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Fintech Syfe Raises USD $18.6 Million in Series A Funding

Singapore based Digital wealth manager Syfe has closed on a SG$ 25.2 million (USD $18.6 million) Series A funding round led by Valar Ventures. Other investors in the round include Presight Capital, and existing investor Unbound, the UK-based investment firm that led Syfe’s seed funding… Read More

World’s “Smartest” Cities: Singapore, Helsinki, Zurich, According to Smart City Index Report for 2020

Singapore, Helsinki (in Finland) and Zurich (in Switzerland) have been named as the world’s “smartest” cities during this year. They’ve managed to outperform other major European and global financial hubs, according to the Smart City Index Report for 2020. Geneva is another Swiss city that… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Technologies Are On the Rise Globally, with Governments Launching Initiatives to Support Adoption: Report

Kate MacDonald, New Zealand Government Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum have published a report that explains how AI can benefit everyone. According to MacDonald and Madzou, artificial intelligence can improve… Read More

Fundnel Supported Private Securities Marketplace HG Exchange Commences Trading. Will Include Digital Assets Too

Hg Exchange (HGX), Southeast Asia’s first private securities exchange, has kicked off trading. Founding members of the exchange include PhillipCapital, Prime Partners, and Fundnel – a leading securities crowdfunding platform serving sophisticated investors across Asia. Richard Teng, formerly an executive at the Monetary Authority of… Read More

Singapore Fintech 360F Plans to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Insurance Service Providers in the Middle East

Singapore based Fintech firm 360F aims to accelerate digital transformation for insurance service providers in the Middle East. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, 360F is financial technology company that provides various solutions and implementation services to banks to enable “digital multi-channel… Read More

Fintech Firms Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, Transwap Receive New Investments from Singapore’s AMTD

AMTD recently revealed that it has invested in several Fintech firms, as a part of its Singapore Solidarity Fund, under the purview of the ASEAN Solidarity Fund Group. AMTD has reportedly invested in the operations of Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, and Transwap. AMTD maintains… Read More

Razer Fintech and Franklin Templeton to Offer Digital Wealth Management Services to Millennials in Singapore and other Asian Countries

Razer Fintech has teamed up with Franklin Templeton in order to develop various digital wealth technology or Wealthtech tools for younger consumers. Franklin Templeton’s Singapore based subsidiary, Templeton Asset Management, and Razer Fintech, the financial division of Razer Inc, have committed to a Memorandum of… Read More

Global ID Verification Provider, Onfido, to Offer Authentication Services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money

Onfido, a global ID verification provider, will be offering its user authentication services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money. Onfido has also been providing similar services to other Fintech firms in the region, including BigPay and MoneyMatch. MyCash Money is a digital marketplace that’s focused on serving… Read More

Chartered Fintech Professional Qualification will be Offered to Financial Tech Employees Working in China and Singapore

A Chartered Fintech Professional (CFtP) qualification will reportedly be offered to financial technology specialists working in China and Singapore. The program will aim to provide  professional development opportunities that are meant to support international Fintech talent. The qualification will reportedly be introduced by the Global… Read More

Temasek Holdings and Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Fund Reportedly Considering Investments in Ant Group’s Planned IPO

Temasek Holdings, a major Singapore state investor, is reportedly looking into making a potential investment in the planned initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese Fintech giant Ant Group, which might be the world’s largest iPO. GIC Pte Ltd, which is Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (one… Read More

Funding Societies Announces Executive Changes Including New CFO, CTO and CPO

Funding Societies, an SME digital financing platform has updated much of its executive team. According to a note from the company, Frank Stevenaar joins as the Fintech’s first Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Nihit Nirmal takes on the role as Chief Product Officer (CPO), and Ishan… Read More

Singapore Cryptocurrency Exchange KuCoin Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Singapore-based global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin announced on Monday it celebrated its third anniversary. The platform revealed that as part of a celebration, it will launch a series of campaigns with very exciting prizes, including a Porsche 911, iPhone, KuCoin merchandise, and token rewards.  Founded in 2017,… Read More

When Will Singapore Adopt Blockchain-Based Multi-Currency Payments? In Due Course

Singapore recently completed a pilot program for a blockchain-based multi-currency payments network prototype. Project Ubin, launched in 2016, engaged with several private parties as well as government entities seeking to better understand the benefits of blockchain technology. The prototype was developed in collaboration with JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) and… Read More

Zilliqa Shares Accelerator Startups Using their Speedy Blockchain

Speedy blockchain Zilliqa has announced its 2020-2021 cohort of companies participating in the ZILHive Accelerator program, a 6-month blockchain startup accelerator designed to support early and late-stage startups may use the Zilliqa protocol to build blockchain solutions. According to Zilliqa, this year’s cohort has been… Read More

Asian Fintech GoBear Reportedly Lays Off 22 Employees, after Securing $17 Million in Capital in May 2020

Asian Fintech firm GoBear, which secured $17 million in capital in May 2020 to expand operations, has reportedly decided to lay off 22 staff members – which includes 6 workers based in Singapore. GoBear’s management has also laid off employees based in Ukraine, Vietnam, and… Read More

Singapore Fintech Atlantis Introduces Digital Bank in India, will Focus on Serving Millennials and Gen Z Consumers

Singapore based Fintech firm Atlantis has reportedly launched a digital bank in India. The company’s business aims to target the estimated $15.7 billion global Millennial banking market. The neobank will mainly focus on serving Millennials (people born around 1980 to 1996) and Gen Z (born… Read More

Singapore Exchange Completes First Pilot Digital Asset Issuance for Bond Offering

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has completed a digital bond issuance in partnership with Temasek and HSBC. The security was issued via SGX’s digital asset issuance, depository, and servicing platform and is the first type of offering completed by the exchange. According to a note posted… Read More

Digital Banking: Singapore May be Ideal for Virtual Banks Offering Modern Financial Services as 40% of its Nearly 6 Million Residents are Underbanked

It’s now possible to open a new bank account or apply for a credit card or loan with just a few taps on our smartphones. Many people now have access to modern financial services, such as instantly transferring funds, from the comfort of their home… Read More

Singapore Based Fintech Nium Recieves UK Electronic Money Institution License

Nium, a Fintech payments platform, has received an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue e-money and provide cross-border digital payment services in the UK. Nium, based in Singapore, currently offers services in many different countries and reports… Read More

Copenhagen Fintech Partners with United Nations Development Fund to Launch Operations in Singapore to Address Climate Change, Alleviate Poverty

Copenhagen Fintech, a Denmark based organization supporting financial technology, is teaming up with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and several other organizations in order to help Nordic Fintechs with launching operations in Singapore. The initiative is aimed at assisting Nordic Fintechs with setting up… Read More

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