financial services

As nations bicker, a greener future evolves in finance industry

LONDON • Away from the toxic atmosphere at United Nations climate summit talks, in boardrooms, banks and trading houses, a transformation in green finance is under way.

Singapore's digibank aspirants may find the going tough

The rush for a digital banking presence here has so far attracted 21 bids for five licences on offer, but those who get the licences may find the going rather tough.

Digital banks could mean lower costs for consumers

Singapore banks will likely ramp up their services as a result of the competition, say analysts.

A look at global investment juggernaut BlackRock

NEW YORK (AFP) - BlackRock, sometimes called the most powerful company you have never heard of, has grown exponentially since its founding in 1988, especially since the 2008 financial crisis.

What is a digital bank?

A digital bank offers banking services such as deposits, loans, debit and credit cards like a traditional bank, except that transactions are performed online and the bank does not have a physical...

The rise of the Asian 'super app'

Rice Basket Queen is the name of a stall run by Ms Ruri Ruhyaty in a bustling suburb of Jakarta. A year ago, it was typical of thousands of others. Ms Ruri would place her fish and vegetable...

Fintechs lag banks in providing financial services to Singapore businesses: report

FINTECHS lag banks when it comes to providing financial services to Singapore's businesses, with limited product offerings and most businesses...

Sandbox Express launched for faster testing of financial products

An initiative to provide firms with a faster option to test innovative financial products and services in the market was launched yesterday.

Deskera partners Funding Societies to offer digital financing solutions for SMEs

SINGAPORE - Cloud company Deskera is partnering peer-to-peer financing platform, Funding Societies, to offer digital alternative lending solutions that allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs...

Grab woos small businesses with suite of financial services

GRAB is stepping up its efforts to court micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). On Tuesday, the firm launched a slew of financial services targeted at businesses, including an...

Reaching the unbanked, underbanked, and unhappily banked

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How might fintech exclude, just as it includes, if not done right? What other market segments need improved access to financial services?