Founder & CEO of Syfe, Dhruv Arora shares what companies should NOT overlook during this outbreak: data protection

By Editorial Staff / February 24, 2020

On Tuesday, we have visited Ms. Anu Gupta, Director at our PR Partner Asia PR Werkz to understand how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected the industry, as her portfolio consists mostly of start-ups, SMEs and fintech. To find out more from the fintech’s point of view, we have visited our corporate member Syfe, a digital…

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Anu Gupta, Director at Asia PR Werkz: “We have to be cautious, but work has to move on.”

By Editorial Staff / February 20, 2020

It is a stressful period. “We all want to protect ourselves and our families from what is still a new and unknown disease,” as PM Lee shared. In fact, there have been a few articles about how the outbreak of the coronavirus is posing a challenge to many businesses globally. But there is no need…

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SFA celebrated 2020 Chinese New Year Lo Hei 2020 & 80RR Event Area Opening

By Editorial Staff / February 11, 2020

7 Feb 2020 – GONG XI FA CAI! Singapore Fintech Association held its annual Chinese New Year Lo Hei event at 80RR Fintech Hub SG! 80rr Fintech Hub SG also launched the new event space which will be suitable for keynote and networking events to bring the fintech community closer. It was a joyful and high-spirited night accompanied…

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FinTech 4 Schools: Students from Holy Innocents’ High School and CHIJ Secondary visited SFA

By Editorial Staff / January 17, 2020

16 January 2020 – Students from Holy Innocents’ High School and CHIJ Secondary visited Singapore FinTech Association (SFA). As part of the Fintech 4 Schools initiative, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA)’s Executive Committee member Daphne Ng and Director Joshua Chong shared their insights into the Fintech sector. Students learned what are the emerging trends in the…

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Enigma consortium including SFA member Blockchain Worx applies for Digital Full Bank license in Singapore

By Editorial Staff / January 14, 2020

Last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that up to five digital banking licenses will be issued by June this year; last week, MAS revealed that it had received a total of 21 digital bank applicants. Among applicants for the Digital Full Bank License is the consortium led by Enigma Group, with…

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Digital Dynamics with Mastercard

By Editorial Staff / December 23, 2019

12 December – Singapore FinTech Association partnered with Mastercard (SFA corporate member) for their Digital Dynamics event. The event was held at the recently unveiled Mastercard Experience Centre, the freshly-designed collaboration and co-creation space at Mastercard Asia-Pacific. In this casual, fun and intimate session hosted by Tobias Puehse, around 40 SFA members came together to…

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“Investors flood the region with cash as chase for unbanked intensifies” – Nikkei Asian Review

By Editorial Staff / December 13, 2019

According to the FinTech in ASEAN report released by United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), PwC and Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), venture capital funding in 2014 was only $35 million. Over the past five years, total FinTech investment has boomed, reaching $679 million in 2018, $1.14 billion in 2019. With Vietnam’s regional FinTech venture capital funding…

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SMEs GO FinTech Report Launch

By Editorial Staff / November 25, 2019

Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) launched “SMEs GO FinTech Report” collaboratively with EY at the 80RR Fintech Hub SG. The event was graced by Poh-Koon Koh (Dr), Senior Minister of State at Ministry of Trade and Industry and Deputy Secretary-General at National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and co-organised by NTUC U SME Community and Networked Trade Platform.…

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Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPD Bank) holds first overseas Global Fintech Competition in Singapore

By Editorial Team / November 15, 2019

Singapore, 14 November 2019, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, one of the leading banks in China, held its first overseas global Fintech competition in Singapore, following two successful runs in Shanghai. Into its third installation this year, the “SPD Bank Global Innovation JAM 2019” which drew more than 120 participants from 13 countries, is a significant…

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The FIRST EVER Singapore Pavilion at Singapore FinTech Festival with 22 SFA members

By Editorial Staff / November 15, 2019

The FIRST EVER Singapore Pavilion together with 22 members at the Singapore FinTech Festival was also the biggest country pavilion in the event, spanning across 135 square metre! We had a great opening ceremony graced by President of Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Chia Hock Lai, Assistant Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress, Patrick Tay, High…

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