Taiwan fact-checking center to be established to combat fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To combat fake news, Taiwan Media Watch and the Association for Quality Journalism are collaborating to set up a fact-checking center. The two local non-profit organiza...

EasyCards in Taipei add function to link bank accounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) announced at a press conference March 19 that the EasyCard Corporation is partnering with 12 major banks for the option to link EasyCards to t...

Over 19 million credit cards to waive public service transaction fees

Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) Credit cards issued by eight state-owned banks and five private banks are to waive transaction fees when they are used at government institutions and public hospitals from Jan. 1...

Taiwan I-Mei Foods and dozens of vendors hop on Apple Pay bandwagon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan has become the 15th country globally to allow Apple Pay on Wednesday, with nearly 50 retailers supporting Apple Pay, including I-Mei Foods, FamilyMart, Taipei 101, Sogo, ...

Apple Pay to kick off in Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A source from a department store in Taiwan revealed the mobile payment method, Apple Pay, will be officially launched at 7:00 AM on March 29, 2017, according to a Commercial...

Convenience store franchise FamilyMart to accept Apple Pay

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- One of Taiwan’s largest convenience store franchises FamilyMart will start accepting Apple Pay in the near future, according to an Apple Daily report. A FamilyMart emp...

Apple Pay to become available in Taiwan soon

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) Apple Pay, a mobile payment and digital wallet service provided by Apple Inc., will soon be available in Taiwan, the U.S. consumer electronics giant said on its website Wednesday....

American comedian visits Taiwan to speak to inspire - “Be a sponge”

Darren LaCroix, a stand-up comedian, an award-winning professional presenter, and an entrepreneur, visited Taiwan this week to deliver speeches to inspire people who have failed many times but never g...

XPEC independent directors questioned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors were questioning the chairman and three prominent independent directors of XPEC Entertainment Inc. Friday about the failed tender offer by Japanese-controlled Bai Ch...

CTBC Financial calls off China deal

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) CTBC Financial Holding Co. has scrapped a plan to fully acquire China CITIC Bank International Ltd. , citing a lack of progress since the deal was announced in May 2015. ...

Jeffrey Koo, Jr. released on bail, banned from overseas travels

Taipei, June 9 (CNA) Jeffrey Koo, Jr., a major shareholder of CTBC Financial Holding, was released early Thursday on a NT$100 million (US$3.11 million) bail after being questioned overnight by prosecu...

Jeffrey Koo, Jr. released on a NT$100 million bail

Jeffrey Koo, Jr., a major shareholder of CTBC Financial Holding, was released early Thursday on a NT$100 million (US$3.11 million) bail after being questioned overnight by prosecutors over allegedly i...

CTBC Financial Holdings raided over suspicious land deal

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) Prosecutors on Wednesday raided several locations, including the Taipei headquarters of CTBC Financial Holding Co. and a construction company, in search of evidence of irregularit...

CTBC Financial to acquire RBS assets in Malaysia

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) CTBC Financial Holding Co., one of Taiwan's leading financial holding companies, has agreed to acquire the assets of Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS) in Malaysia. ...

CTBC buys RBS Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd. announced Friday it had bought a stake of 100 percent in the Malaysian operations of the Royal Bank of Scotland for NT$6.1 billion (US$188.6 mil...