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Razer Pay is coming to Singapore this year

By Koh Wanzi - on 1 Mar 2019, 5:52pm

Razer Pay is coming to Singapore this year

Razer Pay, the e-wallet platform that the gaming company committed to building over a year ago, is finally coming to Singapore. It launched in Malaysia in July, and Razer said today that a full rollout in Singapore is coming in the first half of 2019. 

However, Razer will start out with a beta phase, which interested users can join by applying for access online. If your application is successful, you'll be sent a unique access code for the Razer Pay app, which is available for both iOS and Android, via text message within the next few days. 

Participants will get to experience all the features of Razer Pay during the beta. In addition, they will enjoy gaming-focused promotions and events such as giveaways of Razer Gold and other digital content. 

The company already has a partnership with NETS, but it today announced a new tie-up with FOMO Pay, and it says it expects tens of thousands of new merchants to begin enabling Razer Pay in the coming months. FOMO Pay provides merchants with the technology to accept payment from different e-wallets with just a single QR code, and it already has a network of 4,000 payment points in Singapore. With multiple e-wallets like Apple Pay and GrabPay already in use, this should also help simplify the adoption process for new merchants and help Razer grow its network more easily. 

During the beta phase, users will be able to make payment at all 48 Buzz convenience stores and Dunkin' Donuts outlets across the island. Razer will also make use of this period to take into account user feedback and help ensure a smooth public launch later on.

Moving forward, Razer is also looking to provide inter-operability across the border with Malaysia. To help lay the groundwork for Razer Pay, the company partnered with Singtel to create a regional e-payment network and also acquired e-payment network MOL Global for around S$81 million in May 2018. 

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