Sandbox Express

Sandbox Express provides firms with a faster option to test certain innovative financial products and services in the market. Eligible applicants can begin market testing in the pre-defined environment of Sandbox Express within 21 days of applying to MAS.

For a start, Sandbox Express will be available specifically for:

(a) carrying on business as an insurance broker; and

(b) establishing or operating an organised market.

Note: With effect from 7 January 2020, Sandbox Express will not be available for remittance business, as the Money-Changing and Remittance Businesses Act ("MCRBA") will be repealed upon the commencement of the Payment Services Act 2019 ("PS Act") on 28 January 2020. For more information, please refer to paragraph 2.5 and 6.3 of the Response to Feedback Received on Sandbox Express issued on 7 August 2019.

List of Sandbox Express Experiments

Pand.ai Pte Ltd

Sandbox Period: 8 Jun 2021 - 7 Mar 2022

Category: Insurance broker

Key Business Activities: Direct insurance broking

Website: http://www.gina.sg/

Address: 80 Robinson Road, #08-01, 80RR FinTech Hub SG, Singapore 068898

Telephone: +65 8767 5409

Key Risk Disclosure:

  1. Pand.ai Pte Ltd is not supervised by MAS.
  2. The financial service or product may be discontinued by Pand.ai Pte Ltd, or may be required by MAS to be discontinued, during the sandbox period.
  3. Pand.ai Pte Ltd's continued operations after the sandbox period would be subject to Pand.ai Pte Ltd obtaining the required regulatory approvals from MAS.
  4. Pand.ai Pte Ltd may decide to discontinue its service after the sandbox period.
  5. Pand.ai Pte Ltd is not permitted to accept or handle any customer's monies.
  6. Pand.ai Pte Ltd is not permitted to negotiate any contract or insurance with an insurer (directly or indirectly) except with a licensed insurer acting in the course of its business.
  7. Clients of Pand.ai Pte Ltd will not have access to the dispute resolution scheme managed by the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC).
ECXX Global Pte Ltd

Sandbox Period: 15 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2021

Category: Recognised Market Operator (RMO)

Key Business Activities: Trading platform for securities only

Website: https://www.ecxx.co/

Address: 60 Paya Lebar Road, #10-12 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

Telephone: +65 6386 6037

Key Risk Disclosure:

  1. ECXX Global Pte Ltd is not supervised by MAS.
  2. The financial service or product may be discontinued by ECXX Global Pte Ltd, or may be required by MAS to be discontinued, during the sandbox period.
  3. ECXX Global Pte Ltd's continued operations after the sandbox period would be subject to ECXX Global Pte Ltd obtaining the required regulatory approvals from MAS.
  4. ECXX Global Pte Ltd may decide to discontinue its service after the sandbox period.
  5. ECXX Global Pte Ltd is not permitted to allow individuals to be provided access to trade on the organised market that it operates, as customers.
  6. ECXX Global Pte Ltd is not permitted to hold any customer's monies.
  7. ECXX Global Pte Ltd is not permitted to participate as a participant, or enter into any transaction as a principal, in the organised market that it operates.
  8. Clients of ECXX Global Pte Ltd will not have access to the dispute resolution scheme managed by the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC).
  9. The sandbox expiry date has been extended to 14 Aug 2021.
Synoption Pte Ltd - exited Sandbox Express on 31 Dec 2020

Sandbox Period: 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020

Category: Recognised Market Operator (RMO)

Key Business Activities: Trading platform for FX options only

Website: https://www.synoption.com/

Address: 5 Shenton Way, #10-01 UIC Building, Singapore 068808

Telephone: +65 9459 1259

Key Risk Disclosure:

  1. Synoption Pte Ltd has completed its experiment and exited Sandbox Express on 31 Dec 2020.
  2. With effect from 31 Dec 2020, Synoption Pte Ltd is a recognised market operator under section 9(1) of the Securities and Futures Act.
  3. For more information, please refer to the Financial Institutions Directory.