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TONIK to launch the first digital-only bank in the Philippines

TONIK is powered by BPC The Philippines is about to welcome its first digital-only bank. TONIK Digital Bank Inc, founded in 2018, received its banking...

Agency banking transactions rose in 2019

THE COUNTRY’S digital agency banking in 2019 took a leap as transactions ballooned by more than fivefold, fueled by withdrawal transactions of conditional cash transfer beneficiaries.

Utility payments, remittance transactions still done manually despite digital platforms

UTILITY PAYMENTS and remittance transactions are still done manually by majority of Filipinos, according to a study by Better Than Cash Alliance which recommended an interoperable platform to streamline these inflows.

Volume, value of Filipinos’ digital transactions climb

THE COUNTRY has seen a leap in moving towards a more digital economy with a significant growth in the volume of e-payments, according to a study cited by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, with Filipinos also becoming more trustful of online payments as the value of the transactions made have also inched up.

IEMOP’s bright year as WESM operator

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer With its assumption of the operations of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) on Sept. 28, 2018, the...

The future in focus

Winning together in the fourth industrial revolution By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum,...

Providing world-class connectivity

Telecommunications has become one of the lifeblood of the modern world. It happened to be the driving force behind massive changes and multitudinous advances...

Smart Padala by PayMaya empowers communities with digital financial services

Digital financial services adoption is growing fast as mobile and internet penetrate all corners of the country. For most of the unbanked and underserved,...

A better health care experience

Advances in technology across retail, hospitality and finance, among others, have caused consumers to become more demanding. The exact same thing came to apply...

Expanded card use to push growth in digital transactions

THERE IS huge scope to raise digital transactions in the country by pushing more Filipinos to use their bank cards beyond cash withdrawals, payments provider Visa said.

Looking towards real estate in 2019

Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Recent years will show that the Philippine property market has become one of the most valuable in all of...

Refueling the oil industry through tech

Like many other industries, the oil industry is undergoing a digital shift. Oil companies are now seeing the profound impact of technology in improving...

2019: The year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

IT’S THAT time of year — our planet has made its trip around the sun and as we close out 2018, we look ahead and think about the possibilities for 2019.And we’re closing in on the next decade of innovation that takes us into 2030, where we at Dell Technologies predict we’ll realize the next era of Human-Machine Partnerships — where we will be immersed in smart living, intelligent work, and a frictionless economy.

Helping achieve the Filipinos’ life goals

PNB Savings Bank holds ARTspiration 2018, presents innovations inspired by you Last Saturday, the consumer lending arm of the financial giant Philippine National Bank (PNB),...

Security in a world of too much data

BusinessWorld holds Cybersecurity Forum By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Cybersecurity starts from within. That is the clarion call expressed by the speakers at BusinessWorld’s first...

The drivers of change in global logistics

As an industry mostly concerned with speed, global logistics, which comprises of a wide range of business from container shipping, courier companies, port operators,...

The present and future of insurance brokerage

It only makes sense that as an economy grows, the need for insurance also increases. For instance, consider non-life insurance. As the average household...

TAITRA holds Discover Advanced Trends in E-commerce Expo 2018 in Taiwan

With the Asia-Pacific having the largest population of Internet users and its e-commerce market achieving the highest growth rate in 2017 compared to other...

Four tips for keeping safe online as a career freelancer

Cybersecurity insights from Kaspersky Lab.

Five disruptive global retail trends

KPMG, one of the world’s biggest professional services firms, argues that disruption — which is often portrayed as something “that is coming” — is...

UnionBank eyeing to make more branches ‘fully digital’ within the year

UNIONBANK of the Philippines is set to convert more branches into “fully digital” offices this year amid its push to digitize its processes and services.

BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018 tackles realities of disruption

Last May 18, BusinessWorld, the most read and most respected business newspaper in the Philippines, triumphantly staged the third edition of its annual BusinessWorld...

MediCard Philippines, Inc.: Providing adequate health care access to more people

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer When the concept of health maintenance organization (HMO) became popular in the United States in the early 1970s,...

After blockchain, Pacquiao invests in tech startup

The boxing superstar-turned-legislator recently led the seed funding of a local car rental platform.

ABS-CBN launches its first digital series

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs is experimenting with a purely digital series, Lakwatsero, which follows television host Robi Domingo as he travels the lesser-known tourist spots...

BAP looks to develop digital identity technology for banks

THE Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) has partnered with a technology and consulting company to develop an industry-wide facility to enhance the country’s...

Most businesses believe digital payments improve financial standing

NEARLY all businesses in the Philippines believe the inclusion of digital payments in their business models improve their financial health, according to a survey...