General Announcement::OXPAY UNVEILS COLLABORATION WITH BUY-NOW-PAY-LATER BRAND PAYSLOWSLOW IN SINGAPORE
12/16/2021 | 04:39am EDT
OXPAY FINANCIAL LIMITED
(Company Registration Number: 200407031R)
For Immediate Release
OxPay Unveils Collaboration With Buy-Now-Pay-Later
("BNPL") Brand PaySlowSlow in Singapore
OxPay to provide PaySlowSlow Singapore with payment gateway and merchant acquiring services in Singapore
PaySlowSlow Singapore targets to roll out BNPL services in 1Q2022, with 500 merchants and monthly gross transaction value of approximately S$1.0 million, which is expected to translate into additional processing volume for OxPay
An estimated 1.1 million Singapore residents, or 38% of the population, have used BNPL before, indicating rising popularity of the service, as COVID-19 accelerates shift to digital platforms
SINGAPORE, December 16, 2021 - OxPay Financial Limited (SGX: TVV) ("OxPay" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is pleased to announce that it is partneringMalaysian-basedretail BNPL company PaySlowSlow in Singapore ("PaySlowSlow Singapore"), and will provide the brand with payment gateway and merchant acquiring services in the city state.
Launched in September 2021, PaySlowSlow is a subsidiary of public listed Australian company, Fatfish Group Limited. It allows retailers to offer their customers the option to buy now and pay, in four equal instalments over four months with 0% interest charged. PaySlowSlow aims to become a prominent retail BNPL brand in the region by growing its footprint in the key markets of Southeast Asia.
PaySlowSlow Singapore targets to roll out its services for consumers in 1Q2022, with 500 merchants and monthly gross transaction value of approximately S$1.0 million, which is expected to translate into additional processing volume for OxPay. All financial risks, including payment defaults are borne by the BNPL brand, and do not affect OxPay.
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OXPAY FINANCIAL LIMITED
(Company Registration Number: 200407031R)
BNPL is a fast-growing global market that is forecast to expand from US$7.3 billion in 2019 to approximately US$33.6 billion in 2027, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 21.2%, according to a Coherent Market Insights report1.
Asia is projected to become the world's fastest-growing BNPL region based on its rapidly increasing number of internet users. In 2021, approximately 40 million new internet users joined the booming digital economy in Southeast Asia, bringing the total to 440 million internet users, estimates from the e-Conomy SEA 2021 by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company showed2.
According to a consumer survey by Finder3, approximately 1.1 million Singapore residents, or 38% of the population, have used BNPL, indicating rising popularity of the service, as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates the shift to digital platforms such as e-commerce and mobile payments.
Mr Henry Tan, Managing Director of OxPay, said: "We are happy to collaborate with
PaySlowSlow for its Singapore operations. With the pandemic accelerating e- commerce volumes, consumers are increasingly turning to BNPL options to alleviate their financial pressures, as well as conduct their online transactions with greater ease and convenience. BNPL offers a tremendous and growing market opportunity for retailers and payment providers alike, and barring unforeseen circumstances, we look forward to robust take-up rates for this service."
Mr Lau Kin Wai, Executive Director of PaySlowSlow, said: "PaySlowSlow believes in enabling businesses through digital economy, and this collaboration with OxPay brings together two excellent offerings in the financial technology space. Together with OxPay'snext-generationpayment gateway, we are on track to accelerate our plans to expand beyondBuy-Now-Pay-Laterand build a truly unique digital payments service that is fully integrated and easy to use."
OxPay is focused on servicing merchants in the retail, transportation and food and beverage industries. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, MC Pay Pte. Ltd., which was established in 2005, holds a major payment institution licence in Singapore, and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under the Payment Services Act 2019.
OxPay's Merchant Payment Services segment provides payment processing services through its unified platform and smart software, which can be installed onto or integrated with any smart devices (including mobile phones, tablets, and smart point-of-sale terminals) for merchants with physical stores or integrated into online merchants' websites and applications. OxPay's second business segment, Digital Commerce Enabling Solutions, provides ancillary services, such as the sale and lease of smart point-of-sale terminals, as well as both proprietary and licensed software-as-a-service which can be white-labelled. This segment also develops bespoke software solutions for its merchants.
Currently, OxPay has a presence in four countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand - with ambitions to become a regional player.
OxPay (formerly known as MC Payment Limited) is principally engaged in the provision of merchant payment services and digital commerce enabling services, offering online-to-offline (O2O) solutions through a fully integrated platform with a focus on servicing merchants in the retail, transportation and food and beverage industries. Its end-to-end payment platform offers comprehensive solutions for merchants, ranging from hardware and software to data analytics and other technology-drivenvalue-added services tailored to specific industries. Its solutions cater to merchants with both on-line and off-line presences, provided through a unified platform digitalising engagements across all channels. OxPay currently has a presence in four geographical markets - Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand - with ambitions to become a regional player.
This press release contains certain forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays and uncertainties not under the Company's control which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the results, performance or expectations implied by these forward looking statements. The Company makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to or endorsement of the accuracy or completeness of any information, statements or representations contained in this press release with respect to the Company
This press release has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, ZICO Capital Pte. Ltd. (the "Sponsor"), in accordance with Rule 226(2)(b) of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX- ST") Listing Manual Section B: Rules of Catalist.
This press release has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST and the SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the contents of this press release, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this press release.
The contact person for the Sponsor is Ms. Alice Ng, Director of Continuing Sponsorship, ZICO Capital Pte. Ltd. at 8 Robinson Road, #09-00 ASO Building, Singapore 048544, telephone (65) 6636 4201.
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