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  • Singapore regulator proposes fintech sandbox

    Singapore regulator proposes fintech sandbox

    finextra.com 06 Jun '16, 10am

    The proposal will enable firms to experiment with new technology in an environment of relaxed rules and appropriate safeguards. "MAS aims to provide a responsive and forward-looking regulatory approach that will enable promising fintech innovations to develop and flourish," said MAS d...

  • Samsung Pay wins Citi support for Singapore launch

    Samsung Pay wins Citi support for Singapore launch

    finextra.com 31 May '16, 11am

    Samsung has already won around Singapore's major banks as it prepares for the launch of its service in Q2. The company is hoping the deal with Citi will give it the edge over rival Apple, which last week announced that it had lined up five major banks, extending the use of the mobile ...

  • UK and Singapore establish 'fintech bridge'

    UK and Singapore establish 'fintech bridge'

    finextra.com 11 May '16, 6pm

    Billed as the first of its kind, the bridge sees the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) ink a regulatory cooperation agreement on sharing and using information on financial services innovation in their respective markets. Dominated by ...

  • Five major banks lined up to support Apple Pay launch in Singapore

    finextra.com 25 May '16, 8am

    MasterCard says it is working with DBS, OCBC, POSB, Standard Chartered and UOB, to enable iPhone and Apple watch users to make purchases in stores equipped with contactless readers. Recent figures from MasterCard indicate that consumers in Singapore are supportive of the idea of adopt...

  • Telstra expands network to Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo

    finextra.com 31 May '16, 2pm

    Matthew Lempriere, Telstra’s Head of Financial Markets, said EPLX utilised Telstra’s extensive submarine cable network to offer low latency connectivity for financial traders and these new routes added to the existing Telstra EPLX network connecting with financial markets in London, C...

  • 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 ...

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