Posts From Fintechnews Philippines

5 Fastest Growing Fintech in The Philippines According to IDC

IDC Financial Insights today released the 2020 update of its FinTech Fast 101 research which details a list of fast-growing FinTechs in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) from 11 key markets. IDC’s FinTech Fast 101 research refers to fast-growing fintech players

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PayMaya’s Parent Company Secures US$ 120 Million from Tencent, IFC, KKR and PLDT

PLDT, a major telco player from the Philippines, KKR, a Global investment firm, Tencent, the China-based internet giant, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group announced the signing of agreements which will see the parties commit up to

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Philippines’ Financial Industry and NGO Groups Link For Faster COVID-19 Subsidy Delivery

Private companies join hands in support of the government’s social amelioration program to Filipinos severely affected by the COVID-19 enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) through the promotion of alternative encashment facilities nationwide. In an agreement signed today, an operational plan was

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Digital Banking Transactions Continue Surge In Philippines as Quarantine Enters Week 3

From the first three days of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), new enrolments in RCBC Online Banking continued to rise. The bank registered last Thursday, March 26, a new high of new enrolments in one day. The daily average of

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More Filipinos Turn to Digital Banking Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) logged a 259% increase on new sign-ups on its online banking service in the first three days of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Bank data show a daily average of 1,116 new

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Philippines’ Fintech Industry Group Drives Cashless Initiative Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Amidst the current contagion of potential pandemic proportions, the Philippines has reported a series of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last four days. Given the high risk of local transmission, the Fintech Alliance.ph has heightened its awareness campaign on the

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Dubai-Based RAKBANK, BDO and Ripple Teams up for Remittance to the Philippines

Dubai-based bank RAKBANK recently enhanced its current remittance footprint in the Philippines by partnering with BDO Unibank, a full-service universal bank in the Philippines. The Bank’s RAKMoneyTransfer (RMT) services will now enable customers to make instant, frictionless, and secure money

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Azimo and Ripple Teams Up for Cross Border Remittance to The Philippines

Azimo, a European based money transfer service, announced today that it has partnered with Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. Azimo has launched its first service using Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity solution (ODL) to send faster and cheaper cross-border

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TONIK Raises US$6 Million, Eyeing to Launch Digital Bank in Philippines by 2020

TONIK announced today that it closed a US$ 6 Million round of equity funding led by regional VC investors Insignia Ventures Partners and Credence partners. The funds raised will be used to launch its digital bank in the Philippines, targetting

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Philippines’ Central Bank Senior Official Questions Fintechs’ Ability to Boost Financial Inclusion

A Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official has raised the need to check on whether financial technology (fintech) firms can indeed boost financial inclusion in the Philippines, citing the large number of Filipinos who remain unbanked. In her speech during

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