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Published Date: 11 November 2019

MAS announces winners of the 2019 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards

Singapore, 11 November 2019… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today the three winners of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator.  MAS and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) also announced the 12 winners of the FinTech Awards. Both awards were handed out today at the Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SFF x SWITCH).

2     The winners of the Global FinTech HackceleratorThe list of finalists for the Global FinTech Hackcelerator can be found here: link, supported by KPMG Digital Village, were selected through the Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day, where they had pitched their innovations to an industry panel of judges. The top three teams are (in no order of merit):

Company Name  Solution Name  Prize Money
 Pula Advisors GmbH  Pula  S$50,000
 Arthance LLC  DiligenceVault  S$50,000
 MindBridge Analytics Inc.  MindBridge AI  S$50,000

3     The winners of the FinTech AwardsThe list of finalists for the FinTech Awards can be found here: link, supported by PwC Singapore, were selected from a total of 245 submissions from over 30 countries. The twelve winners were selected under four categories - Singapore FounderSingapore-based SMEs with at least one Singaporean founder. The term ‘founder’ is defined as an individual who was instrumental in setting up the SME. There is no need for majority share-ownership. The SME must have a physical office registered in Singapore, and the solution must have been implemented in Singapore., ASEAN SMEASEAN-based SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). SMEs, as defined by Enterprise Singapore, are enterprises with an annual sales turnover of not more than SGD$100 million OR an employment size of not more than 200 workers. Enterprises qualify as SMEs as long as they satisfy at least one of the two parameters., ASEAN OpenASEAN-based companies of any size. The company must have a physical office registered in at least one ASEAN country, and the solution must have been implemented/deployed in at least one ASEAN country. The ASEAN Open category allows companies of any size to participate. and GlobalFinTech project implemented in any part of the world by any company. by an international panel comprising industry experts across multiple domains. Three of this year’s winning solutions were returning finalists from the FinTech Awards in 2018For details on the winning solutions from the three returning finalists, refer to Annex B.. The winners are:

Award Category Placing  Company Name  Solution Name  Country   Prize
 Singapore Founder  1st  Onchain Custodian  SAFE Platform  Singapore  S$150,000
 2nd  Finaxar  FXR One  Singapore  S$100,000
 3rd  Optimai Pte Ltd  Optimai PRIME  Singapore  S$50,000
 ASEAN SME  1st  InfoCorp Technologies Pte Ltd  FarmTrek Project in Myanmar  Singapore  S$150,000
 2nd  Brankas  Brankas Open Bank Platform  Singapore  S$100,000
 3rd  ZigWay  ZigWay  Myanmar  S$50,000
 ASEAN Open  1st  CredoLab Pte Ltd  CredoScore  Singapore  S$150,000
 2nd  MyCash Online (SG) Pte Ltd  MyCash Online  Singapore  S$100,000
 3rd  Razer Pay Holdings Pte Ltd  Razer Fintech  Singapore  S$50,000
 GlobalThe first place award in the Global category, the Global Award, is given out by The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS).  1st  TransferWise  Borderless Account  United Kingdom  S$150,000
 2nd  OakNorth  OakNorth  United Kingdom  S$100,000
 3rd  VoxSmart Pte Ltd  VSmart  United Kingdom  S$50,000

4     Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS, said, “We have been seeing improvements in the quality of submissions for both the Global FinTech Hackcelerator and the FinTech Awards year on year. We are also happy that this year’s FinTech Awards winners included applicants from past editions, who have come back with improved solutions. This is testimony to the success of the programmes, which seek to incubate new FinTech solutions to solve real industry needs. MAS would also like to thank PwC Singapore and KPMG Digital Village for their continued support.”