The country’s largest thrift bank, BPI Family Bank sees over half of total consumer loan applications being generated online in a couple of years, with the launch of a revamped online platform designed as a one-stop shop for consumers seeking car, housing, personal or business loans.
Alay Buhay Partylist Representative Wes Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to protect online sellers and buyers.
By Dante Martinez Velasco PhD.
This is a noisy world. Ours is a community of public relations, advocacy and advertising clutter. We have what one book calls an “attention economy”—meaning, “attention is scarce, as money is scarce in any economy.” Attention scarcity is happening, even while information is exploding. How does one stand a chance to grab attention, hold such attention—and do business from engaging your readers, listeners or, as this book says, your “tribesmen”?
By Roger Pe
Technology is beautiful. Without a doubt, it makes life a little better. If wonders never cease, especially in the digital world, the inevitable will happen: the geeks will inherit the earth.
DEMAND for data protection and recovery products will boom in the Philippines as more businesses expand online, use social media and rely more on technology to grow, according to Malaysia-based Vanilla Applications Sdn Bhd and its Philippine partner INFOStorage Corp.
By Roger Pe
In the past, when marketers would like to advertise, ad agencies would readily say, “let’s make a TV commercial or a print ad or a radio ad” and that was it.
By the staff
Many things have changed since San Miguel Corp., led by Ramon S. Ang, acquired a stake in flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). Under new management, PAL—which at 70 years of age enjoys the distinction of being Asia’s first carrier—expects to post a profit for its current fiscal year that ends in March.
Online sales for “Cyber Monday,” the traditional debut for US holiday Web shopping, jumped to $1.465 billion this year, a research firm said Wednesday.
US shoppers spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day, analysts and retailers said.
Online US daily deals firm Groupon said Monday it had acquired the restaurant reservation company Savored for undisclosed terms.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
Online retailer Lazada.com.ph has cut a significant part of its workforce less than six months after it started operations.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The government should further study the proposed move to tax online sellers considering the possible adverse impact on local e-commerce, which is still in its infancy.