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Five Social Enterprises Awarded Php500K Each in BPI Sinag Awards 2018

All the winners are involved in agriculture and upcycling

Five social enterprises that are mainly dedicated to agriculture, upcycling and helping rural communities emerged as winners of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Sinag Awards 2018, which were announced on September 21.These outstanding social enterprises are Carbon Cycle Processing Inc., ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 03, 2018 11:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Worst Performing Blue Chip Stocks and How to Profit From Them

Stocks that have tumbled the most have the highest potential of providing huge returns when they recover

Contrarians love to say that there is a good chance you can make big money when you do what is not popular in the market, but it’s not always easy to buy stocks when the rest of the world is selling.The PSE ...

by Henry Ong  | October 02, 2018 03:00:00
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Better Than Gold: New BPI Card Offers More Perks for Travelers and Affluent Customers

The bank's new Signature card cuts the required spend for each reward point by a third

With about 1.5 million cardholders, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is an industry leader in the credit card segment of the local banking industry. It’s a small number when stacked up against the bank’s 8.5 million depositors and even more minuscule ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 05, 2018 08:00:00
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Who Are The Highest-Paid Bankers in the Philippines?

Top bank executives in one bank received an average of Php55.8 million each in 2017

A career in the financial industry is generally regarded as one of the most financially rewarding in the Philippines. Based on the average monthly wage rates data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, “securities and finance dealers and brokers” ranked the second ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 30, 2018 06:00:00
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Want to Grow Your Money to Php5-M After 10 Years? Check Out These 3 Options

Christmas Sevilla of BPI Asset Management explains how serious savers can build an investment portfolio

Earning Php5 million in 10 years is no easy feat, but it’s also not impossible. It’s not enough to have enough money to set aside as savings. You also have to find the right way of investing your savings.“Where do you invest? ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 28, 2018 05:00:00
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BPI Offering Php50 Billion Worth of New Shares at More Than 20% Discount

Issue is available only to BPI shareholders on record as of April 6

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is holding a stock rights offering where it aims to raise Php50 billion by selling over 558 million new shares priced at Php89.50 apiece.The offer price is 24.9 percent lower than BPI’s closing share price ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 03, 2018 12:00:00
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Which Bank Branches Are Open During Holy Week?

Guide to operating hours of the country’s top banks during the Lenten break

Banking clients are advised to finish all their banking transactions on or before Wednesday, March 28, as most banks will be closed this Holy Week.From Maundy Thursday (March 29) until Easter Sunday (April 1), only a few branches of Metropolitan Bank & ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 28, 2018 09:00:00
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Did You Know 8 of Top 10 Unit Investment Trust Funds Last Year are Index Funds?

Asset managers urge investors to consider these passive funds that posted an average ROI of 23.2% in 2017

In the ordinary world, active is good and passive is not. Who would want to describe themselves as passive, which connotes being submissive, docile, flaccid, even lifeless?But when it comes to investing in the stock market, it seems the reverse is true: ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 19, 2018 10:00:00
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Here's What You Need to Do to Avoid Becoming the Next Phishing and Spoofing Victim According to the BSP

Don't let fraudsters steal your money and data

There has been a spike in reports, both in the traditional and social media, of clients of some of the country’s biggest banks falling victim to suspicious bank account transactions. These often involve withdrawals and purchases done without their knowledge.Many banks have ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 19, 2018 06:00:00
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Amid Rising Reports of Unauthorized Bank Transactions, Here are Top Tips to Avoid Becoming the Next Fraud Victim

The country’s biggest banks offer advice to help clients foil phishing, skimming and other illegal schemes steal their data and money

This week, the country’s No.1 and No. 2 banks respectively – BDO Unibank and Bank of the Philippines – issued statements warning clients to guard against fraudulent schemes to illegally acquire sensitive information and use their bank accounts for unauthorized transactions.“In the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 12, 2018 10:00:00
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Business That Hires Professional Home Cleaners From Gawad Kalinga Communities Among BPI’s 10 Social Enterprise Awardees for 2017

Happy Helpers Manila and 9 other social enterprises were awarded with up to Php500K-worth of seed-funding grants

In this day and age, a lot of Filipino households hardly find enough time to do household chores because of their busy lifestyles—especially in Metro Manila. This is the problem Happy Helpers Manila aims to solve.Established in 2014, Happy Helpers is a ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 28, 2017 10:00:00
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Buying Retail Treasury Bonds Paying 4.625% p.a.? Banks Advise Investors to Apply Well Ahead of Nov. 29 Deadline

It takes days for bank branches to get back to you with confirmation your application has been accepted partially or fully

Like the previous offering in April, the investing public welcomed the government’s latest retail treasury bonds (RTB) issue warmly, perhaps because it was timed just when people are about to receive their yearend or holiday bonuses.If you’re keen to buy the five-year ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 24, 2017 01:00:00
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12 Pinoy Firms Make It To List of 100 Most Recognizable Services Brands in PH

Homegrown bank and logistics firm top rivals in their categories

Sports equipment giants Nike and Adidas are the most recognizable retail brands in the Philippines, according to media and marketing firm Campaign Asia.The two multinational sportswear brands ranked fifth and seventh respectively in Campaign Asia’s latest list of the 100 most recognizable ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 05, 2017 03:00:00
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