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Rapyd Launches Payment Capabilities in Thailand

Just a little over a month after announcing its payment capabilities debuted in South Korea, B2B fintech-as-a-service provider Rapyd announced it has launched the capabilities in Thailand. According to Rapyd, the integrated solution is a comprehensive set of local and international payment methods that includes… Read More

Thailand Is Now Home to 96 Fintech Startups including Crowdfunding, Insurtech, Remittance Payments Services: Report

During the past few years, the Fintech sector in Thailand has grown significantly. The country is now home to at least 96 Fintech startups. Thailand’s Fintech ecosystem includes companies and businesses operating in the digital payments space, blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT). There are… Read More

Southeast Asia has Emerged as Fintech Hotspot with CAGR of 55% in Equity Funding: Report

  Digital challenger banks have adopted several different business models in order to establish operations in the Fintech and banking sector. They’ve experienced a threefold growth (over 300% growth) during the past five years, according to a new report from the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA)…. Read More

Line Corporation Launches Social Banking Platform “LINK BK” in Thailand

LINE Corporation announced on Tuesday the launch of LINE BK, which is a “social banking” platform in Thailand. According to Line, LINE BK will connect Thailand’s “most popular” social media platform and one of Thailand’s leading banks. LINE BK was launched under the Wallet Tab… Read More

Bank of Thailand Announces Launch of Government Savings Bond on IBM Blockchain-Based Platform

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on Monday it teamed up with Bank of Thailand (BOT), the central bank, to launch a  blockchain-based platform for government savings bonds issuing a total of $1.6 billion within two weeks. According to IBM, the platform is using blockchain technology on the… Read More

Asian Countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand have One of the Fastest-Growing Digital Asset Markets: Report

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption continues to rise, with banks, institutional investors, and everyday consumers now using these platforms to engage in everyday transactions or to implement various business use cases. According to Chainalysis, the “patterns of cryptocurrency usage” vary widely across the globe. The… Read More

Thailand Insurtech Sunday Secures $9 Million Through Series B Bridge Round Led By SCB 10X

Sunday, a Thailand-based insurtech startup, has reportedly raised $9 million through its Series B bridge investment round. According to KrAsia, the investment round was led by SCB 10X, the venture capital arm of the Siam Commercial Bank PCL (SCB), with participation from Vertex Ventures Southeast… Read More

Digital Banking Competition in Southeast Asia Should Intensify as there’s been a Boom in Fintech Investments: Report

Southeast (SE) Asia is home to an unbanked population of around 290 million, according to a recent report from Fitch Ratings. Fintech solutions can enable more widespread financial inclusion, and could potentially increase the GDP of emerging markets by $3.7 trillion, according to an updated… Read More

Bank of Thailand Signs Fintech focused MoU with UK Government, Aimed at Supporting Sustainable Economic Growth

The United Kingdom and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) have reportedly committed to a Memorandum or Understanding (MoU) on financial services, in order to support inclusive economic growth and development. The UK government and the BoT signed the MoU on August 7, 2020, according to… Read More

$300 Billion Funding Gap for SMEs in Southeast Asia Is Critical because they Account for 42% of Region’s GDP: Report

Financing for SMEs is severely limited in certain regions of the world. Many different peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms have been launched in order to provide much-needed capital to small businesses. The SME Finance Forum reveals that 41% of formal micro, small and medium… Read More

Open Banking and Regtech Firm Railsbank Gains Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as New Client

UK-based Railsbank, an Open Banking and Regtech solution provider, revealed on June 29, 2020, that it has gained Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as a new client. Statrys offers digital business accounts, advanced payment options, and forex solutions for SMEs based in Asia. It provides convenient… Read More

Mobile Payments Platform KogoPay Signs MoU With Singapore Fintech Lightnet

KogoPAY, a UK-based mobile payments platform, announced on Wednesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore-based fintech Lightnet.  KogoPay reported that the MoU, which involves investment in KogoPAY UAB in return for shared operations in electronic banking, will provide both companies with… Read More

Finance Transformation & Finance Shared Service – Bangkok

 Today’s Chief Financial Officers (CFO) and Finance Organizations need to execute on a much broader range of responsibilities than existed in their traditional role as corporate accountant. Companies are facing never ending economic uncertainty, pressure to cut costs, grow revenue, ensure control and become a strategic business partner…. Read More

Singapore’s SME Financing Plaform Validus Secures $14 Million, with $20 Million in Committed Capital via Series B+ Round

Singapore-headquartered Validus, a financing platform focused on SMEs, has secured more than $14 million in funding, with $20 million in committed capital, from a Series B+ investment round. Validus’ round was co-led by Kuok Group’s Orion fund (managed by K3 Venture Partners) and the Vertex… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Instant Money Transfers to Pakistan (PKR), Sri Lanka (LKR), Thailand (THB)

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently revealed that customers can now send money instantly to several developing economies in Asia including Pakistan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The TransferWise team noted: “In the past, if you were sending money to Thailand (THB), Pakistan (PKR), or Sri Lanka (LKR)… Read More

Insurtech: Singapore-based Axinian, an Insurance Technology Firm, Rebrands itself to “Igloo”, Secures Additional Funding

Singapore-based Axinian, an insurance technology (Insurtech) firm, has reportedly finalized its Series A+ investment round. To date, the company has secured $16 million in capital for its ongoing growth and development. Axinian’s funding round was led by InVent, the corporate venture capital division of Intouch… Read More

Digital Payments Startup Azimo Partners Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank to Settle Remittances via RippleNet

Azimo, an online funds transfer service provider, has teamed up with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), the nation’s oldest financial institution, in order to introduce an instant international payments gateway from Europe to the Asian country. As mentioned in an announcement made on April 9,… Read More

Thailand’s Corporate VC Firm Krungsri Finnovate to Invest $10 Million in Three Startups to Improve Country’s Digital Infrastructure

Krungsri Finnovate, a corporate venture capital company operating under Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), the third-largest bank in Thailand in terms of assets, loans, and deposits, is planning to invest $10 million into the operations of three promising startups during the first half of this year…. Read More

ASEAN Exchanges, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to Use Refinitiv’s Digital Solutions

ASEAN Exchanges, a group which consists of six major exchanges based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, have reportedly chosen to integrate Refinitiv’s digital solutions onto their online platform. The solution offers critical data and insights to institutional and retail clients, and assists… Read More

Singapore-based Digital Asset Exchange Zipmex Awarded Operational License by Thai SEC

Zipmex, a Singapore-based crypto-asset exchange focused on offering retail and institutional investors the ability to make secure investments in cryptocurrencies, has reportedly acquired an operational license in Thailand, awarded by the Asian country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Zipmex crypto trading platform currently offers… Read More

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