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Philippines’ Fintech Industry Group Drives Cashless Initiative Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Amidst the current contagion of potential pandemic proportions, the Philippines has reported a series of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last four days. Given the high risk of local transmission, the Fintech Alliance.ph has heightened its awareness campaign on the

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RCBC Adopts Philippines’ National QR Code Standard For Interoperable Payment System

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) announced that it has adopted the national QR (quick-response) code standard that would simplify and facilitate interoperable payment transactions. “This is another milestone in further promoting the government’s National Retail Payment System in accelerating interoperability

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Digital Wallet Corporation Enters Philippines with Fintech Acquisition

Digital Wallet Corporation (DWC) today announced its entry to the Philippines through the acquisition of a licensed remittance and foreign exchange company, Speed Money Transfer Philippines, Inc. (SMTP) with operations in the Philippines and Australia. With this acquisition, SMTP is

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Phillippines’ Central Bank Sets June 2020 Deadline for Industry to Adopt QR Standard

In line with its thrust of ensuring the efficiency of payment systems in support of inclusive economic development, the Monetary Board has approved a policy requiring the adoption of a National Quick Response (QR) Code Standard for payments. The QR

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Philippines To Launch Standardised QR Code For Payments Soon

The Philippines is anticipated to launch a standardised QR code for payments by September, according to a report by Philstar. The plan to standardise QR payments in Philippines was first announced by the late BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr

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Philippines’ Fintech Industry Calls for ASEAN Wide Standardised QR

The ASEAN must standardize quick-response (QR) codes for digital payments platforms to facilitate and simplify regional trade. Lito Villanueva, Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) and chairman of FinTech Alliance.ph, said that the immediate standardization

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E-Wallet Use Overtakes Credit Cards in Philippines, According to Central Bank

Philippines’ central bank reported that e-wallet penetration is growing faster in the Philippines and has surpassed credit card numbers. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released this information in a financial inclusion dashboard, which states that e-money accounts rose by 22%

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University of the Philippines Will Launch NFC-Powered ID Cards That Double as a Cashless Payment Card

Soon, students and employees in the University of the Philippines (UP) will say goodbye to the typical barcoded ID cards and instead be given ID cards with radio frequency identification (RFID)/near-field communication (NFC) capabilities. The University has signed a memorandum

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Mobile Wallet GCash Leads in Filipino Market

With more than 5 million downloads from Google Play, GCash is not only one of the Philippines most popular mobile banking apps, it is also one of the cheapest banking services providers, requiring no minimum maintaining balance compared to other

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New Partnership Enables Filipinos to Get Salaries in Their Gcash Wallet

Singapore-based payroll services provider Excelity Global has partnered with Philippine mobile money wallet GCash to allow disbursement of salaries and reimbursements in an employee’s GCash account. This feature is directly integrated with Excelity’s payroll clients through the GCash App and

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