HSBC unveils its own B2B ‘social network’13/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
HSBC is going social... alone, launching a dedicated network for its business clients to connect, communicate and share resources, the bank announced.
World’s biggest bank launches e-commerce platform for HK13/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest bank by market capitalisation, has launched a new e-commerce platform for the Hong Kong market.
Singapore signs fintech cooperation pact with the Americas09/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore’s Monetary Authority has inked a cooperative agreement on fintech with the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas, strengthening ties between Singapore and Latin America's burgeoning fintech markets.
Can’t beat ‘em? Demo ‘em: Citi showcases fintech’s brightest minds09/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Over half a year in the making, the day has arrived: 'Demo Day' (Singapore) that is – a chance for finalists from the Asia-Pacific round of the Citi Tech Integrity Challenge to showcase their innovations, and quite possibly reshape the public sector and industry as we know them today.
FST Media spoke with Laura Gaviria Halaby, chief coordinator of the T4I, to discuss how the event seeks to inspire innovations that promote integrity and accountability.
NZ's SBS Bank overhauls its digital banking platform07/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
New Zealand's SBS Bank has initiated a complete revamp of its digital banking platform, securing the services of Sandstone Technology to deliver the upgrade.
'An Australian first’: NAB teams with Israeli crowdfunder OurCrowd07/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
NAB has secured a “first its kind” collaboration with Israeli crowdfunding company OurCrowd, giving NAB clients privileged access to venture capital investments, the company announced.
Australia & Singapore sign cybersecurity cooperation pact07/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Representatives from Australia and Singapore have signed a two-year agreement to cooperate on cybersecurity, including a commitment to share incident and threat reports as well as joint security training.
HSBC enters the robo age06/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
HSBC has announced the launch of a new online ‘robo’ service for wealth management advice, expected to be rolled out by the end of 2017.
Singapore & Nordic fintech hubs ink exclusive deal06/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
LATTICE80, the world’s largest fintech hub, has signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with the Nordic Finance Innovation, an exclusive partnership to collaborate and leverage shared resources between the two regions.
Singapore bank launches AI for HR – an SG first06/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore’s OCBC Bank has launched a human resources mobile app, embedded with an interactive artificial intelligence ‘chatbot’ – a first for a Singapore-based bank.
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.