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23 OCT 2017
How Apps, AI and Blockchain Are Shaking up the Insurance Industry
The insurance business is in the midst of a massive transformation. After decades in which little changed, so-called “insurtech” start-ups are...
23 OCT 2017
インシュアテック革命勃発、葛藤する保険業界の本音
近年注目されているインシュアテック。2017年9月27日に楽天が主催した「Rakuten FinTech Conference 2017」には、第一生命ホールディングス北堀...
21 OCT 2017
Use long-term care insurance to make golden years golden
SINGAPORE — More people are concerned about paying for care when they can no longer look after themselves, especially as they grow older...
20 OCT 2017
As fintech season kicks off in Asia’s financial hubs, how far have we come?
FOLLOWING their inaugural events last year, Hong Kong and Singapore will once again play host to Asia’s fintech community at Hong Kong’s FinTech...
19 OCT 2017
Prudential wants to work with fintech startups to take insurance digital
PRUDENTIAL SINGAPORE today launched a partnership program aimed at attracting global fintech startups who will work with the insurer to develop...
6 OCT 2017
Inovasi Mahasiswa AMIKOM Meraih Penghargaan Asia Smart App Awards 2017 di Hongkong
TRIBUNJOGJA.COM, YOGYA - Inovasi Garapan Mahasiswa AMIKOM, Gablind (Glasses and Shoes for the Blind) menjadi satu-satunya perwakilan Indonesia...
25 SEPT 2017
How Insurtech is changing the ASEAN insurance economy
Nine out of 10 insurers surveyed by professional services firm PwC fear that they will lose business to Insurtech solutions; on a broader scale, 74%...
14 SEPT 2017
Interview: Singapore still a good testing ground for startups
SINGAPORE - Singapore is a good testing ground for startups, with an active fintech scene due to the support and flexibility of the government, said...
13 SEPT 2017
Advisers at risk from insurtech boom
Asia held 43% of the world’s population in 2016 but only accounted for 13% of insurance premiums, UBS analyst Dennis Lam noted in the company’s Insurtech...
1 SEPT 2017
The incumbent vs the disruptor: How much has changed?
With the entrance of InsurTech startups in Singapore, has the way insurance is transacted been altered significantly? What does disruption bring for the traditional...
29 AUG 2017
Insurance start-up PolicyPal graduates from MAS fintech regulatory sandbox
SINGAPORE - PolicyPal, a Singapore-based firm focusing on insurance, has become the first start-up to graduate from the...
6 AUG 2017
Working Adults: 4 Frequently Asked Insurance Questions
Most likely if you are reading this article, it would be one of the following scenarios: Your financial planner friend asked you out for a chat and you...
28 JULY 2017
The Edge SME Forum 2017: The rise of the chatbots
Hi, my name is Ann. How may I help you today?” The user asks a question using the website’s Live Chat feature and ‘Ann’ provides an instant reply. She then...
16 JULY 2017
Singapore regulators apply 'sandbox' to support local fintech start-up
SINGAPORE - The "regulatory sandbox" system, which suspends regulations on a trial basis at the request of businesses, is a key part of the growth strategy...
29 JULY 2017
Winners Announced at Asia Smart App Awards Presentation Ceremony 2017
HONG KONG, June 29, 2017 - Key experts and practitioners in the smart app industry across Asia gathered at Cyberport today in Hong Kong at...
22 JUN 2017
Val Jihsuan Yap of PolicyPal talks the future of fintech, and why collaboration always matters
In a conversation with e27, PolicyPal CEO and Founder Val Jihsuan Yap revealed the startup’s plan to expand...
14 JUN 2017
Orange Fab Asia Spring 2017 Seasonのデモデイが開催——聴衆賞に輝いた保険選択支援の「PolicyPal」...
Orange Fab Asia は、フランスのテレコム大手 Orange がアジア地域で展開するスタートアップ・アクセラレータ...
14 JUN 2017
Fintech in Asia is getting ready for its next wave, a panel discussion at Echelon Asia Summit 2017
Fintech is having quite a good run. With attention, talent, and investment continually growing, it looks like it’s...
10 JUN 2017
Future gazing
HIGHER pay, higher visibility, higher chances of promotion - what's not to love about management trainee (MT) programmes? They may go by other...
