Grab

Grab Gets US$50M Funding From Thailand’s Kasikornbank – To Launch “GrabPay By KBank” Early 2019

Grab has secured a partnership with Thai financial conglomerate, Kasikornbank, to launch their co-branded mobile wallet, GrabPay by KBank for users in Thailand. Making the announcement on 8 November, Grab said this move brings their e-payment services into all 6 major ASEAN markets: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand. Czytaj więcej…

accomodation

Booking Holdings Invests US$200M In Grab – Grab Users Can Soon Book And Pay For Hotels On The App

Singapore’s ride-hailing firm Grab has partnered travel and accommodations e-commerce provider Booking Holdings to broaden and simplify travel solutions for regional and global travelers. Under this partnership, Booking Holdings’ brands will offer on-demand transport services through their apps, powered by Grab. Grab customers will also be able to book accommodations Czytaj więcej…

Catching Up

ICYMI: Phone Screens To Fold Like Paper & M’sia’s Oldest Newspaper No Longer ‘Surat Khabar Lama’

Image Credit: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg Grab can never resist being in the limelight—last week it was taxi drivers protesting against them (again!) and this week it’s their Mastercard partnership and the recent region-wide glitch. Firstly, the good news: Grab has partnered with Mastercard to issue prepaid cards tailored to their customers Czytaj więcej…

Entrepreneur

Uber’s Lion City Rentals Now Targets “Casual Drivers” – Lets You Rent A Mazda 3 For S$390 A Week

Uber-owned Lion City Rentals (LCR) is a private-hire vehicle fleet owner with about 14,000 vehicles, providing car rentals to full-time drivers who work for ride-hailing platforms in Singapore. Founded in 2015, LCR previously provided rental services for Uber drivers in Singapore. However, after Grab’s takeover of Uber’s Southeast Asia business Czytaj więcej…