Feb 17 2022 - OrionW
New legislation introduced in Singapore's Parliament would now regulate virtual asset service providers (VASPs) that are based in Singapore but provide offshore services. The Financial Services and Markets Bill 2022 was given its first reading on 14 February 2022.
Jan 19 2022 - OrionW
MAS issued guidelines banning the promotion of digital payment tokens (DPTs) to the general public in Singapore.
The United Kingdom and Singapore announced a landmark financial services partnership (the "Financial Partnership") on 30 June 2021, at the 6th UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue. The Financial Partnership, which was backed by a Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirms both countries' commitment to building more comprehensive and enhanced financial services relationship while improving regulatory and cybersecurity cooperation.
Jul 01 2021 - OrionW
The Monetary Authority of Singapore issued a circular advising financial institutions of the technology and cyber security risks associated with public cloud services. The circular focuses on identifying and managing the risks associated with the adoption of public cloud services and serves as a reminder that financial institutions are ultimately responsible for managing these risks.
Jan 25 2021 - OrionW
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has revised the Technology Risk Management Guidelines applicable to financial institutions and their third party service providers. The revised Guidelines highlight MAS's increased expectations for cybersecurity controls and their importance in a financial institution's technology development and delivery lifecycle.