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Singapore and Thailand mull digital payments alliance

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Thailand are in discussions about connecting their national digital payment systems as officials step up efforts to curb the use of cash, according to Bloomberg. The link would bring together Southeast Asia’s first national digital payment platforms, Singapore’s PayNow and Thailand’s PromptPay, says Naphongthawat Phothikit, […]

Singapore sets Phase 2 to stun for blockchain inter-bank payments

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) say that the consortium which they are leading has developed software prototypes for improved payments on blockchain. The prototypes included three different models for decentralised inter-bank payments and settlements with liquidity savings mechanisms. The project, conducted together with 11 financial institutions […]

The rise of regtech down under

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Could Australia give the UK a run for its money? Wayne Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Encompass Corporation, explores.

Fintech alliance round-up: 15 September 2017

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The power of love, a force from above, cleaning my soul – flame on burn desire, love with tongues of fire, purge the soul, make fintech alliances your goal. Our latest cuddly round-up features the Securities Commission Malaysia, Dubai Financial Services Authority, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Taiwan Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. The Securities Commission Malaysia […]

Fintech alliance round-up: 5 September 2017

FSB: fintech brings risks and benefits

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. And fintech is on hand to deliver with a pair of co-operation agreements. Features the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Chongqing; and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and Israel. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Chongqing Financial Affairs Office and the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative […]

Singapore’s Payments Council seeks road to common QR code

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) new Payments Council plans to set up interoperable electronic payments and has unveiled a taskforce to develop a common QR code for the city-state. As reported earlier this month, the Council launched and comprises 20 people from banks, payment service providers, businesses, and trade associations. MAS says the setting […]

CFTE brings fintech education initiative to Asia with MAS

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UK-based Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is looking to expand to Asia and plans to set up its first international hub in Singapore. The newly launched organisation says it “has been working closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to formalise plans to expand CFTE’s education initiative to ASEAN”.

Monetary Authority of Singapore plans payments council

Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says it will establish a Payments Council with the plan to create an “e-payment society” for the city state. The new council will comprise 20 people from banks, payment service providers, businesses, and trade associations. Members are appointed for a two-year term. MAS says the setting up of the […]

Thailand ties the fintech knot with Singapore

Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a fintech co-operation agreement and updated an existing memorandum of understanding (MoU) on banking supervision. The agreement aims to help develop a “richer financial ecosystem” in Thailand and Singapore as well as in ASEAN. The pair will share information on emerging […]

Singapore regulator urges law change for sound financial system

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is calling for a second reading of a Bill that it says will ensure a sound and resilient financial system for the city-state. MAS is pushing for “The Monetary Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill 2017″ because it says it needs to update its laws and regulations that deal with […]

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