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Standard Chartered Joins Forces With Siemens Financial Services & TradeIX to Create End-to-End Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Platform

Standard Chartered announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Siemens Financial Service and TradeIX to create an end-to-end blockchain-based trade finance guarantee platform. According to the trio, this new platform is to transform the traditionally paper-intensive bank guarantees business. The companies claim to be the first blockchain client… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces Partnership With RegTech Firm Silent Eight to Lead Global Fight Against Financial Crime

Standard Chartered Bank announced on Monday as part of its continued efforts to lead the way in the global fight against financial crime, and through its use of regtech, it has partnered with Silent Eight to deliver capabilities to its Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) teams…. Read More

Ant Financial Trialing Blockchain Remittance System: Hong Kong to Philippines

Ant Financial, a payments leg that services Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba, is trialing a blockchain-based remittance channel connecting Hong Kong to the Philippines, Coindesk reports. Ant Financial made the announcement today in Hong Kong. According to a roughly-translated press release, the new system will transmit… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces Plans to Apply For Virtual Banking License in Hong Kong

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Standard Chartered recently announced it is planning to apply for a virtual banking license in Hong Kong. According to South China Morning Post, Standard Chartered will be the first traditional bank to seek the license locally to operate fully online without any physical branches. Standard… Read More

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Raises $14.4 Million, Lands 47 Deals in Most Recent Hong Kong Cohort

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator, along with their leading partner Standard Chartered, has shared their success of their program. Through the most recent 12-week session, the SuperCharger cohort companies have achieved 47 commercial deals and raised US$ 14.4 million while receiving 17 awards. This year’s program is… Read More

Standard Chartered Opens Innovation Lab in Hong Kong

Standard Chartered announced on Monday it has opened its latest innovation lab, the eXellerator, in Hong Kong. The new lab will be located in the bank’s building in Kwun Tong and is designed and created by WeWork. While sharing more details about the lab, Mary… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces New Fintech Investment Unit

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On Wednesday, Standard Chartered announced it has established a new business unit, SC Ventures, to lead its digital innovation by investing in fintechs and other start-up companies, along with promoting rapid testing and implementation of new business models. According to Standard Chartered, SC Ventures will be… Read More

SelfKey Public ICO Sells Out in 11 Minutes

This should come as no surprise but SelfKey’s public token sale closed in just 11 minutes.  According to the company, the public portion of the initial coin offering (ICO) hit its cap of $5.94 million in mere minutes. SelfKey’s pre-sale easily raised its cap of… Read More

SelfKey Public Initial Coin Offering Commences on January 14th

Following a successful pre-sale where organizers reportedly raised $15 million, the SelfKey public Initial Coin Offering will start tomorrow (January 14th @ 12 AM UTC). Founded by Edmund Lowell, SelfKey’s tech stack is already in use.  In fact SelfKey may find itself in use with some big… Read More

Update: SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Kuala Lumpur

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator launched first in Hong Kong but it is pushing into other markets bringing its unique brand of combining established and innovative Fintech startups. Earlier this month, SuperCharger celebrated the end of the SuperCharger Kuala Lumpur program as 9 Fintech start-ups from around the… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces New MOU With Ant Financial

International banking group Standard Chartered Bank announced on Monday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with digital financial service provider Ant Financial Services Group. The company reported that under the terms of the MOU it will combine its banking expertise and insights in emerging… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces Open Banking API Developer Portal Launch

Standard Chartered announced last week it has launched its Open Banking Application Programming Interface (API) Developer Portal. The company stated that the launch of the portal will enable the Bank to further its digitization agenda and increase collaboration with a wide spectrum of partners including corporates,… Read More

Crowdsurfer Secures £1M from Mustard Seed and Other Investors

UK-based Crowdsurfer has secured over £1 million (over $1.2 million) in its latest funding round with angel investors.  Backers included Mustard Seed — which backed the company last July — as well as individual investors including the following: Former Global CEO of Standard Chartered Peter Sands; Former Deputy… Read More

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Announces 8 New Startups as Hong Kong Fintech Week Starts

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator 2.0 has kicked off Hong Kong Fintech Week with the announcement of 8 finalists for their program. For a second year in a row, SuperCharger, which aims to help the most promising Fintech start-ups and scale-ups grow in Asia, states it has surpassed… Read More

Ripple Announces: Major Banks Team Up to Launch Blockchain Payments Network

San Francisco fintech company, Ripple, announced on Friday that six major have teamed up to launch a new blockchain network on distributed financial technology. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Santander, UniCredit, Standard Chartered, Westpac Banking Corporation, and Royal Bank of Canada have teamed up to… Read More

Standard Chartered & SuperCharger Accelerator Invite Global Fintech Firms to Apply

Standard Chartered Bank and Supercharger, a Hong Kong-based accelerator, have opened up applications for global Fintech firms to participate in the  “SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0”, a 12-week innovation programme aimed at helping promising FinTech companies grow their footprint in Asia. The very first round saw 160… Read More

P2P Lender Dianrong Receives $207 Million Investment led by Standard Chartered

Dianrong, a Chinese peer to peer lending platform, has received a new funding round in the amount of $207 million led by Standard Chartered with  participation from China Fintech Fund and Bohai Leasing.  The Series C funding was declared the largest ever for the direct… Read More

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