Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it is expanding its partnership with Dash through communications group, Singtel. According to Wirecard, Dash’s customers may make payments using Apple Pay at millions of participating on- and offline merchants worldwide.
Wirecard reported that Singtel Dash is Singapore’s only all-in-one digital wallet which provides a safe and secure mobile payments solution for shopping, commuting, and remitting money. Dash’s Visa Virtual Account is the first of its kind in Singapore and was introduced in 2017.
“The inclusion of Dash into Apple Pay complements the increasing popularity of online shopping in Singapore. Wirecard’s 2018 International Holiday Shopping Report found that 67% of Singaporeans surveyed prefer shopping online, either via desktop or mobile, while 20% prefer shopping in-store. The ability to use mobile payments in-store is also a welcome innovation with 51% of respondents saying it improves their shopping experience.”
While sharing more details about the collaboration, Brigitte Haeuser-Axtner, Executive Vice President, Sales Asia, Digital & Telecommunications at Wirecard, stated:
“As leaders in digital financial technology, we are proud to work with Singtel to bring Dash to an even larger group of potential customers with Apple controlling almost half of Singapore’s mobile OS market. Together we look forward to connecting even more consumers with merchants around the globe. Asia continues to be the leader of the digital payments revolution worldwide, and we are excited to be at the forefront of these innovations.”
Gilbert Chuah, Head of mCommerce at Singtel, went on to add:
“With the increasing popularity of mobile and online payments, Dash enables easy, secure and seamless payment options between our partner merchants and our more than half a million Dash customers on the platform of their choice. Our expanded partnership with Wirecard to bring Dash to Apple Pay reflects our commitment to enhance the digital payment experience for both merchants and customers.”