smartphone, money, finance

RCBC digital banking unit rolls out loan marketplace

Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.’s (RCBC) digital banking platform DiskarTech is rolling out this April a loan marketplace targeting consumers and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)—in line with its proposition as a financial inclusion “super app.”DiskarTech—which has registered users, of which about a million had undergone validation as eligible depositors—has also introduced a Visayan…

Living with the virus

Chua: The economy needs the young up and about

It is often said—quoting national hero Jose Rizal—that the youth is the hope of the nation. In these difficult times, the country’s recovery from the pandemic-induced recession might as well depend on the young moving about, going shopping and dining out with their families. The country’s chief economist, Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua,…

A gathering of business leaders

Philippines Inc.’s CSR efforts help country survive and, hopefully, end pandemic

In a country where the government’s response to any crisis is often, for one reason or another, inadequate and found wanting, the responsibility for marshaling resources to bridge the gap between what is available and what is needed often falls on the shoulders of the private sector. And the current pande­mic—arguably the biggest public health…