BSP Reports Record Highs From Overseas Remittances in the Philippines

In December 2023, personal remittances from overseas Filipinos achieved a record high in the Philippines, reaching US$3.6 billion, an increase of 3.9% from the US$3.5 billion reported in December 2022. This growth, as detailed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Read More and Circle to Drive Awareness of USDC-Denominated Remittances, a Philippines-based cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet provider, has partnered with Circle Internet Financial (Circle), a global fintech firm and issuer of USDC. The partnership aims to drive awareness of USDC-denominated remittances as a secure, low-cost and near-instant solution

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Remittance Continues to Play Major Role in Filipino Economy as It Hits Record Highs

Remittances play a critical role in the Filipino economy and have significant social and economic impacts on the country: they help alleviate poverty, are a driving force behind the country’s economy, and help expand the financial sector and promote financial

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Wise Users Can Now Send Up to PHP 9 Million to the Philippines

Online money transfer service Wise announced that its users can now send up to PHP 9 million (approximately US$161,000) to the Philippines. This is almost 18 times more than what they could send previously. Users can send PHP to any individual

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Pouch Partners Strike for Remittance From the U.S. to the Philippines

Filipino startup Pouch has partnered with Strike, a digital payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, for fast, secure, and low-cost remittance payments from the U.S. to the Philippines. Pouch is a lightning service provider which facilitates connectivity to the

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Gcash Partners Roxe to Provide Affordable Blockchain-Based Cross Border Payments

Blockchain infrastructure company Roxe announced that it has partnered with G-Xchange’s GCash to enable affordable cross-border payments. The partnership connects GCash to Roxe’s blockchain-based payment network, where users from around the world can send funds to GCash’s customers. Roxe says

Read More and OK Remit to Enable Low-Cost Remittances From Japan to the Philippines, a Philippines’ digital wallet provider and crypto exchange platform, and Asian Net, a money transfer company in Japan operating under the brand name of OK Remit, have jointly launched the On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service on RippleNet to enable instant,

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MoneyGram Launches Global Crypto-To-Cash Service in the Philippines

MoneyGram has partnered the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) with to initiate the roll out of  its crypto-to-cash service that is now available in key remittance markets, including the Philippines, Canada, the U.S., and Kenya for the first wave of users.

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PERA HUB Join Forces With Brankas to Launch Digital Remittance Platform

Philippines’ financial services center PERA HUB has joined forces with Brankas, an Indonesian open API technology provider, to launch a digital remittance platform, PERA HUB Conex. The platform serves foreign and local remittance companies, fintech partners, banks, e-wallets, brick-and-mortar retailers,

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UnionBank Offers in-App Western Union Remittance Service in Real-Time

Union Bank of the Philippines teams up with Western Union and its agent in the Philippines PERA HUB for a seamless and reliable way to receive remittances in real time through the bank’s app. Western Union has more than 550,000

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