Circles.Life and Aspire Join Forces to Support COVID Hit SMEs With New Partnership

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SINGAPORE, October 8, 2020 - Circles.Life, Singapore’s most recommended telco, today partnered with Singapore’s first business neobank, Aspire, to support local SMEs.

Circles.Life and Aspire are both disruptors in their relative industries. Circles.Life introduced no-contract plans and a fully digital suite of telco services to Singapore in 2016. Aspire shares a similar challenger role in its industry, providing business owners with convenience and simplicity to manage their finances within a single digital account, without any traditional hefty fees. This partnership is one of its kind in Singapore and is a unique program to support a new generation of entrepreneurs who are demanding digital transformation from their banks and telcos.

From today, all Aspire clients will be able to access a suite of products and services from Circles.Life at a discounted rate, to support their business needs. This includes Circles.Life’s latest eSIM feature, which allows business owners to set up a phone line in under three minutes without the need of a physical SIM card or any physical interaction. This is just one benefit amongst others, such as discounts on new devices, additional data and talktime to suit corporate needs.  

“Through the pandemic, SMEs have needed to make major shifts to ensure their businesses stay on track. Some of these have included ensuring connectivity through work-from-home and smart budgeting to reduce overhead costs. Being digitally-competent and having the right telco infrastructure is essential, especially now. We are happy to be able to help business owners through these trying times.,” said Delbert Ty, Head of Marketing at Circles.Life.

New Aspire users can reimburse the full amount of their Circles.Life’s data plan for the first three months when they pay with the Aspire Card. This benefit is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. Signing up for an Aspire Card can be done online within 5 minutes by registering for an Aspire Business Account through their website


“Digital entrepreneurs who are working from home can now set up a business account and get an eSIM business line without having to step foot into a physical branch. Aspire and Circles.Life both bring a fresh approach with aspirations to reinvent their respective industries - a topic that's even more relevant in these times.", said @Joel Leong, Aspire Co-founder and Country Manager (Singapore).

Circles.Life is focused on giving power back to people through a better data experience. All Circles.Life services are available to existing Circles.Life and non-Circles.Life users through the Circles.Life app.


About Circles.Life

Founded in Singapore in 2016, Circles.Life is a personalized digital service that is re-imagining how mobile telecom services can be offered with a truly differentiated business model, technology stack, and approach to product development. At the core of Circles.Life’s unique business model is Circles-X, a proprietary technology stack that delivers a highly flexible and completely digital customer experience across the entire customer service journey. Circles-X’s smart analytics and API-based platform supports easy third-party integration with a range of partners, from e-commerce, entertainment and transit companies, and also allows Circles.Life to develop their own offerings. Some of the company’s recent digital lifestyle produces include Discover, an AI-driven mobile events app, and Ride for Rewards, a tie-up with Singapore’s EZ Link contactless transit smart card that allows commuters earn points that can be redeemed from a range of partners, including Foodpanda, as well as extra data from Circles.Life.  

Circles.Life has garnered more than 5% of Singapore’s mobile subscriber market share, making it the country’s fastest-growing telco. Circles.Life has more than 400 employees in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangalore (data and R&D center), Taiwan, and Australia.

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About Aspire

Aspire is the 1st SME neobank in Southeast Asia serving a new generation of business owners with a mobile-first business account. Opening an account is free, can be done online within 5 minutes, and comes with Aspire Card offering 1% cashback on qualified spend. Other product offering includes the best-in-market FX rates and access to a credit line to grow small businesses. Aspire offers diverse integrations to its customers such as Xero and Google Pay.

Founded in 2018 by former Lazada founders and executives, Aspire is backed by world-class investors and financial partners such as Y-combinator and Kasikorn Bank. It has partnered with leading financial firms like Visa and Transferwise to power card and FX solutions. Aspire operates in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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