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Do You Use GrabPay for Your Rides? Soon, You Can Tap Mobile Wallet to Buy From Mastercard's 3M Global Merchants

Partnership allows Grab's mobile wallet users to acquire and use Mastercard Prepaid Card worldwide

Singapore-based transportation and technology company Grab has announced a partnership with global financial firm Mastercard that will allow GrabPay users to acquire Mastercard prepaid cards that can be used worldwide.In a press release published on October 25, Grab said that it will ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 25, 2018 04:00:00

Better Than Gold: New BPI Card Offers More Perks for Travelers and Affluent Customers

The bank's new Signature card cuts the required spend for each reward point by a third

With about 1.5 million cardholders, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is an industry leader in the credit card segment of the local banking industry. It’s a small number when stacked up against the bank’s 8.5 million depositors and even more minuscule ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 05, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Despite Huge Push from Banks, Smaller Proportion of Filipinos Have Credit Cards. Here’s Why

A survey from reveals the three biggest reasons why Filipinos choose not to have a credit card

According to the latest data from the World Bank’s Global Findex database, only 1.9 percent of Filipinos aged 15 and up owned a credit card in 2017, a decrease from 3.2 percent in 2014 and far below the 21.6-percent average of Asia ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 08, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

This Is What Filipinos Are Using Their Credit Card On The Most, According To Mastercard

And why it's best to shop with plastic

Dust away the synthetic cobweb and put up the tinsel. Shopping season is finally upon us. And what does that mean for you? It's time to hold close the tools the will help you survive the coming shopocalypse.There is the list that ...

by Clifford Olanday for  | November 04, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Don't Fall Victim to Fraud: 5 Tips to Protect Your Business When Dealing with Payments

The arrival of credit card chips has introduced a whole new level of credit card fraud

Most credit card fraud prevention features are designed for “card-present” (face-to-face) payment environments. But the shift toward EMV chips, to authenticate and secure transactions, has introduced something entirely new — and sinister.Now, fraudsters are turning their attention to “card-not-present” transactions (where card ...

by John Canfield  | September 10, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

10 Dumb Money Mistakes People Make in Their 30s

Don't use your credit card to buy a designer baby stroller

If you’re like many 30-year-olds, you probably spent your 20s finishing up college, finding your first real job, taking some risks, making connections and hopefully having some fun.Now that you’re in your 30s, you’re moving into a different realm. These are the years ...

by Deep Patel  | April 01, 2017 08:00:00
News and Events

Apply and Get Approved for a Credit Card in Minutes

Citi Philippines takes application process online

Applicants for a new credit card can find out within minutes if they’re qualified to get one with the launch of Citi Philippines’ online application and approval process.Consumers who wish to apply for a Citi credit card may get “conditionally” approved immediately ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 17, 2017 04:00:00
Run & Grow

(Infographic) 38 Crucial Tips to Prevent Card Fraud

Make sure your purchases are safe and secure this holiday season

It’s more important than ever today to protect yourself from hackers -- especially when it comes to your finances. In the midst of the holiday season, it’s likely you’re using your credit and debit cards more often than usual, buying gifts for ...

by Rose Leadem  | December 21, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 5 Ways To Control Your Credit Card Spending

Credit card debt, if not managed properly, can accumulate quickly and could sink you fast into financial quicksand

Q: I am planning to go on vacation next week with my friends and I don’t have enough cash for the trip. I have a few credit cards with me. Should I use it? —Alison by e-mailA: A credit card is a ...

by Henry Ong  | December 20, 2016 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Singaporean tech startup offers Filipinos comparison service of loans, insurance

GoBear prides itself for easy navigation and reasonable rates

A tech startup from Singapore which claims to be “Asia's first and only metasearch engine for insurance and banking services” is now offering Filipinos a platform to easily compare different financial products such as insurance, credit cards and loans right from their computers ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 08, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

How Uber and Zalora stay ahead

In the age of disruption, business is not all about flashy ideas and inventions

At a time when the next big idea sprouts out of nowhere every day, the early disruptors and poster children of technology startups are on their toes to remain ahead of the pack. And as only less than half of the country’s ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 21, 2016 03:00:00

4 credit card tips to make business travel easier

Remember these for your next official trip.

With the economy roaring back to life and airline ticket prices falling, many businesses are sending their employees back on the road in order to connect with clients and co-workers.If you too are navigating the friendly skies with more frequency than before, ...

by Thomas Donaldson  | June 18, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Top 10 money suckers that you can avoid

Buying things is perfectly normal. What's not is when it affects our cash needs now and in the future.

Let us admit it. All of us are guilty of money mistakes—habits which lead to our hard-earned money going down the drain.Buying things is perfectly normal. We all need to buy stuff for our needs, and yes, to treat ourselves or simply ...

by Rienzie P. Biolena, RFP  | April 27, 2016 05:00:00