Gaming group Razer moves into mobile payments

Gaming group Razer moves into mobile payments

Global gaming group Razer has launched a mobile wallet in Malaysia targeted at millennials.

The Razer Pay wallet, developed in conjunction with Malaysian congolomerate Berjaya Corporation Berhad can be topped up at 7-Eleven stores and via bank transfer from online accounts at AmBank, Bank Islam, CIMB, Hong Leong Bank, Maybank, Public Bank and RHB Bank.

Prepaid mobile customers can also choose to top up their accounts with Razer Pay if they have an account with Malaysia’s top telcos - uMobile, Digi, Maxis, Celcom and more.

The mobile wallet features P2P functionality for transferring money to family and friends and funneling funds to bank accounts. Razer has addittionally struck agreements with over 6,000 major retail outlets for offline payments on the high street, including brands such as 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Singer, Cosway, Greyhound Café, Wendy’s, Kenny Rogers, Krispy Kreme, 99 Speedmart, Tealive, Thundermatch, and Sweet Hut.

Razer services include Razer zGold - one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers - which allows gamers to purchase virtual goods and items from over 2,500 different games. Razer gamers will be able to add zGold credits to their accounts and also purchase points across a range of online services, including Steam Wallet, Garena, Sony PlayStation, Spotify, iflix, and Astro NJOI.

Available from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, early adopters will be rewarded with RM10 bonus credits to spend using the app.

Co-founder and CEO of Razer Min-Liang Tan says Razer Pay will roll out in other Southeast Asian countries in the coming months.

“Razer Pay is going to make cashless payments easier than ever," he says. "We’re excited to launch Razer Pay first in Malaysia as part of our global rollout, and our partnership with the Berjaya Group will make it convenient for everyone to join the cashless revolution today.”

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