Mobile Payments

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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30 Non-Bank Organizations Licensed To Provide Payment Services In Vietnam: The Complete Updated List

In December 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN which sets a series of rules banks and non-bank organizations in Vietnam must follow in order to be permitted to offer intermediary payment services such as

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E-Wallet Use Overtakes Credit Cards in Philippines, According to Central Bank

Philippines’ central bank reported that e-wallet penetration is growing faster in the Philippines and has surpassed credit card numbers. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released this information in a financial inclusion dashboard, which states that e-money accounts rose by 22%

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Go-Jek Has Brought in Rival E-Wallet LinkAja Into its Ecosystem

Go-Jek announced that it will integrate its rival e-wallet, LinkAja by the end of this year, which means that it will operate alongside Go-Pay within its extended ecosystem. Go-Pay is an extension of Go-Jek and often, seen as a rival

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Grab’s New Investor Could Be The Missing Piece To Help it Reach Underbanked Asian Markets

Experian, a globally-known information services company, has invested into Grab and is now another notch into the ride-hailing platform’s quest to US$6.5 billion in an ongoing Series H by the end of 2019. Experian’s investment value has not been disclosed.

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Red Dot Payment Acquired By Dutch Company and Now Valued at US$65 Mil

Fintech and payments organisation PayU just acquired majority stake in Red Dot Payment (RDP), a Southeast Asia focused online payment solutions provider. Now, the Netherlands-based PayU will utilise the purchase to expand into Southeast Asia  in a bid to participate in

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NETS Enables Over 500 Singaporean Hawkers to Accept Cashless Payments

22 coffee shops, 10 hawker centers and 12 industrial canteens have adopted a unified digital payment solution provided by NETS, Enterprise Singapore said on June 29. The solution combines in one point-of-sales terminal and a single SGQR label a total

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Grab is Now US$300 Mil Closer to Lofty US$6.5 Bil Goal it Needs to Hit By End of 2019

Grab just announced an additional investment of US$300 million from Invesco , a global independent investment management company. The additional investment in Grab takes Invesco’s overall total input into the ride-hailing-turned-potential-virtual-bank up to US$703 million. The latest capital injection puts

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Visa Said Their AI-Powered Fraud Detection Helped Prevent US$25 Bil in Fraud Annually

Visa just announced that their Visa Advanced Authorisation (VAA) process, done using artificial intelligence, has helped financial institutions prevent an estimated US$25 billion in annual fraud. VAA, used by Visa themselves, is a comprehensive risk management tool that  monitors and

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