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For Southeast Asia fintechs, there's a method to payments madness

Winners of battle royal will unlock other multibillion-dollar opportunities

HONG KONG -- For an understanding of the feeding frenzy that is fintech in Southeast Asia, just consider the array of digital payment apps that solicit for your business as you settle your restaurant bill in Singapore.

Most likely, GrabPay will be there with its green logo, monthly promotions and loyalty points to entice users. But there may also be a dizzying collection of alternatives: FavePay, LiquidPay, Eatigo, HungryGoWhere, The Entertainer, MilesLife, DBS PayLah!, DBS Lifestyle, Singtel Dash and others.

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