A new beginning with IIE

As of January 2019, SMU FinTech has fully transitioned under Singapore Management University’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The club will continue to be student-led and its vision of equipping students with the necessary skills to tackle the financial technology industry will remain unchanged. The transition marks a key turning point in the club that will allow us to collaborate with other student societies within SMU in joint initiatives related …

Budgeting with Volatile Income

Have you ever imagined how challenging it is for an irregular income earner to plan for his savings and pay his bills on time? A US based startup called ‘Even’ has already imagined it for you. They have created a platform to allow this niche segment to plan their finances smoothly.   What does it do? Even securely connects to the user’s bank account which allows it to track and plan …

Research Director (Lendings) - Xu Leyi

Exco – XU Leyi

Xu Leyi Term: 2015/2016 Title: Research Director (Lendings)   Tell us a bit about yourself I’m a third year economics student majoring in economics and quantitative finance. What is it about Fintech that draws you in? Innovation and technology excites me. I also think that the financial world has an oversized impact on the world economy, and hence the wellbeing of people. These are the major reasons why I really want …

Research Director (Digital Currencies) - Shalabh VERMA

Exco – Shalabh VERMA

Shalabh Verma Term: 2015/2016 Title: Research Director (Digital Currencies) Tell us a bit about yourself About myself? I’m Shalabh, quite obviously from India. I run, read, write, play, and breathe. Out of all these, the breathing is the most important for me to be honest, I can’t really live without it. What is it about Fintech that draws you in? Well, when I first saw the emailer for SMU Fintech’s info …

Honorary General Secretary - Brian ZHENG

Exco – Brian ZHENG

Brian Zheng Term: 2015/2016 Title: Honorary General Secretary   Tell us a bit about yourself I am best described as an informal yet practical person, who lives by the motto of “if you never try, how would you know it cannot be done” What is it about Fintech that draws you in? The financial industry centres about information exchange that facilitates transactions and investments.  I believe that innovation in the financial …