Evolving Trends

Digital banking to boost financial inclusion in PH

Digital banking is transforming the traditional financial landscape. There are now 249 digital challenger banking players globally, comprised of dynamic digital upstarts and transitioning legacy operators. The Philippines offers an attractive opportunity for this expanding market. The release of the Digital Banking Guidelines in April this year, swiftly followed by agreed licenses for Overseas Filipino …

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In security we trust

With the sudden heavy dependence on online transactions as a result of quarantine restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19, trust has become an even more important value for both consumers and businesses. Consumers had to trust businesses online with their valuable personal information, for example, while companies had to trust their employees to really …

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UBX Philippines leads Open Finance revolution with i2i

Millions of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country, which include sari-sari store owners, carinderia operators and stall owners in public markets rely on small loans to keep their businesses going. These underserved Filipinos need better financial services, such as faster credit access from legitimate and reputable lenders. Open Finance and payments platform …

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‘Smart’ water supply? It’s possible, thanks to the digital future of water systems

In this age of digital tech, when automation is becoming more and more mainstream across industries, even the most analog of commodities stand to benefit from such high-tech solutions—like water. Any shortage of water supply spells disruption for businesses and communities, which is why such providers are now turning to “intelligent” systems that can ensure …

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Pera Hub launches fintech business solutions at Filipinos’ fingertips

For millions of Filipinos working hard on foreign soil in order to provide for their families back home, remittance centers have served as their reliable partners in securing their loved ones’ futures. With fintech solutions becoming more mainstream, traditional remittance centers now need to keep up with changing times—a need that Pera Hub aims to …

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917Ventures: Creating digital lifelines for Filipinos

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could slow down the pace at which telecommunications giant Globe wants to roll out new products and services that address the everyday needs of its customers. The telecommunications arm of the Ayala group has always been proud to be an innovator, says Globe CEO Ernest Cu, guided by its vision …

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McDonald’s Philippines survives, thrives amid pandemic

McDonald’s Philippines has long been a formidable leader in the quick service restaurant sector, but even then, it was not spared from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. But true to its character of resilience, McDonald’s Philippines was able to regain its bearings with its fundamentals intact and mission to recover from the pandemic sharpened. …

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