ASIA PAYMENT SUMMIT 2019: Revolutionary Digital & Mobile Payment Paradigms, Detailed by Industry Insiders

Across Asia, digital payments are on the rise, with non-cash transactions projected to reach $280 billion by 2020. Due to supportive government policies, evolving consumer behavior, and the dizzying pace of technological innovation, payment service providers face enormous pressure from a wide range of competitors. Key stakeholders in the payment ecosystem, including banks, alternative payment…

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Controls and Disclosures to be Implemented by Licensed Securities-Based Crowdfunding Operators

In June 2016, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) streamlined the rules applicable to capital markets services licensees offering securities-based crowdfunding (SCF), to make it easier for start-ups and small and medium enterprises to access SCF. The rule changes were calibrated to strike the right balance between improving access to capital for businesses and protecting…

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Interview with QiuYan

  For the month of September, we’re delighted to have Tian QiuYan, CEO & Co-Founder of HIVE UP, share about her experiences in FinTech. 1. How is being a leader and heading a business different in a corporate versus being in a startup? In leading a startup, inspiring your colleagues becomes highly important, especially in…

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Kickoff: FinTech Talent Programme, Batch 4

This Tuesday, we kicked off the fourth run of our #FinTechTalentProgramme with 30 professionals, managers and executives. Our president Chia Hock Lai gave the students an introduction of #fintech and the evolution of the financial services industry. Special thanks to WenChun Low, Shwetank Verma, Beng Eu Lim, CFA CAIA, Tomasz Kurczyk and Dheeraj Joshi for…

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SFA Hosts delegates From the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam

Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) was pleased to host a delegate led by Dr Nguyen Thanh Tu, Director General from the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam, at @80RR on 21 August 2018. SFA president Chia Hock Lai shared with the delegates on the development of FinTech in Singapore and South-east Asia, the evolving trends of Blockchain…

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Thomson Reuters Joins Forces with the Singapore FinTech Association to Fight Financial Crime

Singapore, 21 August 2018 – Thomson Reuters and the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) have committed to join forces on projects and initiatives contributing to the development of the FinTech industry in Singapore. The collaboration will involve working closely with financial institutions, local universities and startups, focusing on leveraging emerging technologies to solve issues around financial…

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FinTech Talent Programme Batch 3 – Demo Day

Congratulations to Batch 3 of the #FinTechTalentProgramme, who presented their capstone projects on 15 August 2018 at 80RR. Our 30 participants have completed 80 hours of #fintech education in many areas: design thinking, fintech strategy, big data & analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity and blockchain. Well done indeed! The #FinTechTalentProgramme is a 2-month practitioner-led career development…

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Singapore FinTech Association Signs MOU with Cambodia Fintech Association

We are pleased to announce the MOU signing on 15 August between Singapore Fintech Association represented by Executive Committee Member Daphne Ng and Cambodia Fintech Association represented by Treasurer Pheap Horng. Cambodia is an emerging market with c.16m population and with vast opportunities for new infrastructure and technology investments. Singapore is the gateway to ASEAN…

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