Singapore liberalizing its banking sector, receives 21 applications for digital bank licenses

On Tuesday, Singapore’s central bank stated, it has received 21 applications for digital bank licenses which includes 7 licenses for retail banking while the balance is for wholesale bank licenses. The development marks Singapore’s biggest liberalization of its banking sector in two decades as it pushes to bring about online-only banks which will have lower…

South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd invests in Indonesia’s e-commerce startup Bukalapak’s latest funding round

Although Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd’s investment was not disclosed, the funding round saw Bukalapak valued at more than $2.5 billion. On Friday, Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak stated, South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd has participated in its latest funding round which valued the company at over $2.5 billion. Bukalapak did not disclose the…