Tagged: Philippines

Philippines based RCBC Reports Dramatic Surge in Digital Payments Volume following COVID Outbreak

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has revealed that it has seen dramatic growth in its digital payments volume during the last year. The value of InstaPay and PESONet money transfers of RCBC Online and its mobile banking app surged 293% when compared to volumes reported… Read More

Digital Onboarding: Over 800,000 Consumers in the Philippines have Registered with Online ID System, PhilSys

Over 800,000 residents in the Philippines have reportedly signed up with the nation’s Identification System (PhilSys) through digital or online registration. This, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). As reported by Fintech News Philippines, the nation’s government has been asking locals to… Read More

Digital Onboarding Introduced by Land Bank of the Philippines, Clients May Open Savings Accounts Online without Visiting a Bank Branch

The Land Bank of the Philippines has introduced its digital onboarding platform for its clients so they can easily open up a savings account without being required to visit a physical bank location. The State-managed banking institution unveiled its digital onboarding system, called DOBS Mobile,… Read More

Australian BNPL Firm Zip Receives Strategic Investment in TendoPay, a Pay Over Time Fintech in the Philippines

Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Zip Co has reportedly decided to expand its global operations. Zip has received a strategic investment in TendoPay, a BNPL service provider operating in the Philippines. This latest investment marks Zip’s initial steps into Southeast Asia, which… Read More

Philippines based Mobile Wallet PayMaya Becomes First Fintech to Use QR Ph for Transactions

PayMaya, a mobile wallet that’s operating under the purview of PLDT, has reportedly become the first Fintech firm to start using QR Ph for merchants. QR Ph was introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank, with assistance from BancNet and… Read More

Philippines based Digital Bank Tonik Reports $20M+ in Deposits in Less than A Month After Launch, Announces Partnership with PESONet

Earlier this week, Philippines based digital bank Tonik partnered with PESONet in order to support safe and secure digital fund transfers to its account from other banking service providers. Tonik clients now have the option to send money from a PESONet participating bank directly to… Read More

UK’s Lendable Provides $15M Secured Loan to Uploan, a Philippines based Salary linked Financial Services Provider

Philippines-based Uploan, an established provider of salary-linked financial services, has reportedly acquired a senior secured loan of $15 million from UK’s Lendable, a provider of debt to Fintech firms in emerging or developing markets. The long-term facility should help Uploan with expanding its existing loan… Read More

Digital Banking: Philippines based OFBank Acquires the Country’s First Virtual Bank License

Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), has managed to acquire an operational license following the introduction of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) updated virtual banking guidelines. OFBank was reportedly provided a digital banking… Read More

Digital Banking: Reserve Bank in the Philippines Is working on Virtual Bank Framework to Enable Greater Financial Inclusion

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, is reportedly looking into adopting a virtual banking framework so that it may be leveraged to enable greater financial inclusion. The new digital banking guidelines are being developed to support a regulatory environment… Read More

Asian Digital Banking Challenger Tonik Launches Very First Neobank in the Philippines, Offering Competitive Deposit Rates

Southeast Asia-based all-digital banking challenger Tonik has officially launched the first neobank in the Philippines. Tonik is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank. Tonik’s deposits will reportedly be insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). The digital banking… Read More

O-City Provides Payments Tech in Partnership with Land Bank of the Philippines

BPC Technology’s payment division, O-City, is partnering with the Philippines’ Land Bank of the Philippines to pilot the country’s digital payments in Public Utility Vehicles such as buses and jeepneys. O-CITY is expected to ensure urban transit systems are interoperable and travelers can pay seamlessly… Read More

Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission Introduces Digital Payments Portal for Securely Paying Registration Fees

The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced its online payment system for firms so they can easily pay their registration fees. The new SEC Payment Portal is a web-based system that can accept payment for registrations, transaction fees, and penalties by simply using… Read More

PDAX Debacle: Modulus CEO Says Crypto Exchange Collapse is Just the Beginning

PDAX, a licensed crypto exchange operating in the Philippines, suffered an outage earlier this month. There have been multiple reports that traders were able to purchase Bitcoin at a steep discount during a time when BTC was trading at new all-time highs. A statement from… Read More

Philippines based Moneybees, an OTC Cryptocurrency Service, Launches New Outlets to Support Local Bitcoin, Ethereum Transactions

Moneybees, which claims to be the very first over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency service in the Philippines, has announced that it’s launching three new outlets this month. The outlets are being opened to accommodate the growing demand for OTC transactions among Filipino cryptocurrency traders and investors, according… Read More

Multinational Digital Banking Group Tyme Secures $100M in Capital via Series B Round

Tyme, a multinational digital banking group based in Singapore, has reportedly secured $110 million in capital through a Series B funding round. Tyme is focused on bringing foreign investments into South Africa. TymeBank aims to establish the foundation for its business expansion across ASEAN region,… Read More

Philippines Reserve Bank Updates Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currency Exchanges as Crypto Industry Continues to Expand

The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has reportedly reviewed and approved the applicable guidelines for virtual asset service providers (VASP) and other entities that facilitate financial services by using VASPs (also referred to as cryptocurrencies). The new guidelines have updated the… Read More

Fintech Finastra Partners Indian Multinational Firm HCL Technologies to Offer Treasury Management Services

Finastra, a financial services software and Cloud-enabled solutions provider, has confirmed that it will be teaming up with HCL Technologies, an India-based multinational tech firm, in order to offer treasury management technology via the Cloud to smaller banks based in Europe, North America, India, and… Read More

Fintech Funding: 13 $100 Million+ Mega-Rounds worth $2.7 Billion (in total) Completed by Fintechs so far in 2021

This month (January 2021) has already been huge in terms of Fintech fundraising, with notably 13 mega-rounds valued at $100 million (or more) having been completed to start off the new year. These companies have acquired approximately $2.746 billion in capital. This figure does not… Read More

Digital Banking Solution Provider CIMB Launches New Platform for Asian SMEs to Streamline Operations

CIMB Bank Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad have introduced CIMB CNY Go Digital for SMEs. This new product should help Asian businesses that are still facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including those companies that are struggling to offer certain services because of… Read More

Digital and Mobile-First CIMB Bank in the Philippines Reports 800% Increase in Customer Deposits, 3 Million+ Users

CIMB Bank Philippines, which aims to transform the Filipino banking experience with its all-digital, mobile-first bank, “offering 24/7 safe and secure banking, bank account opening in just 10 minutes through smartphones,” is reporting that it has managed to double its deposit customer base. Launched in… Read More

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