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Indonesia’s ride-hailing giant Go-Jek is set to launch its beta ride-hailing app in Singapore within the next few weeks, and DBS Bank announced today that it has partnered the firm to work on payment services together.

Under this partnership, DBS said that its customers in Singapore will get to “enjoy a slew of exciting privileges”, though exact perks were not specifically mentioned.

However, the bank did reveal that they will soon extend their payment services to other countries in Southeast Asia.

“As Singapore’s leader in payments with over four million debit/credit cards in circulation and DBS PayLah! being the nation’s most popular mobile wallet, we are committed to making payments simple, seamless and invisible for our customers,” said Tan Su Shan, Group Head of Consumer Banking & Wealth Management, DBS Bank.

“In doing so, we are stepping up to partner with like-minded companies like Go-Jek, one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic technology companies, to build inclusive digital ecosystems for our customers.”

Go-Jek’s president, Andre Soelistyo, feels that this partnership “makes perfect sense” because by joining forces, they are able to pool their resources to focus on improving the lives of their consumers in Singapore.

“We are very much looking forward to the launch of our beta ride-hailing service within the coming weeks. We know that people are desperate for more choice in the sector, and we believe we can satisfy this demand. The response from the driver community since we opened pre-registration has been overwhelming.”

Featured Image Credit: Go-Jek

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