Posts From Fintech News Philippines

State-Owned OFBank Clinches Philippines’ First Digital Banking License

Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), has digital only bank to secure a license under Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s newly revised digital banking framework. OFBank was issued a digital

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BSP Highlights Role of Digital Banks as Key Financial Inclusion Enabler

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) considers the digital banking framework as a key building block in promoting financial inclusion. The framework aims to enable a regulatory environment that fosters responsible innovation, promotes cyber resilience, and expand the digitalisation of

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CIMB Philippines to Power GCash’s Digital Micro-Lending Facility, GCredit

Mobile money wallet GCash is transitioning from a micro-lending innovation to being a full digital lending facility through the GCredit feature that is supported by CIMB Philippines. CIMB Philippines will now officially power GCredit, as the bank employs its credit

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UnionBank to Enable Digital Payments for the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SC)  signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) for the bank to develop an ePayment solution for the Judiciary. The Judiciary ePayment Solution will involve an application designed to

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Neobank Tonik Officially Kicks off in the Philippines

Southeast Asian digital-only bank Tonik has launched as the first neobank in the Philippines. Tonik is supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) while its deposits are insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). Tonik’s cloud-based solution is

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Philippines and UK Inked MoU for Fintech and Green Finance Cooperation

Several Philippines agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the British Embassy of Manila for the country’s participation in UK’s Prosperity Fund for the ASEAN Economic Reform Programme and ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme. The MOU formalises the

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Fintech Alliance.ph Urges the Public to Be on High Alert Due to Rising Cybercrimes

Members of Fintech Alliance.ph issued a joint statement strongly urging the public, industry stakeholders, and the government to join hands in fighting against fraudulent and criminal financial transactions online. With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the digital shift in financial transactions

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JazzyPay and UnionBank Rolls Out Cashless Payment Solutions for SMEs

Online payment gateway JazzyPay has teamed up with Union Bank of the Philippines to provide cashless payment solutions for SMEs and local businesses. With the partnership, JazzyPay customers can now settle payments using their UnionBank accounts. In turn, UnionBank online

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FICO Survey Reveals Filipinos’ Rising Preference for Digital Banking Channels

A recent survey by global analytics software firm FICO has revealed that 56 percent of Filipino consumers prefer to use digital channels to engage with their bank during financial hardship. The poll was conducted in December 2020, during the height

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Experian Teams up With FinScore for Alternative Data Scoring in the Philippines

Experian, a consumer financial data service provider, has partnered with FinScore, an alternative credit scoring provider, to help financial institutions reduce high default rates and prevent fraudulent activity, whilst simultaneously bridging the financial inclusion gap for unbanked individuals in the

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