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Digital banking in Singapore

8 July 2019
Business Times – Singapore

Digital banking in Singapore

What will be the impact of digital banks in Singapore? Leon Perera, Chief Executive Officer of Spire Research and Consulting, shared his insights in Business Times – Singapore.

More and more countries worldwide are issuing full bank licenses to digital-only banks. The competition from digital banks is being seen as a favorable development for the consumer.

Digital banks with fewer physical branches and Automated Teller Machines to maintain could incur lower costs that could be passed onto the consumer.

However, Perera highlighted that non-bank players entering the regulated banking space would need to learn a great deal in terms of maintaining cyber- security and managing financial risks.

To overcome these challenges, regulators should work closely with licensed digital banks while also helping digital-only banks domiciled in Singapore to grow regionally.

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