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2017 is already a record year for FinTech investment in Singapore

FinTech funding in Singapore looks set to soar this year as H1 2017 sees over $150m worth of investment already

FinTech funding in Singapore looks set to soar this year as H1 2017 sees over $150m worth of investment already Until the close of Q2...…

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Cyprus fintech startup Capital.com raises $25 million

Cyprian fintech startup Capital.com has raised $25 million from Larnabel Enterprises and VP Capital and launched its mobile trading app....

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Goldman Sachs Invests $35m to Accelerate the Growth of beqom - a Cloud Based Total Compensation So

Switzerland based employee compensation startup beqom has raised $35m in new venture funding from Goldman Sachs. Created in 2009, beqom’s...

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UK fintech investment smashes pre-Brexit levels so far this year

The appetite is still strong for foreign investment in British financial-technology companies despite uncertainty over Brexit. 

Fintech companies setting up shop in the UK looks set to continue as over half of investment comes from overseas Hermione Hodgson ...…

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How Goldman Sachs Is Disrupting This $1 Trillion Industry

Goldman Sachs has been active in this business for less than a year and is already in the billion-dollar club. It's been just over nine...

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Fiserv postpones meeting on proposed Monitise takeover

Fiserv’s takeover of British fintech pioneer Monitise is on shaky ground after an extraordinary general meeting was postponed to buy the...

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Abu Dhabi inks two partnerships with Malaysian regulators

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FRSA) signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Labuan Financial Services...

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Malaysia's CIMB to partner Alipay for mobile payment platform

The CIMB unit, Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd, will be majority shareholder and Ant Financial a minority shareholder, the bank said in a statement...

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Another Fintech Bridge Opens

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and The Australian Securities and Investments...

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Over half of fintech funding globally in Q2 went to Asia, thanks to Softbank-Paytm deal Read more a

Overall Asian fintech funding in Q2 stood at $2.7 billion, helped by Softbank’s $1.4 billion investment in One97, the parent of...

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NASDAQ acquires UK-based Sybenetix

Nasdaq is to acquire Sybenetix, a UK-based startup that applies behavioural analysis and cognitive computing to sniff our suspicious...

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Thai Bank in Blockchain First

Kasikornbank (KBank) has developed its Letter of Guarantee (LG) service in the market with the introduction of the world’s first...

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AirAsia plans to launch fintech products

DAVAO, Philippines -- AirAsia said Friday it plans to launch mobile payment services and other businesses, taking advantage of its...

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Fintech adoption in Singapore lags other economies but expected to beat global average in future: Re

In Singapore, fintech adoption among digitally active consumers rose to 23 per cent this year from 15 per cent in 2015, the report...

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Receipt Bank raises $50m from Insight Venture Partners

LONDON — Accountancy software startup Receipt Bank has raised $50 million (£38.4 million) in a Series B funding round led by a New York...

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OCBC Bank's Open Vault paves the way for startup pilots

The two companies - BlackSwan Technologies and Silent Eight - were part of the second Fintech Accelerator Programme run by OCBC Bank’s...

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Trussle leads call for mortgage standards

In a white paper published today, Trussle outlines five initial recommendations for a Mortgage Switch Guarantee, designed to address...

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Funding Circle CEO Says Business Boomed After Brexit

Samir Desai (Funding Circle CEO), featured on Bloomberg TV, says that opposite of conventional wisdom - the SMB lending business has...

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The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capital

The founders of Robinhood had a tough time with VCs early on, as the product had not yet launched or gained regulatory approval.  However...

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Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

IBM Watson on the cutting edge of AI? Not so fast says Jeffries, who states that the firm trails other tech giants for hiring top tier AI...

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Asian VC funding outpaces US for the first time

Investments in private tech companies in Asia have topped those in the US for the first time following a series of giant funding rounds...

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Goldman Sachs Granted 'SETLcoin' Cryptocurrency Patent

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has been awarded a patent for its proposed "SETLcoin" cryptocurrency settlement system.The US Patent and...

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IFC leads $50m Series B in CompareAsiaGroup

Hong Kong based financial aggregator CompareAsiaGroup has raised $50m in Series B funding led by International Finance Corp....

