Mobile Payments

Visa Said Their AI-Powered Fraud Detection Helped Prevent US$25 Bil in Fraud Annually

Visa just announced that their Visa Advanced Authorisation (VAA) process, done using artificial intelligence, has helped financial institutions prevent an estimated US$25 billion in annual fraud. VAA, used by Visa themselves, is a comprehensive risk management tool that  monitors and

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Line Founder Thinks its US$182 Mil Worth Fintech Arm Could Break Even in Two Years

Following the announcement of Line’s fintech ambitions, the Japan-based company with WeChat Pay-like financial ambitions claims that it may see the new arm break even as early as one to two years, according to Bloomberg. The claim is notable, as

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Two Vietnamese Payments Startups are Merging and Raising US$30 Mil in Funding

Two Vietnamese payments startups, Vimo Technology and Vietnam MPOS Technology have merged to form a brand new entity NextPay according to Bloomberg. Vimo Technology operates a mobile wallet provider, while Vietnam mPOS Technology, as the name suggests, operates a portable

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Singtel’s Dash to Enable In-App Taxi Booking from ComfortDelGro Soon

Singtel announced a strategic partnership with ComfortDelGro Taxi to enable in app taxi booking within Singtel’s Dash App. Through this partnership, Singtel’s Dash user will be able to procure services from ComfortDelGro’s 12,000 strong taxi fleet. According to its Head

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Indonesia’s Central Bank Governor Unveils 5 Key Payments Initiative

Bank Indonesia Governor, Perry Warjiyo recently unveiled “Indonesia’s Payment System 2025 Vision” a strategic framework consisting of 5 key initiatives to future proof Indonesia’s payments ecosystem for a digital future. According to a press statement issued by the central bank,

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Bukalapak’s Fintech Could Outgrow its E-Commerce, Said Co-Founder

One cannot talk about startups in Indonesia without bringing up Bukalapak, arguably one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in the nation. Bukalapak has graduated from its startup roots and gained the coveted title of Indonesian unicorn. They are now in the

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With SG$1.5 Mil Loaded for CNY, DBS Extends its QR-Backed Money Packets for Raya

Following the launch of its loadable QR-backed Ang Baos (red packets) earlier this year, DBS is now offering the same this Raya season with the quintessential Hari Raya green packets, in hopes of fostering cashlessness in these usually high-cash activities

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Youtrip, a Multi-Currency Travel Wallet, Closed US$25.5 Mil in a Pre-Series A Funding

YouTrip, a multi-currency mobile wallet with a prepaid Mastercard, has successfully raised US$25.5 million in a pre-Series A. Participating investors include major Asian family offices and venture capital firm Insignia Ventures Partners, founded by ex-Sequoia Partner Yinglan Tan. With the

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Singapore’s NETS to Assist Myanmar in Implementing Universal QR Payment

The NETS Group today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Myanmar’s national payment network to establish a Payment Technology Exchange & Development Programme. The first project under the Programme will see NETS sharing its technical

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Singapore Airlines Onboards Adyen to Smoothen its Flight Booking App

Singapore Airlines has partnered with fintech unicorn Adyen, to help in creating a more frictionless payments experience for customers booking flights online or in-app. The airline while working with Adyen reportedly saw an increase in authorization rates, flexibility on fraud

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