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Your Home Loan Application Decided in One Day? Why Not, says PH's 2nd Biggest Thrift Bank

PSBank vows to speed up the housing loan application process for those buying from accredited developers

Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), the thrift bank arm of the Metrobank Group, has set a one-day deadline for deciding on home loan applications of those who wish to purchase brand new condominium units from a preselected list of developers. It’s a first ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 08, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

New PH Startup Cuts SME Loan Application From Weeks To Days

First Circle wants to revolutionize lending to SMEs by taking the entire process online

The executives of First Circle. From left: Tony Ennis, CTO; Patrick Lynch, President and CEO; Timothy Glynn, CFOWhat does it take for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to apply for a loan?Traditionally, the process takes hours of filing paperwork and around a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 22, 2016 11:00:00

3 ways to raise money for your dream franchise

It is always important that you balance practicality and passion.

 One of the most important things when getting a franchise is that you should find a unique concept and product that you love. Whether it is a service you have tried, a restaurant you ate in or a shop you have shopped ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | June 30, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

From housewife to millionaire: An Avon distributor shares her success story

This Avon distributor shares the story of her entrepreneurial journey. From a plain housewife who aimed to make ends meet, she emerged to become one of the successful consumer product distributors in the country.

You, too, can turn your entrepreneurial journey into a success story. Now is the right time to expand your business and open up more opportunities for growth. Let BDO find ways to help you.Visit this link to know more about BDO SME ...

by James Humarang  | November 12, 2014 03:00:00
Startup Tips

What you need to know about education loans and the SSS

The best investment you can make in life is investing in your education.

The best investment you can make in life is investing in your education. This can lead to better job offers and more chances to grab opportunities. College and vocational-technical course students can now expect to meet their financial requirements for enrollment as ...

April 12, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

What you need to know about SSS loans

SSS announces new guidelines of short-term loans.

The Social Security System (SSS) has recovered P1.984 billion in back payments from overdue short-term loans during its six-month amnesty program and  implement a new set of guidelines for short-term loans in December.SSS Assistant Vice President for Lending and Asset Management Ma. ...

November 06, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Getting funding for your startup

getting funding

It’s a great time to get a loan from banks big and small, as well as “money bodies” like cooperatives and microfinance institutions. Realizing the power (and quantity) of small and medium enterprises-not to mention the millions of people itching to start ...

by Jennifer Gulle  | August 31, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Social lending

A microlending website banks on online reputations to give easier credit access to underserved individuals.

Besides saving up, most people get business capital by borrowing money from family and friends and applying for bank loans. But in these tough times, start-up entrepreneurs with little savings face these stumbling blocks: family and friends may not have enough cash ...

by KC Calpo  | August 22, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Calamity relief package available for SSS members

Financial help for those affected by the floods

The Social Security System (SSS) has announced a calamity relief package that offers early release of pensions, eased-down loan terms, and an extended payment period to help members affected by widespread floods caused by heavy southwest monsoon rains.SSS President and Chief Executive ...

August 14, 2012 09:00:00
Business Ideas

5 ways to improve your chances of getting that loan

5 ways

Entrepreneurs need start-up capital to register their business, set up shop and begin operations. Oftentimes, this capital is sourced from personal savings, credit cards, and loans from family and friends. But if additional money is needed and your sources have already run ...

by Jet Ramos-Cruz  | May 11, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

The lowdown on SSS loans

SSS members can now pay their overdue loans at discounted penalties of 50 to 100 percent.

Social Security System (SSS) members can pay their overdue loans at discounted penalties of 50 to 100 percent under a new amnesty program that takes effect on April 2.SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the amount of ...

April 12, 2012 09:00:00
Startup Tips

SSS loans for your startup

SSS is earmarking P7 billion for small business loans and social development projects.

Now that you've launched your business and it is doing well, the next step is to think about expansion. Sourcing funds to help expand your business is a daunting task. Do you approach family or friends first? Or go straight to the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 22, 2012 04:00:00
Startup Tips

How to raise capital for your startup

Where should you get your capital?

Capital is one of the most crucial things that you will need in starting your business. But where do you get it? listed down some of the possible sources of capital to startup your business.The most common method to raise capital ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 07, 2011 11:00:00