Philippines’ UnionBank picks IBM Cloud for app overhaul

IBM working with Standard Life and ING Direct Australia

UnionBank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has selected IBM Cloud to build, deploy, run and manage new apps for its digital customer base. Through the IBM Bluemix cloud platform and IBM API Connect, UnionBank says it can create, manage, secure and run APIs that the bank has made available internally and run them externally for consumption. […]

UnionBank launches New EON, the first “selfie” banking in the Philippines

Making banking delightful

UnionBank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has launched the New EON, a new digital banking platform (a revamped version of the original EON, launched at the start of the millennium). The mobile biometric authentication tech is provided by Daon.

BDO Unibank outsources IT services to Fiserv


Philippines-based BDO Unibank has signed a contract with its long-standing tech provider Fiserv for managed services support of the bank’s IT initiatives.

Philippines Land Bank goes live on Miles Software’s MoneyWare Custody


Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has gone live with Miles Software’s MoneyWare Custody solution. The government-owned bank was recently accredited by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (central bank) to offer third party security custody and registry services. The new deal is part of its growth plans. Josephine Cervero, senior vice-president and trust officer, LBP, […]

Fexco and Encash partner for Philippines “first-ever” mobile cash withdrawal


Ireland-based Fexco has teamed with Electronic Network Cash Tellers (Encash) to launch the “first-ever” mobile cash withdrawal solution in the Philippines. Through Encash’s customer network, Fexco says its EasyDebit solution will be able to serve 75 million BancNet cardholders, allowing them “easier access” to cash across the Philippines. Fexco says the Philippines is a cash-centric […]

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp fined $21m over cybersecurity failings


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Philippines’ central bank, has issued a PHP 1 billion ($21 million) fine to Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) for cybersecurity failings. RCBC was used by cyber criminals to channel $81 million stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank earlier this year. According to BSP, the fine was “the largest amount it has […]

Union Bank of Philippines picks D+H for cash management services

D+H pledges commitment to real-time payments

Union Bank of the Philippines has chosen US-based D+H Corporation’s suite of cash management solutions. The bank¸ which provides products and services to more than 7,000 corporate clients, has embarked on a “major transformation” of its cash management services business and wanted to simplify its IT environment. John Ong, head of transaction banking, Union Bank […]

Philippines credit union groups sign for Temenos’ software

Temenos gets new banking and payments software deal in the Philippines

Two Philippines-based credit union networks, National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) and Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperatives (PFCCO) will build a common banking and payments platform based on Temenos’ software. The new platform will underpin the service known as the ACCU Payment Platform (APP). ACCU stands for “Asian Confederation of Credit Unions” – both NATCCO and […]

Standard Chartered launches Philippine mobile wallet

PDEx will monitor Philippine fixed income activity using Nasdaq OMX technology

Standard Chartered has launched a mobile wallet in the Philippines through a partnership with Globe Telecom, in a deal that will tap into demand for mobile money in one of the world’s strongest remittances markets.

Philippine bond market adopts Nasdaq OMX surveillance

PDEx will monitor Philippine fixed income activity using Nasdaq OMX technology

The Philippine Dealing and Exchange has chosen a system to monitor its fixed income markets and make sure that any market abuse is swiftly discovered and dealt with.