Mobile Payments

Local Fintech Firm Partners with Dubai Royal Family To Expand in The Middle East

Singapore based fintech firm Touché has signed an agreement with SEED Group as their local partner. In this agreement SEED will assist Touché in expanding their fingerprint-based payment and loyalty management solution to the Middle East. Based in Dubai, SEED

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Fintech Regulation: New Law to Impact Mobile Wallet Operators in Singapore

Singapore is about to introduce a new law to prevent shadow banking by requiring mobile wallet operators and payments startups to ring-fence deposits so they don’t function as unregulated banks. In an exclusive interview (paywall) with the Business Times, Ravi Menon,

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Jewel Paymentech Teams Up With one of Malaysia’s Leading Fintech Payments Firm

Jewel Paymentech a local financial risk technology company recently signed a partnership with Soft Space, one Malaysia leading payments fintech firm, who despite having their co-founder recently step down is showing no signs of slowing down. This partnership is aimed at

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Hoolah Cinches 7-Figure Seed Fund For 0% Interest Payment Installments

Hoolah announces that it has completed a 7-figure fundraising round, led by AccelerAsia Ventures and Aletra Capital Partners and joined by the likes of iGlobe Partners. This is to allow hoolah to scale their technology and hire a bigger commercial

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MC Payment Is Adopting The “WordPress for Blockchain” Into Their Cashless System

Singapore homegrown fintech player, MC Payment, has partnered with global Blockchain based platform, NULS to expand into the rest of the ASEAN market. MC Payment intends to build their own chain on NULS’ protocol, valuable to the payment company for

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UQPAY Launches SGQR Code Payment Services For Merchant

UQPAY has launched Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR) payments for its merchants, combining its multiple existing payment QR codes in a single QR code. This latest initiative helps businesses to manage the different in-store cashless payment scheme more efficiently and

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Silicon Valley Payments Company Worth US$20 Bil Eyes Southeast Asian Expansion

Stripe, a Silicon Valley API software that started with just a few lines of code now helps Fortune 500 companies process transactions online. According to Fortune, Stripe’s early days saw it being used among small businesses that want to engage

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A Definitive Guide to Southeast Asia’s Payments Scene in 2018

In fintech’s genesis across Asia, it seemed like all of the new developments were focused on streamlining payments without coincidence, around the time that e-commerce experienced its boom too. Now, that trend seems to be making a grand return with

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Grab and Fave Teams up To Tackle The Singaporean and Malaysian Market

Grab and Fave announced a strategic partnership for both parties to grow the respective platforms across the region. The partnership is aimed at capitalising on Grab’s user base of over 110 million downloads and Fave’s strong merchant network of over

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Singtel Wants to Let You Use Your E-Wallet to Pay Across Asia, Starting with Thailand

Singtel Group recently announced the launch VIA, a mobile payments alliance described as an initiative to connect mobile wallets across borders to enable consumers to use their local mobile wallet when travelling. Concurrent with the launch, they announced their partnership

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