The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the launch of a S$35 million Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) for the financial services sector to help smaller financial institutions adopt digital solutions for more streamlined data reporting to MAS. The grant is currently applicable to...
Tax procedures and policies can often be difficult for the average small business to navigate. The Singapore government has deployed considerable personnel as well as technological resources to make the SME's tax filing procedures less cumbersome over the years. In this interview, we talk...
Mastercard has welcomed 10 fintechs from around the world to participate in its award-winning startup engagement program, Start Path, to scale the future of commerce. Mastercard will work with these companies through a six-month program to co-innovate and uncover opportunities that leverage Mastercard’s technology, expertise...
Despite weathering some of the most challenging times ever faced in their entrepreneurial journey, Singapore’s SME community remains undaunted, with three-quarters of SME owners saying that they continue to be ‘optimistic’ and ‘determined’ to face the road ahead. However, in a sign of creeping...
For close to a decade, innovation in digital payments has helped close the gaps and address the challenges faced by both consumers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Spearheaded by Fintechs globally, the creation of effective, low-cost, customer-centric solutions, has made financial services more accessible and helped...
Eighty-eight per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore would consider switching some services to digital banks, according to a 2020 Visa Study on Digital Banking and SMEs in Singapore. These findings come as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) looks to...
SWIFT and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to accelerate trade digitalisation globally. The MOI looks at offering SWIFT’s community of more than 11,000 financial institutions and corporates in over 200 countries and territories more efficient and...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), together with the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and the Finance Houses Association of Singapore (FHAS), have announced an extension of support measures to help individuals and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) facing cashflow difficulties transition gradually to full loan...
Over 75 per cent of Malaysian businesses have embraced at least one FinTech product or service over the past 12 months, according to findings from a new regional survey of business FinTech usage by global professional accounting organisation CPA Australia. Mobile payments and digital wallets...
Singapore-based fintech solutions provider, InfoCorp, has launched the Sentinel Chain Consortium Programme to onboard strategic fintech and agritech partners onto Sentinel Chain - the world's first international platform to accept the use of livestock as collateral via a consortium blockchain. Southeast Asia’s poultry production...