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Philippines based Netbank Introduces a Payments Service to Support Digital Commerce

Netbank, the banking as a service platform, has introduced a service that allows international payment firms to support various transactions in the Philippines. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the Philippines has a fast-growing international trade market. Global trade in goods has has… Read More

Indian Fintech Unicorn RazorPay Introduces Automated Tax Solutions for Businesses

The team at Razorpay asks whether you’re aware of what’s one of the things that’s quite common among all Indian startup founders and business owners. According to Razorpay, they tend to struggle when managing tax and compliance payments. And, if you’ve just started your business,… Read More

MAS Managing Director Menon to Lead 105-Member Network for Greening the Financial System

The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) this week announced the appointment of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon as their new chair. He will serve for a two-year term. Formed at the Paris One Planet Summit in December 2017 by… Read More

Telenor Group Finds Buyer for Wave Money Stake at Discounted $53M Price

Telenor Group, a provider of tele, data, and media communication services across Asia and the Baltics, this week announced it will be selling its 51 per cent stake in Digital Money Myanmar, a digital payment solutions provider that is also known by the name Wave… Read More

MAS Bans Crypto Advertising in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today took steps to effectively ban the advertising of cryptocurrencies to the general public. The guidelines cover payment institutions, banks and other financial institutions, as well as applicants under Singapore’s Payment Services Act. Services included in the directives are… Read More

Coldwell Banker Partners with Coinweb on Tokenized Real Estate

Coldwell Banker, a global real estate firm, has partnered with Coinweb to tokenize real estate, first in Thailand. Coldwell Banker represents a network of property firms across 3,000 offices in 49 countries and territories. The collaboration is said to expect Coinweb to develop and support… Read More

F88, Vietnam’s Secured Lending Provider, Finalizes $10M Senior Secured Loan Facility from Lendable

F88, Vietnam’s secured lending provider and insurance distributor, has reportedly finalized a $10M senior secured loan facility from Lendable Inc, an emerging market Fintech focused on offering debt financing. As mentioned in the announcement, this facility is the first transaction for Lendable in Vietnam and… Read More

Funding Societies, an Asian Online Capital Formation Platform, Shares Key Updates from Past Year

Just a year ago, countries all across the globe were rushing to pull down the shutters on their airports and economies took a massive hit, however, today “paints a different picture,” according to an update from Funding Societies. The team at Funding Societies writes in… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent Releases Metaverse-Rate Scoring System On January 12th, Tencent News and the School of Journalism, Fudan University jointly released the “2021-2022 Metaverse Annual Report”. For the first time, the report proposed the concept of “Metaverse-Rate” which will become the scoring standard for the development of… Read More

XinFin’s XDC Hybrid Blockchain Platform Gets Boost From Propine’s On-Chain Custody Services

Propine, a Singapore-based, Monetary Authority of Singapore-licensed digital asset custodian, has entered into a partnership with XinFin (XDC), a Singapore-based hybrid blockchain platform to provide on-chain custody for the XDC Network. The partnership will allow the XDC ecosystem to see security and fully compliant and… Read More

Fintech Firm Airwallex Launches International Payment Services in Singapore

Fintech platform Airwallex has announced its official launch in Singapore, following its grant of a Major Payment Institution (MPI) license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and “a beta launch in November last year.” Singapore businesses are now able to benefit from Airwallex’s suite… Read More

Indian Neobank Fintech Kaleidofin Finalizes $10M Series B Round led by Dell Foundation

India’s neobank Fintech Kaleidofin has acquired $10 million in capital via a Series B round that was led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The capital injection has now taken the total funding secured by Kaleidofin to $18 million. Existing institutional investors, Oiko Credit,… Read More

Digital Banking: Iraqi Middle East Investment Bank IMEIB Now Live with CapitalDigital

Capital Banking Solutions is pleased to confirm the successful go-live of IMEIB on its digital banking platform, CapitalDigital. This implementation for IMEIB will provide their customers with a unique virtual banking and mobile banking experience. As mentioned in the update, the bank will enable its… Read More

Asia United Bank and Wallyt to Support Mastercard Acceptance via QR Codes in the Philippines

Asia United Bank (AUB), one of the fastest-growing publicly listed universal banks, has teamed up with Wallyt, a virtual banking solution provider, in order to offer a card payment acceptance solution for merchants though a card QR code or link. Wallyt is a Hong Kong-headquartered… Read More

Hero Financials to Build US Presence in 2022, Teach Financial Literacy

Fintech solutions provider Euro Asia Pay Holdings is partnering with i2c., a digital payments and banking technology provider, to establish a footprint for Hero Financials in the United States. Hero Financials is Euro Asia Pay Holding’s alternative-to-banking solution that allows guardians to provide funds to… Read More

India’s Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Appoints Former Flipkart Exec Divakar Prayaga as SVP, Head of Info Security

CoinDCX, which is India’s first crypto unicorn and claims to be the nation’s “safest” digital asset exchange, announced the appointment of Divakar Prayaga as SVP and Head of Information Security. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Divakar will be expected to play a… Read More

Digital Assets: ADDX Makes Private Markets Available to More Investors, and They’re Just Getting Started

ADDX, a Singapore-based firm, is making private market investing available to many wealthy investors who were previously excluded from the opportunity. There is strong demand for the service, Oi-Yee Choo ADDX chief commercial officer said. Choo brings two decades of capital raising and mergers and… Read More

QR Payments for Businesses in India have Become Popular, Expected to See Greater Adoption in 2022, Pine Labs Reveals

The team at Pine Labs, a digital payments firm that confidentially filed for a $500 million IPO at valuation of around $7 billion, notes that online payment methods in India have been “around for a while now and with their rising popularity, they are here… Read More

Fintech Adoption to Continue in 2022 with Financial Inclusion, Green Investments, Online Trading, Remittance Payments As Key Focus Areas

Financial services have become a lot more accessible, seamless, and user-friendly in the past decade due largely to the rise of innovative Fintech platforms throughout the world. Traditional banking service providers have launched their own digital transformation strategies in order to remain competitive in a… Read More

Regtech: Uppsala Security Launches TOMS 2.0, an Updated Version of Threat Reputation Database On-Premise Management System

Uppsala Security has announced the launch of TOMS 2.0, which is an updated version of the already deployed Threat Reputation Database On-premise Management System (introduced at the end of March 2021). As mentioned in a release, the product was initially created to “address an increased… Read More

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