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BIBD goes branchless banking with suite of NEXGEN wallet updates

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) yesterday announced its suite of NEXGEN wallet updates that will enable more consumers in Brunei to use its services without having to go to the bank. One major update is the new version of...

Instagram Nation: Brunei has highest Instagram penetration globally

Bruneians really love Instagram. The tiny nation continues to have the highest Instagram penetration in the world, new data shows. According to a 2019 report by We Are Social and Hootsuite, 63% of Brunei's population above 13-years-old are on...

10 reasons why mobile payment is trending in Brunei right now

Step inside one of the shops at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Shopping Complex in Bandar Seri Begawan and you're bound to spot a BIBD QuickPay QR code on display at their counters.  This QR Code lets BIBD...

Government proposes youth-led national association for Esports

The government has pledged its support for Esports and proposed the establishment of a youth-led National Esports Assocation to lead its development here. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) said that an association that is run by...

Banking beyond branches: How branchless banking works in the digital economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqYFb7JOt5Y Admit it. No one likes going to the bank anymore these days, what with our busy schedules, the waiting lines, and let's not get started with finding parking and the intense outdoor heat. But...

Network merger: New GLC to consolidate all Brunei telco infrastructure

All telecommunication service providers in Brunei will have their network infrastructure consolidated under a new GLC later this year. The network merger of Brunei's three main telcos - TelBru, DST and Progresif Cellular - was officially announced by Darussalam...