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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

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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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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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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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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Honest BPI Clients Return Money Incorrectly Credited to Them

Bank officer also answers most frequently asked questions about banking glitch

Though a lot of the social media posts triggered by the computer glitch at the Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) were complaints about lower than expected deposit balances, there were also some that reported unexplained higher balances.When asked about reports that some ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 08, 2017 01:00:00
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BPI Deactivates Electronic Banking Channels Again After Brief Restoration

Bank branches nationwide will be open until 7:30 p.m. today to serve clients

UPDATE:  The Bank of the Philippine Islands issued an advisory 9 p.m. Thursday night. It said that clients may now access the bank's electronic channels (ATMs, internet banking, and mobile banking). It also advised clients to expect traffic-related difficulties in accessing online ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 08, 2017 11:00:00
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Who’s In, Out Among Giant PH Firms in Forbes’ Global 2000 List?

Find out the surprising changes in the local companies that made it to the exclusive ranking

Eight Philippine corporations made it to Forbes magazine’s 15th annual listing of the world’s 2,000 largest public companies by market value, the Global 2000.That is one less than the nine companies that made last year’s list.Returning to the list after being absent ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 26, 2017 02:00:00
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Got Php50K? Lend to Ayala Land for 10 years and Earn 5.26% p.a.

But you need to move fast. The bond offering lasts only until April 21

Ayala Land Inc., the country’s second most valuable listed property company, is selling 10-year bonds to raise up to Php7 billion to fund capital expenditure projects and other corporate purposes. The real estate company is part of the Zobel family-controlled Ayala Corp., ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 18, 2017 12:00:00
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Your bank schedules for Undas 2016

Select banks have announced their holiday bank skeds ”" check it out

With the upcoming four-day long weekend, many are expected to embark on long trips to the provinces, vacations abroad or simply go for some early Christmas shopping. Whatever your plans may be, be sure you already have all your bills and cash ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 27, 2016 05:00:00
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SM Investment Corporation leads Filipino firms on Forbes Global 2000 list

SMIC continues to be the top Filipino firm at 864th, while 8 other homegrown companies join the ranking.

SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) continues its streak to be the top Filipino firm in the prestigious “Forbes Global 2000” list with eight others from the country joining the roster of the world’s “biggest, most powerful and most valuable companies.”The list features companies ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 26, 2016 02:00:00