Singapore-based FinLab opens to Indian start-ups14/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The accelerator program run through Singapore-based FinLab will open applications to Indian fintechs to offer the nation access to world’s best growth markets.
Malaysia to strengthen investment trading ties in Cambodia14/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Malaysia will push forward with plans to invest further in Cambodia’s leading business sectors including ICT and finance.
Israel poised to be global financial services leader14/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Off the back of comprehensive reforms in the retail banking industry, Israel could now have the tools in place to become a significant global player in financial services and technology.
Digital more consistent for advisers14/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Using digital methods to gain information about clients is more consistent, scalable and result-orientated than traditional methods, according to Privé Financial.
Australian government introduces online safety law for groups at risk14/02/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
The Australian government has announced new legislation to protect vulnerable groups from on-line bullying and offensive content, while broadening the reach beyond children at risk.
Queensland appoints new chief to drive e-health agenda14/02/2017 Shahida Sweeney Government
Queensland Health has appointed Dr Richard Ashby as the chief executive for e-Health Queensland to lead the state’s information communication technology (ICT) and e-health agenda.
Hong Kong loses grip on Bitcoin13/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Despite its high standing on the global fintech scene and ripe demand for cryptocurrencies, bitcoin businesses have faded in the Hong Kong market.
Banks’ move into digital “not straightforward”13/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Banks have been challenged to develop technology to more effectively fulfil their traditional role, but the move across could be a trial to their conservative history.
ANZ appoints chief data officer08/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
ANZ has confirmed the appointment of Emma Gray to the newly-created position of chief data officer.
New fintech industry group for NZ08/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The New Zealand government has announced plans to partner with peak technology lobby, NZTech, to launch a fintech industry group for the nation.
Banks across Asia should rethink digital strategy07/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Digital banking began to move into its second distinct phase in 2016 which would be categorised by collaborative innovation, digital ventures and partnerships.
Singapore Savings Bond exceeds $1 billion07/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has announced that the Singapore Savings Bond program has exceeded $1 billion in outstanding amount across 37,000 investors.
New blockchain platform to launch in Vietnam07/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Hong Kong-based blockchain settlements platform, OKLink, would launch in Vietnam in a bid to boost the nation’s economic development.
Cybersecurity threats more serious than ever experts warn07/02/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Delegates who gathered at Israel’s fourth Cybertech Conference in Tel Aviv last week have addressed the explosive increase in cyber risks including advanced hacking, data breaches, and digital theft.