The Fintech Fix: Magical Movements in Fintech
May22

The Fintech Fix: Magical Movements in Fintech

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, we will be covering the end of an era for Monzo, Paypal is launching its QR code payment method and Standard Chartered is looking to create their own fintech Hogwarts!...

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Thought Machine’s creative arm, Cauldron, partners with leading design studio ustwo
May05

Thought Machine’s creative arm, Cauldron, partners with leading design studio ustwo

Thought Machine’s internal design studio, Cauldron, has announced a partnership with world-leading digital product studio ustwo to combine their individual strengths and experience and bring them to bear in financial services and banking innovation. The partnership will drive forward a common goal for both organisations to transform the experience of banking for all consumers. The financial services industry is facing its most...

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Standard Chartered launches “Banking as a Service”
Mar12

Standard Chartered launches “Banking as a Service”

Today, Standard Chartered launched its “Banking as a Service” solution, nexus. Through nexus, digital platforms and ecosystems like e-commerce, social media or ride hailing companies, will be able to offer  loans, credit cards and savings accounts co-created with the bank to their customers under their own brand name. Standard Chartered is starting off with a major e-commerce platform in Indonesia as their first partner and expect to...

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Standard Chartered Creates Unit to Invest in FinTech and Promote Innovation
Jan17

Standard Chartered Creates Unit to Invest in FinTech and Promote Innovation

Standard Chartered has established a new business unit, SC Ventures, to lead digital innovation across the Group, invest in fintechs and other start-up companies, promote rapid testing and implementation of new business models. SC Ventures will be led by Alex Manson, most recently Global Head of Transaction Banking, and will work with businesses and functions across the Group in three key areas: Catalysts: Internal consultants will...

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Standard Chartered appoints Andrew Au as Regional Head
Jan03

Standard Chartered appoints Andrew Au as Regional Head

Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Andrew Au as Regional Head, Global Banking, Greater China and North Asia. Based in Hong Kong and reporting to Paul Skelton, Global Head, Global Banking, Andrew will be responsible for the Global Banking business across Greater China and North Asia. His appointment is effective 29 January 2018. Andrew was most recently from Citi where he was CEO for the China business, based in Shanghai. He is a...

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Standard Chartered goes live for US Dollar SWIFT gpi Services
Dec19

Standard Chartered goes live for US Dollar SWIFT gpi Services

Standard Chartered today went live with its US Dollar (USD) SWIFT global payments innovation (gpi) services to extend its offering to customers making USD cross-border payments. With SWIFT gpi, customers stand to receive end-to-end confirmation of their payments over the entire transaction life cycle. This enables them to manage their cash better and offers benefits such as faster, same day use of funds with increased visibility over...

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Standard Chartered and Axis Bank launches Cross-border Payment Service Powered by Ripple
Nov23

Standard Chartered and Axis Bank launches Cross-border Payment Service Powered by Ripple

Standard Chartered and Axis Bank today announced launch of real-time cross-border payment service for corporates using Ripple’s distributed ledger technology solution. Set to revolutionise the payments industry, this offering is now commercially available for cross-border payments between Standard Chartered Bank Singapore and Axis Bank India, and, accessible through Standard Chartered’s corporate digital banking platform,...

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Standard Chartered to be First Custodian Bank to Join EquiChain’s User Group
Oct17

Standard Chartered to be First Custodian Bank to Join EquiChain’s User Group

Providing market expertise and custody services to support the development of EquiChain’s blockchain platform for capital markets Standard Chartered Bank announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with EquiChain, a London-based fintech company, to be the first custodian to join EquiChain’s user group for its blockchain prototype. The one-year exclusive partnership will see Standard Chartered’s Securities Services business...

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Standard Chartered Advances Digitalisation of Trade Finance with two Strategic Partnerships
Oct06

Standard Chartered Advances Digitalisation of Trade Finance with two Strategic Partnerships

Enabling clients and their ecosystems seamless access to the Bank’s full range of trade financing solutions Standard Chartered today announced strategic partnerships with TradeIX and Infor to advance the digitalisation of trade finance. The two partnerships will enable clients and their ecosystems seamless access to the Bank’s full range of trade financing solutions. Commenting on the partnerships, Farooq Siddiqi, Global Head, Trade,...

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SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Malaysia Unveils 10 Finalists
Sep27

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Malaysia Unveils 10 Finalists

10 international and local start-ups land in Kuala Lumpur to supercharge Malaysia’s FinTech ecosystem The SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator programme kicked off its 12-week programme today by introducing 10 international start-ups as the finalists for this platform. The programme comes as a partnership between leading financial institutions, Standard Chartered Bank and Allianz Malaysia, as well as strategic partner Malaysia Digital...

