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How Grab Is Breaking Into the Lending Space in Their Lead up to Be a Digital Bank

Singapore-headquartered superapp Grab has begun offering loans and credit lines to businesses in the city state. Under the GrabFinance brand, the tech company is now providing local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with quick and accessible funding. Business owners can

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Grab Enables In-App Travel Insurance for As Low as $1 Per Day

Grab and Chubb announced today the launch of Travel Cover — an on-demand travel insurance service that Grab users can purchase within the app. The product is distributed by GrabInsure Insurance Agency, Grab Financial Group’s insurance platform. Starting from today, a

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Here Are The Contenders to Singapore’s Digital Banking Race

Singapore’s digital banking license was perhaps one of the most widely discussed topic in 2019 within fintech circles and we suspect 2020 will not be too different with MAS anticipated to issue licenses by mid-2020. There were many speculations as

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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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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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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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Vietnam’s Fintech Ride Hailing Market: Grab Goes Consumer Finance / Go-Viet Needs Payment License

Vietnam’s fintech sector is heating up as Singapore’s “super-app” Grab looks to staff up its financial services division in the country, hinting at plans to launch a lending offering soon. Grab introduced its postpaid service PayLater earlier this year for

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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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7 Things You Need to Know About Singapore’s Digital Banking Licenses

Following the announcement and issuing of Hong Kong’s virtual banking license, Singapore has announced their intentions to launch the same; to allow entities without banking parentage to conduct banking activities. Digital banks generally refers to banking entities that operate without

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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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