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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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More Exclusive Than Billionaire Ranking: Only 6 PH Conglomerates In This Year's Forbes Global 2000 List

Two Filipino holding companies failed to return to the list of world’s leading firms

Six Philippine companies were included in the latest Global 2000, a list of the world’s largest public companies compiled by business magazine Forbes.That’s two less than the eight companies that made it last year, and just half of the 12 Filipinos who ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 08, 2018 01:00:00
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How Did Henry Sy's Net Worth Grow to $20 Billion?

A close look at the listed corporate holdings of the Philippines’ richest person

SM group founder Henry Sy Sr. had a net worth of $20 billion as of February 2018, according to business magazine Forbes’ latest listing of the world’s dollar billionaires. That not only extended his title as the richest man in the Philippines, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 12, 2018 09:00:00
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BDO Offers Plan to Help Depositors Invest in 3 Higher-Yielding Funds with Average Growth Rates of 5.7% to 13.3%

The bank’s Easy Investment Plan requires depositors to set aside at least Php1,000 a month

The country’s biggest bank by assets, BDO Unibank, is rolling out an Easy Investment Plan to encourage depositors to set aside money every month from their savings accounts for eventual placement in higher-yielding investment funds.Under the plan, BDO will automatically move least ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 19, 2018 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Blue Chip Stocks Investors Can Buy During Stock Market Fall

Despite the supposed "crash," there's no reason to get out of the market yet

The stock market has lost as much as 400 points so far this week after the US market plummeted by more than 1,700 points in two days on fears of rising interest rates. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Index has already lost 7.5 ...

by Henry Ong  | February 06, 2018 04:00:00
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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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Tessie Sy-Coson: Many Working Women Don't Want to Break the Glass Ceiling, Prioritize Family Instead

Personal choices, not lack of opportunity, explain why only a tenth of boardroom positions in PH are held by women

Since 2006, the Philippines has been the top country in Asia with the narrowest gender gap, having consistently placed in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Index.The Philippines’ performance is all the more remarkable as it ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 04, 2017 09:00:00
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Is Your Company Among 6 PH Firms Included in Forbes’ List of the World’s Best 500 Employers?

The local companies include the country’s biggest banks and property developers

Six of the largest companies in the Philippines are among the best employers in the world, according to US business magazine Forbes.In its first-ever listing of The World’s Best Employers, Forbes ranked 500 companies around the world that were most recommended by ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 16, 2017 05:00:00
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BDO Assures Depositors Amid Reports of ‘Potentially Compromised ATMs’

Bank’s president downplays incident, saying they were ”?"nothing out of the ordinary”

BDO Unibank Inc., the largest bank in the country in terms of assets, has vowed to protect depositors’ transactions and their deposits amid reports that some of its automated teller machines may have been compromised by fraudsters’ attempts to skim or steal ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 16, 2017 05:00:00
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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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