Tag "Digital Payments"

Fintech Adoption Surges in Southeast Asia, Led by Digital Payments and Online Lending

Usage of digital financial services is witnessing strong growth in Southeast Asia this year, a trend mostly driven by digital payments and digital lending adoption, according to the eConomy Southeast Asia Report 2021. The annual report, produced by Google, Temasek

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“No Pressing Need” for a Digital Singapore Dollar Despite Benefits

There is “no pressing need” for a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Singapore at this point in time, but market shifts and changing customer expectations are nevertheless forcing the central bank to prepare for a possible issuance in

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Real-Time Digital Payments Volume Surges 48% in Singapore

Singaporeans are moving away from paper-based payments and embracing real-time digital payments and mobile wallets, a shift that has accelerated with COVID-19, a new report by ACI Worldwide Real-Time Payments and GlobalData says. 2021 Prime-Time for Real Time, a global

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Global E-Commerce Revenues Surge; Asian Nations Lead in Growth Rate Ranking

Global e-commerce sales have surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, India and Japan recording amongst the highest revenue growth rates in the world, a Payoneer whitepaper says. Chinese sellers saw sales volumes surged 65%

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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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OVO’s CEO Provides an Insiders’ Look into Indonesia’s Thriving Fintech Scene

Indonesia is considered the crown jewel for many fintechs looking to expand to the ASEAN market. Over the past 15 years, Indonesia has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty which is now below 10%, according to the World Bank. During

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5 E-Commerce Payment Trends to Watch out for in 2021

COVID-19 has accelerated consumers’ shift to digital channels with online shopping volumes reaching new highs around the world. In Southeast Asia, e-commerce has emerged as the growth engine for the region’s digital economy, growing 63% to reach US$62 billion in

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Booming Adoption of Digital Payments Bring New Security Risks

In Asia Pacific (APAC), adoption of digital payments has been on the rise over the past couple of the years but COVID-19 has significantly accelerated consumers’ shift towards digital commerce with no signs of turning back. This rapidly evolving payment

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Redefining Finance for Good: How DBS Responded to the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt shifted consumer behaviours dramatically, pushing businesses from across sectors to adapt to these new changes. Banks are similarly impacted by these changes as well. In partnership with Finastra, we’re running a series of interviews

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DBS’ Report: Asia at the Forefront of the Digital Currency, Payments Revolution

Asia is the largest market for digital payments and will maintain its leading position with an estimated 16% compounded annual growth (CAGR) rate through the first half of this decade, according to a new report by Singapore’s DBS Bank. In

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