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Data shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has strongly promoted non-traditional forms of spending, but the use of cash is still high.
Vietnam is marching towards becoming a cashless society with new methods of electronic payments being deployed widely, but security risks come hand in hand with new technologies and applications.
Under the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the interest in new payment technologies is growing in the Asia-Pacific region.
Forms of digital payment have become more popular in Vietnam, particularly e-wallets and QR codes.
HCM City’s education and training sector plans to embrace electronic payments at the kindergarten, primary, secondary and high school education levels by 2022.
E-wallets firms are battling for a piece of the cashless payment market amid rapid growth in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shift towards electronic payment is now an established trend with half of HCM City’s public hospitals embracing it, health authorities have said.
Nguyen Anh Duc, general director of Saigon Co.op, said the rate of cashless payment at its system, including Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, Co.op Food, and Co.op Smile, has increased sharply since last year from 3-5 percent to nearly 21 percent now.
Credit demand in Vietnam is expected to stay low in the foreseeable future as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be complicated globally, said a central banker.
Non-cash payments have increased sharply in recent time in Viet Nam, but more efforts are needed to increase their rate, experts said.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on March 31 issued a directive to reduce the fees for transactions via interbank electronic payment system by 50 percent for local banks.
Over 50% of the Vietnamese population does not have a payment account at banks, therefore, mobile money would offer a non-cash payment method for a large base of customers.
To prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus in Vietnam, customers are encouraged to adopt cashless payment methods.
According to the research, 95% of respondents had used fingerprint recognition in the past to make a payment—making it the most popular form of biometric authentication.
Cashless payments grew strongly in 2019, with 635,000 transactions worth a total of VND380 trillion recorded each day, according to statistics from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
E-wallet firm MoMo launched a cashback programme on November 3 with value of up to 100,000 VND (4.30 USD) per transaction and for four transactions daily at most.
Contactless payment is becoming trendy in Vietnam thanks to the growth of technology and the country’s young population.
The number of non-cash payments in Vietnam has steeply risen so far this year.