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.
Westpac launches social media banking offering29/03/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Westpac has this week announced the launched of a mobile experience to allow customers to access banking features while using social apps including Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Snapchat.