UNOBank CEO Manish Bhai 

UNObank receives digital banking license in Philippines

The story: UNObank has received approval from the central bank Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to operate a digital bank in the Philippines.

About UNObank: A company under Singapore’s DigibankASIA, it offers anyone in the Philippines to save, borrow, transact, invest, and protect their finances easily with speed and ease.

More about the story: The BSP has granted three digital bank licenses, two of which are conversions from previous bank licenses.

Tonik, another Filipino neobank, also received the license.

“The BSP’s vision and foresight to digitise the local banking industry is future-forward and apt because ultimately it will help align the Philippines as a modern banking center for the region,” says Manish Bhai of UNOBank.

Carousell ropes in former Razer executive as new CFO

The story: Carousell, a Singapore-based mobile listing service company, announced today the appointment of former Razer executive, Edwin Chan, as its Chief Financial Officer.

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New role: He will oversee Carousell’s overall capital strategy, including corporate development, fundraising, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Additionally, corporate controllership and accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, legal and compliance functions will fall within Edwin’s remit.

Gojek’s GoSend courier drivers protest over low incentives

The story: Drivers of Gojek’s delivery arm, GoSend, are planning to strike a protest today, according to messages distributed via WhatsApp groups. This was first reported by Kr-Asia.

The reason: GoSend is planning to cut incentives for deliveries by more than half the current rate.

More about the story: Yulianto, a GoSend drive and a spokesperson of the protest, said that the protest will run for three days in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, and Bandung.

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