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  • 29 July 2019
  • banking|digital

The Business Times: DBS confident in fending off digital challengers

As published on The Business Times:  Competition is heating up in Singapore’s digital banking landscape as an increasing number of fintechs including e-wallet operators and payment services providers are looking to apply for when applications open in August. Read more →

  • 27 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Innovation|Singapore SME

CNA: Money Mind Ep 17 The Winds Of Change

Validus Capital features in the latest episode of CNA Money Mind: “With MAS going in the direction of issuing digital banking licences, it’ll really drive financial and digital inclusion like we’ve never seen before… it’s a great time to be part of this transformation and being part of the journey.” Watch here →

  • 24 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion

Saigon Online: Ngân hàng ảo phát triển ở Đông Nam Á

As published on Saigon Online:  Không bắt buộc phải mở chi nhánh, các ngân hàng ảo mới dự kiến sẽ làm rung chuyển thị trường cho vay không cần bảo đảm và sử dụng Singapore như nền tảng để nhắm mục tiêu vào các doanh nghiệp vừa và nhỏ của Đông Nam Á cũng như […]

  • 18 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion

Fintechnews: Smaller Banks in Singapore Are at Risk As Fintechs Eye Digital Banking License

As published on Fintechnews:  Competition is heating up in Singapore’s digital banking landscape as an increasing number of fintechs including e-wallet operators and payment services providers are looking to apply for when applications open in August. Read more →

  • 17 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion

International Finance: Southeast Asia becomes the fintech hotspot

As published on International Finance:  The Asean region has witnessed the rapid growth of fintech companies over the last decade. The trend of rapid fintech growth seems poised to continue into the future with robust investor interest in companies in the region. In 2017, fintech companies based in the Asean region received investments totalling $5.7 billion. […]

  • 16 July 2019
  • banking|digital|Financial Inclusion|Singapore SME|sme lending

e27: Customer onboarding and the brand new digital banking licences by MAS

As published on e27:  The announcement from MAS that non-banking fintechs will be eligible to create banks in the digital format, and provide services without any physical branches whatsoever can be considered as the biggest headliner in the financial news of Singapore in July. Altogether, MAS is planning on issuing 5 digital banking licenses in […]

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