E-wallets

Google Wallet Is Now Available in Singapore as a Standalone App

Google Wallet is now available as a standalone app for the Singaporean users as a complementary experience to Google Pay. This digital wallet for Android and Wear OS standardises the way users save and access essential items such as vaccine

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GrabFin Rolls Out Investment Product Earn+ for Its Singapore Users

Southeast Asian fintech platform Grab Financial Group (GFG) announced that it will be launching Earn+, an investment product for its Singapore-based Grab users. GFG also revealed that it will be launching GrabFin, a new brand that offers Grab users a

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BNPL Predicted to Be Singapore’s Fastest Growing Online Payment Method by 2025

In Singapore, alternative payment methods including buy now, pay later (BNPL) arrangements and digital wallets, are surging in popularity. By 2025, fintech software provider FIS projects that these payment methods will make up half of online payments, with BNPL forecasted

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Indonesia’s GoTo Set to Raise up to US$1.1 Billion With IPO

Indonesia’s GoTo Group announced its plan to carry out an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). The IPO is expected to raise proceeds of at least IDR 15.2 trillion (US$1.1 billion) plus an additional IDR 2.3

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Digital Financial Services Picks Up Steam in Cambodia

Over the past few years, digital financial services have seen greater adoption in Cambodia, a trend that was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus. Rising usage

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Singapore Maintains Position as ASEAN’s Hub for Cross-Border E-Commerce Platforms

Across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore has become the central hub for cross-border e-commerce platforms, favored by industry players for the forward-looking planning and deployment by the government of an advanced digital economy ecology, as well as

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Vietnamese E-Wallet MoMo Joins Unicorn Club With US$200 Million Series E

Vietnamese e-wallet M-Service which operates under the MoMo brand announced it has raised US$200 million Series E in a funding round that was led by Mizuho Bank, a subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group. With this latest fundraise, MoMo is now

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E-Wallet Adoption in E-Commerce Still Low Despite Growth in Mobile Users

Across Southeast Asia, mobile phone usage is booming, driving with it the rise of mobile commerce. In Singapore and Malaysia, more than 50% of e-commerce traffic comes from smartphones, a new survey by Stripe found. The study, which polled consumers

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Grab to Make Nasdaq Debut Following SPAC Merger With Altimeter

Superapp Grab will begin trading on the Nasdaq today following the completion of its merger with Altimeter Growth Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The deal raised US$4.5 billion in what is touted to be the largest U.S. public

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YouTrip Raises US$30 Million Series A to Fuel Its Growth in B2C and B2B Space

Singapore’s multi-currency travel wallet YouTrip announced that it has raised US$30 million in its latest Series A round, bringing its total funds raised to over US$60 million since launch. The round was driven by unnamed returning investors from major Asian family

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