finextra.com Archives - 29 April 2017, Saturday

  • IBM and National University of Singapore draft blockchain module fo...

    finextra.com 26 Apr '17, 1pm

    Blockchain is a fast growing area across the globe, with banking, healthcare and the government leading the way in terms of adoption. According to studies by IBM’s Institute of Business Value, these three industries are investing heavily in blockchain and commercial solutions are expe...

  • Seamus Donoghue joins Lykke as head of Singapore

    finextra.com 26 Apr '17, 11am

    Seamus Donoghue joins Lykke as head of Singapore 25 minutes ago | 423 views | 0 Source: Lykke Lykke, a Swiss Fintech company building a global blockchain-powered marketplace, is accelerating its growth with the announcement of Seamus Donoghue as director of its Singapore office. With ...

  • Singapore Exchange extends HCL tech contract for five more years

    finextra.com 18 Apr '17, 12pm

    Singapore Exchange extends HCL tech contract for five more years 5 hours ago | 910 views | 0 Source: HCL HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, today announced the renewal of its transformational IT services engagement with Singapore Exchange for another five ye...

  • StashAway becomes first licensed robo-advisor in Singapore

    finextra.com 12 Apr '17, 11am

    StashAway becomes first licensed robo-advisor in Singapore 8 hours ago | 970 views | 0 Source: StashAway StashAway becomes first licensed robo-advisor in Singapore StashAway, a robo-advisor, has received in-principle approval for its Capital Market Services License for Retail Fund Man...

  • London and Singapore remain world's top fintech hubs

    London and Singapore remain world's top fintech hubs

    finextra.com 10 Apr '17, 3pm

    The study is the second output of the Global Fintech Hubs Federation, an initiative by Swift's innovation arm Innotribe and the UK's Innovate Finance to create a cross-border and open platform that brings established and emerging hubs together. The second report - expanded to cover 44...

  • WEX brings virtual credit cards to Singapore

    finextra.com 03 Apr '17, 3pm

    WEX brings virtual credit cards to Singapore 21 hours ago | 1885 views | 0 Source: WEX WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced that it will begin issuing virtual credit cards in Singapore, expanding its program in the Asian region that ...

  • Singapore and France bolster fintech ties with cooperation agreemen...

    finextra.com 28 Mar '17, 12pm

    Singapore and France bolster fintech ties with cooperation agreements 24 minutes ago | 494 views | 0 Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today signed cooperation agreements with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) a...

  • MAS to roll out national KYC utility for Singapore

    finextra.com 24 Mar '17, 12am

    A pilot has been run in the first quarter of this year with two Singaporean banks to expand the MyInfo service to the financial industry for more efficient KYC using trusted, government-collected personal data. MyInfo is a personal data platform, containing government-verified persona...

  • Singapore fintech startup Invictus turns to IBM for blcockhain supp...

    finextra.com 16 Mar '17, 2pm

    Singapore fintech startup Invictus turns to IBM for blcockhain support 28 minutes ago | 778 views | 0 Source: IBM IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Singapore fintech start-up, INVICTUS, is collaborating with them to leverage IBM Cloud and Blockchain technologies for their Order, Logisti...

  • Eidelweiss Singapore installs latest version of Horizon trading sof...

    finextra.com 15 Mar '17, 9am

    Eidelweiss Singapore installs latest version of Horizon trading software 19 hours ago | 1122 views | 0 Source: Horizon Software Horizon Software (Horizon), the leading global provider of electronic trading and investment management technology, today announced the extension of its long...

  • Japan and Singapore establish fintech co-operation framework

    finextra.com 13 Mar '17, 8am

    The Framework enables FSA and MAS to refer FinTech companies in their countries to each other’s markets. It also outlines how the referred companies can initiate discussions with the regulatory bodies in the respective jurisdictions and receive advice on their regulatory frameworks, s...

  • 25 Inspiring Women Entrepreneur in Singapore

    finextra.com 10 Mar '17, 11am

    Singapore is one of the desirable places for entrepreneurs to start their business and the government is giving a lot of effort to provide entrepreneurs with everything they need, from grants, co-working spaces and a network of international investors. That why Singapore stands as the...

  • Singapore and Abu Dhabi sign fintech co-operation agreement

    Singapore and Abu Dhabi sign fintech co-operation agreement

    finextra.com 08 Mar '17, 11am

    The Co-operative Agreement (CA) between The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is intended to foster closer cooperation on developments and initiatives that nurture fintech entrepreneurship and support innovation in financial services in both Sing...

  • Singapore commuters can now tap-and-pay for their fares with Master...

    finextra.com 01 Mar '17, 3pm

    The LTA's collaboration with Mastercard was first announced in July last year. A pilot of the system will be launched next month with at least 100,000 commuters using tap-and-pay cards on public buses and trains. Users will be able to track their journey and fare history through a spe...

  • Top 50 FinTech Influencers in Singapore

    finextra.com 24 Feb '17, 2pm

    FinTech is the most used buzzword in the Finance industry all over the world. In Asia, Singapore is the hottest Fintech hub. The Singapore government is keenly focusing on developing the Fintech industry which in turn increases the Fintech companies in Singapore. For every business, i...

