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MAS Signs Fintech MoU With Banks Supervisor Association

Robbie Lawther

12 June 2017

The (ASBA) to bolster financial technologies.

The MoU will provide a fintech partnership between Singapore and ASBA member countries, the MAS said in a statement last week.

Under the framework, both parties will explore joint technology projects on such as blockchain and big data. MAS and ASBA will also have discussions on issues of mutual interest, such as emerging fintech trends.

Members of the ASBA include countries from North, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain.

Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer, MAS, said: “Fintech is fundamentally about ideas and enterprise flowing between cities. It requires bringing together a range of stakeholders. This MoU embodies MAS’ and ASBA’s resolve in accelerating the growth of fintech in the respective regions, through increased collaboration and exchanges between our respective fintech ecosystems”.

This is not the first partnership about fintech that MAS has had in the past few weeks. WealthBriefing Asia reported in May 2017 that Singapore’s central bank and regulator had signed a memorandum of cooperation with the International Finance Corporation to collaborate on establishing and developing the ASEAN Financial Innvovation Network.