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Standard Chartered Appoints Alan Lin as Global Head of Cash
Sep18

Standard Chartered Appoints Alan Lin as Global Head of Cash

Standard Chartered has appointed Alan Lin as Global Head of Cash, Transaction Banking. Based in Singapore, Alan will be responsible for growing the cash management franchise for the Bank’s Transaction Banking business. He will report to Alex Manson, Global Head of Transaction Banking and will be a member of the Transaction Banking Management Team. His appointment is effective 18 September 2017. Alan is a banking veteran with 24 years...

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Standard Chartered Completes Mobile Wallet Collection for Juneyao Airlines
Aug22

Standard Chartered Completes Mobile Wallet Collection for Juneyao Airlines

First Chinese Carrier integrated collection channel with an international bank for online sales via WeChat Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited (“Standard Chartered China”) announced that the Bank had successfully completed mobile wallet collection for Juneyao Airlines, a Shanghai-based carrier operating both domestic and international services. Juneyao Airlines is the first Chinese carrier to integrate collection...

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Standard Chartered Completes Mobile Wallet Collection for Metso
Jul27

Standard Chartered Completes Mobile Wallet Collection for Metso

The first global bank to offer one-stop corporate online collection via WeChat Pay Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited (“Standard Chartered China”) announced that the Bank had successfully completed mobile wallet collection for Metso, a world leading industrial company. Standard Chartered is the first global bank to provide the one-stop online E-commerce solution for corporate through WeChat Pay, simplifying the work...

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Standard Chartered’s Successful Proof of Concept Leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology
Mar30

Standard Chartered’s Successful Proof of Concept Leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited today announces the successful completion of a proof of concept (PoC) delivering Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the use of smart contracts for Trade Finance to bring an ever better customer experience, enhanced operational efficiencies, and reduced potential frauds for financiers, importers and exporters. Standard Chartered is the lead bank of the DLT Trade Finance Working Group...

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Standard Chartered Collaborates with Tencent FiT to launch a new  E-commerce Solution
Feb17

Standard Chartered Collaborates with Tencent FiT to launch a new E-commerce Solution

The first global bank to offer a one-stop online collection solution with WeChat Pay Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited (“Standard Chartered China”) announced a collaboration with Tencent Financial Technology Group (Tencent FiT) to launch a new E-commerce solution for corporates, making Standard Chartered the first global Bank to offer a one-stop online collection solution with WeChat Pay. This collaboration combines...

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Standard Chartered launches Open Banking API Developer Portal
Feb09

Standard Chartered launches Open Banking API Developer Portal

Leading the way to offer API services for Transaction Banking  Standard Chartered announced today the launch of its Open Banking Application Programming Interface (API) Developer Portal, one of the pioneers in the industry to offer API services for transaction banking. The launch of the portal will enable the Bank to further its digitisation agenda and increase collaboration with a wide spectrum of partners including corporates,...

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Standard Chartered appoints Global Head of Financial Markets
Dec09

Standard Chartered appoints Global Head of Financial Markets

Standard Chartered is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberto Hoornweg as Global Head, Financial Markets. Based in Singapore, Roberto will report to Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate and Institutional Banking. He Roberto brings to Standard Chartered over 20 years of financial markets experience. He was most recently a partner at Brevan Howard Asset Management where he built and led the Brevan Howard Liquid Portfolio Strategies funds...

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Standard Chartered Enters into Strategic Partnership with GlobalTrade Corporation
Sep27

Standard Chartered Enters into Strategic Partnership with GlobalTrade Corporation

Standard Chartered Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC) to become one of the first international banks to offer GTC’s innovative @GlobalTrade™ multibank trade finance platform to clients in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This partnership will leverage Standard Chartered’s unique network footprint and GTC’s multi-bank technology coupled with SWIFT connectivity to meet the trade finance...

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Standard Chartered launches ‘Banking the Ecosystem’ to Facilitate Trade, Commerce and Investment
Sep23

Standard Chartered launches ‘Banking the Ecosystem’ to Facilitate Trade, Commerce and Investment

Strategy will connect business communities and promote sustainable growth  Standard Chartered Bank has launched ‘Banking the ecosystem’, a global strategy that will connect business communities and facilitate increased trade, commerce and investments across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. To support global trade effectively and foster greater sustainable economic growth, the banking industry will need to change the way they do...

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