Mobile Payments

Overview of Vietnam’s Major E-Wallet and Mobile Payment Players

In Vietnam, digital and mobile payment is undeniably the most developed and crowded fintech segment. According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s recently updated list, there are currently 30 licensed non-bank payment intermediary intermediary services in the country with

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Grab Takes The Fight to Go-Jek’s Home Turf with US$ 2 Billion Investment

Grab announced today it will invest US$2 billion into Indonesia over a period of five years with the capital invested by SoftBank, to accelerate the development of the country’s digital infrastructure. The investment will go towards creating a next-generation transportation

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SWIFT Sees Success on Global Trial for “gpi Instant” with Singapore’s FAST

SWIFT today announces the results of a global trial to integrate SWIFT gpi Instant, the co-operative’s cross-border instant payments service, into Singapore’s domestic instant payment service, Fast And Secure Transfers (FAST). The successful trial which involved 17 banks across seven

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30 Non-Bank Organizations Licensed To Provide Payment Services In Vietnam: The Complete Updated List

In December 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN which sets a series of rules banks and non-bank organizations in Vietnam must follow in order to be permitted to offer intermediary payment services such as

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E-Wallet Use Overtakes Credit Cards in Philippines, According to Central Bank

Philippines’ central bank reported that e-wallet penetration is growing faster in the Philippines and has surpassed credit card numbers. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released this information in a financial inclusion dashboard, which states that e-money accounts rose by 22%

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Go-Jek Has Brought in Rival E-Wallet LinkAja Into its Ecosystem

Go-Jek announced that it will integrate its rival e-wallet, LinkAja by the end of this year, which means that it will operate alongside Go-Pay within its extended ecosystem. Go-Pay is an extension of Go-Jek and often, seen as a rival

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Grab’s New Investor Could Be The Missing Piece To Help it Reach Underbanked Asian Markets

Experian, a globally-known information services company, has invested into Grab and is now another notch into the ride-hailing platform’s quest to US$6.5 billion in an ongoing Series H by the end of 2019. Experian’s investment value has not been disclosed.

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Red Dot Payment Acquired By Dutch Company and Now Valued at US$65 Mil

Fintech and payments organisation PayU just acquired majority stake in Red Dot Payment (RDP), a Southeast Asia focused online payment solutions provider. Now, the Netherlands-based PayU will utilise the purchase to expand into Southeast Asia  in a bid to participate in

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NETS Enables Over 500 Singaporean Hawkers to Accept Cashless Payments

22 coffee shops, 10 hawker centers and 12 industrial canteens have adopted a unified digital payment solution provided by NETS, Enterprise Singapore said on June 29. The solution combines in one point-of-sales terminal and a single SGQR label a total

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Grab is Now US$300 Mil Closer to Lofty US$6.5 Bil Goal it Needs to Hit By End of 2019

Grab just announced an additional investment of US$300 million from Invesco , a global independent investment management company. The additional investment in Grab takes Invesco’s overall total input into the ride-hailing-turned-potential-virtual-bank up to US$703 million. The latest capital injection puts

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