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Mobile Payments Duel Between WeChat and Alipay Coming to PH

The two Chinese firms now hold stakes in the country's largest mobile payment platforms

Listed telecommunications firm PLDT Inc. has announced that its digital technology arm, Voyager Innovations, will be taking in investments worth up to $175 million (Php9.5 billion) from a group of investors led by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings and global private equity ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 05, 2018 04:00:00
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One-Year Accident Insurance For as Low as Php200? It Can Be Bought Online on Lazada

Sun Life's Family Armor provides a one-year insurance cover for a user and a family member against personal accidents

(from left) Sun Life Chief Digital Partnerships and Fintech Officer Teodoro Pineda; Sun Life Chief Strategy and Financial Management Officer Benedict Sison; Sun Life former Chief Executive Officer and Country Head Riza Mantaring; and Lazada Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ray AlimurungLife insurance ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 20, 2018 09:00:00
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Gov’t Wants to Tap PLDT’s Online Loans Platform to Boost Micro Lending Program to Fight ‘5-6’ Loan Sharks

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez wants the partnership with Lendr to be formalized as soon as possible

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is looking into partnering with Lendr, the digital loans platform of telecommunications firm PLDT Inc., to improve its Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso or P3 Program, which aims to provide affordable and accessible loans to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 04, 2018 09:00:00
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PH Fintech Platform to Boost Online Access to Cheaper Meds

In partnership with PLDT and Unilab, Land Bank offers mobile loans to purchase generic pharmaceutical products

For many Filipinos, having a job and a regular salary are no guarantees against running out of cash. And when that happens, the cash-strapped wage earner has no choice but to postpone or even give up some purchases, even if they happen ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 11, 2017 07:00:00
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Manny Pangilinan: PLDT on track with digitalization

‘The difficult task ahead is to be able to put PLDT as a truly digital telecom of everything and not just a digital mobile service provider,’ the company’s chairman and CEO says.

MANILA, Philippines – While it posted lower core net income for the first quarter of the year versus the same period last year, PLDT Inc. is on track of its core guidance for 2016, as it gets aggressive on digital expansion investments.“The ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 03, 2016 08:00:00