Tag "Grab"

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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Singapore PM Confirms That Central Bank is “Seriously Studying” Virtual Banking License

Singapore has already expressed their interest issuing virtual banking licenses, which could potentially admit fintech firms without a traditional bank branch at its core. Now, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has confirmed that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

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Calm Down, Grab Isn’t Trying to Become a Bank—Not in the Way You’re Thinking, at Least

Followers of this page are well aware that Grab, one of Singapore’s premier unicorns, has dabbled in many different areas of fintech-fuelled offerings in its drive to become what it self-describes as a “super app”. Most recently though, it seems

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GrabPay Users Can Now Increase Transaction Limit to $SGD 30,000 After KYC Process

Grab users will now be able to authorise the retrieval of personal data from MyInfo, a digital identity service from GovTech, to complete the verification process easily. This comes after GrabPay became a relevant stored value facility (SVF), licensed and

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Fresh off its SoftBank Funding, Grab is Already Eyeing to Raise US $6.5 Billion

A scant few weeks after closing its Series H led by SoftBank Vision Fund, Grab already has its eye on raising a grand total of US$6.5 billion by the end of the year. Before the ride-hailing giant embarks on its

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Grab Launches “Buy Now Pay Later” and an Online Store Checkout Plugin

During Money 20/20 today, Grab made a few announcements along the fintech vertical, focusing particularly on areas that have historically proven to show high potential in the SEA region. Two of those efforts, like SME micro-loans and insurtech is already known

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Insurance & Indonesia: What Grab’s New US$1.46 Bil Brings to The Table

Grab has been accused of being the most capitalised startup in Southeast Asia’s history, and with this recent closing of a whopping Series H we find it hard to disagree. Grab opened this round round since June last year, and at its

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With Britain Done, Can Revolut Convince Asians to Try Neo-Banks?

Founded in 2015, Revolut is one of Britain’s fastest-growing fintech players, now valued at US$1.7 billion, serving its Apple-levels cult following of 2.8 million users across 28 markets in Europe. Revolut claim to fame is a payments card that offers

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Top 10 Insurtech Leaders in Asia

Who are the top InsurTech leaders in Asia? Insurtech Asia Association evaluated 215 candidates for a combination of impact, influence and potential. 2019 is shaping to be an amazing year for InsurTech in Asia and the following 10 outstanding individuals are

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UOB’s Banking Services Now Available on Your Grab App

UOB and Grab have announced that Grab will begin offering a suite of UOB Cards solutions and privileges directly on Grab’s mobile app. This follows their earlier partnership announcement during the Singapore Fintech Festival last year For a start, consumers

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