CASHLESS SYSTEM

Age no barrier for hawkers going digital

Hawker Lee Fook Choi encourages his customers to go cashless when paying for the herbal tea at his stall, noting how they would not need to look for small change if they simply scanned the QR code...

Singapore's tech readiness gave it head start amid crisis: Vivian

Singapore's technology preparedness gave the Republic "a head start" in responding to acute needs when the Covid-19 pandemic erupted earlier this year, said Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation...

Pay healthcare bills in Singapore by scanning universal QR code

SINGAPORE - Visitors to all public polyclinics, hospitals and specialist centres will be able to scan a QR code to pay their bills by the end of next year.

Singapore e-wallet operator YouTrip expands to Thailand

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based YouTrip has expanded to Thailand through a partnership with Thai bank Kasikornbank. This is the first overseas market for the mobile wallet operator outside of...

More firms looking to digitise vending machines in Singapore

SINGAPORE - An ongoing pilot to make vending machines smarter will allow customers to make payments via national QR code SGQR, and operators to monitor remotely their inventory levels.

Unified cashless payment system rolled out at 500 hawker stalls across Singapore

Many hawker patrons will now have an easier time paying for their dishes without fumbling with notes and coins, or figuring out which card they can use to make payments.

SimplyGo by tapping your credit card or phone

Eliminating the hassle for regular top-ups, commuters can now pay for their train and bus trips by tapping their credit card or mobile phone.

Global fintech TransferWise now allows remittances via PayNow

SINGAPORE - London-based fintech firm TransferWise has formally added PayNow to its other payment options like credit card, debit card and bank transfer, following an initial test of the mobile...

Scan QR code from DBS to give and receive hongbao

With just over 100,000 e-red packet fund transfers last year, one can hardly envision a cashless Chinese New Year (CNY) in the future.

Singtel's Dash e-wallet goes global with Visa, Apple Pay

Singtel has linked up with credit card company Visa and tech giant Apple to bring its mobile wallet app Dash onto the world stage.

GIC-backed digital wallet launched by dentist raises US$80m to drive expansion

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Viva Republica, operator of the South Korean digital wallet Toss, has raised US$80 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins to propel its expansion into new areas such...