Singtel aiming to Dash ahead in e-payment market

The cross-border VIA digital payment network allows users to get real-time foreign exchange rates before deciding whether to buy an item. Users will also know how much they are spending, as opposed to using a credit card.
The cross-border VIA digital payment network allows users to get real-time foreign exchange rates before deciding whether to buy an item. Users will also know how much they are spending, as opposed to using a credit card.ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI

Singapore's largest telecommunications company Singtel may not yet be synonymous with mobile wallet services, but it has set its sights on becoming a leader in the growing but fragmented e-payment market.

Yesterday, Singtel launched a cross-border digital payment network that allows anyone with its electronic wallet, Singtel Dash, to pay for items outside of Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2018, with the headline 'Aiming to Dash ahead in e-payment market'. Print Edition | Subscribe