SME Talent Programme (STP) for Startups

By Editorial Staff / March 9, 2017

Looking for Talents? Fintech Startups can leverage SME Talent Programme for funding support to attract students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Polytechnics and Universities. ACE Ltd is the appointed partner of SPRING Singapore to facilitate startups’ demand for talent with the supply from institutes of higher learning through internships. Eligible start-ups can be…

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Blockchain Bootcamp @ Singapore Polytechnic

By Editorial Staff / March 7, 2017

Singapore, 7th March 2017 – In the spirit of encouraging fintech education in Singapore, Singapore Polytechnic co-organised a Blockchain Bootcamp together with the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). Attended by over 50 students and lecturers from other schools, the bootcamp covered Blockchain 101, group activity on apply blockchain to Capital Market use cases as well as…

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Legal Office Hours 2017

By Editorial Staff / March 2, 2017

MAS and SFA are piloting an “Office Hours” programme. The programme is a platform for start-ups to connect and consult one-on-one with industry partners (e.g. law firms, business consultants, corporates, etc). The first pilot will be the ‘Legal Office Hours” programme for start-ups. This would be a good opportunity reduce the entry barrier for start-ups…

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Singapore India Business Dialogue – Partnership in Technology and Innovation

By Editorial Staff / February 26, 2017

Singapore, 20th February 2016  – SFA is one of the key supporting organisations for the Singapore India Business Dialogue held at Pan Pacific Hotel on 20th February. The event is organised by Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, High Commission of India in Singapore and Singapore…

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SFA co-organises Fintech Learning Series event with PayPal: Information Security & Public Relations for Fintech Startups

By Editorial Staff / February 17, 2017

Singapore, 17th February 2016  – In collaboration with PayPal Innovation Lab (PPIL), Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) co-organised an event on the two critical topics for Fintech Startups – Information Security and Public Relations. First speaker was Cybersecurity Veteran, Mr. Phoram Mehta from PayPal. He provided an overview of the changing cybersecurity landscape in Singapore/across the world…

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SFA and Visa welcome CUHK MBA students to the local FinTech scene

By Editorial Staff / February 10, 2017

Singapore, 9th February 2016 – MBA students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) had an eye-opening experience when they came to Singapore, hosted by Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) in collaboration with Visa. New technology demos were displayed at Visa’s first innovation centre in Asia Pacific nestled in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business…

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By Editorial Staff / February 1, 2017

Exciting programmes lined up to cultivate students’ passion and talent in FinTech  Singapore, 1 February 2017 – The five local polytechnics and Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen collaboration between educators and the FinTech industry. This supports the PolyFinTech 100 initiative, launched last October to develop a strong…

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Digital wallets in SE Asia & the war on cash

By Shubhrendu Khoche / January 7, 2017

Summary As the proportion of banked population in SE Asia grows from ~30% to ~60% over the next decade, conglomerates and local bulge-bracket banks will be natural contenders to run horizontal wallets with aggregated payments, savings, insurance and investment services. Boundaries between traditional credit products at the tip of the iceberg and digital movement of money between…

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Lightbulb Capital’s 2016 reading list: Innovation (in Finance)

By Dan Liebau / December 20, 2016

It has been an interesting year for everyone in Finance & Investment Management. Especially for people involved in Innovation in our industry. I can only guess that 2017 will be even more impressive… and challenging at the same time. In 2016 we also saw the first book on FinTech being crowdsourced and published.Thanks again to…

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SFA organises Blockchain Bootcamp at Singapore Polytechnic

By Editorial Staff / December 16, 2016

Singapore, 16th December 2016 – SFA partnered with ACCESS to organise a Blockchain bootcamp to about 30 students and lecturers at Singapore Poly on 16 Dec 2016. Basic concepts of FinTech, regulation and blockchain were introduced in the morning, followed by more advance concepts of blockchain in the afternoon before wrapping up with a blockathon,…

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