CIMB Bank to power GCredit; customers to enjoy higher credit limits, lower interest rates

GCash and CIMB Bank Philippines further strengthen their partnership as GCredit transitions from a micro-lending innovation to being a full digital lending facility supported by the most awarded digital bank in the Philippines. This is in line with the partnership’s objective to push financial inclusion and to promote cashless transactions to more Filipinos.

Smart partners with Lamac cooperative, enables Cebu farmers

PLDT’s wireless unit Smart teams up with one of the country’s largest cooperatives, the Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LMPC). The partnership, which makes Smart the newest telco partner for Lamac, enables farmers’ livelihood through digital solutions at a time of a disruptive pandemic.

Cubos retained as CBM chairperson for 2021

Entrepreneur Michael Cubos has been retained by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) as chairman of the Cebu Business Month (CBM) for 2021. Cubos is the founder of homegrown Performance360 Call Center and BPO Services. He was named CBM 2020 Chairperson, succeeding entrepreneur Lilu Aliño, during the CBM 2019 Thanksgiving party at SM…

Every business is now a technology business as pandemic accelerates digital transformation: Accenture

The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, compressing 10-year technology changes into one to two years, a technology business leader said in an online briefing last week. The rapid changes bring about new realities that heavily influence technology trends, said JP Palpallatoc, the data, AI, and next technologies lead of Accenture in the Philippines. Before COVID-19,…

Xendit launches cardless installment option in the Philippines

Y Combinator-backed Xendit rolls out PayLater with BillEase, aims at cardless shoppers Xendit, the Indonesia-based financial technology company that provides payment solutions, and FDFC, the fintech company behind the Buy Now Pay Later app BillEase, announce today the launch of their joint PayLater solution to help merchants offer convenient, cardfree installments in the Philippines, where…

PLDT, DITO sign interconnection deal

The country’s largest integrated telecommunications company PLDT and telco newcomer DITO have recently entered into an agreement for the construction of a transmission facility that will serve as the point of interconnection for their subscribers. Under the agreement, PLDT will establish and manage the interconnection facility that will operate as the primary physical interface for…

PayMaya empowers chat and online sellers with payment links, QR Ph

PayMaya has made it even easier for sellers in Viber, Messenger, Instagram, and other social media and chat apps to accept cashless payments through the Payment Links and QR Ph features of the PayMaya app. Sellers only need to generate a Request Money link or get their QR Ph code by going to the PayMaya…

Shopee shares 3 predictions for Philippine e-commerce market in 2021

There will be increased adoption of digital payments, growth in the logistics industry, and innovative retail strategies from brands and sellers The ongoing pandemic has brought about a broad, deep, and irreversible shift to online for businesses and consumers, a trend that will continue in the new normal. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast…

Metro Danao opens doors to great retail experience

Another momentous event for the Metro Stores Retail Group, Inc. (MRSGI) will unfold this February as it opens a new store at Sands Gateway Mall along Central Nautical Highway in Brgy. Suba, Danao City. The compact, two-level Metro Danao will give city residents and those from adjacent towns, such as Compostela and Carmen, access to…

Megawide presents plans for modern Carbon public market, district

Construction and engineering company Megawide is undertaking the transformation of the Carbon Public Market and surrounding areas into a first world complex under a Public-Private Partnership with Cebu City. Work on the P5.5 billion project will be done by phases and the market would remain open throughout the development period, Megawide Managing Director for Transport…

Phoenix SUPER LPG awards winner of free SUPER Hub franchise package

One former preschool teacher is now a start-up entrepreneur after winning a Phoenix SUPER LPG franchise through Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale. Aloha Agustin, a 23-year old resident of Caloocan City, said winning the business package changed her life as she recently lost her teaching job due to the effects of the pandemic. She said…

Metro Ayala reopens with new offerings for customers

Metro Ayala Cebu transforms into an eco-friendly store with modern aesthetics and a special focus on the customer experience as it fully reopens after closing down in 2018. It features several levels of retail space, including the basement with its selection of quality furniture and a dining area on Level 7 that will soon host…

DHSUD 7 to move to AD Gothong IT building

The Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development Regional Office 7, known formerly as the Housing and Land Regulatory Board – HLURB Regional Office VII, will be moving to a new office address at the 6th floor of ADG IT Center, Subangdaku, Mandaue City.