Virtual Banking

PayMaya Rebrands as Maya and Launches Its Digital Bank

Philippines digital wallet PayMaya announced that it has now rebranded as Maya and officially launched its digital bank touted as “Maya Bank”. In September 2021, PayMaya was granted the sixth digital bank license by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

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PayMaya’s Parent Company Voyager Raises US$210 Million, Vaulting It to Unicorn Status

Voyager Innovations, the company behind the Philippines digital wallet PayMaya and neobank Maya Bank, has raised US$210 million in new funds, vaulting it to unicorn status with a valuation of approximately US$1.4 billion. The round was led by Voyager’s first

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Philippines’ UNO Digital Bank Plans to Issue Debit Cards Powered by Mastercard

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas-licensed UNO Digital Bank announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to issue virtual and physical debit cards in the country. The virtual cards will make it easy for customers to transact online, and the physical card

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Tonik Appoints Former Google, Meta Director as Its Chief People Officer

Philippines’ digital bank Tonik announced today the appointment of Manoj Varghese as its Chief People Officer to spearhead its growth and cultural integration. Manoj was formerly Google’s HR Director for Japan and Asia Pacific (JAPAC) as well as Director of

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Fintech Takes Lion’s Share of Philippines Tech Funding for Second Consecutive Year

The Philippines’ fintech industry is blossoming on the back of surging funding activity, a conducive regulatory environment, and rapid adoption of digital financial services, a new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Foxmont Capital Partners shows. In 2021,

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Tonik Aims to Roll Out BNPL and Crypto Products in the Next Year

Philippines’ neobank Tonik marks its first year of operations in the country after securing a digital bank license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in June last year. Since its public launch, Tonik recorded PHP 1 billion (US$ 20

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Tonik Pulls in US$131 Million From Series B Fundraise Led by Mizuho Bank

Philippines’ digital bank Tonik announced that it closed a US$131 million Series B equity funding round led by Japan’s Mizuho Bank which has been active in the country since 1981. Other significant new investors in the round included Prosus Ventures

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RCBC’s DiskarTech App Recorded 5-Digit Growth in Transactions Last Year

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has witnessed a five-digit growth in both transaction volume and value through its digital platforms as of 2021. The bank’s financial inclusion app DiskarTech has reached over five million downloads in less than two years

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Tonik Taps Google Cloud to Build its Digital Bank

Philippines’ neobank Tonik announced that it is has built on Google Cloud’s advanced platform to deliver its financial services in just 10 months. The bank had leveraged Google Cloud’s expertise in scalable infrastructure, application programming interface (API) management, machine learning (ML)

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Tonik Surpassed US$100 Million in Consumer Deposits in Less Than a Year

Philippines’ digital bank Tonik announced that it has surpassed PHP 5 billion (US$100 million) in consumer deposits 8 months after its launch of commercial operations. Tonik had previously secured PHP 1 billion (US$20 million) in consumer deposits within a month

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