8 JUN 2017
IBM helps launch insurance chatbot
The banking industry has been holding the lead in chatbot technology adoption, but the insurance market may be trying to catch up. Singaporean insurtech...
5 JUN 2017
亞洲首家監理沙盒 很想來台
新加坡金管局(MAS)唯一通過的監理沙盒金融科技新創事業「PolicyPal」,以保險科技(InsurTech)為新創核心,創辦人葉己萱(Val Jihsuan Yap)...
20 MAY 2017
Get extra insurance for peace of mind
Fires and floods are rare in Singapore, so it hardly seems like you’d need insurance to protect yourself from these or other disasters...
10 MAY 2017
Cover Story: Insurtech to reshape industry
The insurance industry, which has mainly used agents and banks to distribute its products for more than a century, is set to change in the next five years...
8 MAY 2017
EY: A Malaysia Perspective – Driving Growth Through Innovation
Liew Nam Soon, EY Asean Managing Partner, Financial Services, discusses the new trends around how financial institutions are seeking ways to...
6 MAY 2017
300 job vacancies at start-up fair
Jobseekers can look forward to an estimated 300 job vacancies at a start-up career fair on Tuesday. Organised by Startup Jobs Asia and...
2 MAY 2017
Insurance tech firms angling for market share
The fledgling field of insurtech is no longer a sleepy backwater of the fintech world. The term refers to tech-based solutions focused on...
2 MAY 2017
Local insurtech companies make a play for market share
The fledgling field of insurtech is no longer a sleepy backwater of the fintech world. The term refers to tech-based solutions focused on...
2 MAY 2017
13 Health and wellness startups to watch in Asia
Many organizations offer a variety of health insurance reports towards serving any nationality or even expats across the world. People...
27 APR 2017
擁抱創新引領未來 區塊鏈成變革世界的加速器 勤業眾信:型塑適合台灣發展金融科技的環境為重中之重
知名代工大廠宣布推出區塊鏈平台,將區塊鏈技術導入供應鏈,運用於電子、汽車、服裝三大領域產業...
27 APR 2017
This insurance startup came out of nowhere to raise $50m series A
Insurtech firm Singapore Life announced today it has raised a blockbuster US$50 million for its series A round...
13 APR 2017
Singapore to send delegation of 11 startups to TiEcon 2017
TiE Singapore is sending a delegation consisting of 11 startups and key players in the local ecosystem to attend this year’s TiEcon in Silicon Valley...
13 APR 2017
Singapore's Schooling, Vietnam rapper Suboi among Asia's 30 Under 30
At 21, Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling is among the youngest to be recognised in the Forbes list, along with fellow swimmer Fu Yuanhui and...
12 APR 2017
30 Under 30 Asia 2017: The Top Young Venture Capitalists and Fintech Entrepreneurs
An ever-growing middle class, strong economies, and increasing education levels make Asians hungrier than ever for better financial solutions - something...
7 APR 2017
Singapore’s Regulatory Sandbox and Where We Are Today
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) has adopted the approach of a regulatory sandbox to experiment with innovative financial services in the...
14 MAR 2017
印尼“三蹦子”似要复制阿里模式;超级高铁布局印尼 | 创投周报
近日,36氪获悉,印尼出行巨头Go-Jek推出了App内转账的功能。Go-Jek靠摩的共享起家,如今其App功能却更像是集“滴滴-美团-58到家”于一身...
7 MAR 2017
Start@SG: EDBI invests in data storage firm Hedvig
EDBI, the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board, has invested in a US$21.5 million (S$30.3 million) funding round raised by California-based...
6 MAR 2017
Regulatory sandbox's 1st player is insurance app
A Singapore based mobile app that allows users to manage their insurance policies has become the first entrant to MAS's regulatory sandbox...
6 MAR 2017
MAS approves first fintech sandbox user
Mobile insurance company PolicyPal said it will test its product over a six-month period from 2 March to 31 August, distributing insurance through...
3 MAR 2017
Startup Enters Singapore Regulatory Sandbox
In June 2016 the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released a consultation paper on proposed guidelines for a «regulatory sandbox» to enable financial institutions (FIs) as well as non-financial...
3 MAR 2017
PolicyPal raises funding from 500 Startups, joins MAS’ FinTech Regulatory Sandbox
Singapore-based PolicyPal has secured an undisclosed seed funding from 500 Startups and a cohort of undisclosed angel investors. The InsurTech startup...
