E-commerce

Atome’s BNPL Payment Option Now Available for Amazon Singapore Shoppers

Atome, Southeast Asian buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) platform, announced that its flexible payment option is now available for Amazon customers in Singapore during checkout. This is Amazon’s first BNPL partnership of its kind in Southeast Asia. Amazon.sg customers can now pay using

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Top 5 Trends Shaping E-Commerce in 2023

MRC, Cybersource and Verifi have released a new report that shares findings of a survey of global e-commerce merchants which. This study highlights the top trends in e-commerce in 2023. The study, which polled 1,000+ merchants involved in e-commerce in

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UOB and Lazada Collaborate to Offer Loans for Sellers, Co-branded Credit Cards

UOB and Lazada Group will collaborate on retail products and banking solutions for their combined customer base in five key Southeast Asian markets, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. This will be Lazada’s first partnership with a bank across

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Bukalapak Snaps up Majority Stake in Malaysia’s iPrice

Indonesian e-commerce platform Bukalapak has acquired a majority stake in Malaysian price comparison platform iPrice. Details of the transaction was not disclosed. This acquisition comes on the heels of Bukalapak’s decision to shift its focus from competing head-to-head with other

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Indonesia Expected to be South East Asia’s Biggest BNPL Market by 2025

BNPL has become a popular payment option in Indonesia due to its convenience and flexibility. With relatively low financial inclusion and even lower credit card penetration, BNPL offers the Indonesian public an alternative to pay a lower upfront amount for

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India’s Central Bank Spurring a Digital Payments Boom

India’s Central Bank has been digitising the country’s payment process at a rapid speed. The digital payment index (DPI), a metric used by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to determine the growth of digital payments across the country, rose to 349.30

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Making Sense of Fintech Fraud in APAC

As technological advances significantly change people’s daily lives, the benefits from these advances essentially boil down to one aspect, convenience. Technology has allowed business and social activities to expand and remain primarily online. This includes transactional decisions from purchasing tangible

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E-Commerce Boom Propelling Digital Payments Adoption in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia (SEA) is experiencing exponential growth in digital payments encouraged by a booming e-commerce scene. The region is now home to some of the world’s largest online marketplaces in some of the fastest-growing economies like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and

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WhatsApp Puts Focus on Small Businesses; Bets on Social Commerce and Chat-Based Experiences

Social networking giant Meta Platforms is targeting opportunities related to commerce and payments, leveraging on the popularity of WhatsApp in emerging markets to establish the messaging app as a core communication tool and sales channel for small businesses. This ambition

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Tokenization Becomes the Norm in Online Payments

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is booming, driven by an extraordinary shift in consumer behavior, soaring digital consumption and the rise of digital merchants. But this explosive growth is also attracting criminals and putting merchants, banks and consumers at risk of

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