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Ann Lim

Singapore shines a spotlight on blockchain at its inaugural fintech festival

Blockchain was to the fore at The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) inaugural FinTech Festival. With more than 11,000 participants from more than 50 countries, the festival aimed to promote Singapore as a fintech hub and facilitate collaboration within the fintech community in Asia. Ann Lim reports

Is Asia real time ready?

Asia’s move into the real time payments space will open up a whole new world of convenience for consumers and banks alike, but will it also make them vulnerable to threats? Xiou Ann Lim reports

A glitchy affair: Six challenges to building a successful cross-border e-commerce payment network in Asia

Developing an efficient e-commerce payment network can be daunting. Doing it in a region as fragmented as Asia? Even more so. An online merchant, a fintech start-up and two payment solutions providers weigh in. Xiou Ann Lim reports

Singapore banks’ start-up programmes

The motivation for banks to jump on the fintech bandwagon is clear – they need to keep up or they’ll lose out – but it’s a little less obvious why they’re taking on the laborious task of organising their own start-up accelerator programmes. Xiou Ann Lim finds out what’s underpinning this trend

Tuning in to four key trends at Sibos 2015

The biggest banking and payments event globe-trotted from Boston to Singapore this year – coinciding with the city state’s 50th anniversary of independence and attracting more than 8,000 attendees. Blockchain, disruptors, collaboration and real time payments were to the fore. Xiou Ann Lim reports