Tagged: thailand

Zipmex Group Invests in Forward to Accelerate Business Growth, Strengthen Crypto Ecosystem

Zipmex Group, a Southeast Asia-based digital asset platform, has invested in Forward, a Thai-based Fintech company specialized in DeFi Derivatives Trading, “backed by Genesis Block Ventures Capital is now valued at $50 million.” The investment, made by Zipmex’s business unit, Zipmex Labs, aims “to increase… Read More

Real-Time Payments “Evolution” Underway as APAC Seeks Growth Frontiers: Report

Asia-Pacific is getting ready for the next phase of its real-time payments journey as the region’s key service providers look for new growth opportunities and prepare “to enter the next stage of their real-time payments development.” This, according to the third edition of Prime Time… Read More

Thailand’s SCB 10X Taps into the Metaverse

SCB 10X, a holding company under the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) Group (BKK: SCB), recently revealed that it would be tapping into the Metaverse. As mentioned in the update, SCB 10X will be introducing its first headquarters in The Sandbox. SCB 10X has also reportedly… Read More

Marqeta Certified to Operate in Singapore, Thailand and Philippines

Marqeta (NASDAQ: MQ) is now approved to operate in Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines, according to a statement from the company. The “modern card issuing platform” is now certified to operate in 39 different countries. Marqeta says it will open an office in Singapore in… Read More

Coldwell Banker Partners with Coinweb on Tokenized Real Estate

Coldwell Banker, a global real estate firm, has partnered with Coinweb to tokenize real estate, first in Thailand. Coldwell Banker represents a network of property firms across 3,000 offices in 49 countries and territories. The collaboration is said to expect Coinweb to develop and support… Read More

Funding Societies, an Asian Online Capital Formation Platform, Shares Key Updates from Past Year

Just a year ago, countries all across the globe were rushing to pull down the shutters on their airports and economies took a massive hit, however, today “paints a different picture,” according to an update from Funding Societies. The team at Funding Societies writes in… Read More

Digital Payments Fintech Remitly Explains How to Send Money to Thailand

Remitly, a payments company that leverages digital channels, including mobile phones, to send money internationally, has explained how you can send funds securely to Thailand. Remitly writes in a blog post that if you’re looking for a safe way to send funds to Thailand, then… Read More

Insurtech: MooMoo Acquisition Has Fatberry Excited for Thai Expansion

Fatberry, a Malaysian Insurtech platform, this week announced its acquisition of MooMoo, an insurance broker for an undisclosed amount. The move, which allows Fatberry to expand into Thailand, was facilitated through ASEAN Fintech Group, Fatberry’s majority investor. MooMoo is a seven-year-old company that began by… Read More

Super-app Grab Sees Service Disruption Weeks Ahead of Expected $40B SPAC Completion

Southeast Asian “super-app” Grab is working to restore service today, the company said. Customers across Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have reported trouble using the super-app, with some voicing their frustrations on social media. “We experienced a service disruption this morning that impacted a number… Read More

Insurtech Igloo and HD AnnouncePpartnership to Launch Insurance Products on HDmall

Insurtech Igloo has partnered with HD to provide health-related micro-insurance products via the HDmall healthcare marketplace platform in Thailand. Muang Thai Insurance (MTI), a non-life insurance company, will be underwriting the health insurance products such as cancer and mobile syndrome insurance, and more, according to… Read More

Thailand’s Krungsri Partners with Nium to Streamline Global Fund Transfers for Corporate, Individual Clients

Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya (PCL), one of Thailand’s biggest banks, has teamed up with global payments platform Nium in order to streamline their international transfer offerings for corporate and individual Krungsri clients. The partnership comes as research reveals that 82% of consumers in Thailand have… Read More

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank Acquires Majority Stake in Crypto Exchange Bitkub for $537M

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (BKK: SCB) revealed that it has acquired a 51% controlling interest in crypto exchange Bitkub for $537 million. As mentioned in the announcement, the acquisition has been finalized with assistance from SCBX. The details were confirmed in October 2021 and Bitkub… Read More

Thailand’s Payments Platform, Omise, Launches Operations in Malaysia as Part of Southeast Asian Business Expansion Efforts

Omise, a Thailand-headquartered payments platform for businesses operating in Southeast Asia and Japan, revealed earlier this week that it has introduced its services in Malaysia as part of the firm’s expansion efforts across the region. Founded in 2013, Omise is a payments platform which offers… Read More

Muang Thai Life, ZA Tech Form Tech Partnership to Embed Insurance in Consumers’ Lives

Muang Thai Life Assurance Pcl., one of the largest life and health insurance firms in Thailand, has entered a partnership with ZA Tech Global Limited, the technology venture established by ZA International and backed by Softbank’s Vision Fund 1. The partnership marks both parties’ commitment… Read More

Ascend Money Secures $150M at $1.5B Valuation, Making it Thailand’s First Fintech Unicorn

Ascend Money has reached a $1.5 billion valuation after finalizing a $150 million round, making it the very first Fintech Unicorn in Thailand. The proceeds will be channeled towards growing the firm’s client base (which includes its digital wallet app, TrueMoney Wallet) and to further… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Platform StashAway Expands Business Operations into Thailand

StashAway, a digital wealth management platform, has officially launched in Thailand, which marks a completely new overseas market for the Singapore-headquartered Fintech firm. StashAway, which mainly offers Robo-advisory services, has already established operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. The StashAway platform, currently accessible to… Read More

CBDCs: Bank of Thailand Introduces Plans to Test a Retail Central Bank Digital Currency in Q2 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has introduced its plans (after an extensive study) to start testing a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) during Q2 2022. The BOT had carried out a research study on the implications and feasibility of issuing a retail CBDC, as… Read More

Venture Unit of Thailand’s SCB Announces New DeFi Investment through Aggregator, Portfolio Dashboard, Ape Board

SCB 10X, the venture division of Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank or SCB (BKK: SCB), has confirmed its most-recent investment into the decentralized finance (DeFi) space through asset aggregator and portfolio dashboard provider, Ape Board. The firm, which currently has over 350,000 users, acquired within 4… Read More

BigPay Is Focused on Expanding Operations into Thailand, Following AirAsia’s Acquisition of Gojek’s Thai Division

BigPay is focused on expanding its business operations into Thailand after Airasia’s acquisition of Gojek’s Thailand division via its digital unit in a deal valued at RM208 million (appr. $50 million). This move has been announced ahead of AirAsia‘s plans to offer a Super app… Read More

Southeast Asian Workforce Management Platform Workmate Secures Debt Financing of up to $10 Million from Lendable

Workmate, a Southeast Asian Workforce Management Platform and marketplace for informal workers, has reportedly acquired a senior secured loan of “up to $10 million” from Lendable Inc., a provider of debt to Fintechs in emerging and frontier markets. As mentioned in the announcement: “A committed… Read More

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