WhatsApp and Stripe help Singapore businesses accept payments directly in chats

Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, today announced a partnership with WhatsApp that allows Singapore businesses to accept payments directly in WhatsApp chats. The new feature is built on Stripe Connect and Stripe Checkout, and enables Singapore customers and businesses to buy and sell directly in WhatsApp without having to go to a website, open another app, or pay in person. Supported payment methods include credit and debit cards, and PayNow, a real-time payment system popular in Singapore.

“Starting today, people in Singapore can pay their local merchants on WhatsApp in just a few taps. This seamless and secure experience will transform the way people and businesses in Singapore connect on WhatsApp,” said Stephane Kasriel, head of fintech at Meta.

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