Philippines

Tryb Group Invests into Filipino Insurance Marketplace Maria Health

Maria Health, a Filipino aggregator for health insurance, has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from the tryb group, with participation from Gobi Ventures, Wavemaker, Hustle Fund and Grand Metro Holdings. Maria Health will use the additional funding to

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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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Philippines’ Ayala Corp Raising US$150-M Fund for Disruptive Early-Stage Startups

The Ayala Corporation, Philippines’ oldest conglomerate, is raising a new venture capital fund worth US$150 million, dedicated towards investing into early stage startups engaged in e-commerce, as well as what the company deems as disruptive technologies; like fintech, healthtech, artificial intelligence,

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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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There Are 41 Crypto Businesses Licensed in Philippines Right Now

Philippines has been taking active steps recently to reform its regulation in efforts to position itself a crypto friendly regime . The country’s central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), released its rules for domestic exchange in February 2017, seeking

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Philippines Approves 3 More Crypto Exchanges Amid Soaring Bitcoin Prices

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has green-lit another 3 cryptocurrency exchanges to operate in the Philippines. The new licensed firms include Bexpress Inc,  Coinville Phils Inc. and Aba Global Philippines Inc. This brings the total number of licensed cryptocurrency exchange in

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New Partnership Enables Filipinos to Get Salaries in Their Gcash Wallet

Singapore-based payroll services provider Excelity Global has partnered with Philippine mobile money wallet GCash to allow disbursement of salaries and reimbursements in an employee’s GCash account. This feature is directly integrated with Excelity’s payroll clients through the GCash App and

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Philippines’ Cryptocurrency Enabled Wallet Can Now Accept Western Union Transfers

Blockchain-based financial services company Coins.ph and  Western Union have teamed up to allow the fintech startup’s five million customers receive international and domestic money transfers directly into their mobile wallets in the Philippines. The collaboration was announced following news of

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11 Fintech and Blockchain Events in the Philippines to Attend in 2019

Philippines is described by some as a hidden gem in the South East Asian fintech scene, our previous Fintech Philippines 2018 report demonstrates that this archipelagic nation has all the recipes in place for a booming fintech sector. A similar

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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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