AXA Singapore appoints new managing director for life business unit


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She originally joined the AXA Group in 2000 and held various senior positions in Paris, Brussels, Hong Kong, and Singapore covering actuarial, risk, marketing and reinsurance until 2016. Prior to re-joining AXA Singapore, she was chief transformation officer and chief customer officer at Manulife.

In her new role, Kwek-Perroy will lead the company’s life strategic business unit – including product, claims, and underwriting – as well as the life distribution channels, reporting to Jean Drouffe, chief executive officer of AXA Insurance Singapore.

“I’m delighted to welcome Li Choo back to

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QR Code payment users to reach 2.2 billion globally by 2025


A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of QR code payment users will exceed 2.2 billion in 2025, up from 1.5 billion in 2020; equating to 29% of all mobile phone users across the world in 2025.

The report predicts that much of this growth will be within emerging markets, where weak card infrastructure creates a strong opportunity. However, the research also found that the US will see a strong growth of 240% in user numbers between 2020-2025, as QR code payments tap into the need for cashless payments stimulated by the pandemic.

The research

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Revolut sets its sights on UK banking license for growth


Revolut has applied to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulators, for a full banking license to fuel expansion beyond its FinTech roots.

Revolut sets its sights on UK banking license

The license, according to the application, would enable Revolut to offer overdrafts, loans and deposit accounts, it said in a statement. The firm would also be covered by the UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which protects customer deposits of £85,000 ($114,700) or below if a business goes bust.

Launched in 2015, Revolut offers a growing number of services through its app,

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Mastercard launches its first pilot of cloud POS acceptance technology


Mastercard has partnered with NMI and Global Payments to launch its first live Cloud POS on Phone pilot with Computer Engineering Group (CEG).

Mastercard launches its first pilot of Cloud POS acceptance

In Q3 2020, contactless penetration represented 41% of in-person purchase transactions globally, up from 37% in Q2 and 30% a year ago.

With Tap on Phone, any business – regardless of size – can deliver contactless consumer experiences using a device they already own: a smartphone.

Tap on Phone uses an Android smartphone or tablet turning it into an acceptance device, allowing businesses to accept contactless payments minimising

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