Press Release: Clifford Chance advises Carlyle on investments into Ant Financial and Baidu FSG

PRESS STATEMENT Clifford Chance advises Carlyle on investments into Ant Financial and Baidu FSG Hong Kong/Beijing: Leading international law firm Clifford Chance advised The Carlyle Group on two major investment transactions in China’s fintech sector: Subscription of the Series C preference shares issued by Ant International Co., Limited, a wholly owned offshore subsidiary of Ant Small…

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The University of Cambridge, Asian Development Bank Institute & Zhejiang University Join on the Third Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Asian Development Bank Institute and Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University have teamed up to launch the Third Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey. The research initiative will review all forms of alternative finance including crowdfunding, peer to peer (marketplace) lending,…

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Interview with Emma Cui

For the month of May, we’re delighted to have Emma Cui, CEO of LONGHASH Singapore, share about her experiences in FinTech.   How is being a leader and heading a business different in a corporate versus being in a startup? Being a leader in a startup requires you to be resourceful, resilient and agile. Lacking the structured…

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Singapore FinTech Association has been conferred the “Partner of Labour Movement” award in the May Day Awards 2018

Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) has been conferred the “Partner of Labour Movement” award in the May Day Awards 2018. SFA joined the NTUC U Associate ecosystem in March 2017. Acknowledging that Fintech is increasingly playing a significant role in Singapore’s digitalised economy, SFA works very closely with U Associate and Singapore Polytechnic to develop the…

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Launch of FinTech Fast Track initiative on 26 April 2018

Singapore, 26 April 2018 – To support the growth of Singapore’s financial technology (FinTech) sector and help businesses bring their FinTech innovations to the market more rapidly, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched a new FinTech Fast Track initiative (金融科技专利优速) which provides expedited patent application-to-grant process for FinTech inventions. Under this initiative, FinTech patents can be…

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TransferTo hails record growth in cross-border mobile top-ups with over 18 million transactions in Q1

Singapore – April 2018 – TransferTo, a leading global cross-border mobile payments network for emerging markets, is today announcing record growth across its International Mobile Airtime Top-up business, having processed 18.6 million transactions in the first quarter of 2018. This activity represents a 45% growth in revenue for the business, when compared to the same…

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Lending Landscape in Singapore

Lending Landscape in Singapore SFA and The Great Room are joining together for the first time to present the launch of SFA Lending sub-committee to the ecosystem and bring back the FINTECH TITANS SERIES on LENDING IN SINGAPORE after Robo Advisors, and remittances. You will have an opportunity to know about the targets and plans…

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Interview with Maureen Nova Ledesma

For the month of April, we’re delighted to have Maureen Nova Ledesma, CEO of Vesl Pte Ltd, share about her experiences in FinTech.   How is being a leader and heading a business different in a corporate versus being in a start-up? It’s like taking care of a 3 year old versus taking care of a…

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PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo Announce Collaboration in Kenya

PayPal, Safaricom and TransferTo Announce Collaboration in Kenya   The new service enables global eCommerce on the African continent and allows M-PESA users in Kenya to shop with PayPal merchants globally, and local Kenyan online businesses and freelancers to safely and securely sell globally and easily transfer funds between their PayPal and M-PESA accounts  …

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Clifford Chance launches Tech Academy

Singapore – 06 Apr 2018  Leading international law firm Clifford Chance announces it has launched a global training programme that is dedicated to learning and development in the Technology space. Clifford Chance’s Tech Academy provides staff and partners with a combination of online training and resources and a global programme of face to face workshops.…

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