International student “neobank” Leap raises $17m

The digital platform offers a host of end-to-end services to international students, ranging from education loans, credit cards and admissions counselling. The funding round was led by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures, while Sequoia Capital India and Owl Ventures – the world’s largest ed-tech focused VC fund – both participated. Added to a $5.5m round in 2020, Leap has raised […]

LAL Language Centres signs e-learning ‘Plane Language’ agreement

The provider’s portfolio of Aviation English courses specifically designed for aviation industry professionals will be specially adapted to an e-learning environment and available through IATA’s Training site. “Improving communication, improves safety, the cornerstone...

Oxford International acquired; schools division sold to Nord Anglia

Oxford International will sell its schools division, comprising three independent schools, to Nord Anglia Education. The new partnership with THI will accelerate growth and position it as a “premier university partnerships, digital education and language training...

Singapore-Australia travel bubble could be launched by summer

“It would be great if we could extend the bubble between New Zealand, Singapore and Australia,” he said in a recent interview, referring also to the travel arrangements that allow travellers from Aotearoa to enter Australia. “They’re interested to work on that. I’m...