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COVID-19 Driving Increase in Digital Payments in Singapore

Singapore residents are increasingly adopting digital payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a GlobalData report.

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Digital Financial Services Must Expand to Address Pandemic Fallout

Bangladesh's financial sector will have to adopt new technologies and services in the post-COVID-19 period for the lenders to move their operations online and address the recent challenges faced by the industry.

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FINCA Malawi Receives Initial Disbursement of a $1.5 Million Loan Facility From the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries

Through a network of 23 branches and 63 active agents across the country, FINCA Malawi serves more than 70,000 clients offering individual and group loans, savings and insurance products specifically designed for low-income entrepreneurs.

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Asia-Pacific May See $31.4-54.3 BN Remittance Losses Due to COVID-19: ADB

Asia Pacific, which accounts for a third of the global migrant workforce, is likely to face remittance losses of $31.4-54.3 billion due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report.

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India Making Rapid Strides in Bridging Digital Payments Divide: Mastercard

In the current environment there has been significant growth in adoption of contactless payments, both globally and in India.

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Overseas Filipino Worker Remittances May Drop by $5 Billion This Year

Latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed cash remittances coursed through banks declined by 6.4 percent to $11.55 billion from January to May compared to $12.35 billion in the same period last year.

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The Number One Thing Every Small Business Can Do To Thrive Now

VISA surveyed 4,500 consumers and 2,000 small businesses in eight countries—the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.A.E.—from 18 - 29 June 2020.

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Nearly 5,000 Nepali Workers Apply to Return Home on Government Support

Nepali missions abroad are verifying applicants’ status before recommending their names to the government to provide them airfare from Migrant Workers Welfare Fund.

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SANAD and Vitas Eexpand Access to Finance for MSEs and Low-Income Households in the West Bank and Gaza

This was a top-up loan of $4 million to support microfinance sector during challenging environment brought about by COVID-19 crisis.

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IFC Loans to Vietnam Prosperity Bank and Oriental Bank to Boost Finance for Local Businesses Amid COVID-19, Support Economic Recovery

The aim of the additional financing is to help local businesses with disrupted cash flows sustain operations and maintain jobs.