LATEST FINTECH NEWS

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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Women-in-Fintech Speaker series: Inaugural Event with Established Female Trailblazers

By Editorial Staff / November 14, 2019

Orgnaised by SFA’s Women in FinTech Subcommittee, the event was held on 13 November. Industry’s top female leaders to share about their career journey. In addition, the speakers discussed how to embrace diversity and explore opportunities at workplace. We would like to thank our guest speakers who provided valuable insights. Diaan – Yi Lin, Senior Partner and…

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REGTECH: A World Of Opportunities

By Editorial Staff / November 14, 2019

As part of 80RR Lab Crawl, SFA’s RegTech subcommittee organised “RegTech” a World of Opportunities” at the 80RR Fintech Hub SG Innovation Lab Crawl on 14 November 2019, in conjunction with the Singapore Fintech Festival week. International experts from Regtech firms gave talks and presentations, where participants could learn about this emerging field to develop…

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PM & VIP Visit to the SG Pavilion

By Editorial Staff / November 14, 2019

It has been our honour to have Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, together with Minister for Education, Ong Ye Kung and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan, visit the Singapore Pavillion at the Singapore FinTech Festival, powered by Singapore FinTech Association (SFA). SFA firmly believes that the strong support from Singapore’s government has greatly contributed to…

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