Posts From Rebecca Oi

Understanding Cryptocurrency Regulations in the Philippines

The Philippines has become a hotbed for cryptocurrency adoption due to its tech-savvy population and growing internet penetration. In recent years, cryptocurrencies have grown significantly, with more people using digital currencies for various purposes, including remittances, investments, and online transactions. 

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Philippines, Japan Launch Credit Risk Model for SMEs’ Creditworthiness

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have teamed up to launch the Credit Risk Database (CRD) Scoring Model, aimed at improving the creditworthiness assessment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines.

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Financial Inclusion in the Philippines: The Synergy of Fintech and Rural Banks

In the Philippines, financial inclusion remains a pressing issue, particularly in rural areas where access to financial services is limited. This lack of access can perpetuate a cycle of poverty that is difficult to overcome.  The traditional rural banking sector

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Insurtech in the Philippines: Could It Be The Answer To Agricultural Woes?

Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for rural Filipino families and is considered the backbone of the Philippine economy. According to the latest Census of Agriculture of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Philippines has 5.56 million farms/holdings covering 7.19 million

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The Philippines Has a Pressing Tech Talent Shortage: Report Shows

According to the latest report from Gobi-Core, the Philippines’ tech ecosystem continues to be one of the most resilient in Southeast Asia. However, despite this impressive growth, the Philippines still faces a significant challenge: a need for more tech talent. The burgeoning

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The Philippines Is Poised to Become Number One Global Blockchain Hub

The Philippines has the potential to become the number one blockchain hub, according to the newly formed Blockchain Council of the Philippines. The archipelago is home to several blockchain startups and amongst the highest internet and NFT penetration rate of a digital

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Philippines: Web3 Is Where the Future’s at for Filipinos

Many are familiar with the term Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), but how about the Metaverse Filipino Workers (MFW)? Instead of going outside the country, they work in the metaverse without having to leave their homes. That’s where the Philippines is

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Isabel Ridad Appointed Acting CEO at Troubled Fintech PayMongo

Isabel Ridad, the current Chief Operating Officer (COO) of fintech firm PayMongo, has been appointed as the acting CEO following the resignation of Francis Plaza, the company’s founder. Ridad joined in early 2021 as Chief of Staff and has worked

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Filipinos Embrace Insurtech at Home and Abroad

Did you know that only 3 % of the Philippines’ 113 million population have insurance? That’s a vast potential that is attracting more attention when coupled with their changing attitude to insurance thanks to digitalisation. This includes a better understanding

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Philippines Fintech Requires Robust Cybersecurity to Fight Off Bad Actors

Concerns and awareness about cybersecurity have been at the forefront as the Philippines increase digital payment services and move towards a cashless society. The parallel relationship between usage and scam has been evident in the age of fintech, and the

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