Tagged: Philippines

Philippines Card Payment Use Surges as Economic Recovery Continues

Several factors will contribute to strong growth in card payments in the Philippines, a new report from GlobalData suggests. Gains of 15.4 percent are expected due to the gradual revival of the economy, easing of lockdown restrictions, and improving consumer spending. Those gains will leave… Read More

BaaS Fintech Netbank Partners Investree Philippines to Expand Digital SME Lending Services

Netbank and Investree have announced a new partnership in order to expand electronic SME lending in the Philippines. Netbank, which is a banking as a service (BaaS) platform, and Investree, an SME lender from Indonesia, have confirmed that their partnership will focus on expanding loans… Read More

Vietnam to carry out a pilot to study crypto’s role in creating digital govt

Vietnam is the latest among smaller nations to have joined the crypto bandwagon as the country is developing a strategy towards having a digital government. In the last few weeks, countries such as El Salvador, Portugal, and Philipinnes have introduced regulations around cryptocurrencies. Vietnam’s Prime… Read More

PDAX Launches Seven New Cryptocurrencies in Philippines

Crypto-trading platform PDAX has launched seven new cryptocurrencies for its users: Chainlink (LINK), Enjin (ENJ), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Graph (GRT), Compound (COMP), Aave (AAVE), and Uniswap (UNI). With this, the total number of coins offered on the platform is pegged at 14. Founded in… Read More

Digital Banking: Philippines based Fintech Voyager Innovations Secures $176M from PLDT, Tencent, Others

Philippines-based digital and financial services company Voyager Innovations has secured $167 million in capital for its expansion program, which includes a venture into virtual banking, its listed and largest shareholder confirmed on Monday (June 28, 2021). Shareholders PLDT Inc, private equity firm KKR & Co… Read More

Philippines based Digital Banking Platform Netbank Joins Mastercard Fintech Express Program

Philippines-based neobank Netbank reveals that it has decided to join the Mastercard Fintech Express program which should allow it to access a wide range of all-digital products. Netbank will also be able to issue debit and credit cards under its partners’ brands. Through the partnership… Read More

New Digital Transformation Initiative Introduced by RCBC and Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines

The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has introduced a digital transformation initiative with assistance from the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP). The new project will be supporting the SynerFi Open Finance Network. This development has come shortly after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas… Read More

Digital Banking: Philippines based Tonik Acquires Virtual Bank License from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippines-based virtual bank Tonik recently revealed that it has managed to acquire a digital banking license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank. Before receiving this license, Tonik had been offering services under a rural banking license (since 2019). BSP has… Read More

Wirecard fallout: Lithuania’s Central Bank Revokes Fintech Finolita’s License

Lithuania’s central bank has revoked the license of UAB Finolita Unio, a local Fintech, on charges of violating anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorist financing rules. Finolita had received a license in 2019 from the Lithuanian central bank to execute “payment transactions” and issue, distribute and redeem electronic… Read More

Singapore based UNOBank Receives Digital Bank License in Philippines

UNObank has received a digital bank license in the Philippines, according to a note from the company. Singapore-based Fintech DigibankASIA Pte. Ltd., creator of UNObank, has received approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to operate a bank in the Philippines. The company claims… Read More

BaaS Fintech Netbank Launches in Philippines, Platform Is Fully Regulated with Rural Banking License

Earlier this week, Philippines-based Netbank, a banking as a service (BaaS) platform, went live in the Southeast Asian country. Netbank has reportedly been developed by an experienced team of international and local banking professionals. Like the country’s digital bank Tonik, Netbank is a fully regulated banking… Read More

Financial Inclusion Super App DiskarTech Is Being Widely-Used in Philippines for Social Aid Disbursement, Payments

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) in the Philippines has revealed that its financial inclusion super app DiskarTech has been used widely as a disbursement platform for social aid, loans proceeds, dividends, and for making virtual payments. Since the community quarantines began (following the COVID-19 outbreak)… Read More

Croatia’s P2P Lending Marketplace Robo.cash Is Preparing for $5M Bond Placement in Singapore

Croatia’s Robo.cash, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, reveals that its parent holding company, the Robocash Group, is getting ready for a $5 million bond placement in the coming days. As noted in an update, dated May 27, 2021, by Robo.cash, the Group intends to issue bonds… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Komo Partners Open Banking Service Brankas to Offer In-App Deposits in Philippines

Komo, a digital banking service developed by East-West Banking Corporation (EastWest) (PSE: EW) in the Philippines, has teamed up with Open Banking service provider Brankas in order to support instant in-app deposits. Through this partnership, Komo users will be able to instantly top-up their balance… Read More

Fintech Industry Sandbox Pilot Launched in Philippines, Supported by UK’s ASEAN Economic Reform Program

The Fintech Alliance.PH and Fintech Philippines Association (FPH) have launched the Philippines Fintech Industry Sandbox pilot which was first unveiled during the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020. The sandbox pilot is supported by the United Kingdom’s ASEAN Economic Reform Program (ASEAN ERP). It has reportedly been… Read More

Philippines based RCBC Reports Dramatic Surge in Digital Payments Volume following COVID Outbreak

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has revealed that it has seen dramatic growth in its digital payments volume during the last year. The value of InstaPay and PESONet money transfers of RCBC Online and its mobile banking app surged 293% when compared to volumes reported… Read More

Digital Onboarding: Over 800,000 Consumers in the Philippines have Registered with Online ID System, PhilSys

Over 800,000 residents in the Philippines have reportedly signed up with the nation’s Identification System (PhilSys) through digital or online registration. This, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). As reported by Fintech News Philippines, the nation’s government has been asking locals to… Read More

Digital Onboarding Introduced by Land Bank of the Philippines, Clients May Open Savings Accounts Online without Visiting a Bank Branch

The Land Bank of the Philippines has introduced its digital onboarding platform for its clients so they can easily open up a savings account without being required to visit a physical bank location. The State-managed banking institution unveiled its digital onboarding system, called DOBS Mobile,… Read More

Australian BNPL Firm Zip Receives Strategic Investment in TendoPay, a Pay Over Time Fintech in the Philippines

Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Zip Co has reportedly decided to expand its global operations. Zip has received a strategic investment in TendoPay, a BNPL service provider operating in the Philippines. This latest investment marks Zip’s initial steps into Southeast Asia, which… Read More

Philippines based Mobile Wallet PayMaya Becomes First Fintech to Use QR Ph for Transactions

PayMaya, a mobile wallet that’s operating under the purview of PLDT, has reportedly become the first Fintech firm to start using QR Ph for merchants. QR Ph was introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank, with assistance from BancNet and… Read More

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