Grab scheme offering cash advances to workers raises eyebrows

The scheme, which Grab says is not a loan, lets selected workers instantly get hold of part of their projected future earnings.
The scheme, which Grab says is not a loan, lets selected workers instantly get hold of part of their projected future earnings.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Food delivery rider Atikah Ahzamshah will be jetting off to Milan for a well-earned Italian holiday, thanks partly to a new cash advance scheme being run by Grab that is raising some concerns.

Ms Atikah, 27, took a cash advance of about $1,380 from Grab last month to buy the return air ticket.

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