Tag "Philippines"

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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A Look at South East Asia’s Thriving Fintech Cities

A historically unbanked region, South East Asia’s fintech cities surge in growth have been fueled by the region’s young and digitally-savvy population, high mobile penetration and growing middle class. From small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for financing, to young, active

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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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Philippines Introduces New Laws, Initiatives To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The Philippines government is pushing for innovation and entrepreneurship, introducing new regulations and programs to support young companies, and leading numerous projects to bring convenient e-government public services to the masses. The Philippines Innovation Act The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte,

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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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There Are 41 Crypto Businesses Licensed in Philippines Right Now

Philippines has been taking active steps recently to reform its regulation in efforts to position itself a crypto friendly regime . The country’s central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), released its rules for domestic exchange in February 2017, seeking

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Fintech Set to Enter a New Phase in the Philippines

Strong fundamentals, a supportive regulator and a comprehensive cell phone coverage, are some of favorable attributes of the Philippine market set to drive the digital transformation of the country’s financial sector, according to a report released earlier this month by

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The Philippines Fintech Report 2018

  Note: We’ve update this report, the 2020 edition of the Fintech Report can be found here With a population of over 100 million, just 31% of adults having a bank account, and a mobile penetration of 58%, the Philippines

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PH Fintech Acudeen Taps Blockchain Frenzy With New Platform And Crypto Token

Acudeen Technologies, a Filipino startup offering an online technology platform that connects small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to financial institutions through invoice discounting, is conducting a token sale to raise up to US$35 million. The company’s initial coin offering (ICO)

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