Vietnamese start-ups see 46% rise in investment24/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The fintech sector in Vietnam raised a total of $129 million in 2016 with a spike in start-up deals last year, valued at $205 million, according to a Topica Founder Institute Report.
H2 Ventures accelerator welcomes a fourth cohort22/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
H2 Ventures this week announced the accelerator would invest in its fourth cohort of start-ups for the country’s sole accelerator program.
Yes Bank partners with Payjo for AI offering22/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Yes Bank has this week announced a collaborative partnership with Silicon Valley-based artificial intelligence platform, Payjo, for the development of the ‘YES Pay Bot’.
Citi hits 1 million biometrics banking clients21/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
One million Citibank customers in the Asia-Pacific are active users of the bank’s voice biometrics authentication offering.
Regtech could boost compliance21/03/2017 Malavika Santhebennur News
Regulatory and technological developments could aid in better detecting and responding to misconduct, according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Bangkok Bank partners with Nest to launch fintech start-up program21/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Bangkok Bank has announced the launch of its 12-week fintech start-up program which was aimed at solidifying Thailand’s commitment to adopting new technologies.
Standard Chartered appoints new CEO20/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Standard Chartered has announced the appointment of the bank’s first Arab chief executive for its business in Qatar.
Sixty per cent of banks to invest in new technologies20/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A majority of banks had signalled intention to invest in customer-facing technologies but did not expect their performance to improve over the long term as threats from fintech disruptors increased.
Visa’s e-payment sunglasses ready for launch20/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A prototype pair of tap-to-pay sunglasses has been unveiled by global payments giant, Visa, which would be first used by athletes during the World Surf League.
Regtech launches virtual ID for business compliance15/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Regulation technology company e4 has introduced a real-time virtual ID verification solution to assist businesses to save with the use of simple compliance offerings.
Security agility systems key for major techs and banks15/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A live poll conducted at the FST Future of Security conference in Melbourne last week found that the successful implementation of a security agility system was the main priority for major financial firms.
Old fashioned systems blocking digital risk mitigation15/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Financial services companies had increased their focus on Cybersecurity and service development, but could not implement what they needed to, due to the rigidity of their current technology.
Simply Wall St to open in New Zealand14/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Retail stock investment platform Simply Wall St has launched into the New Zealand and Canadian markets after a successful 2016.
Japan and Singapore to launch fintech cooperation framework14/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Services Agency of Japan have this week announced a cooperation framework to increase fintech links between Singapore and Japan.