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JG Summit-Backed Fintech Unit OKs Loans In 10 Minutes, Releases Proceeds in Half Hour

Will Cashalo become the McDonald's of lending?

According to the latest Financial Inclusion Survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the proportion of Filipino adults with outstanding loans fell from 47.1 percent in 2015 to only 22.3 percent in 2017.However, the reason isn’t that fewer Filipinos needed to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 24, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Financial Truths Everyone Must Know About Handling Money

Money is not the root of all evil

Everyone makes financial decisions every day, but very few make choices that align with their financial goals in life.Often, people mistake investing in stocks or buying insurance as personal financial planning. Sometimes, people also confuse accountants or financial product agents as financial ...

by Henry Ong  | September 18, 2018 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Steps Everyone Must Know to Become Financially Literate

How do you start the discipline of learning about personal finance?

Legendary investor Warren Buffett used to say that the greatest risk in investing is when you don’t know what you are doing.Very often, many people invest in financial products that they don’t understand. They act based on their emotions without the appropriate ...

by Henry Ong  | August 21, 2018 09:00:00
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Investing App Builder Off to China for Startup Bootcamp After Winning PH Pitching Contest

Olivia was selected as the local winner of the She Loves Tech startup competition

Local fintech startup Olivia has been selected as the winner of the Philippine leg of She Loves Tech, a global startup competition highlighting female entrepreneurs and women-focused businesses. It bested eight other shortlisted startups in a pitching competition held at QBO Innovation ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 03, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Only 2% of Filipinos Gave All the Correct Answers in This Quiz About Money. Dare You Take It?

Three of 10 respondents got three of seven questions right

This is actually an old quiz, part of a survey on financial literacy that the World Bank asked some 3,000 Filipino adults in 2014 in connection with a study on financial inclusion.However, interest in it was revived recently when the Bangko Sentral ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 06, 2018 09:00:00
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Is Financial Literacy the Answer to Public School Teachers' Debt Woes?

BSP and DepEd launch a project to educate teachers on the basics of savings and investing

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has launched a nationwide financial literacy program for public school teachers and students together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the corporate social responsibility arm of the country’s largest bank, BDO Foundation, on Monday, May ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 31, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Ways to Teach Children to be Financially Independent

It's not having lots of money, but rather the ability to manage money well that guarantees financial success

Every parent would like to see their children be successful and live a happy life when they grow up. You want to provide them the best education and encourage them to excel academically so that when they finish their education and are ...

by Henry Ong  | May 29, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Why Sun Life's Riza Mantaring Wants to Triple PH's Top Insurer's Clients to 5M in 5 Years

CNBC’s Asia Talent Management Awardee for 2017 wants to move from success to significance

What does it take to reach five million people?That’s the question that has been at the top of Rizalina Mantaring’s mind since 2016, when life insurance firm Sun Life Financial Philippines, which she helms as president and CEO, launched a new five-year ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 09, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

PLDT Fintech Unit’s Referral Program Helps You Earn from Your Wide Circle of Friends

Each successful referral can earn you Php300 per customer of FINTQ’s loans, investment or insurance products

PLDT fintech unit FINTQnologies Corp., together with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), launched the KasamaKa Community and Income Builder Program last September 7, with the aim to make financial services accessible and affordable to the country’s unbanked population.Interested individuals can apply ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 07, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Ka Ching! Ka Ching!: A comic book that teaches you how to get rich

Packed with stories teaching financial literacy, for the young and old

For the 80s kids, comics were a large part of their childhood. After all, it was during their time when Liwayway Publishing was in full bloom and Mars Ravelo’s superheroes dominated their creative senses. The millennials have their own graphic refuge, only ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 22, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Don't just manage your money, find ways to grow it

Personal finance guru Robert Kiyosaki dares you to ask this: ‘How can I afford it?’ and expand your horizon to get better.

April, when many people dread tax time, came and went with few noticing the month is often referred to (with the best of intentions) as Financial Literacy Month. It is the time each year when we think about our finances and what we can ...

by Robert Kiyosaki  | June 02, 2016 05:00:00
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8 skills millenials need to succeed in today’s economy

Add more accomplishments to your CV and thrive in the process.

It is no secret that the world is changing at an increasingly fast pace. Some skills that were important in past decades have become obsolete and to succeed in today's economy, young entrepreneurs must develop new and valuable skills to help them ...

by Chris Dunn  | April 27, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

6 financial mistakes small businesses make all the time (Infographic)

It's all about the budget when it comes to starting a business.

When it comes to starting a business, it is all about the budget. Maintaining a healthy bottom line is key if you want your fledgling venture to take flight and grow.Too often though, small businesses make a variety of financial mistakes that ...

by Laura Entis  | March 18, 2016 01:00:00