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Wirecard Announces New Partnership With Southeast Asian Ride-Hailing Giant Grab

Just a couple of weeks after Securing more than $800 million from Japanese investors, Southeastern Asian ride-hailing services Grab has formed a new partnership with Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard. The companies revealed that through the partnership, they will see Wirecard… Read More

Grab Secures More Than $850 Million Through Japanese Investors, Including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. & TIS Inc.

Just days after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFJ) was reportedly set to invest more than $700 million in Grab, the Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant announced it secured more than $800 million from Japanese investors, which includes MUFJ and also  TIS Inc. As previously reported,… Read More

Japan’s MUFG to Reportedly Invest More Than $700 in South Asian Ride-Hailing Service Grab

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG) is set to invest more than $700 million in Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab. According to Bloomberg, the MUFG intends to market a range of financial services from insurance to loans to Grab’s users. Founded in 2012, Grab… Read More

Grab Announces Acquisition of Wealth Tech Startup Bento

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced on Tuesday it is set to acquire Bento Invest Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based robot-advisory startup. Grab reported that with the acquisition, Bento will be rebranded to GrabInvest, which will be a new core business vertical under Grab’s financial services arm,… Read More

Fintech Firms in Malaysia will be Supported by Established Financial Institutions as they Apply for a Digital Banking License, Senior Analyst Says

The ongoing race and competition between local Fintech firms for acquiring a digital banking license in Malaysia continues to intensify, particularly after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, revealed additional details regarding the licensing process. BNM’s Exposure Draft on Licensing Framework for Digital… Read More

Ride-hailing Service Provider Grab to Partner One of Singapore’s Largest Telecom Firms, Singtel, to Acquire Digital Full Bank License

Non-financial firm ride-hailing service provider Grab confirmed on December 29 that it is partnering with one of Singapore’s largest telecommunication companies, Singtel, in order to acquire a digital full bank license in the Asian country. Singapore is currently accepting applications for a licenses to establish… Read More

SoftBank-backed Grab Financial Group to Apply for Digital Banking License in Singapore

SoftBank Group-backed Grab Financial Group will reportedly be applying for an online banking license in Singapore, as the company believes that financial businesses will be a key driver for its future growth and development. If Grab manages to acquire the license, then consumers and small… Read More

Fintech Firm Grab’s Thailand Head Tarin Thaniyavarn Discusses Southeast Asia’s Financial Inclusion Challenges

Tarin Thaniyavarn, the country head for Fintech firm Grab’s Thailand division, points out that advancements in telecommunications and mobile technology allow users to perform and manage many different tasks from their smartphones. For example, we can book rides, order meals or groceries, and pay for… Read More

Insurtech: ZhongAn Partners with Grab to Create Joint Venture to Establish Digital Insurance Marketplace in Asia

ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd. (HKEX stock code: 6060), the first internet-based insurer in China, has partnered with Grab Holdings – an “online to offline” mobile platform serving Southeast Asia. The two firms have formed a joint venture to create and launch a “digital… Read More

Grab Teams Up With KASIKORNBANK to Launch Co-Branded Mobile Wallet in Thailand

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced on Thursday it has teamed up with KASIKORNBANK (KBank) to introduce GrabPay by KBank, a co-branded mobile wallet, as well as a suite of other financial solutions in Thailand. Grab reported that through the new partnership, it marks the expansion of its… Read More

Grab Teams Up With Mastercard to Offer Prepaid Credit Cards

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab has reportedly teamed up with financial giant Mastercard to launch its new prepaid credit cards. This news comes less than a month after Grab received its e-money license for mobile wallet service in the Philippines.  According to TechCrunch, the new deal with Mastercard will… Read More

Grab Receives E-Money License For Mobile Wallet Service in Philippines

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab has reportedly secured an e-money license for mobile wallet service in the Philippines.  This news comes just a few months after Grab announced it has teamed up with Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) to launch a new cashless payment method known as the GrabPay… Read More

Grab Forms Partnership With Maybank For New E-Payment Services

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced on Tuesday it has teamed ups with Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) to launch a new cashless payment method known as the GrabPay mobile wallet. This news comes just a couple months after Grab announced the launch of its new financial services… Read More

Grab Acquires Uber’s Southeast Asia Operations Following Launch of Financial Services

Less than two weeks after announcing the launch of its new financial services, ride-hailing company Grab announced on Monday it has acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia operations. This deal is the largest-ever of its kind in Southeast Asia. Grab reported it will integrate Uber’s ridesharing and food delivery business in… Read More

Ride-Hailing Company Grab Teams Up With Credit Saison to Launch Financial Services: Looks to Expand Access to Credit for Southeast Asia’s Unbanked

Grab Inc. (Grab), an on-demand transportation and fintech platform in Southeast Asia, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (Credit Saison), one of Japan’s largest consumer financing companies, to provide loans and lending services to millions of unbanked and underbanked consumers, micro-entrepreneurs… Read More

Grab Turns to Indonesia with $700M to Invest in Mobile & Payments

Singapore-based company Grab, self-described as “Southeast Asia’s Leading Ride-Hailing Platform”, is investing $700 million in Indonesia to make the country ASEAN’s most digital economy.  Grab’s project will focus on mobile fintech features in the country, and in particular, on mobile payment. According to the company, the… Read More

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