Philippines :heart:

The central banks of the Philippines and Singapore have forged a FinTech agreement that could result in cross-border payments over a blockchain between their markets.

Announced yesterday at the sidelines of the Singapore FinTech Festival, the pact is a ‘FinTech Co-operation Agreement’ between the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and aims to establish ties to promote financial technologies in each other’s markets.

The agreement outlines a framework wherein the two central banks will collaborate to share emerging FinTech trends and developments and refer promising FinTech startups and companies to each other, carving an easier entry into the other’s market with regulatory backing.