Tagged: Philippines

Fintech, Digital Commerce, Logistics Expected to Lead to Solid Economic Growth in the Phillipines: Report

The time is “ripe” for the Philippines to take its place on the global stage as an important player in the technology space, according to a new report. The Philippines’ local technology market is still developing: While a digital economic gap currently exists, there’s strong… Read More

Philippines based Financial Inclusion App DiskarTech Reports Steady Growth and Adoption

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), which was formed in 1960 as a development bank and is licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (nation’s central bank) for commercial and investment banking, reveals that its financial inclusion app DiskarTech has reached a five-digit organic growth in… Read More

Lista, a Bookkeeping Fintech App for Small Businesses in Philippines, Secures Investments to Expand Operations

Lista, a bookkeeping app for small businesses operating in the Philippines, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding via an oversubscribed round that included contributions from 1982 Ventures, East Ventures, Saison Capital, Alternate Ventures, and various angel investors. The angel investors reportedly include ex- Grab… Read More

RSK Expansion to Increase Filipinos’ Stablecoin Access

Smart contract platform RSK’s expansion throughout the Philippines will result in more access to stablecoins for investors living in the country. Given their peg to existing assets such as fiat currencies, precious metals and, on occasion, other cryptocurrencies, stablecoins are less vulnerable to the wild… Read More

Fintech App Plentina, a Buy Now Pay Later Platform in the Philippines, Partners with Shopee

Fintech app Plentina, a Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) platform for consumers residing in the Philippines, has reportedly teamed up with Shopee. Residents of the Philippines are able to download the Plentina app and acquire loans for vouchers to buy products via the Shopee app. Plentina’s management noted… Read More

P2P Lender Robo.cash Provides Loan Origination Updates for Q3 2021

Croatian P2P lender Robo.cash has shared the performance of its loan originators for Q3 2021. The Robo.cash team writes in a blog post, dated November 2, 2021, that today, they’re updating clients on the results of the Robo.cash loan originators in Q3. UnaPay, the Philippines… Read More

Philippines based Fintech Mynt Secures $300M from Warburg Pincus, Insight Partners, Bow Wave

Mynt, the Philippines-based digital financial solutions provider and the firm behind the GCash payment services app, has secured more than $300 million in capital, valuing Mynt at more than $2 billion. As mentioned in a release, this solidifies the firm’s status as the Philippines‘ only… Read More

Lynx Global Looks to Copper for Philippine Cryptoasset Custody Solutions

Lynx Global has partnered with cryptoasset custody and trading solutions provider Copper.co to improve financial inclusion to the underserved population in Southeast Asia. The process begins with the digital hotbed of the Philippines. Under this association, Copper.co will provide custody and complete institutional cryptoasset trading… Read More

BNPL: CIMB Bank Philippines Teams Up with Lalamove to Offer Convenient Credit Services

CIMB Bank Philippines has teamed up with Lalamove in order offer convenient credit access to partner drivers via the bank’s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) product offering, called REVI Credit. This partnership will allow Lalamove partner drivers to get quick access to credit for their… Read More

Insurtech: PayMaya and bolttech to Make Insurance More Accessible for Consumers in Philippines

PayMaya Philippines has partnered with bolttech, a global Insurtech, in order to give Filipinos easier access to “affordable” microinsurance and services delivered “seamlessly on the PayMaya app with PayMaya Protect.” Through the partnership, PayMaya‘s clients may benefit from relevant and “easy-to-understand” coverage in the PayMaya… Read More

Central Bank of Philippines and Local Payments Sector Introduce Digitalization, Financial Inclusion Initiatives

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, and the payment systems sector are preparing to introduce various initiatives that are set to promote payments digitalization and financial inclusion in the Southeast Asian nation. Benjamin E. Diokni, BSP Governor, stated (during… Read More

Digital Banking: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Awards Virtual Bank License to Voyager Innovations

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, awarded the sixth virtual banking permit to Voyager Innovations via its Fintech division PayMaya Philippines. PayMaya had acquired $167 million in capital from Philippines-based telecom firms PLDT, international investment company KKR, Chinese technology company… Read More

RCBC’s Financial Inclusion Fintech App DiskarTech Completes $230M in Digital Transactions in a Year Since Launch

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) financial inclusion app DiskarTech has managed to process gross transaction value of over P11.8 billion (appr. $230M) just a year after its launch (in July 2020). As mentioned in the announcement, this total transaction value includes money transfers performed via… Read More

GCash Introduces Online Shopping Protection with Southeast Asian Insurtech Firm Igloo

Philippines’ digital wallet provider GCash has introduced an online shopping insurance option – underwritten by PGA Sompo – with Singapore-based Insurtech Igloo, in order to protect its growing online client base. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, this launch and partnership come at… Read More

Central Bank in the Philippines and French Development Agency to Support Financial Inclusion Initiatives

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, have committed to a grant facility agreement of 700,000 Euros (appr. PHP 41.3 million) in order to support the Philippines’ financial inclusion efforts,… Read More

Welcome Bank Taps FinScore to Improve Fraud Detection Techniques

FinScore, the Philippines-based alternative credit scoring provider, has partnered with Welcome Bank (Rural Bank), a Philippine subsidiary of Korea’s Welcome Financial Group, to improve the latter’s fraud prevention methods. Welcome Financial Group currently operates the fourth-largest savings bank in assets and 12 other subsidiaries in… Read More

HaloDAO, a Stablecoin Marketplace Protocol, and Yield Guild Games to Support Cash Outs in Southeast Asia

HaloDAO is collaborating with YGG for “local” stablecoin support “for simpler cash out,” according to an update shared with Crowdfund Insider. HaloDAO, a stablecoin marketplace protocol, is working cooperatively with Yield Guild Games (YGG) to “enable YGG community members to support simpler cash outs in… Read More

Latvia based Fintech Jeff App Finalizes $1.5M Seed Extension Led by J12 Ventures

Jeff App, the Latvian Fintech company offering a data-powered loan brokerage platform for unbanked or financially underserved consumers in Asia, has finalized a $1.5 million seed extension round, which was led by J12 Ventures. Jeff App has now secured a total of $2.5 million. Other… Read More

Philippines based Mobile Wallet Fintech GCash Reports Steady Growth in Business

GCash, a leading mobile wallet provider in the Philippines, reports steady growth as it saw a significant rise in its number of users from 20 million in January 2020 to 46 million in June 2021, according to a release. The GCash app also had more… Read More

PERA Hub Teams Up with Brankas to Introduce Digital Remittance Platform in Southeast Asia

Philippines-headquartered financial services center PERA HUB has teamed up with Brankas, an Indonesia-based open API tech provider, in order to introduce a digital remittance platform, called PERA HUB Conex. As noted by its management: “PERA HUB is the country’s foremost urgent transaction center for money… Read More

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