Singapore FinTech Festival: FinTech Hub's Flight to the Top

Singapore, a leading global FinTech hub has a vibrant and collaborative FinTech ecosystem comprising of 270+ FinTech startups, several technology companies, financial institutions, investors, accelerators, research institutes and institutes of higher learning. With its business-friendly environment, access to expertise and strong support from the government and regulators, the city-state is ranked as one of the top FinTech hubs in the world. In 2014, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to make Singapore into a Smart Nation, an effort to co-create a better future by improving the welfare of Singaporeans through technology-enabled solutions. With this objective, stakeholders from the government and the industry have come together to identify issues and develop solutions.

Financial technology is an integral part of Singapore’s ambition to be a Smart Natio ...

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