Monday, July 4, 2022
Tetrix Network Pitaka

Decentralized crypto wallet for Filipinos ‘Pitaka’ is now live

Tetrix Network, the Filipino-made interconnected ecosystem that simplifies blockchains, announced the launch of its new and improved Pitaka. This new crypto wallet offers a fully decentralized, non-custodial, fast, and safe digital asset...

Nearly 1 in 3 “seniors” in SEA gets anxious when paying online

Kaspersky recently issued a new study in Southeast Asia (SEA) revealing that senior citizens are more worried about online transactions than the younger generation.  While digital payment appeared to be the top...

Ransomware payments boom in 2021 as Dark Web leaks rose, says report

Palo Alto Networks (PANW) released new research from threat researchers Unit 42 showing ransomware payments booming last year as cybercriminals relied on Dark Web "leak sites" to pressure victims to pay up by...
SMBs e-payments

Over half of SEA users want SMBs to go for e-payments, says study

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Kaspersky's latest study discovered that more than half of e-finance users in Southeast Asia (SEA) believe that small and medium businesses (SMBs) should start using e-payments for financial transactions.  From 1,618 people...

UNO Digital Bank to have its own Mastercard Debit card

UNO Digital Bank and Mastercard announced their partnership for the former to have its own digital and physical Debit Mastercard cards in the country. These Mastercard debit cards allow customers to pay...
First Shoshin Bixie

First Shoshin, Bixie partner to deliver e-platform solutions and financial empowerment for Filipino women

First Shoshin Solutions Inc. (FSSI), founded by ex-congresswoman Sally Ponce-Enrile, recently partnered with Bixie, Asia's leading female finance platform, to empower Filipino women to become financially independent. Bixie provides an AI-powered finance...

Kaspersky: 72% in SEA encountered at least one cyberthreat vs e-payment platforms

Kaspersky released new research that notably discovered almost three in four (72%) have personally encountered at least one type of threat against e-payment platforms in Southeast Asia (SEA). Titled "Mapping a secure...

BSP-licensed UNObank Inc rebrands to UNO Digital Bank

UNObank, a digital bank licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, recently rebranded itself as UNO Digital Bank ahead of its intended launch in Q2, 2022. The new name still sticks with...

Raunak Mehta is now insurtech firm Igloo’s Co-Founder & CEO 

Regional insurance technology firm, Igloo, announced the promotion of Raunak Mehta as its new Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will work alongside the co-founder of Igloo, Wei Zhu, who is...

GCash, BPI enhances accessibility to retail investments, financial services

GCash announced a partnership with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) to further expand its retail offerings and provide customers with more opportunities to grow their funds. This is in line...

Mambu: 77% MSMEs unable to secure business funding due to stringent lending criteria, arduous processes

Mambu, a cloud banking platform (SaaS), revealed in its new report that 77% of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines have been unable to secure funding on at...
Gigacover

SEA Finhealth platform Gigacover continues robust growth in the Philippines 

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Gigacover, Southeast Asia's financial health platform, recently announced its 100-day milestone in the Philippines. Since last December's market entry into the country, the team registered an overall growth of 180%, focusing...

Tokocrypto partnered with BRI Ventures to launch Tokocrypto Sembrani Blockchain Accelerator

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Tokocrypto, Indonesia's top most trusted crypto-asset digital exchange, partnered with BRI Ventures to launch an initiative called Tokocrypto Sembrani Blockchain Accelerator (TSBA). With this collaboration, the program aimed to help emerging blockchain...

BSP adds PayMaya, Novi as Virtual Asset Service Providers

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) recently included PayMaya and Facebook's Novi on Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) list. This means they are authorized to offer services or activities to transfer or...

BillEase closes Series B investment round with over USD11 Million

The leading card-free Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform in the Philippines, BillEase, have finally completed their Series B investment round with USD 11 million in fresh equity. The investment round was...
PayPal Stablecoin

PayPal reportedly developing its own Stablecoin

PayPal is looking for ways to develop its own Stablecoin, Bloomberg confirmed. It was first discovered by developer Steve Moser, who found references to "PayPal Coin" in PayPal's iOS app. Upon inquiring, Bloomberg...
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Celebrate Independence Day by living smart with Realme Band on Shopee

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Philippine Independence Day is a time for celebrating and reflecting on one's freedom and liberty from all odds and hurdles. This may also translate...

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