Posts From Fintechnews Philippines

RCBC Bank Pulls a Philippine Fintech Thought Leader to Chair Their Innovation Office

The song and dance for incumbents in Philippines right now is “future-proofing”. Joining the trend of entrenched establishments disrupting themselves before they are disrupted, the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) appoints Lito Villanueva as Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation

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The First Stablecoin Pegged to the Philippine Peso is Launched to Facilitate Money Transfers

Bitspark, a bankless money transfer platform, has just launched what it claims to be the first market-ready cryptocurrency pegged to the Philippine Peso (PHP)—named the peg.PHP Based in Hong Kong, the blockchain-enabled company made the revelation today, following its recent

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Fintech Set to Enter a New Phase in the Philippines

Strong fundamentals, a supportive regulator and a comprehensive cell phone coverage, are some of favorable attributes of the Philippine market set to drive the digital transformation of the country’s financial sector, according to a report released earlier this month by

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UnionBank Sets Up Bitcoin ATM in Manila

Bitcoin machines are on the rise worldwide. Currently, these devices are in 76 countries and now the Philippines have been added to the list. In the capital Manila, the first Bitcoin ATM was set up. A look at who is

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Philippines: Cleaners of Polluted Beaches Get Paid in Cryptos

A pilot project seeking to show transparency in the flow of money via public blockchain was formally launched last week in Manila rewarding cleaners of polluted beaches with the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH). Dubbed “Bounties for the Oceans: Philippines Pilot –

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GrabPay’s Next Stop is Philippines—Here’s Why

When Grab announced that they wanted to take a stake in e-payments, many made the comparisons to Tencent’s Alibaba. That was no coincidence. After acquiring Uber (and a potential monopoly) in the Southeast Asian region, Grab has come out with

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Top 5 Crowdfunding Platforms in Philippines 2018

The emergence of crowdfunding activities in the Philippines in recent years now valued to millions has compelled the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to craft rules and regulations that will govern them. In fact SEC announced last December that it

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Top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the Week (CW 22)

Fintechnews.PH picks every Friday for you the top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the week: Follow the Fintech Philippines Facebook or Twitter channel to stay updated. Also, you can subscribe to our monthly Fintech PH Newsletter here. Here we go: 21 fintech firms seen to

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Top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the Week (CW 21)

Fintechnews.PH picks every Friday for you the top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the week: Follow the Fintech Philippines Facebook or Twitter channel to stay updated. Also, you can subscribe to our monthly Fintech PH Newsletter here. Here we go: 15 offshore firms investing P1.7b

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Top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the Week (CW 20)

Fintechnews.PH picks every Friday for you the top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the week: Follow the Fintech Philippines Facebook or Twitter channel to stay updated. Also, you can subscribe to our monthly Fintech PH Newsletter here. Here we go: Traxion to make mini-banks of

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