Fintech News from the Philippines

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Skype Co-Founder Bags US$ 20 Million to Push Fintech Lending in the Philippines

Oriente, the technology and data science company creating opportunity through financial access for Southeast Asia, announced today that it has secured a US$20 million debt funding facility from Silverhorn Group, a leading Hong Kong-based multi-asset investment firm. The facility, which

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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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Philippine Fintech Festival to Showcase Philippines as Asia’s Next Fintech Hotbed

The Philippines is all set to cement its role as the next hotbed for fintech and tech innovation with all the necessary ingredients to tech up already present in the Southeast Asian country. A solid financial and business ecosystem with

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CIMB Picks Jumio’s Digital Onboarding Solution for its Digital-Only Bank in Philippines

CIMB’s digital-only banking arm in the Philippines and Jumio announced today the bank has picked the end-to-end identity verification provider to power its digital onboarding. According to their press statement, CIMB Bank PH’s mobile app integrates Jumio’s AI-driven identity verification

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RCBC’s New Digital Bank to Focus on Philippines’ Underserved Markets

The Board of Directors of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) has approved the creation of cloud-based digital bank with a rural bank license as disclosed with the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Once regulatory approvals are secured, RCBC’s virtual

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Top 16 Fintech Events in the Philippines to Attend in 2020

With a population of over 100 million people and rising Internet and mobile penetration rates, the Philippines is poised to see its fintech industry boom. The sector has witnessed significant growth over the past couple of years on the back

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Philippine Banks ATM Fees Compared

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Banco de Oro (BDO), Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Metrobank and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) and UnionBank of the Philippines are the six banks in the Philippines charging the lowest ATM fees, while

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