Mobile Payments

TransferWise Customers in SG Can Now Receive Money Using Just Their Mobile Number

TransferWise announced today that they have become the first international money transfer service to allow Singapore customers to receive money using just a mobile number. For Singaporeans with a PayNow profile, receiving international transfers can be done by providing just their

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Grab’s New GrabPay Card is Completely Numberless

Grab announced today the launch of their GrabPay Card which is available in Singapore starting today. The physical card is completely numberless front and back, the thinking behind this design according to Grab is to avert the prospect of theft

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Asia Pacific Leads in Adoption of Mobile Financial Services

It’s undeniable that the introduction of mobile technologies has brought about radical innovation across industries, among those that are most impacted, is the personal finance space. Though the growth of finance apps has become a global phenomenon, it is Asia-Pacific

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NETS ATM Card Payments Now Available in 7,400 Spots in Malaysia

Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) and its Malaysia equivalent, PayNet,  announced today the launch of a real-time cross border payments usage of NETS ATM cards in Malaysia and vice versa. In April 2019, the joint statement by Tun Dr Mahathir

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PayPal and Mastercard Extend Instant Transfer to Singapore & Europe

Following the launch of its Instant Transfer feature in the U.S., PayPal and Mastercard recently extended the service to Mastercard cardholders in Singapore and a number of European countries. Mastercard Send™ is an application that leverages the card network infrastructure

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Payments Giant GPS Launches APAC Hub in Singapore

Today, leading payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS), announces the launch of its APAC hub in Singapore. Announced at the Singapore Fintech Festival, GPS has chosen Singapore as its new regional headquarters to best support its existing clients and

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PayNow QR is The Latest to Adopt SGQR, Singapore’s Unified Payment QR Code

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS)  announced yesterday that PayNow QR will adopt the Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR) specifications, enabling businesses to collect payments via PayNow through the national unified payment QR code, SGQR. The adoption of the

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Google Ties Up with DBS and OCBC to Enhance Google Pay in Singapore

Announced yesterday at the Singapore Fintech Festival, Google Pay has tied up with DBS and OCBC to enhance Google Pay services in early 2020. Google Pay is currently undergoing the beta-testing phase and select OCBC Bank customers will be able

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DBS Pushes For All Public Hospitals in Singapore to Accept QR Payments by 2020

In a push towards a cashless and chequeless society, DBS Bank is working with Singapore’s three public healthcare clusters, the National Healthcare Group (NHG), National University Health System (NUHS) and Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), on the payment infrastructure to transition

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Wirex Launches Crypto Enabled Multicurrency Visa Card

Wirex announced at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2019 today, that they are launching their Wirex Visa Travelcard. The travel card will enable customers to spend multiple crypto and fiat currencies across APAC. According to their media statement, the travel card

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