3 MAR 2017
MAS nod for PolicyPal's sandbox experiment
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has approved its first fintech applicant for its sandbox programme. PolicyPal, which focuses on insurance, is...
2 MAR 2017
Singaporean insurtech startup PolicyPal secures seed funding from 500 Startups
Singapore-based digital insurance app PolicyPal announced today that it’s secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round led by 500 Startups...
2 MAR 2017
Singapore’s PolicyPal joins MAS FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, grabs funding from 500 Startups
Singapore-based insurtech startup PolicyPal has raised an undisclosed seed funding from 500 Startups and a group...
2 MAR 2017
PolicyPal joins MAS FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, grabs funding from 500 Startups
Singapore-based insurtech startup PolicyPal has raised an undisclosed seed funding from 500 Startups and a group of undisclosed angel investors...
2 MAR 2017
500 Startups leads seed funding in Singapore insurance startup PolicyPal
PolicyPal, a Singapore-based startup that allows users to manage their insurance policies, has raised seed funding from 500 Startups and angel investors...
1 MAR 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Hong Kong’s Fintech Ecosystem...
Charles d’Haussy, the Head of FinTech at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), gave a perfect answer to our question, saying, “Hong Kong has all the...
23 FEB 2017
Singapore's 50 largest insurance firms in 2017
Insurance firms play catch up with digital disruptors. Traditional business models are transformed to address emerging needs. The FinTech revolution...
23 JAN 2017
Singapore, HK are finance, fintech partners, not rivals: Analysts
HONG Kong and Singapore are often pitted against each other as rival international finance and fintech hubs, but analysts say the two cities should be...
16 JAN 2017
保險科技App整合保單 釐清保障範圍 數碼化分析資料
金融科技(FinTech)開始滲入保險界,保險科技(InsurTech)熱潮一觸即發。所謂保險科技,泛指利用金融科技制定個人化保險產品,以降低消費者...
31 DEC 2016
Top 5 startups that disrupted Singapore’s FinTech ecosystem in 2016
Singapore, in all its glory, has established an enviable stature in the startup space. It has substantiated itself as a leading Asian financial technology centre...
21 DEC 2016
Re-acceleration: what is it, and why are startups doing it?
About a week ago, I walked over to one of the many startup founders situated at our co-working space to congratulate him...
14 NOV 2016
NTUC Income programme unveils first batch of startups
NINE startups have been selected to participate in NTUC Income's equity-free accelerator programme Income Future Starter...
24 OCT 2016
The Most Interesting Startups Right Now, According To These Singaporean Startup Founders
At Vulcan Post, we’ve covered a fair share of both local and international startups. From those who quit their day jobs to embark on their ideas...
24 AUG 2016
This Banker Left Her Job And Created An Insurance Tracking App That Might Save You Millions
I am going to hazard a guess that for most Singaporeans, insurance is something that they have multiple iterations of...
24 AUG 2016
App that helps you manage your insurance matters
Scouring through stacks of insurance documentation to check the extent of coverage while in the midst of a medical crisis...
25 JUL 2016
保險科技PolicyPal 申請適用監理沙盒 可望成亞洲首例
新加坡保險科技(InsurTech)新創團隊PolicyPal,7月中旬向新加坡金融管理局提案適用監理沙盒,預估可能會是星國首例,甚至亞洲首例...
13 JUL 2016
Have your digital insurance manager a tap way with PolicyPal
Does keeping a track of premium due dates and expiration dates of your insurances seem a headache to you? PolicyPal has got the cure! This startup...
3 JUN 2016
FinTech Startup of the Week: PolicyPal
InsurTech is the hot buzzword of 2016 next to FinTech (of course!) and there is reason for this to come to light as the opportunity to revolutionize...
17 MAR 2016
Fintech start-up scene thriving
An app supported by a team of 10 in Bishan proved a hit with commodity speculators the world over when oil prices went haywire in January...
14 MAR 2016
Startupbootcamp Fintech announces participants for 2016 Singapore accelerator
As fintech continues to takeoff, these companies cover industries like insurance tech, data analytics and financial solutions...
14 MAR 2016
Startupbootcamp Fintech selects 10 international startups for its Singapore programme
Startupbootcamp FinTech, a financial technology (fintech) accelerator, has selected 10 international startups...