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Cashlez raises $2m to expand operations in Indonesia

Jakarta based mobile point-of-sale startup Cashlez has raised $2m in Series Seed funding led by Mandiri Capital. Its wireless card reader...

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Fintech Startup Curve Raises $10M in Series A Funding

London based credit card startup Curve has raised $10m in Series A funding led by Banco Santander. Curve combines all users’ cards into...

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iCapital® Network Secures Strategic Investment from UBS

New York based financial technology platform iCapital Network has received new investment from UBS Financial Services, who now joins...

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Banks and Fintech cooperation growing in PH

HSBC Philippines President and CEO Jose Arnufo “Wick” Veloso said the local commercial banks and Fintechs “have a great deal to offer...

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ASIC expands reach with cooperation agreements across Asia

The agreements will enable ASIC to refer innovative fintech businesses to the SFC, JFSA and MSC for advice and support via the Fintech...

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Chinese Fintech Gets U.S. Approval

Headquartered in Beijing, CreditEase provides wealth management, credit management, microfinance investment, and microcredit loan...

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London city presses for ‘digital skills visa’

The London city is pressing the government for a new ‘digital skills visa’ to improve the position of Britain as a financial technology...

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Hive ICO – the first crypto currency invoice financing platform for SMEs

ICOs feels like a ticking time bomb, but let's see

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OGC Invests in Squirro

Squirro, a Zurich, Switzerland-based context intelligence & insights solution provider, completed a $10m Series B funding round.

The round...

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Singapore based fintech investment platform Fundnel establishes Australian headquarters in Adelaide

The private investment platform, which has helped investors invest $75 million in businesses since it launched two years ago, will work...

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Singapore and Denmark Sign Fintech Pact

Over the past couple of years, Singapore has signed multiple Fintech agreements with other countries similar to this one. These are all...

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Australia can be a major player in the China-led sector

At the time, she said her vision was to make Australia one of Asia's leading markets for fintech innovation. That vision remains unchanged.

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Vision of CEO Ishaan Malhi on future of Mortgages

Inspiring interview by Ishaan Malhi on future of Mortgages and Trussle, an OGC portfolio company.

People will soon be able to find a property, secure a mortgage with advice and then buy it with a few simple clicks of a button.  That...…

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PayFit raises $15.9 million to manage European payrolls

French startup PayFit just raised a $15.9 million Series B round from Accel. The company produces legally compliant paychecks, wire...

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OHPEN HAS SECURED A € 15 MILLION SERIES B

Ohpen, founded in 2009, is a cloud-based core-banking engine, built for the efficient administration of retail investment and savings...

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Itochu partners with Sinar Mas on Indonesian fintech

The money will give Itochu a one-third stake in Pasar Dana Pinjaman (“Loan Fund Market”), a subsidiary of the Sinar Mas Group, a palm oil...

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KPMG Partners Central Bank of Singapore on FinTech

Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos at the weekend, the Senior Manager Fintech Practice, KPMG, Ladi Asuni, said the festival was...

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Singapore fintech startup CredoLab raises over US$1M to help unbanked consumers manage their credit

CredoLab said that the newly-raised capital — twice the amount it originally intended to raise — will be used to ramp up its product...

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Australia and Malaysia sign agreement on FinTech cooperation

Following the establishment of a framework for co-operation on FinTech innovation with the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) earlier...

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Fintech Push at BNP Paribas Asia

Over a year in the making, BNP Paribas’ Client Experience program (CX) involves a series of innovations and solutions which are now...

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Knip Merges with Komparu

Exciting news! Knip Merges with KomparuEurope’s first digital insurance broker, Knip, and Netherlands-based comparison-software provider...

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3 reasons Southeast Asia is a great place for developers

According to VentureBeat, high mobile penetration, geographic closeness to China and India, horizontal platforms, strong social impact,...

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Robots Are Eating Money Managers’ Lunch Obscure assets may be the human investor’s last refuge.

Bloomberg likens the process to a mountain surrounded by rising flood waters: The base is easily traded markets, such as stocks. Higher...

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