Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi partners with American fintech11/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
MUFG banking arm, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, has announced a strategic partnership with the interbank global payments group of San Francisco-based venture fintech company, Ripple.
Filipino start-up takes $500k in Seedstars World 201710/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Makati-based fintech start-up, Acudeen Technologies, was selected as the overall winner of global seed stage start-up competition, Seedstars World 2017.
Standard Chartered and Reuters launch digital wealth advisory tool10/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Standard Chartered Private Bank has launched a digital wealth advisory tool to integrate its suits of house views and investment recommendations with real-time market information from Thomson Reuters.
Japanese bank to develop biometric ID software07/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has announced the impending launch of identification verification software based on biometrics.
Full steam ahead for Vietnam-based Kiwi fintech hub05/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Vietnam-based technology hub ‘Kiwi Connection’ had seen more than 100 entrepreneurs from New Zealand come on board to expand business opportunities in South-East Asia in its first nine months.
Fintech Australia puts support behind banking competition05/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Australia’s fintech industry representative body has this week thrown its support behind a government proposal to increase banking competition.
Fintech licence exemption no huge difference05/04/2017 Malavika Santhebennur News
ASIC’s licence exemption for fintechs to test products without a licence would not make a ‘material difference’ to everybody across the industry.
Call for remittance-focused fintechs to diversify04/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Indonesian Fintech Association chairman, Niki Luhur, said the majority of segments, players and start-ups had yet to be explored, even with the successes of fintech in Indonesia to date.
Movers and Shakers | March 201704/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
March saw a number of high-profile appointments across financial services, with noteworthy additions to ANZ, Standard Chartered, and the Bank of New Zealand.
Kotak launches zero-charge digital bank account04/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Mumbai-headquartered Indian private sector bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, would launch zero-charge digital bank accounts in a bid to double its customer base in 18 months.
Remote possibilities – why remote video technology could revolutionise insurance04/04/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
A conversation with Simon Powell, Head of Claims, Endsleigh Insurance (UK)
Citi opens APIs to Hong Kong developers03/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Citibank has made more than 30 application programming interfaces available to software developments in Hong Kong to help improve the nation’s fintech sector offerings.
Cambodian telco launches $5m fund for local tech start-ups03/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Cambodian telecommunications firm Smart Axiata has launched the Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund to provide advice, development opportunities and funding to fintech start-ups in the digital service sector.
Law firms launch fintech practices in KL and Singapore03/04/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Two law firms in Singapore and Malaysia have joined forces to launch fintech practices across both countries to capitalise on the growth of the respective fintech sectors.