Thai techs to champion new biometric offerings14/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The national e-payments system and increased proliferation of fintech across Thailand would see biometric identification systems come to greater prominence, according to i-Sprint Innovations.
Reserve Bank of India to focus on financial literacy13/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
India’s central bank, The Reserve Bank of India, has published a booklet on basic financial literacy concepts for the general public to encourage better banking and savings practices.
Startupbootcamp welcomes 12 new fintechs13/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A total of 12 new fintechs from across Asia would join the Startupbootcamp accelerator program in Singapore, which would launch in April.
MAS and ADGM partner for cross-border fintech promotion13/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi Global Market to foster fintech development between their respective nations.
ANZ appoints new exec for digital transformation08/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
ANZ has appointed former Bain & Company specialist, Kathryn van der Merwe, to the position of group executive, talent and culture to assist with its digital transformation strategy.
NZ Techweek initiative offers $10,000 to digital entrepreneurs08/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Launch pad Digmyidea would open applications for its Māori Innovation Challenge, established to help grow Māori involvement in developing New Zealand’s digital economy.
Consumer choice key to open data08/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Reforms based on consumer choice would make it more straightforward for customers to access data, said participants at a Fintech Australia / Fintech Victoria / Victorian government event.
Australia in strong global blockchain position08/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Australia has been touted as a potential world leader in the blockchain space and is in a solid position to take advantage of utilising it, according to Standards Australia.
Bitcoin fraud ‘too commonplace’ say experts07/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
There has been a marked increase in bitcoin-based scams by fraudsters in the last few months that have been deemed inevitable as the cryptocurrency gains prominence.
Cyberdefence the latest security vocation07/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Singaporean defence minister Ng Eng Hen has announced that a new cyber defence organisation would be established to protect the Singapore Armed Forces from potential cyber threats.
Japan’s fintech revenue to hit US$743 million by 202107/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Recent regulatory changes in the financial services sector in Japan have made it easier for fintechs, with the industry set to experience significant growth over the next five years.
Credit Suisse looks for Asian fintech foothold06/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Credit Suisse has announced a partnership with Singapore-based fintech, Mesitis, to help build its digital offerings in the Asian region.
First regulated P2P fintech approved in Dubai06/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Fintech business Beehive has become Dubai’s first peer-to-peer lending platform to be authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.
Citibank Singapore launches cloud procurement platform06/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Citibank Singapore and Visa have announced a partnership with Renepay for a B2B automated e-procurement platform.