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by keithwang
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: The hidden gem you have not discovered in the local dining scene
Replies: 4
Views: 6880

The hidden gem you have not discovered in the local dining scene

I think most of us would have their fair share of local food (chicken rice etc) by now. However, I'm more interested about home made food made by locals here.

Have anyone tried such home made food or am curious to try? Tell us your experience!
by keithwang
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Re: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey

You made several salient observations :) I agree these are long-standing blockers (cost, barrier to entry, consumer mindset etc) to advancing digital payments. But I see an opportunity to create a more cost-agile and direct payment ecosystem (no mobile wallets, social media payments or intermediari...
by keithwang
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Re: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey

You might be onto something if this included an escrow of the deposits. However that would almost certainly require legislative support or a significant reward to the landlord. I think I can see how this works. You get the LL to sign up. They are promised an additional $50 per month 'free' on the b...
by keithwang
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Re: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey

The only way I could see it happen is via cooperation with the players like MC or Visa similar way they do it for the merchants, but they will unlikely be willing to do this. Any other option (e.g. charging cc to a Paypal acc. and transferring it to the bank account) will incur some extra costs. Ex...
by keithwang
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Re: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey

Don't need an app for this. Can just use online banking to set up a periodic payment (transfer), or if you still want to have control, set-up the landlord's account as a payee for future payments. I presume you do online bank transfer via your laptop more than on mobile. That's fair enough, thanks ...
by keithwang
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Re: Understanding rental payment behaviours in SG

So what are your pain points regarding the rental payment? Rent is my single largest expense every month, an expense that cannot be charged to a credit card for rewards. My motivation is to make every penny work for me. How your app is going to help you with this? My friend pays his rent in cash an...
by keithwang
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Re: Understanding rental payment behaviours in SG

How do you make paying rent "rewarding"? Either the landlord is paying, or the tenant is paying. Either way you have a party that is out of pocket on account of the "rewards". Sign contract > get landlord account details > set up monthly transfer > forget about it until you move out. Simples. How a...
by keithwang
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Re: Understanding rental payment behaviours in SG

So what are your pain points regarding the rental payment? Rent is my single largest expense every month, an expense that cannot be charged to a credit card for rewards. My motivation is to make every penny work for me. My friend pays his rent in cash and wants convenience on-the-go, especially whe...
by keithwang
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey
Replies: 16
Views: 7647

Can we make rental payment better: Expat app survey

Hey guys, My friend and I had been renting in Singapore for a while now and think rental payment could be a better experience and perhaps, more rewarding (e.g. greater convenience for frequent travelers or the ability to use credit card for payment) We created a 5 mins short survey to crowdsource op...

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