Open Conversations on Open Banking

June 4, 2020

In this episode, we hear from Arvie de Vera, SVP & Fintech Business Group Head of UnionBank, and Todd Schweitzer, CEO & Founder of Brankas about open banking in Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. Arvie and Todd talk about key inflection points in their careers that have led them to their current work in fintech, opportunities for banks and fintechs to collaborate, and how Covid-19 has accelerated digital adoption in the region.

The UnionBank Fintech Group is part of Philippines-based UnionBank and seeks to co-create financial solutions with emerging financial technology. You can learn more about them by visiting

Brankas is an open banking fintech that provides API solutions to financial institutions and fosters connectivity among financial service providers. Brankas currently operates in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand, and you can learn more about them by visiting

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