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Standard Chartered to launch financial wellness platform in Singapore

SC Ventures, the innovation arm of Standard Chartered, has partnered with independent asset management firm Franklin Templeton to launch Autumn, a financial wellness platform in Singapore.

The platform will be initially rolled out in Hong Kong

Autumn will allow users to plan and manage their financial and physical wellbeing. Plans are also underway to roll out the platform in Hong Kong and other markets in Asia.

The release includes a mobile app that combines banking, investment, insurance and healthcare data into a single dashboard.

Users can plan for their financial future using personalised aspirations and goals, scenario analyses and portfolio stress testing before executing their customised plan.

In addition to managing financial wellbeing, Autumn also plans to provide insights into how a user’s lifestyle choices may impact their retirement plans using data from third-party wearable and health applications.

Mike Kruger, CEO of Autumn, says: “We’re delighted to be working with Franklin Templeton and Standard Chartered to create a truly customer-centric, holistic and affordable solution for all.

“By combining digital wealth technology with health, lifestyle and financial wellness, we’ll help users adopt healthier habits and create a retirement that is personalised for them.”

Franklin Templeton will act as an asset management partner of Autumn.

The firm will provide users with access to curated financial literacy content from the Franklin Templeton Academy and investment insights from Franklin Templeton’s Investment Institute.

“As an asset management partner of Autumn, our best-in-class investment model portfolios and educational content will be made available to Autumn’s customers as they make informed investment decisions related to life events, retirement, as well as their general and financial well-being,” adds Harshendu Bindal, head of digital strategy and wealth management at the firm.

Related: Standard Chartered to launch UK-based cryptocurrency exchange


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