Standard Chartered (the Group) announced its launch of a USD50 million global fund providing assistance to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Group will immediately donate $25 million to support emergency relief in our most affected markets. The additional $25 million will help communities over...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), together with the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), the Life Insurance Association (LIA), the General Insurance Association (GIA), and the Finance Houses Association of Singapore (FHAS), announced on 31 March a package of measures to help ease the financial strain...
Even as Singapore pushes to become cheque-free by 2025, cash cheques continue to be used by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), typically to pay staff salaries, get cash for daily business operations or pay vendors for services rendered. While cheque usage by OCBC...
The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) announced on 19 March 2020 that Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) holding its internationally recognized certification, the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS), and Eco Certifications can now apply for financing with HSBC SME Green Loan (Green Loan). The...
PropertyGuru, announced on 12 March its expansion into home finance with the launch of its mortgage marketplace, ‘PropertyGuru Finance’. Through this venture, PropertyGuru aims to assist Singaporeans in saving money on their home loans in the long term, as well as simplify their...
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat officially opened ADB’s new office in Singapore on 5 March 2020, deepening efforts to collaborate on some of the most pressing development challenges facing Asia and the Pacific....
OCBC Bank leveraged Singapore Customs’ electronic Banker’s Guarantee program which was launched on 2 March, issuing an electronic banker’s guarantee (eBG) to Singapore Customs on behalf of vCargo Cloud, an Infocomm Technology solution and service provider that performs customs declaration services for forwarders and shippers.
DBS Bank has completed the first trade financing settlement through through vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE Trade Finance portal (TFP) – with another two transactions slated to close in early March. The inaugural transaction relates to an SGD 4.8 million letter of credit transaction by homegrown steel wholesaler and...
DBS announced on 26 February its second round of relief measures to help businesses in Singapore cope better with the COVID-19 situation. These measures are a mix of financial relief packages and digital initiatives to enable companies to fast track their digital adoption and transaction fulfillment needs...
Advancing Singapore’s trade digitalization agenda, DBS Bank, in collaboration with Audi Singapore (Audi) and Audi’s local distributor, Premium Automobiles (Premium), completed in early February 2020 the first trade financing transaction on Singapore’s Networked Trade Platform (NTP). The inaugural trade relates to a SGD3.5 million...