SFF x Switch 2020 Ep 1: New digital banks to jazz up Singapore 9:30 min Synopsis: The Business Times speaks with the 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. Follow all our coverage of this year's festival at bt.sg/sffxswitch2020. 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 playing field in the post-Covid world. What is the fresh gameplan brought on by digital banks? (1:38) 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) Digital bank applicants had to overhaul proposals, as MAS asked how they would cope in the post-Covid world (3:15) 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 Follow upcoming episodes with MAS managing director Ravi Menon on: ST & BT Podcasts channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stbtpodcasts https://bt.sg/moneyhacks https://bt.sg/mark2mkt Feedback to: email@example.com --- Discover more niche podcast series by ST and BT below: Follow BT Money Hacks Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Follow Health Check Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaN Follow Asian Insider Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa7 Follow Green Pulse Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaf Follow Life Weekend Picks Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa2 Follow #PopVultures Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWad Follow Lunch With Sumiko Podcast on: https://str.sg/J6hQ Follow Bookmark This! Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWas Follow #GameOfTwoHalves Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWRE Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.