Philippines

Philippines Social Security to Digitise Payments Using E-Wallets and Bank Transfers

The Philippines Social Security System (SSS) has started paying funeral benefit claims through the banks and other alternative payment channels as the pension fund shifts its transactions online. Effective 22nd June 2020, funeral benefits will no longer be released through

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Philippines’ Department of Agriculture Enlists PayMaya for Loan Disbursement

The Department of Agriculture’s has announced the use of PayMaya, a mobile wallet under the purview of PLDT, to disburse loans for their Kapital Access for Young Agripreneurs (KAYA) financing program through the “KAYA” cash card. The initiative was formally

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Philippines’ Digital Bank tonik Announces Partnership With Mastercard

Fresh off raising their US$ 21 Million Series A round, tonik announced today a partnership with Mastercard, which will allow its users access to Mastercard’s global network. This will enable its users to make payments anywhere with any merchants who

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ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) Lands Partnership with Fintech Alliance.PH

Filipino fintech players can expect a boost from their regional counterparts as local trade association Fintech Alliance.ph inks a deal with the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN). The two parties yesterday agreed in a signed memorandum of understanding to promote

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FICO Survey: Filipinos Showing Greater Acceptance for Biometrics

FICO, a global analytics software firm, has released its Consumer Digital Banking Survey, which found a notable percentage of Filipinos are not taking the necessary precautions to protect their passwords and logins when banking online. The study found that only 53% are using

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Robocash Raises Pre-IPO Round for Philippines Digibank Despite Revoked Lending License

Robocash Group opened a US$5 million pre-IPO funding round to finance the launch of its digital bank in Philippines called Una Bank by September 2020. This move is in preparation for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Stock

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RCBC’s “Taglish SuperApp” DiskarTech to Target Millions of Unbanked Filipinos

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has launched what they described as the country’s first all-in-one “Taglish” inclusion super app, DiskarTech. Taglish refers to the Philippine language Tagalog infused with American English terms that has been widely used by Filipinos locally

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Philippines Launches Overseas Filipino Bank, a Government Owned Digital Bank

The national government, spearheaded by the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), announced this week the launched the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) as a digital-only bank that allows clients to complete bank transactions anytime

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UnionBank Extends Its Free Instapay Transfers

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) announced that it has extended its free Instapay transfers or instant transfers between accounts of participating central bank-supervised banks and non-bank e-money issuers in the Philippines until the end of the year. The bank

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UnionBank Rolls Out 11,000 Cash Out Options Nationwide

UnionBank recently rolled out more cash-out options for customers via 11,000 remittance counters across the Philippines, including in rural areas where most of the unbanked and underserved population are located. Recognizing that sending funds to families and relatives living in

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