While the pandemic has curtailed international travel, Singaporeans remain spoiled for choice in the variety of restaurants serving a vast array of global cuisines. And, while necessary measures to safeguard public health have meant a more challenging environment for those in the food and beverage industry, technological...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have announced plans to commence a phased linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Malaysia’s DuitNow real-time payment systems.   The first phase of the PayNow-DuitNow linkage will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022....
Razer Merchant Services has partnered with KK SUPER MART to enable Razer Cash for online Shopee purchases, in an effort to encourage e-commerce participation among the unbanked segments of Malaysians. Razer Cash is a payment option that e-commerce customers can utilize to make cash payments...
Amazon has launched the Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) in Singapore, facilitating small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to obtain trademarks, protect their brands and tackle infringing goods both in Amazon's stores and the broader marketplace. IP Accelerator directly connects Singapore SMB owners with a network of...
Almost 30,000 retail shops were onboarded on foodpanda shops in the past year, with SMEs making up almost half of shops that had gone digital. This marks the first step in helping SME businesses build a strong digital core, to become more risk-resilient and cater to their customers' new...
SHOPLINE has launched the “Retail Revolution: Three Easy Ways to Succeed in the New Retail” campaign to educate and assist SMEs considering entering the emerging social commerce space. The campaign will run from 1 to 30 September, including three free webinars for the...
WorldFirst and Alibaba.com have entered a partnership to help Singapore’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) bolster their digital presence and expand their sales internationally, overcoming the constraints brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.  WorldFirst will become Alibaba.com’s official channel partner in Singapore, helping local sellers...
While the pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges and disruption to the global business environment, it has also opened up possibilities for companies that position themselves to seize them. Key to weathering the disruptions and realising growth plans are strong and agile financial foundations. One...
YouTrip registered an 84% year-on year increase in online overseas purchases by Singaporean users from July 2020 to June 2021. This builds on the previous spike in overseas spending recorded by the company in the first half of 2020, reflecting a greater appetite for...
hoolah has announced a regional partnership with Jumper.ai to offer merchants across Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong a BNPL solution accessible through social and chat networks. Through this partnership, merchants have can offer hoolah’s Buy Now Pay Later solution to their customers regardless of platform...