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“Becoming a one-stop wealth management platform is what we are aiming for”, Bhaskar Prabhakara, CEO of WeInvest.

By SFA Admin / March 9, 2020

Starting the week right, Singapore Fintech Association visited the office of WeInvest, to understand from their senior management (Mr. Bhaskar Prabhakara, CEO and Mr. Elango Balusamy, CTO) on how fintech startups like them who have regional clients, are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak as well as the firm’s plans for the year. What measures have…

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Founder and CEO of Bambu, Ned Philips, talks about COVID-19 and their big plans in 2020

By SFA Admin / February 28, 2020

We met up with Ned Philips, Founder, and CEO of Bambu at their office, to catch up on the latest happenings in their business and how they are coping with the recent COVID-19 situation. Bambu’s plans for 2020 How’s the business and what we can expect from Bambu in 2020? Ned said “Business has been…

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Nikhilesh Goel, Co-Founder of Validus Capital: “Fintech companies can help address increased financing needs during the COVID-19 outbreak”

By Editorial Staff / February 26, 2020

As of 21 February 2020, there are a total of 85 cases of COVID-19. Many companies are practicing safety measures and protocols to ensure that their staffs are well protected and that their business can continue smoothly. But how is it affecting the fintech industry? We had a chance to interview Mr. Nikhilesh Goel, Co-Founder of…

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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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