'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.
HK launches fraud & money laundering taskforce02/06/2017 Patrick Buncsi News
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has launched a 12-month pilot program tasked with enhancing the detection, prevention and disruption of serious financial crime and money laundering threats.
NAB Ventures backs Canadian fintech firm31/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
NAB Ventures has backed a Toronto-based cloud fintech firm, Wave, with US$24 million.
Industry bodies approve regulatory tech strategy31/05/2017 Hope William-Smith News
Fintech Australia and The Regtech Association have signalled their support for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s report on regulatory technology.
Movers & Shakers | May 201731/05/2017 Hope William-Smith Movers and Shakers
May saw a number of high-profile appointments across financial services, with noteworthy additions to Stakeholder Strategies, DBS Bank, and Vanguard.
ANZ appoints Anna Green as Philippines chief30/05/2017 Anonymous News
Incumbent chief executive of ANZ Laos, Anna Green, was announced as the next chief executive of ANZ Philippines.
World Bank, MAS establish fintech innovation authority for ASEAN30/05/2017 Anonymous News
The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore this week signed a memorandum of cooperation to establish the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network.