HK's push to become tech ‘investment epicentre’05/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Hong Kong has bolstered its fintech credentials, launching a new initiative to support technology firms during their initial public offering.
‘Un-chequed’ growth: Australians abandon paper payments in record numbers02/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Cheque use rates have plunged by 20 per cent to 111.6 million transactions, the largest drop ever recorded, as Australians forgo paper and embrace digital payments.
BNP Paribas embraces a virtual future02/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
BNP Paribas has unveiled a suite of virtual reality-based services designed to “improve and streamline” the customer journey across its banking services, the company announced.
Are Australian CEOs digital dullards?02/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Australian chief executives have ‘significantly lower’ digital IQs than their global counterparts, rated 30 points below chief executives in other Asia-Pacific countries, according to a recent PwC survey.
HK launches fraud & money laundering taskforce02/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has launched a 12-month pilot program tasked with enhancing the detection, prevention and disruption of serious financial crime and money laundering threats.
NAB Ventures backs Canadian fintech firm31/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
NAB Ventures has backed a Toronto-based cloud fintech firm, Wave, with US$24 million.
Industry bodies approve regulatory tech strategy31/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Fintech Australia and The Regtech Association have signalled their support for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s report on regulatory technology.
Movers & Shakers | May 201731/05/2017 Hope William-Smith Movers and Shakers
May saw a number of high-profile appointments across financial services, with noteworthy additions to Stakeholder Strategies, DBS Bank, and Vanguard.
ANZ appoints Anna Green as Philippines chief30/05/2017 Anonymous News
Incumbent chief executive of ANZ Laos, Anna Green, was announced as the next chief executive of ANZ Philippines.
World Bank, MAS establish fintech innovation authority for ASEAN30/05/2017 Anonymous News
The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore this week signed a memorandum of cooperation to establish the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network.
Japanese lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture30/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
An executive from Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group has announced that Tokyo-based lender would start development on a new fintech venture in June to create a new global business.
Malaysia opens fintech sandbox30/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Malaysia’s central bank, Bank Negara had issued licenses to four companies to operate within its regulatory sandbox.
SMEs draw a blank on defining ‘fintech’30/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Data released by ServiceSeeking.com showed that 89 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises have never heard of fintech.
Singapore strikes fintech deal in Denmark29/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Singapore Fintech Association has announced a deal with Copenhagen Fintech to kick-start a collaborative partnership between Singapore and Denmark.
CIO role will change the most in the technology revolution24/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The business structure of organisations under chief information officers at financial firms would change the most as technology continued to swap, obviate and re shift professional roles, according to a new report.