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Feb 14, 2021

SINGAPORE -- Alchemy Pay, the world’s first decentralized finance (DeFi) hybrid fiat and crypto payment solution provider, has partnered with Instpower, a global power-bank-sharing network, to enable digital payment acceptance across their charging stations.

Instpower is the world’s leading network builder...

Feb 08, 2021

WorldRemit rings in the new year with a new remittance payout partner

MANILA, Philippines -- WorldRemit, a leading digital cross-border payments business is ringing in the new year with a new remittance payout partner in the Philippines with Palawan Pawnshop. Through this partnership, WorldRemit recipients...

Jan 28, 2021

• UNEP’s Adaptation Gap 2020 report released last week found that with annual adaptation costs in developing countries alone estimated to reach $130-300 billion per year by 2030, public and private finance for climate change adaptation must be stepped up urgently.

• Financial institutions have the power to...

Jan 23, 2021

New investors include the venture capital arm of JIC as well as DBJ, signalling rising confidence in the iSTOX digital securities platform, in a financing round that saw existing investors Singapore Exchange, Tokai Tokyo and Hanwha adding to their holdings

Jan 23, 2021

Banking deregulation in 1992 paved the way for the establishment of new banks in Taiwan. Now, in 2021, 30 years down the road, we see the emergence of exclusively online banking amid the launch of a financial war worth trillions. With no brick and mortar branches or ATMs, all services are at one’s fingertips,...

Jan 19, 2021

SINGAPORE, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Singapore-based fintech company Lightnet Pte. Ltd. has entered into a strategic partnership with, among others, Malaysia-based Asia Digital Bank Ltd. (Labuan Investment Bank), and British Virgin Island-based Velo Labs Technology Ltd. to jointly develop cross-border business solutions....

Jan 11, 2021

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), the Government of Canada, and Visa Inc. have launched a ‘Women Enterprise Recovery...

Jan 10, 2021

Singapore, 7 January 2021 - Helsinki Business Hub (HBH), the international trade and investment promotion agency for the capital of Finland, Helsinki, will be partnering with the Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab led by CapitaLand, one of Asia's largest diversified real estate groups, to connect Finnish companies with...

Dec 27, 2020

Leaders from the world of finance will gather at an appropriately online conference to plot the way forward.

As the COVID-19 pandemic drives change across the world, the financial industry has been far from immune. The steady march of digitalisation which had been reshaping the global financial world has...

Dec 04, 2020

HANOI, Vietnam, Dec. 4, 2020 -- Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeABank - Vietnam) honored to be one of the seven Vietnamese banks voted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade with the title "Vietnam Value 2020" to recognize brand reputation, affirming position of the bank on the banking financial market...

Nov 10, 2020

Award programme recognises the efforts of the FinTech community to support Hong Kong's development into a financial technology hub

Oct 07, 2020

SINGAPORE -- Alchemy Pay (“Alchemy”), a pioneer in hybrid digital and fiat payment solutions, announced it will be providing its hybrid payment system to enable cryptocurrency payments for ecommerce players using Shopify, a $120 billion proprietary eCommerce platform for online stores across 175 countries. Shopify...

Sep 30, 2020

For the first time, traders in Europe will have easy access to the deep liquidity of the Japanese bitcoin market

LUXEMBOURG -- Leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of cross-border trading on its platform. For the first time, users in Europe will be able to access one of the...

Sep 23, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its first sovereign bond to support the economy in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while diversifying financial sources. The new financing instrument supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP...

Sep 23, 2020

The mobile-only FRANK by OCBC marks the Bank’s consumer digital thrust into the future by removing traditional banking restrictions

Kuala Lumpur, 23 September 2020 – OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) is cementing its thrust into digital banking through an overarching initiative that offers the mobile...

Aug 17, 2020

HANOI, Vietnam -- Last Thursday, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications announced the launch of akaChain, an enterprise blockchain platform developed by leading IT firm FPT Software, as part of its national program for digital transformation.

Jun 23, 2020

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, June 23, 2020 -- Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An" or the "Group", HKEx:2318; SSE:601318) is pleased to announce that Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has granted Lu International (Hong Kong) Limited ("LUI HK"), a subsidiary of Lufax Holding ("Lufax...

Apr 13, 2020

Hanoi, April 13, 2020 — The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) and Mastercard, is expanding an initiative to build Vietnam’s first-ever digital finance platform for low-income clients and women-led microenterprises. With support from Australia’s Department of Foreign...

Mar 27, 2020

KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 27, 2020 -- UnionPay International announces today its collaboration with Prabhu Bank of Nepal to launch special offers for cash withdrawal and mobile/online/card payments for this crucial period of time.

From today, customers with UnionPay debit cards issued by Prabhu Bank are able...

Mar 09, 2020

SHANGHAI, March 10, 2020 -- HSBC Life Insurance Company Limited ("HSBC Life") has launched an online campaign on WeChat to maximize support for the frontline medical personnel. People can visit HSBC Life official WeChat account and fill the "love bottles". For every received bottle, HSBC Life will donate RMB 50 (...