SFA Forms ‘Club’ to Drive FinTech Community Development

SG FinTech Club will enable fintech professionals to make deeper connections with industry peers, upskill and access growth opportunities.

The SFA (Singapore FinTech Association) has launched a new initiative aimed at fostering deeper social engagements among local fintech professionals and corporates as well as enhance the vibrancy of the fintech ecosystem.

The initiative – known as SG FinTech Club – was conceptualised by the SFA and the MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore). It will provide fintech professionals and corporate members with access to exclusive community networking activities, content and upskilling sessions.

Currently, there are over 1,400 fintechs in Singapore, accounting for more than 10,000 employees.

“As technology continues to drive change across the industry, the SG FinTech Club seeks to bolster meaningful connections and knowledge-sharing, enabling FinTech professionals to further grow their skills and build expertise,” the SFA said.

The association will develop and curate the engagement programmes for the fintech ecosystem and other lifestyle privileges, such as hospitality privileges offered by supporting partners such as co-working spaces.

Through the SFA’s existing membership platform, members can sign up for talent matchmaking sessions, industry expert mentorship programmes, and masterclasses.

The IBF (Institute of Banking and Finance) has joined the initiative as a supporting partner, and JP Morgan as a corporate partner. Both will work with SG Fintech Club to curate skills and career development events.

MAS deputy chief fintech officer Damien Pang said, SG FinTech Club will enable fintech professionals to make deeper connections with fellow industry peers, upskill and access greater growth opportunities.

“This will also build a tight-knit community of talents, facilitate more collaboration within the industry, and bring more value to the fintech ecosystem.”

The SFA said professionals and corporates in the Singapore fintech community are welcome to join SG FinTech Club either as a member or as a sponsor.

More information is available here.