Tagged: southeast asia

Tonik Digital Bank Introduces Multipurpose Loans for Consumers in the Philippines

Tonik Digital Bank, the Philippines’ first digital-only neobank, revamped the Big Loan, a multipurpose loan catering to a wider range of Filipinos’ financial needs. First launched in 2023, the Big Loan reportedly “offers borrowers up to P5 million with flexible, tailored repayment options, competitive interest… Read More

Maybank Introduces Ecosystem for Malaysian SMEs, Providing Solutions Focused on Sustainable Principles

Maybank introduced the myimpact SME Hub, a one-stop integrated and holistic ecosystem for Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), “offering value-based solutions established on sustainable and ethical principles.” It also serves as a knowledge hub and support system “to facilitate and partner SMEs in their… Read More

Tonik Digital Bank Teams Up with Southeast Asian Payment Gateway Provider Xendit

Tonik Digital Bank announces its newest strategic collaboration with Southeast Asian payment gateway, Xendit. The partnership marks a significant milestone for both companies, “as they join forces to deliver secure, convenient, and customer-centric financial solutions.” The partnership with Xendit will further “enrich Tonik’s ecosystem by… Read More

Colt Technology Services Announces Completion of PoC Utilizing Singapore Exchange Group’s Derivatives Data

Colt Technology Services, the digital infrastructure company, announced the successful completion of a three-month Proof of Concept utilizing Singapore Exchange (SGX Group)’s Derivatives data, showcasing how Market Data in the Cloud, Colt’s Multicast Raw Market data distribution service for Capital Markets, is “unlocking the full… Read More

Tonik Digital Bank in the Philippines Announces Significant Leadership Transition

Tonik Digital Bank Inc. (TDB), the digital bank in the Philippines, announced a significant leadership transition. Long Pineda, President of TDB, will be retiring from her executive role and will “assume the position of non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of TDB.” In her… Read More

UnionBank of the Philippines to Adopt Informatica’s Intelligent Master Data Management (MDM) SaaS

Informatica (NYSE: INFA), an enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced that UnionBank of the Philippines, a universal bank in the Philippines, has chosen to adopt Informatica’s intelligent Master Data Management (MDM) SaaS as “the bank transitions from an on-premises solution to the cloud as… Read More

Singapore’s GB Helios Marks Four Years of Working with Cloud Banking Fintech Mambu

GB Helios (formerly known as Goldbell Financial Services), an innovative Singaporean financial solutions provider, is marking four years of working with cloud banking platform Mambu, with the partnership instrumental in enabling GB Helios “to achieve rapid growth and deliver exceptional customer experiences.” Since partnering with… Read More

Thailand: Digital Asset Platform Binance TH Opens to Eligible Clients

Gulf Binance Co., Ltd., the joint venture between Binance’s subsidiary and Gulf Innova Co. Ltd., is launching full operations of its digital asset exchange and brokerage platform in Thailand, Binance TH by Gulf Binance, “making it accessible to the general public.” This launch follows the… Read More

Lendable Announces $10M Debt Investment in Validus, an SME Lending Platform with Operations in Southeast Asia

Lendable is pleased to announce a $10 million debt investment in Validus, an SME lending platform with operations in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Validus drives SME financial inclusion “across Southeast Asia by leveraging proprietary data to provide supply-chain financing to under-served SMEs, thereby empowering… Read More

Fintech Firm Salmon Becomes Licensed Bank in the Philippines

Salmon, a fintech working to improve access to credit, savings and investments for over 500 million underserved customers in Southeast Asia, announces that it has received regulatory approval from the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in order to “acquire the controlling… Read More

Insurtech PolicyStreet Secures Approval from Malaysia’s Labuan Financial Services Authority to Commence Takaful, Retakaful Operations

PolicyStreet, a regional insurtech company, secured approval from the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) to commence its Takaful and Retakaful operations. This accreditation positions PolicyStreet among “the select group of approved Takaful and Retakaful operators in Malaysia, granting the insurtech company the capability to reinsure… Read More

Netbank, an Embedded Finance Platform in Southeast Asia, Partners with Sprout Solutions, a Payroll Software Provider

Netbank, an embedded finance platform in Southeast Asia, is pleased to announce a transformative partnership with Sprout Solutions, the HR and payroll software provider in the Philippines. This collaboration marks a significant leap forward in “redefining the employee benefits landscape through the introduction of an… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Imposes Civil Penalty of $3.9M on Credit Suisse AG for Alleged Misconduct by Relationship Managers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed a civil penalty of $3.9 million on Credit Suisse AG, for its alleged failure “to prevent or detect misconduct by its relationship managers (RMs) in the Singapore branch.” The RMs had allegedly provided clients “with inaccurate or… Read More

WorldCoin Update: World ID Verifications Now Available in Singapore via the Orb

After the launch of World ID 2.0 and the open sourcing of the Worldcoin iris recognition pipeline in mid December, World ID verifications are now “available in Singapore via the Orb, the project’s custom hardware device.” A full list of verification locations is available on… Read More

Crypto.com Signs MoU with Charities in Singapore to Enable Donations in Digital Assets

Crypto.com, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 80 million customers worldwide and says it is the supporter of regulatory compliance, security and privacy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with six major charities in Singapore in order “to help facilitate the acceptance of… Read More

HashKey Capital Obtains Capital Markets Services License from Monetary Authority of Singapore

HashKey Capital Singapore Pte. Ltd., a key player focused on the blockchain and digital asset investment space, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The CMS license, granted by the MAS,… Read More

Research from Coda Payments and Niko Partners Examines Gaming Industry Ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Research from Coda, the global firm focused on content monetization solutions for gaming and digital publishers, and Niko Partners, the provider of market intelligence on the video game industry in Asia and MENA, dives into “the evolving landscape of the gaming industry, and the opportunities… Read More

Regtech Firm Sumsub Joins Singapore FinTech Association

Sumsub has joined the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA). This collaboration signifies Sumsub’s dedication “to driving innovation, fostering key industry connections, and contributing to the vibrant FinTech landscape in Singapore, as well as the wider APAC market following the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore… Read More

Malware Report: Banking Apps Susceptible to FjordPhantom, a Cyber Threat Targeting Southeast Banks

Promon, the provider of application shielding technology responsible for recently uncovering FjordPhantom, an emerging cyber threat targeting banks in Southeast Asia, reveals the findings of its research into “the susceptibility of the world’s top banking apps to this sophisticated new strain of malware.” In September… Read More

Tether Announces Initiative to Support Stablecoin Education in Thailand

Tether, which claims to be the leader in innovative blockchain technology, has announced recently a “significant” collaboration with Bitkub Online Co., Ltd. (Bitkub Exchange), Thailand’s cryptocurrency exchange (reportedly one of the most active in terms of crypto trading volume). This collaboration aims to launch “a… Read More

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