Posts From Fintech News Philippines

Mambu Says 33 Million Filipinos With Digital Wallets Remain Formally Unbanked

A recent study of 2,000 global consumers by Mambu, the market-leading banking and financial services platform, revealed that both banked and unbanked individuals feel underserved, with 56% of banked customers claiming that there are other services they should be able

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Netbank Partners Three Alternative Lenders to Expand Its Lending Operations

Philippines neobank Netbank has formed partnerships with 3 alternative lenders; Global Mobility Services (GMS), New Cross Credit Gate PH Inc. (Uploan) and Inclusive Financial Technologies, Inc. (Blend PH). This move will allow these lenders to expand their lending without needing

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RCBC’s ATM Go Rolls Out Cardless Withdrawal for Mobile POS Terminals

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) ATM Go has enabled cardless withdrawal for mobile point-of-sale terminals (mPOS) as part of its financial inclusion efforts. Aside from the regular ATM services that requires a card, ATM Go can now process cardless withdrawals

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Netbank Ties up With Indonesia’s Investree of Offer SME Loans to Filipinos

Banking as a service platform Netbank has partnered with Indonesian SME lender Investree to expand loan offerings to SMEs in the Philippines. Investree Philippines aims to address the largely underserved US$200+ billion MSME credit gap in the Philippines by connecting

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Wants To Offer Crypto Trading

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is awaiting a nod from regulators to start cryptocurrency trading, CNN has reported. PSE President and CEO Ramon Monzon believes that the bourse is ideal for crypto trading owing to its existing trading infrastructure and

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RCBC to Set Up Digital Bank Following US$ 90.5 Million Investment by Japan’s SMBC

The Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC), a Japanese multinational banking and financial services institution, announced that it is set to acquire a 4.99% stake in the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in a deal worth US$90.5 million (JPY 10 billion).

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PayMaya Raises $167m from PLDT, Tencent and IFC; Eyes Digital Banking License

Philippines digital and financial services firm Voyager Innovations announced that it raised US$167 million through its financial technology arm, PayMaya Philippines. This investment includes US$121 million in fresh funding and US$46 million from previously committed funds. Participating in the funding

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Neobank Netbank Joins the Mastercard Fintech Express to Become a Card Issuer

Netbank announced that it will join the Mastercard Fintech Express programme which gives it access to a vast range of the latter’s digital-first products and enabling it to issue debit and credit cards under its partners’ brands. Through the initiative,

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RCBC Rolls Out Open Banking Partnership With the Rural Bankers Association

The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has rolled out an enabling digitalisation initiative with a new partnership with the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) for the SynerFi Open Finance Network. This move comes days after the Bangko Sentral

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Philippines Central Bank Cracks Down on Entities Posing as Digital Banks

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued a circular to put a stop to any entities that are misrepresenting themselves as digital banks in their marketing activities. While BSP has only recently granted its first batch of licenses, several

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