Mobile Payments

Rely Nets 7-Figure Funding for Enabling Online Payments in Installments

Rely just announced a seven-figure Pre-Series A funding led by Goldbell Financial Services. Additional funding comes from Octava, a family office based in Singapore among other strategic investors.The exact figure was not disclosed. Rely is a local fintech company that

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Singapore Life Diversifies into Payments Through the Acquisition of Canvas

Singapore Life, known for its insurtech business seem to be throwing their hat into prepaid payments card space with their recent acquisition of Canvas, from local payments platform Yolopay. This news comes fresh after Singapore Life’s two funding rounds just last

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Ripple Selects Singapore as its Latest Partner for University Blockchain Initiative

Ripple announced the latest group of partners to join its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), an initiative to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in related fields—blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. UBRI aims to foster an increase in blockchain-based academic

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DBS Pilots Loadable QR Red Packets

DBS is introducing a new way to celebrate Chinese New Year (CNY) this year with the pilot launch of a loadable QR red packet (DBS QR Ang Bao). The DBS QR Ang Bao offers a fun, digital twist on the

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With Go-Jek’s New Acquisition, Could Blockchain Be A Secret Weapon Against Grab?

Thanks to Go-Jek’s diversification strategy, it’s pretty easy to get a glimpse about the company’s future direction based on what companies they’ve acquired or shook hands with. This time around, it’s come out that the US$9 billion-worth company gained a majority stake

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Addressing Hawker’s Cashless Woes, NETS Launches Same-Day Payment Settlement

NETS today announced the launch of same-day settlement for hawkers every day – which they claim to be the fastest in the industry. Despite the Singapore’s fervent push for a cashless society, there are still resistance from some segments of

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What Does the New Payment Services Act Mean for Singapore?

 The Payment Services Bill which has recently been passed into law by the Parliament is part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s bid to create a regulatory framework that is more conducive for innovation in payment services. This follows their

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KinerjaPay Receives US$200 Mil Funding From Indonesian Investment Firm

KinerjaPay, a digital payment and e-commerce platform, announced that it has received US$200 from PT. Investa Wahana Group, Indonesia, divided into US$100 million in shares of the Company’s Series F and and another US$100 million in shares of the Company’s Series G

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Thailand Accelerates Mobile Payments Adoption

Like its ASEAN counterparts, Thailand is pushing for greater of adoption of mobile payments with industry participants, including government agencies, financial institutions and fintech companies, all actively working towards increasing awareness and accelerating adoption. Payments is the largest fintech segment

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Razer’s New South East Asia HQ and Fintech Gameplan

Razer, a lifestyle brand for gamers with a recent foray into fintech, announced its plan for a long-term lease of a new location for its Southeast Asia headquarters based in the technology and media hub of Singapore. The company anticipates

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