Philippines

Philippines Cracks Down on Online Lenders

Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission issued a statement prohibiting another batch of 13 online lending operators from further engaging in lending activities. The regulator issued an immediate cease and desist to the owners and operators from promoting and facilitating unauthorised

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Phillippines’ Central Bank Sets June 2020 Deadline for Industry to Adopt QR Standard

In line with its thrust of ensuring the efficiency of payment systems in support of inclusive economic development, the Monetary Board has approved a policy requiring the adoption of a National Quick Response (QR) Code Standard for payments. The QR

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CIMB Philippines Partners with Singapore’s CredoLab to Further Drive Financial Inclusion

CIMB Bank Philippines has partnered with Singapore-based fintech CredoLab to extend financial products to underbanked customers in the Philippines, starting with personal loans. CIMB Bank Philippines uses CredoApp (CredoLab’s white-label mobile application) to instantly score applicants, including “thin-file” customers who

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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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