Mobile Payments

TransferWise Rules out Digital Banking License, Rolls Out Multi Currency Card Instead

UK-Based money transfer service TransferWise has confirmed that it will not be pursuing a digital banking license in Singapore. Venkatesth Saha, Head of Asia Pacific and Middle East expansion said in an interview (paywall) that they only have one focus

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Rapyd Secures $100 Million in Funding to Fuel Global Fintech-as-a-Service Expansion

Payments focused fintech Rapyd announced that they have secured US$ 100 million of financing in round led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Tiger Global, Caotue, General Catalyst, Target Global, Stripe and Entree Capital. This follows another round earlier this

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Revolut Snubs Mastercard for VISA for Global Expansion

European based fintech unicorn Revolut announced on Monday that they have reached a new agreement with Visa to expand its global acceptance footprint to 24 new markets for a total of 56 markets globally. Visa will power Revolut’s payments acceptance

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Mastercard and R3 Partner to Develop Blockchain-Powered Cross-Border Payments Solution

Mastercard and R3, an enterprise blockchain software provider, have today announced a strategic partnership to develop and pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payments solution that will initially focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks supported by a

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Grab Reportedly Eyeing to Merge OVO and Dana in a Bid to Compete with Gojek

Ride-hailing giant and super-app aspirant Grab is rumoured to be in talks to merge Indonesian digital payments firm OVO with DANA in which Grab is eyeing to acquire a majority interest in. Currently, Grab already own shares in OVO and

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Philippines To Launch Standardised QR Code For Payments Soon

The Philippines is anticipated to launch a standardised QR code for payments by September, according to a report by Philstar. The plan to standardise QR payments in Philippines was first announced by the late BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr

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Philippines’ Fintech Industry Calls for ASEAN Wide Standardised QR

The ASEAN must standardize quick-response (QR) codes for digital payments platforms to facilitate and simplify regional trade. Lito Villanueva, Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) and chairman of FinTech Alliance.ph, said that the immediate standardization

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Overview of Vietnam’s Major E-Wallet and Mobile Payment Players

In Vietnam, digital and mobile payment is undeniably the most developed and crowded fintech segment. According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s recently updated list, there are currently 30 licensed non-bank payment intermediary intermediary services in the country with

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Grab Takes The Fight to Go-Jek’s Home Turf with US$ 2 Billion Investment

Grab announced today it will invest US$2 billion into Indonesia over a period of five years with the capital invested by SoftBank, to accelerate the development of the country’s digital infrastructure. The investment will go towards creating a next-generation transportation

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SWIFT Sees Success on Global Trial for “gpi Instant” with Singapore’s FAST

SWIFT today announces the results of a global trial to integrate SWIFT gpi Instant, the co-operative’s cross-border instant payments service, into Singapore’s domestic instant payment service, Fast And Secure Transfers (FAST). The successful trial which involved 17 banks across seven

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