Singapore fintech

Fintech investments in Singapore climb 69% in first 9 months of 2019: report

FINTECH investments in Singapore for the nine months ended Sept 30 jumped 69 per cent to US$735 million from US$435 million in the same year-ago period, according to research from professional...

New chapter in banking begins as applications open for digital banks

RIDE-HAILING firm Grab is "confident" of meeting the digital banking licence requirements that include "a path towards profitability" on a five-year projection, the unicorn told The Business Times...

Fintechs rethink IPO rush amid weak debuts, healthy funding options

THE stinging performance of Uber's listing on the New York Stock Exchange - just as markets turned jittery again on renewed trade tensions - should add to the caution of young fintech firms in...

Major VC player from Israel plans Asia fund, but says it'll watch out for froth

ONE of Israel's most active venture funding outfits plans to raise between US$30 million and US$50 million with an Asian partner for its first Asia fund in the next 18 months, even as it watches...

Banks partner fintechs in quest for digital dominance

THERE is a power play ahead for Singapore banks as they cosy up to fintechs that offer quicker ways to scale and deepen their reach to bankable customers.

MAS puts fintechs on notice against shadow banking

EVEN as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is welcoming of fintech players, it will draw a clear line to prevent shadow banking from emerging from payment startups.

60 solutions shortlisted for awards at Singapore Fintech Festival

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday said judges have shortlisted 60 solutions that are eligible for the 2018 Global Fintech Hackelerator and Fintech Awards, with the awards to be...

Singapore Fintech Festival sees 60 solutions shortlisted for fintech awards

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday said judges have shortlisted 60 solutions that are eligible for the 2018 Global Fintech Hackelerator and Fintech Awards, with the awards to be...

TransferWise to ride open-payment rails to quicken transactions

SINGAPORE'S latest move to open up its instant, round-the-clock payment rails to fintech firms can reduce the odds of downtime, which fintech firms claim to be a result of being wholly reliant on...

Ex-Temasek banker emerging as active fintech investor

AN OLD hand in the banking industry has moved quietly into the fintech space, seeing vast opportunities in the consumer finance and SME lending space in this part of the world.

Fear is not an option

A former life in the ghetto gives insurtech CXA Group's founder the guts to tackle healthcare woes here