Razer And Finlab Testing Blockchain Cross-Border Remittance

Razer And Finlab Testing Blockchain Cross-Border Remittance

by November 13, 2018
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RazerPay is now collaborating with The Finlab to create a proof-of-concept (POC) to test cross-border remittance using blockchain technology.

Since The FinLab is affiliated with UOB as its innovation accelerator, this partnership with RazerPay could be connected with UOB and Intel’s recent announcement that they’re using artificial intelligence to fight money laundering.

The blockchain-based POC aims to improve operational efficiency by increasing the transparency and speed of cross-border remittances. Razer Pay will spearhead the technical and product development of the POC, while The FinLab will mentor and guide RazerPay through areas like settlement and the sending and receipt of remittance messages.

This seems to be an extension of an ongoing relationship between Razer and UOB. Previously, UOB expressed their interest in supporting the Singapore launch of Razerpay ‘in the next few months’. As part of the partnership, UOB stated that they will provide a suite of payment and cash management solutions for Razer Pay Singapore.

Razer Pay also announced it will be extending UOB’s transaction banking services, cash management and foreign exchange (FX) solutions to Southeast Asia.

UOB will process payments for Razer Pay’s global network of merchants and offer what the company claims are competitive FX rates to Razer Pay Singapore users when they make in-app purchases in a foreign currency. The collaboration among Razer, UOB and The FinLab is a move to lay the groundwork for the launch of Razer Pay.

Besides Razer, UOB has had a slew of partnerships, like integrating with Grab, upgrading their machine learning with Personetics, helping a Shanghai proptech company enter Singapore.

 

Featured image via UOB

 

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  1. #1 These Are The 13 Singaporean Companies to Watch in 2019 | Fintech Singapore 3 December, 2018, 10:19

    […] Razer is another traditionally un-fintech household name making their own venture into fintech, and it has a lot of similarities with Grab. Not only is Razer and Grab both affiliated with UOB, both are also in the midst of exploring cross-border remittance—though Razer is doing so via blockchain. […]

  2. #2 These Are The 13 Fintech Companies to Watch in Singapore in 2019 | Fintech Singapore 5 December, 2018, 09:58

    […] Razer is another traditionally un-fintech household name making their own venture into fintech, and it has a lot of similarities with Grab. Not only is Razer and Grab both affiliated with UOB, both are also in the midst of exploring cross-border remittance—though Razer is doing so via blockchain. […]

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