Cashless payment

  • Lifestyle

    Don’t carry cash in Thailand

    Greetings esteemed travellers. The allure of Thailand’s untouched beaches and vibrant culture is indeed compelling. This was evidenced by the impressive 28.09 million individuals who journeyed to this remarkable destination last year. However, before embarking on your voyage to this picturesque land, it is crucial to take into account certain financial considerations. Recent modifications in policies have dictated that a…

  • Business News

    Japan experiences surge in qr code transactions amid push for digitalisation

    Across Japan, a surge in electronic payment drives has been noted, as municipalities aim to encourage digitalised consumption through QR code transactions. These campaigns, often run in collaboration with local businesses, have seen increasing popularity, despite resistance from certain demographics, particularly the elderly and those less adept with digital devices. The country’s significant elderly population, a group that has been…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok BTS accepts WeChat Pay

    In a move set to revolutionise the travel experience for Chinese tourists in Bangkok, the city’s iconic BTS Skytrain has opened its gates to the Chinese WeChat Pay. Tourists will be able to enjoy a seamless journey across the vibrant city as this alternative payment option takes centre stage at every ticket vending machine across all 68 stations on the…

  • Thailand News

    Hot pot buffet shifts to cashless payments from January 2024

    The renowned Hot Pot Buffet restaurant chain announced a shift in its payment methods, heralding the onset of a cashless society. As of January 1 next year, customers in Thailand can no longer pay with cash but must opt for credit card payments or QR code scanning. As society becomes increasingly cashless, many businesses have adapted their payment systems. They…

  • Lifestyle

    How to go cashless at 7-11 Thailand

    Cash is still king in many parts of Thailand. But, you know those times when you just want to quickly buy something from 7-11 without counting out the right amount of cash or waiting for change? Well, good news! 7-11 in Thailand offers various payment methods, including cashless options. You don’t even need to bring your wallet or your cards…

  • Business News

    Weixin Pay rolls out red carpet for tourists in Thailand with new payment perks

    Tencent’s Weixin Pay, commonly known as WeChat Pay, a Chinese payment service provider, has introduced innovative features aimed at simplifying payments for foreign tourists in China and cross-border transactions in Thailand. These features allow visitors to conveniently make payments by scanning QR codes, streamlining the payment process. Starting in July, Tencent has been collaborating closely with major global credit card…

  • Thailand News

    Cash crackdown: Thai government’s e-payment pledge to curb corruption

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin revealed yesterday that the Thai government is set to implement e-payments across the state sector as a pivotal strategy to tackle the rampant issue of corruption. The announcement was made at an Anti-Corruption Day event organised by the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT), which the prime minister chaired. This event marked Srettha’s first public forum since…

  • Business News

    Line Man Wongnai and Line Thailand tap into booming Thai e-payment market

    Tech giants Line Man Wongnai and Line Thailand recently revealed plans to expand their businesses by capitalising on the rising e-payment market within their business ecosystem. They officially announced last month their successful joint acquisition of shares in Rabbit Line Pay Co (RLP) from previous shareholders, RabbitPay System Co and Advanced mPAY Co. This crucial transaction has allowed Line Man…

  • Business News

    Singapore leads Southeast Asia with 97% cashless payment adoption rate

    In Singapore, a growing majority of people are opting for cashless payment methods, with the country’s adoption rate of such payments being the highest in Southeast Asia at 97%. This trend has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic and an ongoing national drive for a less-cash society. Digital wallets are expected to overtake credit cards as the most popular online…