Mobile Payments

Simplifying Electronic Payments in Singapore

At Singapore’s recent National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted that while Singapore has the right ingredients to become, what has been dubbed, a ‘Smart Nation,’ there is still much to be done. PM Lee lamented that while

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Grab launches the new GrabRewards, claims SEA’s largest loyalty programme

Grab announced the launch of its new expanded GrabRewards programme. By drawing more than 150 merchants into its ecosystem of rewards partners, Grab confirms its customer base’s appeal to merchants as one of the most popular apps in SEA. With 55

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Grabs Plan to be the #1 mobile Payments Platform in Southeast Asia.

Grab, the leading ride-hailing and logistics services startup in Southeast Asia, is looking to become the top mobile payments platform in the region. In order to “solidify its leadership in digital payments,” the firm has signed in April an agreement

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Fintech in Bangladesh: Nascent but Growing

Bangladesh’s undeveloped financial system, huge unbanked population, and increasing smartphone penetration rate, have fueled the development of innovative digital finance solutions. Home to 160 million people, Bangladesh is the world’s eighth densely populated country and one of the top performing

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Interview: Texcent to Launch Digital Payments Platform Paycent in Singapore and the Philippines in Coming Weeks

Texcent, a Singapore-headquartered fintech startup, is looking to launch its digital payment platform, Paycent, this August in Singapore and the Philippines. The company aims to become the global leader for mobile and cashless transactions with a platform that promises a

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Vietnam’s Zalo Pay Brings Payments To Social Media in Vietnam

Zalo Pay, a product of ZION, is bringing mobile, contactless payments to Vietnam’s popular social media and messaging platform Zalo. Launched in 2012, Zalo is a free message and call mobile app used by 70 million people. Zalo entered the

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OCBC Bank makes PayNow even more seamless by enabling account-to-account QR code transfers

By innovatively marrying QR codes with PayNow’s infrastructure, OCBC Bank has delivered a new level of convenience to funds transfers. PayNow did away with the need to know bank account numbers and “adding payees” when making funds transfers. The OCBC

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Paycent: Mobile and Cashless Transactions to Improve Financial Inclusion

Singapore-headquartered Texcent is aiming to be the global leader in mobile payments and cashless transactions. It offers a digital payment platform (Paycent) with fully integrated mobile applications, enabling its users to transact in real time 24/7 while allowing merchants to

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China’s Fastest Growing Fintech Startup, iPayLinks Debuts in Malaysia

During the launch of the 9th BankTech Asia at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, iPayLinks’ SEA Regional Head, Tang Wai Zhuan announced the group’s strategic decision to expand into the Southeast Asia’s market, with Malaysia being the maiden market and ASEAN

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“Blood and Sand”: The Moment-of-Truth for Mobile Wallets in Asia

“The Deed of the Dying” Many ‘digital wallet” companies in Asia (ex. China) are finding it hard to demonstrate any meaningful value for the users. Wallet Players have experimented with various business models to monetize, but primary focus thus far has

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