Mobile Payments

Settling up: What Payment Options Do You Have in Singapore and How Do They Work?

Although Silicon Valley in the United States tends to dominate the tech scene in terms of both news coverage and technological developments, this monopoly is slowly beginning to shift. As more and more businesses begin to shift away from Silicon

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Bangkok Bank Unveils Cross-Border QR Payments Between Thailand and Vietnam

Bangkok Bank has unveiled cross-border QR payments between Thailand and Vietnam with the cooperation of the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), claiming to be the first to do so. The service provided by Bangkok Bank

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In Singapore, Digital Wallets are Set to Overtake Credit Cards and BNPL is Fast-Growing

COVID-19 has spurred a spike in e-commerce globally, propelling with it digital payment adoption. In Singapore, digital wallets are set to overtake credit cards as the preferred online payment method over the next four years, and buy now pay later

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Indian Fintechs Ride Digital Payment Wave to Expand to Lending, Wealth, Insurance

With approximately 200 million active users and 30 million merchants, Indian payment players are now riding the growth of digital payments to expand to other financial segments beyond their core offerings, including wealth management, insurance and lending, says a new

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Competition Heats up in Vietnam’s Mobile Payment Landscape

Competition for Vietnam’s young, digitally savvy population is heating up in the mobile wallet and digital payment space. Over the past year, no less than 9 non-bank organization joined the sector and regulatory changes introduced in 2020 could very well

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6 Key Players in Asia’s Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Battleground

‘Buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) adoption is set to grow exponentially in the coming years with Asia Pacific (APAC) being the key driver. A study by Coherent Market Insights estimates that the global BNPL was valued at US$7.3 billion in 2019,

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MC Payment Is Now Listed on the Singapore Exchange’s Catalist

MC Payment Limited announced that is now listed on the Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) Catalist, claiming to be the first digital payments company to do so. With a market capitalisation of about S$139 million, the listing of MC Payment Limited brings

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Non-Bank E-Wallets GrabPay, LiquidPay and Singtel’s Dash to Offer PayNow

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) announced that for the first time PayNow has been made available to three non-bank Financial Institutions (NFIs) namely Grab Financial Group, Liquid Group and Singtel’s Dash effective from today onwards. The addition of

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QR Code Payment Users to Reach 2.2 Billion Globally by 2025

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of QR code payment users will exceed 2.2 billion in 2025, up from 1.5 billion in 2020, which is equals to 29% of all mobile phone users across

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Singapore and Thailand to Enable Cross Border Payments Using Only Mobile Numbers in 2021

During the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that the regulator has made significant headway in the linkage between Singapore’s and Thailand’s national payment systems; PayNow and PromptPay respectively. Monetary Authority of

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