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Making cashless payment attractive in Singapore

To become a cashless society, we can do away with contactless payment readers and roll out incentive programmes

Maybe wireless payment service providers in Singapore can take a leaf from the book of Japanese mobile and Internet services company Line Corporation, which recently announced new measures for its Line Pay cashless payment service in Japan.

During the annual Line Conference last week in Tokyo which I attended, Line Corporation - known for its Line messaging app that is popular in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan - outlined its strategies for the year ahead and its ambition to turn Japan into a "cashless and walletless" society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'Making cashless payment attractive in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe