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Southeast Asia’s Super App Grab Reports Steady Business Growth

Grab Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GRAB) announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. Anthony Tan, Group Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Grab said: “Our focus on product-led growth is bearing fruit, with On-Demand GMV scaling to new highs in spite… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Super App Grab Announces Key Board Appointments

Grab Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GRAB) announced updates to its Board of Directors. With immediate effect from April 1, 2024, Daniel Yun (Chief Executive Officer of KakaoBank) and David Loh (Executive Director and Joint Chairman of Centurion Corporation) will be appointed to Grab’s Board of Directors,… Read More

Online Banking: GXBank, Malaysia’s First Digital Bank, Officially Opens

GX Bank Berhad (GXBank), Malaysia’s first digital bank backed by Southeast Asia’s super app Grab, has officially launched its app, marking a significant milestone in the country’s banking sector. The launch event, attended by high-profile figures including YBhg. Datuk Johan Mahmood Merican, Secretary General of… Read More

Ant International, Grab, and StraitsX Explore PBM for Cross-Border Payments

Ant International, Grab, and StraitsX have announced a collaborative effort to explore the potential application of Purpose Bound Money (PBM) in cross-border payments. PBM is a protocol that specifies the conditions upon which an underlying digital currency can be used and first introduced by MAS… Read More

Circle Partners with Grab to Introduce Web3 Customer Experiences in Singapore

Global payments company Circle Internet Financial (Circle) and Southeast Asia’s super app Grab announced a groundbreaking partnership that aims to usher in Web3 customer experiences in Singapore. This innovative collaboration will see the integration of Circle’s new Web3 Services platform directly into the Grab app…. Read More

Grab Co-founder Tan Hooi Ling to Step Down from Official Role by Year End

Grab Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GRAB) recently announced that Tan Hooi Ling has informed its board of directors of her intention to step down from her operating roles at Grab, including her directorship, “by the end of 2023.” Tan will be transitioning into “an advisory role… Read More

Grab Targets Group Adjusted EBITDA Breakeven by H2 2024 as it Focuses on Profitability

Grab Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GRAB) announced at its first Investor Day that it is targeting to achieve breakeven on a Group Adjusted EBITDA basis “by the second half of 2024, as it accelerates its path to profitability.” For the second half of 2022, Group Adjusted… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Superapp Grab Appoints Suthen Thomas Paradatheth as Group CTO

Grab Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GRAB), Southeast Asia’s superapp, announced that it has promoted Suthen Thomas Paradatheth to Group Chief Technology Officer (GCTO), “effective October 1, 2022.” As Grab’s GCTO, Suthen will be “responsible for driving Grab’s technology vision, strategy and execution across its Deliveries, Mobility,… Read More

Grab-Singtel Introduce Virtual Bank – GXS Bank in Singapore

GXS Bank, the virtual bank joint initiative of ride-hailing company Grab Holdings and Singapore Telecommunications, have reportedly introduced a digital bank in Singapore. Nasdaq-listed Grab’s financial services have become a vital part of its business expansion strategy as it aims to provide banking, virtual payments,… Read More

Big SPAC Deal Grab Sinks on Trading Debut

Grab, an Asian delivery firm and Fintech, traded on the Nasdaq today as part of a SPAC deal that raised gross proceeds of USD $4.5 billion in the largest-ever U.S. public market debut by a Southeast Asian company. The value of the deal was pegged… Read More

Super-app Grab Sees Service Disruption Weeks Ahead of Expected $40B SPAC Completion

Southeast Asian “super-app” Grab is working to restore service today, the company said. Customers across Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have reported trouble using the super-app, with some voicing their frustrations on social media. “We experienced a service disruption this morning that impacted a number… Read More

Mastercard and Grab to Bring Digital Upskilling to Informal Workers, Small Businesses in SE Asia

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Grab, which is Southeast Asia’s leading “Super App” provider, announced on October 14, 2021, a regional partnership to support digital and financial inclusion in the region. This partnership will aim to offer millions of informal workers and small businesses on the… Read More

Southeast Asia Super App GrabPay Extends Partnership with Fintech Adyen to Enable Flexible Payment Options

Southeast Asia’s Grab, the developer of a Super App, has decided to extend its partnership with Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), a leading payments platform, in order to enable merchants in Singapore and Malaysia to provide BNPL payment options. Available via the GrabPay wallet, merchants can offer… Read More

Stripe, PayPal, Grab Execs Establish Angel Investment Network for Early-Stage Startups, Fintechs in Southeast Asia

Senior management professionals from Fintech giants such as Grab, PayPal, and Stripe have all come together to establish an angel investment network that will aim to channel funds towards early-stage ventures based in Southeast Asia. Established with assistance from Saison Capital and Finantier, the Fintech… Read More

GrabPay, the In-App Digital Wallet of Super App Grab, Introduces DuitNow QR Feature in Malaysia

GrabPay, the in-app wallet of Super app Grab, recently announced that it has introduced the GrabPay DuitNow QR feature across Malaysia. The GrabPay digital wallet was reportedly the first in Malaysia to sign-up with PayNet and offer this feature which is now available across the… Read More

Global Fintech Funding Remains Steady with Many Asian Fintechs Raising Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech funding has really picked up in 2021. It’s estimated to have already reached $15 billion during the first quarter, according to CB Insights data. In Asia, Fintech-related investments are on track to exceed $2.6 billion, which is notably the continent’s highest quarterly total since… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Grab Holdings Is Reportedly Looking into Going Public via SPAC

Southeast Asian ride-hailing and food delivery giant Grab Holdings is reportedly holding discussions regarding its plans to go public via a potential merger with a US-based special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. Grab Holdings may be valued at around $53 to $54 billion if these… Read More

Southeast Asian Fintech Grab to Create 350 New Jobs in Singapore during 2021 to Support Business Growth and Development Plans

Southeast Asian Fintech firm Grab has revealed that it will be creating about 350 new jobs in Singapore during 2021 in order to support its ongoing growth and development plans. These new roles and requirements aim to support the Fintech company’s expansion of products and… Read More

Southeast Asian Fintech Grab Decides to Increase its Term Loan Facility to $2 Billion due to Growing Investor Demand

Southeast Asian Fintech firm Grab has decided to upsize its term loan facility to $2 billion due to  growing interest from new investors. Grab, which is one of Southeast Asia’s largest “Super App” providers, confirmed the successful closing of its first senior secured term loan… Read More

Fintech Funding: 13 $100 Million+ Mega-Rounds worth $2.7 Billion (in total) Completed by Fintechs so far in 2021

This month (January 2021) has already been huge in terms of Fintech fundraising, with notably 13 mega-rounds valued at $100 million (or more) having been completed to start off the new year. These companies have acquired approximately $2.746 billion in capital. This figure does not… Read More