LATEST FINTECH NEWS

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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LOCAL POLYTECHNICS AND SINGAPORE FINTECH ASSOCIATION SIGN MOU TO INTENSIFY INDUSTRY COLLABORATION FOR FINTECH DEVELOPMENT

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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Innovation Roundtable Luncheon

By Editorial Staff / December 16, 2016

Singapore, 15 December 2016 – SFA organised an Executive Roundtable Luncheon with Senior Executives from Splunk, a machine data analytics provider at the lovely LATTICE80. Topic was on corporate innovation where Splunk CEO, Doug Meritt, shared his innovation journey and challenges in innovating a S$10b market cap tech company. Looking for cross-sector sharing? Feel free…

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Singapore Fintech Association is officially launched at LATTICE80!

By Editorial Staff / November 16, 2016

Singapore, 11th November 2016 – In the midst of the growing prominence of the fintech industry, the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) is finally launched on the 11th November 2016 at LATTICE80. The event had an overwhelming turnout of over 300 attendees with Guest of Honor MAS Chief Fintech Officer, Mr Sopnendu Mohanty giving the opening…

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FinTech Appreciation at Singapore Polytechnic

By Editorial Staff / November 2, 2016

Singapore, 2nd November 2016 – In the spirit of encouraging fintech education in Singapore, the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) held a Fintech Appreciation session at Singapore Polytechnic. Attended by over 25 number of students and lecturers, the SFA committee members shared a range of topics from Fintech 101, regulation as well as blockchain application. This…

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