Fintech News from the Philippines


MAS and Philippines Central Bank Commit to Promote Data Connectivity, Info Sharing

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have committed to work together to promote data connectivity in financial services in a joint statement. Both regulators recognise that the ability to aggregate, store, process, and transmit

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2019 saw a boom for the Philippines’ digital payments space, where e-money transactions jumped to 36% to reach PHP 760 billion in value, the strongest rise across all payments transaction types. E-money transactions growth surpassed credit card and debit card

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BPO Philippines – The Fintech Outsourcing Hub

If there’s one thing fintech companies can expect from the BPO industry in the Philippines, it’s the country’s talented workforce, which can perform the whole range of front- and backend-office support for financial services. After all, this island nation wasn’t

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Nearly 1.5M Underbanked Filipinos Onboarded With RCBC’s DiskarTech App

With over 2 million mobile app downloads in two months, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has pushed for digital adoption, recording more than 1.43 million new accounts onboarded digitally during the lockdown. An estimated 610,000 DiskarTech basic deposit account holders

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Insurtech Platform Igloo Lands Partnership With Union Bank and Akulaku for Micro-Insurance

Igloo, Singapore-headquartered insurtech firm, announced partnerships with Union Bank of the Philippines and Indonesia’s Akulaku to offer micro-insurance policies. Akulaku is one of Indonesia’s most well-funded fintech startups who is best known for their “buy now, pay later” service. Igloo

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Philippines’ RCBC and DTI To Enable Digital Payments For Micro-Businesses

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has partnered to create DiskarTech’s NegosyanTech programme to digitalise community-based microenterprises in every barangay nationwide through partnership and ecosystem building. More than 1.3 million sari-sari stores (a

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RCBC’s Diskartech Reaches 1 Million Downloads

DiskarTech, powered by Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), has reached one million downloads just 38 days from its market launch. It was also ranked second overall amongst mobile apps in the country by Google Play Store and Apple Store and

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Philippines Central Bank Joins Digital Currency Race

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippines’ central bank, has created a committee to look at the feasibility and policy implications of issuing its own digital currency, governor Benjamin E. Diokno said on July 29. “We have to first look

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RCBC’s Diskartech Tops Google Play’s Free Finance Apps, Surpassing Gcash and PayMaya

DiskarTech, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) virtual bank has claimed the top spot among free finance apps in Google Play for Android users in the first month since its launch. As for users of iOS devices, DiskarTech ranks second among

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