ANZ, Westpac deliver blockchain-backed bank guarantees11/07/2017 Anonymous News
ANZ and Westpac have teamed with international technology powerhouse, IBM, and the country’s largest shopping centre owner, Scentre Group, to successfully deliver a blockchain-enabled guarantee process for commercial property leasing.
Westpac joins global blockchain trial11/07/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Westpac will follow in the wake of ANZ to become the second Australian ‘Big Four’ to join Swift's blockchain validation test program, the global payments messaging service announced.
DBS launches ‘instant’ e-payments settlement service – a Singapore first06/07/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
DBS Bank has launched a fast-tracked electronic payment service for travel insurance claims, a joint initiative with Singapore-based insurer, MSIG.
Delta wave: NZ insurance disruptor expands to Singapore05/07/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Delta Insurance, an Auckland-based ‘insur-tech’, has opened its first overseas office in Singapore, delivering Asia’s “first cyber and technology Lloyd’s coverholder,” the company announced.
CBA nabs top spot in mobile banking rankings05/07/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Commonwealth Bank's mobile app has ranked number one in Forrester’s Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark, edging out rival, Westpac, by a single point.
HK banks ‘underutilising’ vital FSI technology – KPMG04/07/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Hong Kong may be at the forefront of fintech and mobile banking innovation, but their banks' failure to adopt a critical future-proofing technology could leave the industry in the dust of their global rivals.
AXA Asia chief steps down03/07/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Jean-Louis Laurent Josi will step down as chief executive of AXA Asia, the company announced on Thursday.
Singapore flexes its fintech muscle to the Nordics30/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore’s chief financial regulator has signed a cooperation agreement with its Danish counterpart, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), to assist fintech companies in expanding operations across both markets.
Better PayNow: Singapore launches P2P funds transfer service30/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) has announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer (P2P) funds transfer service for Singapore-based banking customers.
Australia, Malaysia sign fintech cooperation deal30/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) to pursue mutual support and development in fintech.
Australia among world leaders in fintech adoption28/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
Australia ranks among the world’s top fintech adopters, leaping ahead of rivals Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States, EY’s FinTech Adoption Index has revealed.
Hong Kong, Guangdong simplify cross-border e-payment transactions28/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Guangzhou Branch of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) have launched a cross-border electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) service, simplifying mobile and online-based payments between Hong Kong and the mainland's most populace province, the Hong Kong regulator announced.
Mapping Australia’s burgeoning fintech market27/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
FinTech Australia, Australia’s peak body for financial technology companies, has released its first member ‘ecosystem map’, providing a graphical layout of leading fintech companies and their place in the local market.
Asian finance giant to build blockchain-based transaction platform27/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
One of Asia-Pacific’s largest financial services providers, Japan-based AEON Financial Service, is partnering with IBM Japan to develop a blockchain-based financial platform for the Asian market, the company announced.