Media Release




–  The Singapore FinTech Association and Swiss Finance + Technology Association sign Memorandum of Understanding –


06 September 2017, Singapore/ Zurich, Switzerland – The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and the Swiss Finance + Technology Association (SFTA) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster greater FinTech corporation between the two communities.


The MOU signed between the non-profit associations aims to bridge the two FinTech ecosystems, through cross border collaboration and initiatives.  Concretely, there will an official Swiss delegation making the trip in November to Singapore Fintech Festival. Further exchanges are planned to link these two hubs, which share similar profiles as leaders in regional wealth management with impeccable reputations for business services. The partnership will continue to nurture global business opportunities and allow exchange of expertise between members, with the aim of developing innovation in both markets.


Mr John Hucker, CFA, President of SFTA, said: “Singapore is an important partner in our global network of FinTech hubs.  They set a fine example of the potential for FinTech, with natural synergies between Switzerland and Singapore. For example, our shared wealth management industries, leading technical universities, and stable governments. We are looking forward to Swiss participation at the Singapore Fintech Festival and to welcoming guests from Singapore to Switzerland in 2018. This MOU is another example of our focused efforts to enable a global FinTech ecosystem which can generate returns for all stakeholders.”


Mr Chia Hock Lai, President of the SFA said: “Our partnership with the SFTA is a crucial step in elevating new relationships and growing the global reach of both FinTech communities. We are really excited to see the new innovations coming out of Switzerland, and look forward to showcasing them at the Singapore Fintech Festival in November.”


SFTA has welcomed partner organisations on to its platform, ranging from local academic institutions and associations, it also includes an exclusive group of the most relevant global FinTech hubs such as UK, Luxembourg, and most recently, the Abu Dhabi.


The SFA has also signed memorandums of understanding with institutions of higher learning in Singapore to support job creation at home along with the Copenhagen FinTech Association to boost overseas engagement.



About Swiss Finance + Technology Association (SFTA)

We are the center of gravity for the FinTech community in Switzerland representing all sides of the ecosystem equally. We offer networking events, ecosystem development, knowledge creation, advocacy, promotion, and services to our community. This includes individual insiders, the most promising startups, leading corporations, investors, and others. We accelerate the Swiss financial center by providing a single point of access to policymakers, regulators, international partners, investors, industry leaders, academics, and talents. Our mission is to foster better outcomes for all stakeholders by encouraging greater interconnectedness, thought leadership, and activities focused on generating an impact on the development of the ecosystem. Find us at


About the Singapore FinTech Association

The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) is a cross-industry, non-profit organization designed to facilitate collaboration between all market participants and stakeholders in the FinTech ecosystem. It has over 125 members, who represent the full range of stakeholders in the FinTech industry, from early stage innovative companies to large financial players and service providers. The SFA also partners with institutions and other associations, from Singapore and globally, to cooperate on initiatives relating to the FinTech industry. Find out more at


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