Posts From Fintech News Philippines

Digital PERA Contributors Triple as More Filipinos Set Aside Funds for Retirement

The number of Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) contributors almost tripled two years after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) launched the Digital PERA in September 2020. The Digital PERA is an online one-stop shop where investors can open

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Alibaba Cloud Will Host Its First Cloud Day in the Philippines in October

Alibaba Cloud is hosting the Alibaba Cloud Summit Philippines 2022 on October 19th at the Grand Hyatt Manila, as it continues to provide customers with better services and greater value to accelerate business growth and digital transformation following the success

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Ayala’s BPI and Gokongwei-Led Robinsons Bank to Complete Merger by 2023

The Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has inked a deal for a merger with the Gokongwei-led Robinsons Bank Corporation (RBC). According to CNN Philippines, both entities are aiming to finalise the merger before the end of 2023 as

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Migrating to a Cloud-Native Core Helps Banks Reduce Core Spend by 76% Over 5 Years

Across the globe, financial institutions are under increasing pressure to remain competitive in a rapidly changing financial services landscape. Challenger banks and fintechs are leveraging modern technology stacks and agile operating models to innovate at speed and build modern, customer-centric

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BSP Lays Out Prudential Requirements for Philippines’ Digital Banks

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved the second set of guidelines for digital banks following the release of the digital bank framework in December 2020. The approved guidelines set out the BSP’s supervisory expectations with regard to corporate

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GCash Disbursed PHP 40 Billion in Loans to More Than 1 Million Users

Philippines’ mobile wallet GCash announced that it has disbursed more than PHP 40 billion worth of loans as it expanded to more relevant lending products. Taking into account its lending offerings GCredit, GLoan and GGives, GCash has logged one million

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I-Remit Taps Ripple’s Liquidity Solution for Same-Day Settlements Globally

I-Remit, a non-bank remittance service provider in the Philippines, will leverage Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) solution to improve its cross-border treasury flows. As a partner of Ripple since 2018, I-Remit is an early adopter of ODL and has been using

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GCash to Launch In-App Stock Trading Service Next Year

Mobile wallet GCash has partnered with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and brokerage AB Capital Securities to launch its in-app stock trading feature GStocks. GCash aims to roll out the feature by year-end to select users followed by a nationwide

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PESONet, InstaPay Transactions Surpassed PHP 5.37 Trillion in July This Year

The combined value of PESONet and InstaPay transactions went beyond PHP 5.37 trillion during the first seven months of 2022, a 43 percent increase from the values recorded during the same period last year. PESONet and InstaPay also recorded more

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Data Enrichment Key to Enhancing Accuracy of AI Models in Fintech

Data enrichment, the process of enhancing internal data with relevant, contextual data obtained from external sources, is critical for financial services companies looking to get the most out of their investments in artificial intelligence (AI), allowing them to build more

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