Philippines

Will Selfies Replace The Password?

Did you ever try to log into one of your accounts using the few variations of passwords you generally use, yet fail because you apparently had used some other password you can’t remember anymore? You’re not alone, which is why,

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Azimo Updates Remit Service, Adding Instant Bank Transfers to Existing Lightning-Fast Philippines Service

Azimo, the digital money transfer service operating in Europe, announced a complete overhaul of money transfer services to the Philippines, with a lightning fast instant service via bank transfer. BDO Remit, the remittance service of the Philippines’ largest bank BDO

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Ayannah launches an AI-powered Credit Scoring Service for the Unbanked

Ayannah a provider of affordable and accessible digital financial services for emerging markets has partnered with Bayad Center, the bills payment subsidiary of Meralco, the Philippines’ largest electric utility to launch Juan Credit™, the first artificial intelligence-powered credit scoring system

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Two Online-Pawnshops: For Rich and for Poor

Pawnshops that moved online has also shown interesting business strategies. And it can be observed with two extremely different types of audiences. British Borro, who attracted £5,6M provides online secured loans through a customer’s luxury assets, targeting the top 10%

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Filipino Startup PaidUp Seeks To Reinvent How We Order And Pay For Food And Beverages

Mobile payments app PaidUp seeks to reinvent how people order and shop for food, drinks and services by allowing consumers to prepay their purchases in return for exclusive discounts, rewards and special services. The first pre-pay mobile wallet app in

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The Rice Bowl Startup Awards Finale Night 2016 in Manila – GRAB as Startup of The Year

In the search for remarkable startups in ASEAN countries and to recognize the best among the best, winners of eleven categories of The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (ARBSA) 2016 were announced during the Finale Night held at RBL.ION MNL

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Telstra Ventures Invests in C88 Financial Technologies

Telstra Ventures today announced a strategic investment as part of leading a Series-B funding round in C88 Financial Technologies Pte Ltd, which owns and operates the largest consumer financial websites in Indonesia and the Philippines. Matthew Koertge, Managing Director of

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Top 24 Fintech Startups by Forbes Philippines

Forbes Philippines has published a list of the country’s leading fintech startups in the magazine’s October 2016 issue. The list includes 24 fintech startups in the country. The magazine also noted that the footprint of fintech startups is rapidly expanding in

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The Philippine Fintech Startup Report and Landscape

With a population of over 100 million people, an Internet penetration rate of 46.5% and a mobile phone penetration rate of 87%, the Philippines is believed to be a growth area for fintech solutions and ventures, notably considering its emerging

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A Profile of Smartphone Users in the Philippines

Smartphones have changed the way Filipinos communicate. There’s no doubt that communication technologies are making Filipinos more social, making sure they stay connected with their circle. In fact, the Philippines has been called the text-messaging capital of the world. With

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