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  • Samsung Pay pushes into SouthEast Asia with Singapore launch

    Samsung Pay pushes into SouthEast Asia with Singapore launch

    finextra.com 20 Apr '16, 11am

    Singapore will join South Korea, US and China in the list of Samsung’s priority markets for roll out of the mobile payment service. The tech giant says the service will cater to a positive demand in Singapore where 71% of 400 Samsung users interviewed in February indicated interest in...

  • Monetary Authority of Singapore to run week-long 'Fintech Festival'

    finextra.com 13 Apr '16, 8am

    Running with the support of the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), the November festival will comprise a 'fintech hackcelerator', an awards ceremony celebrating the most creative applications emerging from the sector, and conferences and debates on risk and regtech. Innovation l...

  • Singapore sets up fintech office for startups

    Singapore sets up fintech office for startups

    finextra.com 01 Apr '16, 9am

    The office, described as a one-stop service for fintech startups, is part of the SG-Innovate initiative announced in the March budget speech by finance minister Heng Swee Keat as Singapore steps up its plan to promote itself as the leading fintech hub in Asia. Banks such as HSBC, UBS ...

  • Standard Chartered opens Singapore innovation lab

    Standard Chartered opens Singapore innovation lab

    finextra.com 23 Mar '16, 9am

    The 'eXellerator' builds upon Standard Chartered’s established technology outpost in Silicon Valley, SC Studios, and is the bank's first dedicated space for innovation in Asia, located at the heart of its main office building at Marina Bay Financial Centre. Anju Patwardhan, Standard C...

  • Will bitcoin provide banks with their 'Kodak Moment'?

    Will bitcoin provide banks with their 'Kodak Moment'?

    finextra.com 16 Mar '16, 12am

    It has been hailed as the internet of money, criticised for fuelling an illicit trade in drugs and weapons, allegedly aided terrorism, been touted as a libertarian dream and as a way of flouting capital controls (although actual use cases in China, Greece and Cyprus are hardly conclus...

  • Singapore ponders Paym-style payments platform

    finextra.com 05 Apr '16, 11pm

    The all-in-one addressing system - which would mean senders would not need a recipient's bank account details - is being explored by banks and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the organisation's managing director, Ravi Menon, revealed during a panel discussion. Menon says th...

  • R5 goes live in Singapore

    finextra.com 08 Apr '16, 8am

    R5, the emerging marketplace for local market FX trading, announces that live trading has commenced in Singapore, following its authorisation from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). R5 went live with its London clients during the last quarter of 2015, for eNDF trading. It’s AS...

  • PR: Ingenico to bring bitcoin payments to the POS

    finextra.com 07 Oct '15, 11am

    The project is an industry first, allowing a POS terminal device to receive a digital currency payment. While bitcoin is most often used for ecommerce payments, the current Ingenico and BitPay project will make it possible to introduce bitcoin payments to retail merchants on a global ...

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