MAS inks fintech deal with Danish authority

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) have signed a fintech cooperation agreement which aims to help fintech companies in Singapore and Denmark expand into each other's markets.

The agreement will enable both regulators to refer fintech companies to their counterparts. MAS and the Danish FSA have also committed to exploring joint innovation projects, and to share information on emerging market trends and their impact on regulation.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Money 20/20 Europe conference in Copenhagen.

Singapore will host the inaugural Money 20/20 Asia conference in March next year.

"Singapore and Denmark are important gateways to their surrounding regions. This cooperation agreement signifies the commitment of MAS and Danish FSA to promoting innovation in financial services and growing the fintech landscape," MAS chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty said.

"We look forward to closer interactions between our respective fintech ecosystems and more opportunities for our businesses to grow, expand and serve customers in each other's markets."

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH

This agreement will ensure cooperation between the Danish FSA and MAS, and will foster opportunities for businesses in Denmark and Singapore to grow.

MR THOMAS BRENOE, the Danish FSA's deputy director-general.

Mr Thomas Brenoe, the Danish FSA's deputy director-general, said the authority is currently establishing a fintech lab to support the development of fintechs and provide assistance for these to set up business in Denmark.

"This agreement will ensure cooperation between the Danish FSA and MAS, and will foster opportunities for businesses in Denmark and Singapore to grow," he said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2017, with the headline 'MAS inks fintech deal with Danish authority'. Print Edition | Subscribe