In our last feature, we spoke to a international payments (cross-border remittance) company. The thought was that a world without borders does exist, but so does an inadvertent exchange of skill and manpower. In this opinion article, Prajit Nanu shares with Fintech Asia the ideas that help him drive the business. Speed, trust, low fees, convenience – a number of such things influence the needs of the consumer.
In a time when the world is figuratively flat again – thanks to exchange of talent, skills and manpower globally – arises the common need to send money across borders. SingX, based in Singapore, is one such fintech attending to the need for cross-border remittance. With a team of banking and technology veterans, SingX has set its focus on easing money transfer for the consumer. Atul Garg of SingX tells Fintech Asia all about the company and industry they operate in…
Ministers and Senior Officials from all 10 ASEAN Member States, including the ASEAN Secretary-General H.E. Le Luong Minh, convened today at the second ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC), as part of the Singapore International Cyber Week 2017. The AMCC, held at the St. Regis Singapore hotel, was chaired by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.
Monetary Authority of Singapore & Securities Commission Malaysia Collaborate to Foster FinTech Innovation
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) signed a Cooperation Agreement (CA) to foster closer cooperation on FinTech and innovation in financial services between Singapore and Malaysia. MAS and SC share similar objectives of developing robust FinTech ecosystems that support the needs of the financial industry and promote innovation in their respective markets.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the finalists for the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards. The Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards are among the highlights of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, which will take place in Singapore from 13 to 17 November 2017.
LATTICE80, the world’s largest fintech hub based in Singapore, has been welcomed as the ecosystem partner at YES FINTECH, a Mumbai-based business accelerator for startups. YES FINTECH operates under YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, and is currently accepting applications for its second cohort.
LATTICE80, the largest fintech hub in the world, hosted the Seoul Metropolitan Government this week. To bolster Singapore-Korea fintech ties, they signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Seoul to collaborate across a range of fintech initiatives (including a physical hub in the South Korean capital and fund management).
We also had the distinct pleasure of watching nine talented fintech teams from Seoul pitch their businesses to an engaged audience here in Singapore. In case you’re interested, a list of the nine teams is shared inside…