Singapore FinTech Association Partners with 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion to Bring “Flex” Fintech Program to Singapore

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Qinthara Fasya | 16 September 2021

With the goal to bridge digital skills gap to drive inclusion, fintech training platform 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion (“10×1000”) today launched its latest global program – Fintech Foundation Program Flex, an online certificate program providing practitioners with the mindset, knowledge, and skills to become drivers of digital economic growth.

Singapore FinTech Association (“SFA”) will partner with 10×1000 to recruit 100 Flex learners locally to embark on the program in October. SG FinTech Club members can apply for the Flex program through SFA.

“Backed by a dynamic fintech ecosystem and a strong talent pool, Singapore has been one of leading countries for fintech activity in APAC and globally. The rapid shift towards digital adoption is expected to further accelerate the growth and innovation in the space”, said Shadab Taiyabi, President of Singapore Fintech Association. “With 90% of fintech companies in Singapore planning to grow their workforce over the next 12 months, continuous education, mentorship and training opportunities are critical to bridging the demand for talents. We are excited to work closely with 10×1000, and the collaboration marks another milestone in SFA’s ongoing efforts of forging industry partnerships to provide local professionals with the opportunity to further build their expertise to stay relevant and competitive.”

“We are delighted to join hands with the Singapore FinTech Association to bring the 10×1000 training platform to learners worldwide, as we seek innovative approaches to meeting a common goal of bridging the digital skills gap,” said Eric Jing, Chairman and CEO of Ant Group, owner and operator of digital payments platform Alipay. “I am excited that learners from 10×1000’s new Flex program will gain the fintech knowledge that they need to support their communities, and help bring us closer to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “

The partnership with SFA is part of 10×1000’s ongoing effort to deepen its collaborations with partners worldwide. Globally, 10×1000 has also forged partnerships with the IFC, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UN World Food Programme, SME Finance Forum Managed by the IFC, Dubai International Financial Centre, MDEC, KPMG and fintech associations from Hong Kong, Malaysia, MENA, the Philippines and Thailand to recruit Flex learners.

About the Singapore FinTech Association (“SFA”)

The SFA is a cross-industry and non-profit organisation. Its purpose is to support the development of the FinTech industry in Singapore, and to facilitate collaboration among the participants and stakeholders of the FinTech ecosystem in Singapore. The SFA is a member-based organisation with over 850+ members. It represents the full range of stakeholders in the FinTech industry, from early-stage innovative companies to large financial players and service providers.

To further its purpose, the SFA also partners with institutions and associations from Singapore and globally to cooperate on initiatives relating to the FinTech industry. SFA’s aim is to help grow Singapore’s FinTech ecosystem with the goal of strengthening the nation’s position as a global FinTech hub. Its initiatives include being the voice of Singapore FinTech, fostering business growth, simplifying access to capital, as well as growing the FinTech talent pool while facilitating access to opportunities.

About 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion

10×1000 Tech for Inclusion is an open and global fintech training platform that enables learners to become drivers of digital economic growth. Its mission is to train 1,000 emerging talents and tech leaders each year for the next ten years. 10×1000 is a philanthropic initiative launched jointly by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and Alipay in 2018.