Philippines

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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RCBC Named Best Digital Bank in Philippines

The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) was recognized yesterday as the “Best Digital Bank in the Philippines” by a Hong Kong-based institutional investment magazine. This year’s edition of the Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Best FI Awards deliberated on the performance

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Philippines’ Digital-Only Bank Tonik Raises $21M Series A Led by Sequoia India and Point72

Tonik Financial Pte Ltd (“tonik”) announced today that it closed a $21M round of Series A equity funding. The round was led by blue-chip VC investors Sequoia India and Point72 Ventures, with a significant participation from previous VC investors Insignia

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Bill Taxing Digital Economy in Philippines to Kill “Infant” Industry, Says Fintech Sector Group

Fintech Alliance.ph, a coalition of fintech and digital companies, has tagged a proposed bill in the House of Representatives to tax electronic transactions as an “abortifacient” to the digital transformation of the country. “We fully understand that taxation is the

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RCBC Sees 1000% Increase in Growth for Cardless ATM Withdrawal Service

More than 1,000-percent increase in the growth was recorded in May in transaction value coursed through Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) cardless ATM withdrawal service, as the bank sustains its exponential growth across key digital metrics at the close of

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Grab Launches a Fully Digital GrabPay Card in Philippines

Grab announced today the launch of the GrabPay Card in the Philippines, a fully digital prepaid card powered by Mastercard that extends GrabPay’s reach globally with unparalleled card security, hassle-free online payments and expanded rewards ecosystem to bring the convenience

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