UnionBank’s Project i2i Earns BSP Approval; First and Only PH Banking Blockchain Platform Approved By BSP

Project i2i or “Island-to-Island, Institution-to-Institution, Individual-to-Individual” is a project launched by UnionBank in late 2018 that aims to improve the banking experience for customers of banks in rural communities, by providing these small banks a secure and cost-effective way to connect to universal banking, which can be expensive otherwise. UnionBank became the first and only bank in the Philippines to be tapped as a partner by VISA for the latter’s blockchain-based payment platform B2B Connect, a service that streamlines cross-country payments and makes them more …

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Dabawenyos Experience Taiwan Excellence Products

Previously focused on Manila, Taiwan Excellence is hoping to share its innovation to increasing numbers of Filipino consumers and help enrich their lives. “For the past six years, we have built a strong and loyal following in Manila. During this time, we received an outpouring of support for our brands,” says Tony Lin, TAITRA Deputy Director of the Strategic Marketing Department. “This is why we have decided to broaden our reach this year and introduce much-needed innovation to more people.” Citing similarities between Taiwan and …

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8990 Holdings expands partnership with Megawide Construction Corporation; Signs First Horizontal Development Contract

Megawide will bring in its precast expertise that would produce approximately 5,000 townhouses within 8990’s 41-hectare property located in Barangay Saluysoy, Meycauayan, Bulacan. This is 8990’s second project in the province. In 2016, 8990 started developing a 14-hectare property in Marilao. Bulacan is already a popular residential choice for families who like to work in the city but prefer to come home to a place where modern life and rustic living meet. 8990 Holdings, listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol “HOUSE” and …

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AXA PH expects digital upgrades to drive growth

Keeping up with the digital age and adapting to the latest technologies is a major part of the growth strategy of AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance companies in the country. Philippine entity is in fact quite advanced in the use of digital tools, accelerating its strategy to move from being a payer to becoming an encouraging partner.   This was revealed by Denis Duverne, AXA Group chairman, during his recent visit to the Philippines.  “We do use new technologies in all parts of …

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Citi sees strong investment opportunities in 2019

Citi, the country’s leading foreign bank, sees strong investment opportunities for clients despite global market volatility. At a series of 2019 outlook events, Citigold clients heard expert views on the current market environment and implications for investment strategy. Citi’s consumer banking head Manoj Varma welcomed Citigold clients. “Today’s event is about sharing global and local expertise so you can be aware of the many investment opportunities during this current period of global volatility,” said Varma. He added that diversification across asset classes, geographies and strategies …

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