Update news E-wallets

COVID-19 gives boost to e-wallet market

The impact of COVID-19 in Vietnam has spurred more than ever the growth of cashless payment, including electronic purses.

Cyberattacks increase during Lunar New Year

Taking advantage of the upcoming Tet holiday, when demand for online transactions, payments, gifts and to send lucky money increases, many hacker groups are stepping up their fraudulent activities aimed at users of banking services and e-wallets.

E-wallets offer online lucky money services amid virus outbreak

E-wallets are gearing up to offer online lucky money services as the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday approaches amid the third coronavirus outbreak in Vietnam.

E-wallet providers fighting for survival in Vietnam

The growth of e-wallets may be good news for Vietnam’s cash economy, but fierce competition among e-wallet providers may result in a ‘survival of the fittest’ situation.

72 percent of entries to Viet Solutions 2020 contest from overseas

More than 200 entries have been sent to Viet Solutions 2020 - a competition seeking digital transformation solutions for Vietnam - with 72 percent coming from overseas, the organising board said on August 26.

Over 225 million transactions made via e-wallets in Q1

The number of transactions via e-wallets in Vietnam in the first quarter of 2020 increased highly with a total of 225 million transactions.

Southeast Asia, ‘fertile land’ for online payments, e-wallets

The obvious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic include the rapid increase in online payment services and digital banking across Southeast Asia.

Ministry considers allowing bets via e-wallets, telecommunications accounts

The Ministry of Finance is drafting an amendment to the decree on business of betting on horse racing, greyhound racing and international football, which would allow the payment of bets via e-wallets or mobile accounts.


Vietnam sees surge in popularity of contactless payments

The popularity of contactless payments has rocketed in Vietnam over the last few years, with banks launching more options for customers to enjoy going cashless.

Reflecting reality for foreign owner ratios

A recent draft decree from the State Bank of Vietnam raised eyebrows with its contents on ownership ratios for overseas groups when it comes to payment intermediary services. 

Cryptocurrency rules need to be clarified

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is working on a new decree to regulate cryptocurrency.

E-wallets’ latest converts: HCM City street vendors

From morning to early afternoon Nguyen Van Chiem in HCM City’s District 1 is bustling with food vendors selling breakfast and lunch and customers coming to eat.


Vietnamese-American tech firms in US yet to reach $1billion status

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese-born Americans have gained encouraging achievements with their technology firms in the US but none of the startups have reached unicorn status, or a $1billion valuation.