How Asia ranked against world’s most valuable tech brands28/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
London-based consultancy firm, Brand Finance, has released a global ranking report on the world’s most valuable technology brands, which included two Chinese fintechs in top ten positions.
Israeli start-up to get funding from Taiwan’s SCSB24/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Taiwan’s Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank (SCSB) would invest several million into Jerusalem-based start-up OurCrowd which would then expand its operating platform to Taipei.
Call to embrace benefits of cloud enablement22/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The benefits of cloud technology as an enabler for the utilisation of various innovative offerings in the financial technology space could see it put as the forefront of necessary business strategy overhauls.
ING Direct to launch Apple Pay offering22/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Australian bank with the most digitally-active customers, ING Direct, has this week announced the launch of payments platform Apple Pay for its orange everyday customers.
Major associations to launch alternative finance study21/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A consortium of financial and fintech associations across the Asia- Pacific would contribute to a University of Cambridge / Monash University / Tsinghua University study on digital and alternative finance.
IAG to launch Singapore insurtech hub21/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Insurance Australia Group has announced that it will launch an insurtech innovation hub in Singapore to draw on the country’s global networks and entrepreneurial citizens.
PayPal to launch fintech scholarship with SMU21/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Online payments system giant PayPal has this week announced its intention to partner with Singapore Management University to provide a fintech scholarship worth SD$180,000.
South Korean tech start-ups blocked by red tape20/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Strict regulation has continued to discourage new attempts for mobile or online fintech start-ups in South Korea, which could slide from its spot as a leading innovator.
India launches third phase of national technology initiatives20/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Indian economy would need to protect itself inwardly from Cybersecurity threats and focus on transitioning financial systems into a progressive, cashless marketplace.
Australia and New Zealand sign first-ever science and innovation pact20/02/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
The Australian and New Zealand governments have signed a new treaty that will fast-track Trans-Tasman collaboration on science, innovation and research programs.
Australian government reviews $6.2 billion annual ICT spending program20/02/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
The Australian government’s annual $6.2 billion spending program has come under scrutiny in a comprehensive review unveiled by Angus Taylor, the federal assistant minister for digital transformation.
MAS launches data analytics group20/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has announced the March formation of a Data Analytics Group to help unlock crucial insights in big data.
Fintech failing to provide solutions for advisers16/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The unmet need for technology in the adviser space has made it difficult for the financial planning industry to develop in line with customer expectations, InvestmentLink believes.
The reality of cyber threats for Australian businesses15/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
A new warning for Australian businesses to protect data with cyber insurance has emerged in the wake of a stream of Cybersecurity breaches.