock Trust Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based and licensed asset and wealth management firm. Bedrock Trust will “be the manager of the Fund,… Read More

Accel Funded finbots.ai Signs First Neobank in Mongolia – M Bank

Singapore-based finbots.ai has signed its first customer in Mongolia, a neobank called M-Bank. finbots.ai is an Accel-funded Fintech that provides B2B software as a service (SaaS). finbots.ai’s  utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a credit modelling solution that aims to enable M bank to rapidly… Read More

Temasek Investments in Cloud, IoT, Other Deals Suggest “Minimal” Impact of FTX Write-off, GlobalData Claims

The bankruptcy of cryptocurrency exchange FTX has “highlighted the risk of crypto investment with a number of investors having to write off their losses” including Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd. The company recently announced that “it would write off $275 million invested… Read More

Fintech MoU Signed by UK, Singapore, Countries Aim to Boost Trade, Cooperation

The UK and Singapore have agreed a new MoU “boosting fintech trade and cooperation at their 7th Financial Dialogue in Singapore.” The UK and Singapore agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “on the UK–Singapore FinTech Bridge to remove barriers to fintech trade and boost cooperation.”… Read More

BNPL: Experian Appointed to Operate Singapore’s Buy Now, Pay Later Bureau

Experian – which claims to be a leading global information services company – has announced its official appointment by the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and the Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Working Group “as the bureau operator for Singapore’s BNPL Working Group.” The appointment “involves… Read More

Singapore: NETS Launches Prepaid Card with Daily Spending Limits of SGD 1000

Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) has announced the launch of the NETS Prepaid Card, which is described as its first “smart” stored-value card for retail and transit. There is reportedly no minimum age, income requirement, annual subscription fees or credit checks needed for the purchase… Read More

Sustainability: UOB, SP Group to Offset Household Electricity Carbon Emissions for UOB EVOL Cardholders

UOB EVOL cardholders will now be able “to offset 100 per cent or more of their household electricity carbon footprint for free when they charge SP Group’s (SP) utilities bills to their credit card, via a new exclusive feature jointly launched by UOB and SP… Read More

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