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PLDT fintech arm readies digital bank

Philippines-based PLDT’s fintech arm PayMaya received a digital banking licence from the nation’s central bank, …

Verizon, Mastercard combine 5G with fintech

Verizon and Mastercard formed a strategic alliance to bring 5G to the global payments industry, …

PLDT fintech unit Voyager raises $167M

Philippines-based PLDT’s digital unit Voyager Innovations raised $167 million from existing investors KKR and Tencent, …

Line plans Indonesia banking move

Messaging app provider Line’s banking unit unveiled plans to establish a digital bank in Indonesia …

Axiata, RHB seek Malaysia banking clearance

Axiata Group and RHB Banking Group teamed to apply for a digital banking licence in …

Telebirr mobile money service hits 1M users

Ethio Telecom’s mobile money service Telebirr surpassed 1 million customers barely a fortnight after launching, …

Safaricom holds Amazon talks on mobile money move

Kenyan operator Safaricom revealed talks with retail giant Amazon on the acceptance of payments using …

WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil

Facebook reportedly reinstated its money transfer service through messaging app WhatsApp in Brazil, after nearly …

MTN eyes $6B valuation for money unit

MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita (pictured) told Financial Times (FT) the company targeted a valuation …

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SoftBank, Line venture eyes global expansion

SoftBank Corp’s Z Holdings completed an integration with messaging app company Line and outlined plans …