Financial Inclusion

Redefining Finance for Good: COVID-19, a Catalyst for Inclusive Digital Finance

The current COVID-19 health crisis is unprecedented in its scope, impacting all countries and the world’s economy at large. In banking, COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to digital, pushing customers towards mobile banking and contactless payments. For financial institutions, COVID-19

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Improved Financial Inclusion Key to Philippines’ Economic Recovery

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno indicated that improving the financial inclusion landscape can aid in the recovery of the domestic economy from the pandemic. In a taped speech during the Pru Life UK Online Investment briefing, he

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Phillippines’ Digital Banking Framework to Trigger Wave of Innovation for the Unbanked

In the Philippines, the upcoming digital banking framework will trigger a wave of innovation and help address financial exclusion, experts said. During a recent webinar, experts representing CIMB Bank, RCBC, Finastra and Microsoft, discussed the forthcoming digital banking license, arguing

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BSP Pushes for Financial Inclusion With Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap

The Monetary Board has approved the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap 2020-2023. The roadmap charts BSP’s current initiatives and strategies in advancing an efficient, inclusive, safe and secure digital payments ecosystem. It has identified two key

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Fintech Alliance Collaborates With Philippine Statistics Authority to Roll Out PhilSys ID

The National ID system or the Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys ID) has launched virtually on October 9, 2020. FintechAlliance.ph is a financial inclusion partner of PhilSys ID. The organisation is a coalition of strategic players in the digital finance

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Home Credit Ties up With RCBC’s DiskarTech App to Disburse Cash Loans

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) DiskarTech has tied up with taps Home Credit to allow its users to have their cash loans disbursed straight into the former’s digital savings accounts. This interest-bearing basic deposit account earns a competitive 3.25% profit

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DiskarTech Deepens Financial Inclusion Strategy With Agri-Fishery Credit Programme

The Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) has partnered with the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) DiskarTech to make agri-fishery credit programmes more convenient and accessible for small farmers and fisherfolk (SFF) in the new normal. The

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Philippines’ Central Bank Senior Official Questions Fintechs’ Ability to Boost Financial Inclusion

A Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official has raised the need to check on whether financial technology (fintech) firms can indeed boost financial inclusion in the Philippines, citing the large number of Filipinos who remain unbanked. In her speech during

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Philippines’ RCBC Registers Over 500% Growth in its Inclusive Digital Finance Initiative

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation has achieved exponential growth for its mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) implementation generating 515% and 622% year-on-year growth on transaction volume, from US$ 6.5 million in 2018 to US$ 41 million, and on transaction count, from 111,000 to

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CIMB Philippines Partners with Singapore’s CredoLab to Further Drive Financial Inclusion

CIMB Bank Philippines has partnered with Singapore-based fintech CredoLab to extend financial products to underbanked customers in the Philippines, starting with personal loans. CIMB Bank Philippines uses CredoApp (CredoLab’s white-label mobile application) to instantly score applicants, including “thin-file” customers who

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