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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

Shortlist for Singapore Fintech Awards Revealed

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have revealed the 40 finalists have been shortlisted for the Fintech Awards to be presented at this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF x SWITCH)…. 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

The Bank of Canada and Monetary Authority of Singapore Use Blockchain for Cross Border Payment Experiment using CBDC

The Central Bank of Canada and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have jointly announced the successful “experiment” of cross border payments using blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). The two central banks claim this is the first test anywhere of its kind stating it has… Read More

Singapore: MAS Looks to Speed Up the Regulation Process with a Fintech “Sandbox Express”

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has proposed an expedited process for aspiring Fintechs participating in their regulatory Sandbox. First launched in 2016, the Singapore Fintech Sandbox seeks to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between innovator and regulator.  In an industry with profound compliance requirements, the regulator is exposed to entrepreneurs seeking to… Read More

Singapore Fintech Festival: Global Fintech Hackcelerator Winners Announced

Today, the Monetary  Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the winners of their annual Global Fintech Hackcelerator which takes place during the Singapore Fintech Festival each year. Three winners have been selected from a group of 20 finalists. KPMG assisted in the competition. “The Global… Read More

Singapore Exchange & Monetary Authority of Singapore Move Forward on Tokenized Assets Across Different Blockchains

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have announced a successful blockchain pilot of “Payment (DvP) capabilities for the settlement of tokenized assets across different blockchain platforms.” The two entities have a goal of simplifying back-office operations, post-trade processes while shortening trade settlement… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Posts Finalists for 2018 Fintech Awards

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the shortlist of finalists for their 2018 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards at this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival. MAS reports that 514 different Fintech firms applied with 60 finalists, from 40 different countries, being selected. Over half… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Dubai Financial Services Authority Strengthen Fintech Relationship

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have strengthened their pre-existing Fintech relationship with a new agreement. According to MAS, this most recent collaboration will see mutual referrals of promising Fintech firms between the two jurisdictions.  The agreement is… Read More

Singapore Exchange and the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Join to Offer Tokenized Securities Using Blockchain. Partners Include: Nasdaq, Deloitte, & Anquan

In a significant move by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX), the government entities announced its intent to offer digital assets including tokenized securities and virtual currencies. MAS and SGX will develop “Delivery versus Payment (DvP) capabilities” by using different blockchain… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Third Edition of the Singapore Fintech Festival to Be Held November 2018

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday that the third edition of the Singapore Fin Festival will be held on November 12th through the 16th. The organization reported that this year’s festival will include two new “elements,” which are the following: ASEAN FinTech Showcase:… Read More

Lithuania and Singapore to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Lithuania have agreed to collaborate and mutually support the development of the Fintech ecosystems and encourage financial innovation between the two countries. Today, MAS and the Bank signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement during the Money… Read More

Singapore and Egypt Work to Boost Fintech as Monetary Authority of Singapore and Central Bank of Egypt Sign Co-operation Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) have announced a cooperation agreement to boost Fintech innovation between the two countries. MAS has initiated many of these bilateral agreements and is core to their strategy of being a global Fintech… Read More

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