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Singapore's PolicyPal joins MAS FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, grabs funding from 500 Startups

PolicyPal will use the newly-raised capital to ramp up marketing and product development 

India's credit scores startup CreditMantri raises US$7.6M led by Quona Capital

On the CreditMantri platform, customers can also learn how to improve their credit health, resolve past issues, and in the process discover products best matched to their credit profile 

Philippines' VENTENY raises seed round from KK Fund, plans to scale unique business model

VENTENY lets companies establish employee loyalty-point programmes. It also provides a short-term lending service 

Will fintech and neo-banking be the next frontier for co-working spaces?

Beyond traditional banks launching their own digital apps, will it be viable for neobanks to launch with purely new services? 

I am running a fintech VC without any finance or PE background – and who cares?

With billions being invested in endeavours led by designers and artists alongside technologists, it's a great time for the arts 

Japan's Liquid launches fingerprint payment service in cash-intensive Indonesia

Through a joint venture with Salim Group, Liquid expects to secure up to 500,000 users 

The gig economy is on the rise in Asia, and it drives fintech for SMEs

Neobanks are rising in the West, but there is little activity in Asia — which presents an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors 

China activity drove US$5.4 billion in Asia fintech funding in 2016

Asia's fintech funding was level with US$5.5 million raised in the US fintech industry 

PayPal is launching a fintech scholarship in Singapore

It will collaborate with SMU to offer a scholarship that is worth S$180,000 (US$126,900) 

Indonesia authority to allow on-balance-sheet lending for fintech startups

The proposal came about two months after the authority banned fintech startups from lending money directly to their customers