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UnionBank and OCBC Pilots Blockchain Based Remittance from Singapore to the Philippines

UnionBank of the Philippines recently became the first Philippine bank to successfully pilot blockchain-based remittance from Singapore to the Philippines. This was done in partnership with OCBC Bank, Singapore, using the Adhara liquidity management and international payments platform. Amid a

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UnionBank to Launch a Blockhain Powered SME Financing Platform with OneConnect

OneConnect announced today, their partnership with Union Bank’s wholly-owned fintech subsidiary UBX to build what they claim to be the country’s first blockchain enabled platform geared towards meeting the banking needs of MSMEs in the Philippines. According to their press

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UnionBank Eyes Investing US$9.6 Million Every Year in Fintech

Philippines’ UnionBank has expressed their intention to invest around $US 9.6 Million into incubating or buying technology ventures where financial services could be wired into, and they’ll be refreshing the fund every year, according to Inquirer.net, UnionBank is among Philippines’

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UnionBank Sets Up Bitcoin ATM in Manila

Bitcoin machines are on the rise worldwide. Currently, these devices are in 76 countries and now the Philippines have been added to the list. In the capital Manila, the first Bitcoin ATM was set up by UnionBank and Philippine’s central

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UnionBank-IBM Blockchain Venture Seen to Revolutionize Trade Finance in Philippines

UnionBank of the Philippines has set its eyes on revolutionising the supply chain finance in the Philippines through its tie-up with tech giant IBM. IBM Philippines chief technologist Lope Doromal Jr disclosed that UnionBank and IBM are working on a

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What are Stablecoins and Why Is it Growing in Asia?

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize price volatility, it is often praised for offering the advantages of cryptocurrencies, including transparency, efficiency and low transaction fees, while overcoming the wild price swings inherent to the likes of bitcoin and ether. Proponents

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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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China’s Insurance Giant, Ping An Considering Digital Banking License in Singapore

Ping An’s fintech unit OneConnect, is considering to apply to Singapore digital banking license, according to a recent Bloomberg report. The insurtech giant was ranked by Forbes as the largest insurer in 2018 valued at US$ 217 billion, Its fintech

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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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Mobile Wallet GCash Leads in Filipino Market

With more than 5 million downloads from Google Play, GCash is not only one of the Philippines most popular mobile banking apps, it is also one of the cheapest banking services providers, requiring no minimum maintaining balance compared to other

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