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In high-tech Japan, cash is still king

Aug 21, 2019 - 12:54 PM

It may not be happening now in Japan but Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani says that 'one day soon, money as we know it – notes and coins that we carry with us – will be as outdated and collectable as vinyl discs are now'

CASHLESS. This photo taken on July 25, 2019 shows a transaction for payment via PayPay – a tie-up between Softbank and Yahoo – by using a smartphone at a Koguma restaurant in Tokyo. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP


Why the Philippines has been slow to adopt e-wallets

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:42 PM

And why that's about to change

Planned deal between PLDT's Voyager, Tencent might not push through

May 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

There's no progress in talks between PLDT unit Voyager Innovations Incorporated and Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Limited, according to Manuel Pangilinan

BSP launches InstaPay electronic fund transfer service

Apr 23, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Real-time fund transfers or payments of up to P50,000 per transaction, without limit, are allowed in a day

Globe works to make GCash compatible with Alipay

Apr 22, 2018 - 7:55 PM

GCash and Alipay launch a new QR code for Chinese Alipay users in the Philippines, while Filipino GCash users would eventually be able to pay via their digital wallets in China, too

GCash-Alipay-integration Photo from Mynt.

Globe to set up cell sites, Wi-Fi hotspots at Shell gas stations

Jan 22, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The telco and the oil firm identify an initial 14 Shell stations for their new partnership

Photo from Globe Telecom

McDonald's Philippines goes cashless with PayMaya

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The digital services arm of PLDT has upped the cashless payments battle with the launch of its partnership with McDonald's Philippines

CASHLESS PAYMENT. McDonald's Philippines is rolling out Mastercard and Visa card payments in select branches nationwide, through PayMaya Philippines. In the photo are (L-R) PayMaya Head of Acquiring Business Mar Lazaro; PayMaya Head of Issuing Business Raymund Villanueva; McDonald's Philippines Founder and Chairman George T. Yang; McDonald's Philippine President and CEO Kenneth S. Yang; Kevin Yang; PLDT, Smart, Voyager, and PayMaya Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan; Voyager and PayMaya President and CEO Orlando B. Vea; and PayMaya Philippines COO and Managing Director Paolo Azzola. Photo from PayMaya Philippines

UnionBank sets out to hack PH banking with digital transformation

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:59 PM

UnionBank’s ongoing digital transformation involves a complete overhaul of its technology processes and work culture

Globe, PLDT battle it out in cashless payments

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Globe invites Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to the launch of its new mobile payment technology. On the same day, PLDT relaunches its scan-to-pay service.

QR CODES. GCash users are now able to shop at select Glorietta 4 merchants with a simple scan of their personal QR code in their smartphone. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Rising debit card use in PH to drive cashless payments growth

May 29, 2015 - 5:30 PM

VISA introduces new payment methods targeting young adults to hasten the economy’s move to cashless payments