singapore

UK fintech firm Revolut hires new Singapore executives as it ramps up regional growth

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - UK-based payments fintech firm Revolut has appointed Mr James Shanahan - previously the chief operating officer (COO) of insurtech company Singapore Life - as its Singapore chief executive officer to lead the growth of its Asia business. The firm has also hired former Credit Suisse managing director Rayson Tan as its new chief compliance officer, chief risk officer and head of legal in Singapore. Ms Pam Chuang, previously the vice-president of sales and partnerships at fintech firm GoBear, has also joined Revolut as its new hea...
Read More

HSBC Q1 profit halves on higher bad loan provisions, including a 'Singapore corporate exposure'

HONG KONG (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - HSBC Holdings' first-quarter profit nearly halved from a year-ago, missing estimates, after boosting provisions against bad loans as the coronavirus pandemic hits borrowers worldwide. Europe's biggest bank by assets said profit before tax came in at US$3.21 billion (S$4.56 billion) for January-March, down from US$6.21 billion a year ago and below an average analyst forecast of US$3.67 billion compiled by the bank. The bank increased its expected credit impairment charges by a hefty US$2.4 billion to US$3 billion due to the im...
Read More

Digital payment for businesses saves time, makes accounting easier

SINGAPORE - Dough fritter company Xi De Li director Adrian Koh used to spend about 20 minutes at each of his customers' stalls around Singapore to collect and count his payment. He makes about 10 visits a day before bringing the money back to his office in Kaki Bukit where staff from the finance department will spend about six hours of their workday collating the cash brought in and printing out invoices, among other duties.
Read More

Singapore FinTech Association, Razer offer fintech firms up to $2.1m financing amid Covid-19

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and Razer Fintech have agreed to provide fintech companies in Singapore bridge financing, equity or equity-linked instruments ranging from US$100,000 to US$1.5 million (S$143,000 to S$2.1 million), they said in a joint release on Thursday (April 23). The final sum depends on the fintech company's stage of growth and business requirements. Financial assistance is one of several measures the partners are rolling out to address key issues faced by local fintech players due to the Covid-19 ...
Read More

Singapore's big three banks to average 38% fall in Q1 earnings: analyst

Margins are expected to shrink 6-10 bps compared to Q4 2019. Singapore’s big three banks are expected to post an average 38% YoY fall in earnings for the Q1 period on the back of spiking credit costs and falling credit card income, according to a report by Jefferies. Meanwhile, the banks’ non-interest income is expected to contract by 6-13% YoY, whilst revenue for the three banks will fall 2-4% YoY, due to falling card income, wealth management income, and weak stock prices. Whilst system loans and deposits grew 3.5% and 4.9% YTD respectively, pushed by b...
Read More

Singapore to elevate hub status with new digital banking regulation

A more flexible Payment Services Act makes it easier for fintechs to apply full operations in Singapore. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has finally commenced the new Payment Services Act (PSA), repealing the Money-changing and Remittance Businesses Act and the Payment Systems (Oversight) Act. The new act, launched in January 2020, covers new types of payment services, such as digital payment token services, and adopts an activity-based licensing framework. It is expected to be enhanced under the new PSA in an effort to strengthen consumer protecti...
Read More

HSBC Singapore

HSBC is one of the British banks which also operates in Singapore. The bank has 11 branches as well as 5 premier center in the country. In addition to this, there are 29 HSBC ATM in Singapore. You can find the addresses of these ATM in the following. The bank is known as one of the best banks in the nation. Today, HSBC operates in most of the countries in the world which founded in 1865. It began to operate in Singapore in 1977 and it still continues to serve today. Today, the bank has more than 4,400 branches in total. HSBC is the fourth biggest bank in the world...
Read More