Surprise partnerships can create new niche banking services

SINGAPORE'S latest contenders for a digital banking licence may have included several names that are left-of-field to banking, but diverse partnerships are needed to offer niche, untapped services...

Grab, Singtel make it to digibank altar after hectic speed-dating

IT WAS a hectic speed-dating process, but in the end, two old friends decided to commit.

Grab, Singtel partner to gun for digibank licence in Singapore

GRAB Holdings and Singtel are joining forces to apply for a digital full bank licence in Singapore, with an aim of tapping “unmet and underserved” needs from digital-first consumers and the small...

Singapore digital bank wannabes must prove they can make money

[SINGAPORE] Grab Holdings and gaming company Razer will need to demonstrate how their millions of users can help them generate profits if the two technology firms are to win one of Singapore's...

Gojek closes in on deal to buy 5% of Indonesian taxi operator Blue Bird

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Gojek, the Indonesian all-purpose super app provider, is nearing an agreement to buy 5 per cent of top local taxi operator PT Blue Bird, according to people familiar with the...

Grab launches electric vehicle roadmap in Indonesia, inks major partnerships

SINGAPORE-BASED tech firm Grab is ramping up its electric vehicle (EV) plans in Indonesia through the launch of a roadmap to drive EV adoption, with support from the Indonesian government.

New training scheme to help delivery riders switch to e-bikes

A new training programme to help food delivery riders switch from e-scooters to e-bicycles has been launched, with funding already secured for about 2,000 of them to be trained.

Grab aims to drive Asean e-wallet adoption with latest card launch

GRAB is turning up the heat in the payments competition, launching GrabPay Card to tie in its ambition to drive an Asean wallet for borderless payments by the rising middle class.

Centre supporting heartland businesses to expand reach

The move to revitalise the heartland retail scene is well under way, with ambitious plans by Heartland Enterprise Centre Singapore (HECS) to upgrade businesses and workers next year.

97% of cash advances repaid in a timely manner: Grab

Most of the payments disbursed under Grab's cash advance programme have been returned in a timely manner, the company said yesterday.