  • Thomson Reuters opens Singapore data science lab

    finextra.com 21 Feb '17, 10am

    The Lab will collaborate with the government, customers, tech startups and universities to build partnerships and create innovative products and solutions for professional markets throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Singapore Lab is the first branch in Asia to open as part of Thom...

  • Japanese banks invest in local bitcoin exchange

    finextra.com 14 Feb '17, 2pm

    The groups made the investments through their venture arms, joining another Japanese giant, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, as bitFlyer stakeholders. The banks' interest in bitcoin and blockchain technology could be linked to their desire to bring down the costs of international wire ...

  • DBS launches mobile order and pay app in Singapore shopping mall

    finextra.com 14 Feb '17, 11am

    Marking this launch, Koufu, one of Singapore’s leading foodcourts, will become the first foodcourt in Singapore to debut the full implementation of its DBS FasTrack-powered app at shopping mall 100 AM on Tras Street. The public can now order and make cashless payments for their food v...

  • Singapore's MAS sets up data analytics group

    finextra.com 14 Feb '17, 1am

    The new unit will lead MAS's efforts to harness the power of data analytics to unlock insights, enhance its supervision of financial institutions and make compliance more efficient for these firms. David Roi Hardoon, who has a PhD in machine learning and co-founded data firm Azendian ...

  • Singapore Fintech Association signs MoU with five polytechnics

    finextra.com 26 Jan '17, 9am

    Singapore Fintech Association signs MoU with five polytechnics 46 minutes ago | 532 views | 0 Source: Singapore Fintech Association The five local polytechnics and Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen collaboration between educato...

  • Singapore gets robo-advisor for women

    finextra.com 05 Jan '17, 12am

    Singapore gets robo-advisor for women 23 minutes ago | 376 views | 0 Miss Kaya, a new Singapore robo-advisor aimed at women is promising to "simplify and demystify" money management. The brainchild of former hedge fund manager Gina Heng, the licensed service says that it wants to empo...

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    Singapore's Senjō Group acquires Kalixa for EUR29 million

    finextra.com 19 Dec '16, 9am

    Operating out of offices in London and Vienna, Kalixa currently processes payments for more than 800 merchants. The company generated revenue in the financial year ended 31 December 2015 of €22.7 million. Established in 2015, privately-held Senjō Group was first set up as a holding co...

  • Mambu expands to Singapore

    finextra.com 08 Dec '16, 10am

    The new office in Singapore will headed up by Chan Chiou Hao who recently joined the company as their new regional head. The office reflects Mambu’s expansion and commitment to existing clients in the region whilst supporting ongoing plans for growth. Mambu’s APAC clients are spread a...

  • Liquid Pay launches in Singapore

    finextra.com 24 Nov '16, 6am

    Liquid Pay, a mobile payment platform that integrates payments with price discovery and discounts, officially launched in Singapore today. With a full suite QR code-based Acceptance Workflow Library, Liquid Pay helps consumers, merchant verticals and financial institutions create new ...

  • Singapore opens new grant scheme to support fintech trials

    Singapore opens new grant scheme to support fintech trials

    finextra.com 18 Nov '16, 11am

    The announcement was made by deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at an awards ceremony that capped a week-long fintech festival hosted by MAS and the Association of Banks in Singapore. "We will fund 50% of the costs, up to a maximum of S$200,000 per project, for Singapore-bas...

  • Singapore issues sandbox guidelines for fintech experiments

    finextra.com 16 Nov '16, 11am

    Singapore issues sandbox guidelines for fintech experiments 1 hour ago | 790 views | 0 Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today published its “regulatory sandbox” guidelines to encourage and enable experimentation of solutions that utilis...

  • Singapore and international banks to construct interbank blockchain...

    finextra.com 16 Nov '16, 11am

    The Singapore central banks says: "This project could potentially avail a payment system for participants to transact in different global markets round-the-clock that are today limited by time zone differences and office hours." R3 last week announced plans to to open a blokchain cent...

  • ANZ and DBS open new labs to coincide with Singapore Fintech Festiv...

    finextra.com 14 Nov '16, 11am

    Close to 11,000 participants from more than 50 countries have registered for the inaugural Festival, which kicks off with an island-wide Innovation Lab Crawl, where more than 20 spaces will open their doors to visitors. This will be complemented by a 'Hackcelerator Demo Day' to showca...

  • Monetary Authority of Singapore issues first set of data APIs

    finextra.com 11 Nov '16, 9am

    Monetary Authority of Singapore issues first set of data APIs 3 hours ago | 1026 views | 0 Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced that it is publishing 12 sets of data from MAS’ Monthly Statistical Bulletin as Application Prog...

  • R3 partners Singapore's MAS for blockchain lab

    finextra.com 09 Nov '16, 12am

    R3 claims many of the world's biggest FS players - including pan-Asian life insurer AIA Group and China's Ping An Financial Services Group - among its 70-odd members. The group is now looking to further establish its position in Asia by setting up a physical base in Singapore's centra...