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Monetary Authority of Singapore and Banque de France Announce CBDC Test on Payments and Settlements

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Banque de France (BdF) say the two agencies have successfully completed a test using central bank digital currency (CBDC) for a wholesale cross-border payment and settlement. Both jurisdictions have been known to be experimenting with CBDCs with the… Read More

DLT enabled Trade Finance Network Contour Launches Innovation Lab in Singapore to Support Digital Infrastructure

Contour, a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled trade finance network that was previously called Voltron, has established a new innovation lab in Singapore. Contour says it will be working cooperatively with its wide network of banking institutions, corporates and various other ecosystem partners to… Read More

CBDCs: Monetary Authority of Singapore Introduces International Challenge for Developing CBDC Solutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reveals that it has introduced an international challenge for retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions. The Global CBDC Challenge from the MAS will aim to find innovative retail CBDC solutions to improve existing payment processes while promoting greater… Read More

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

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

Global Fintech Hackcelerator, the 6th Edition, Launched by Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulatory authority of Singapore revealed on May 6, 2021 that it has introduced the sixth edition of the Global Fintech Hackcelerator, with the theme “Harnessing Technology to Power Green Finance.” As mentioned in the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Dedicates S$42 Million for Regtech Initiatives

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced a new grant program targeting Regulatory Technology or Regtech that is said to be an enhancement of the Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG) scheme to accelerate technology adoption.  In a public statement, MAS said it will commit S$42… Read More

First Fully Regulated Digital Asset Custody Provider: Propine Graduates from Singapore Fintech Sandbox, Gains CMS License

Propine, a digital asset custody service provider, has “graduated” from the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Fintech Sandbox program. The company has been granted a Capital Markets Services (CMS) license and is now fully regulated by MAS. It is the first regulated firm of its… Read More

Fintech Collaboration: Monetary Authority of Singapore and Hungary’s Magyar Nemzeti Bank to Work on Financial Tech Projects

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) have entered into a co-operation Agreement (CA) in order to collaborate on various Fintech initiatives that will enhance Singapore and Hungary’s economy. The CA aims to establish a framework for Fintech collaboration between… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches $18.6 Million Productivity Solutions Grant for Financial Services Sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, has launched a S$35 million (appr. $18.62 million) Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) for the country’s financial services industry. The grant will be used to offer assistance to smaller financial institutions. It will… Read More

Chartered Fintech Professional Qualification will be Offered to Financial Tech Employees Working in China and Singapore

A Chartered Fintech Professional (CFtP) qualification will reportedly be offered to financial technology specialists working in China and Singapore. The program will aim to provide  professional development opportunities that are meant to support international Fintech talent. The qualification will reportedly be introduced by the Global… Read More

Digital Banking Services May Now be Easily Accessed in Singapore via OCBC’s SingPass which Doesn’t Require Remembering or Entering Access Codes

OCBC Bank (Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp., Ltd) (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in OCBC Centre, Singapore, has revealed that its customers in Singapore will now be able to use their SingPass to access its digital banking platform. The digital banking services… Read More

Fintech Firms in Singapore Secure Record High $462 Million in Equity Funding, and $650 Million in Total during H1 2020

Singapore’s Fintech firms continue to attract substantial investments, despite the global COVID-19 outbreak and resulting socio-economic challenges. Singapore Fintechs have been able to secure a total of $650 million in capital so far this year, which notably includes a record high of $462 million in… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore Fintech Association & AMTD, Introduce Grant Program to Support Fintechs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore Fintech Association (SFA), AMTD Group (NYSE: HKIB; SGX: HKB) and AMTD Foundation have joined in announcing a S$ 6 million “MAS-SFA-AMTD Fintech Solidarity Grant.” The new grant is designed to support Singapore based Fintech firms during the Coronavirus… Read More

Digital Banking: AMTD International Confirms its Secondary Listing on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd

AMTD International (NYSE: HKIB; SGX: HKB), which is part of the AMTD Group, an established Asian financial services conglomerate, has confirmed its secondary listing on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd (the “SGX-ST”) under the ticker “HKB.” AMTD International’s listing notably marks… Read More

DLT-based Securities Platform iStox “Graduates” From Monetary Authority of Singapore Fintech Sandbox, Now Fully Regulated to Offer & Trade Securities

iSTOX, a blockchain-based platform, is now the first digital securities issuance, custody, and trading platform, licensed in Singapore. iSTOX recently “graduated” from the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Fintech Sandbox program and has received regulatory approval to operate and provide digital asset issuance and trading. This… Read More

Singapore: Blockshow Asia Top 5 Takeaways on Blockchain & Crypto

Singapore at Night Marina Bay

Recently, Blockshow Asia took place in Singapore. While Crowdfund Insider was not able to attend this year’s event, organizers have forward some of the top takeaway items for this year and the following year. Below is a selection of commentary generated by speakers at the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Boosts Fintech Cooperation with Canada, Tightens Relationship with Banque de France

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the leading financial regulator and central bank of Singapore, has announced renewed cooperation on Fintech with Canadian Securities Regulators while simultaneously announcing a tighter relationship with the Banque de France. The announcements were released during Singapore’s annual Fintech Week… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Fintech Research Platform to Help Investors and Financial Institutions Connect to Fintechs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has partnered with Deloitte and S&P Global Market Intelligence to develop a prototype platform for a Fintech Research Platform to help pair Fintech startups with investors and financial institutions. The goal of the platforms is to help fintechs partner… Read More

Fintech Investments in Singapore Surged 69% from Previous Year to $735 Million

Investment in Fintech-related projects in Singapore increased significantly during the first nine months of this year. It was mainly led by fundraising rounds for payment companies and insurtech startups with a shift toward mature firms. As of October 2019, the combined value of Fintech deals… Read More

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