Philippines

Stripe and PayPal’s Co Founder Backs PH-Based PayMongo’s US$2.3 Million Seed Round

Philippines’ fintech startup PayMongo recently announced that it has raised US$ 2.3 Million in its seed round. PayMongo’s investments round sees participation from an impressive list of investors including Stripe, PayPal’s co-founder Peter Thiel, Tinder’s co-founder Justin Mateen, Y Combinator,

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7500+ Industry Experts Gather to Transform the Future of Fintech and Retail in Philippines

On 25 & 26 September at SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City, Seamless Philippines 2019 will open its doors, bringing together the entire Philippines’ commerce & finance ecosystem to innovate, transform and disrupt. On the morning of 25 September, Guest-of-Honour,

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Philippines’ Regulators Voice Support for Industry Driven TechnoEthics for Digital Lending

Members of FinTechAlliance.ph, an organization of fintech and digital firms have agreed to institutionalize an industry-wide code of ethics and adopt a code of conduct among its Alliance member-companies for responsible online lending. This comes after three online lenders were

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Lazada Philippines Teams up with AsiaKredit to Offer Shoppers Installment Plans

Asia Kredit announced today a partnership with Lazada Philippines which will enable Lazada shoppers to purchase and apply for monthly payment installments on the Lazada Platform through AsiaKredit’s eShopaLoan. Filipino consumers will now have the option of paying for purchases

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Nearly 300 Arrested in Philippines for Alleged Crypto Investment Scam

227 Chinese nationals were arrested in Pasig City, Philippines, on suspicion of running a crypto investment scam targetting would be investor back in China. This was according to local media, The Inquirer. The 227 Chinese nationals all had Cagayan Economic

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Philippines To Launch Standardised QR Code For Payments Soon

The Philippines is anticipated to launch a standardised QR code for payments by September, according to a report by Philstar. The plan to standardise QR payments in Philippines was first announced by the late BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr

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Philippines’ Fintech Industry Calls for ASEAN Wide Standardised QR

The ASEAN must standardize quick-response (QR) codes for digital payments platforms to facilitate and simplify regional trade. Lito Villanueva, Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) and chairman of FinTech Alliance.ph, said that the immediate standardization

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State-Owned Overseas Filipino Bank to Become a Fully Digital Bank by 2020

The Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank), a state-owned bank and a subsidiary of Land Bank of the Philippines, is planning to become a fully branchless, digital lender by mid-2020. Currently pending approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the country’s

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Malaysian Bank Secures 500k Customers in 6 Months Thanks to Partnership with Gcash

CIMB Bank Philippines announced that it has garnered 500,000 customers, approximately six months after opening its doors for business in the Philippines. The milestone was reached anchored on a strong proposition of co-creation and partnership between CIMB Bank and GCash,

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Philippines Introduces New Laws, Initiatives To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The Philippines government is pushing for innovation and entrepreneurship, introducing new regulations and programs to support young companies, and leading numerous projects to bring convenient e-government public services to the masses. The Philippines Innovation Act The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte,

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