Lending

Home Credit Philippines Expands Its Reach to Include More Sectors

Consumer finance company Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) announced that it has further expanded its services to several sectors to bring Filipinos closer to the lifestyle they want. Home Credit said that it will continue to find more opportunities to expand

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Atome Partners With Mastercard to Roll Out New BNPL Card for Filipinos

Buy Now, Pay Later firm Atome announced that it has partnered with Mastercard to roll out its Atome Card in the Philippines that can be used to pay online and in-store retailers. Consumers in the Philippines can register their interest for

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GCash Enables Users to Pay Their Bills via Its Micro-Lending Facility GCredit

Philippines’ mobile wallet GCash announced that its users will be able to pay their bills via its digital micro-lending facility GCredit. GCredit is only available for fully-verified users who have enough GScore, a trust score based on a GCash user’s

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PayMongo Ties up With Atome to Offer BNPL Acceptance to Filipino Merchants

Philippines’ online payment processing startup PayMongo has partnered with Atome Philippines to expand Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) acceptance among merchants in the country. In February this year, PayMongo had secured US$31 million in a Series B funding round to

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4 Ways Alternative Data Is Improving Fintech Companies in APAC

Various categories of fintech firms – Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), digital lending, payments and collections – are increasingly leveraging predictive models built using artificial intelligence and machine learning to support core business functions such as risk decisioning. According to

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Alternative Lenders Are on the Rise to Plug the Financing Gap for SMEs

In Singapore, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to secure sufficient financing from traditional lenders, with most still largely relying on their personal networks to support their business, findings from a new study by cloud banking startup Mambu show.

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GCash Surpasses PHP 2.5 Billion in Loan Disbursements Within 10 Months

Philippines’ mobile wallet GCash has disbursed more than PHP 2.5 billion in cash loans in just 10 months since the launch of GLoan. According to GCash, this reflects the significant demand for affordable and fair lending rates among Filipinos. Offering

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SME Lending in APAC Is the Major Opportunity for Banking-as-a-Service

Opportunities are endless with Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), and nowhere is this more true than in Asia Pacific (APAC). Banks in the region, particularly in hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong, have embraced and become leaders in open banking, automated services, ever-improving

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Grab Philippines Rolls Out Business Loan Offering for Its Merchants

Grab, through its SEC-licensed lending arm known as Grab Financial Services Philippines, announced that it has launched its new loan service programme for its merchant partners known as Quick Cash. With Quick Cash’s fast disbursal and easy application process, merchants

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Philippines’ BNPL Firm BillEase Secures US$20 Million Debt Facility From Lendable

Philippines’ Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform BillEase announced that it has secured a US$20 million debt facility from Lendable, an emerging market credit provider. This adds to the recent US$11 million Series B equity that it had raised from

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