BT Podcast Special: New digital banks to jazz up Singapore

MAS managing director Ravi Menon (left), speaks in this podcast special hosted by The Business Times' banking and finance editor Jamie Lee on digital banks entering the post-Covid market.
MAS managing director Ravi Menon (left), speaks in this podcast special hosted by The Business Times' banking and finance editor Jamie Lee on digital banks entering the post-Covid market.BT PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

BT Podcast Special Ep 1: New digital banks to jazz up Singapore

Synopsis: The Business Times speaks with Monetary Authority of Singapore's managing director Ravi Menon in a wide-ranging interview ahead of the annual Singapore Fintech Festival from Dec 7-11. This special edition will come with four exclusive podcasts for our listeners.

In this first episode, BT's banking and finance editor Jamie Lee sounds out Mr Menon on the excitement over digital banks. He tells us why digital banks now have an even bigger field to play in the post-Covid world. 

  1. What is the fresh gameplan brought on by digital banks? (1:38)

  2. Micro enterprises find it tough to get just $200 overnight from banks to make an urgent payment. It's a gap to fill, and the lesson comes from China (1:59)

  3. Digital bank applicants had to overhaul proposals, as MAS asked how they would cope in the post-Covid world (3:15)

  4. Given the spate of cybersecurity breaches, digital banks cannot compromise on standards here (6:45)

Produced by: Jamie Lee and Lee Kim Siang

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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Websites: http://str.sg/stbtpodcasts

https://bt.sg/moneyhacks

Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg 

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