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Financial Adviser: 5 Financial Truths Everyone Must Know About Handling Money

Money is not the root of all evil

Everyone makes financial decisions every day, but very few make choices that align with their financial goals in life.Often, people mistake investing in stocks or buying insurance as personal financial planning. Sometimes, people also confuse accountants or financial product agents as financial ...

by Henry Ong  | September 18, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Lend to PH's Second Biggest Bank For 5.5 Years and Earn 5.375% p.a.

Metrobank has started offering LTNCDs that will mature in 2024

The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, the country’s second largest bank by assets as of the second quarter of the year, announced in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) that it is offering long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCDs) that ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 18, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Great News for Online Banking Users: You Can Soon Move Funds Across All Banks Electronically

The BSP has required online banking providers to introduce the new services by end-November

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has required all banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) that offer online banking services to make interbank electronic fund transfers (EFTs) available to regular depositors by end-November.The move greatly expands the power and usefulness of most ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 17, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Got Php50K? Lend To RCBC for 5.5 Years and Earn 5.5% p.a.

The bank is offering long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCDs) until September 21

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), the country’s 10th biggest bank by assets as of the second quarter of 2018, is offering to the investing public long-term negotiable certificates of deposit (LTNCDs) that will mature in 2024.The bank has set the interest rate ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 14, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

As Peso Falls Below Php54/$1, Here's the Likely Impact on Your Purchases From US Online Stores

Half of Filipinos' online shopping are done in e-commerce sites in the US and other countries

The Philippine peso hit a fresh low on Wednesday, September 12, closing at Php54.13 against the US dollar, the weakest it has been in almost 13 years. The last time the Philippine peso was at this level was in December 2005, according ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 13, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

An Investment Placement for Only Php50? GCash Rolls Out Latest E-Money Innovation

Globe's mobile wallet grants small savers access to a money market fund

Mobile wallet GCash launched the beta version of a micro-investment marketplace on Tuesday, September 4, allowing users to place money in a unit investment trust fund (UITF) product for a minimum of Php50. GCash is part of the Ayala group’s Globe Telecom ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 05, 2018 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Virtual Stock Trading Platform Eyes Brokerage License, Aims to Boost Market Players From 0.8M to 10M

After attracting 230K users, Investagrams' millennial founders aim for a much bigger goal

The millennial founders of Investagrams, a virtual stock market trading and learning platform that quickly built up its membership to 230,000 users three years after launch, want to turn the fintech startup into a stock brokerage that would execute clients’ trades for ...

by Roel Landingin  | September 03, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Like to Buy and Sell Stocks? You Have Until Sept. 23 To Join Trading Contest and Win Part of Php600K Prize

Investagrams Trading Cup 2018 will now run from September 24 to December 28

Investagrams, the fintech startup that runs the Philippines’ most popular virtual trading platform for shares of listed Philippine stocks, announced the three-month Investagrams Trading Cup 2018 will run from September 24 to December 29 instead of the original schedule of August 20 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 31, 2018 04:00:00
Run & Grow

6 Tips to Follow If You're Having a Hard Time Saving Money in Your 30s

You can always pick yourself up from a financial rut

IMAGE iStock While we all aspire to be financially independent and empowered by our 30s, not everything goes as planned all the time. We know how frustrating it is to painstakingly save up only to have a sudden expensive need pull you back to zero. ...

by Charlene J. Owen of Femalenetwork.com  | August 25, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Your Car and Other 'Movable' Assets Can Now Be Collateral for Bank Loans

President Duterte signs law that expands loan security beyond land, houses and other real estate

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act (R.A.) 11057, known as the Personal Property Security Act, last August 17. This allows “movable assets,” or personal properties such as vehicles, inventory and equipment, to be used as collateral when applying for bank ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 22, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Steps Everyone Must Know to Become Financially Literate

How do you start the discipline of learning about personal finance?

Legendary investor Warren Buffett used to say that the greatest risk in investing is when you don’t know what you are doing.Very often, many people invest in financial products that they don’t understand. They act based on their emotions without the appropriate ...

by Henry Ong  | August 21, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

NAIA Runway Crisis: Can Travel Insurance Protect You From the Costs of Excessive Flight Delays?

There's no preventing airport mishaps but you can buy cover against extra costs when planes are very late

Last August 17, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) announced that its runway was closed due to a stalled Xiamen Air plane. It was reopened over 24 hours later. The runway closure caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled, rerouted to other ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 20, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

BSP Raises Interest Rates Over High Inflation

Analysts say BSP might further raise rates before the end of the year

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) raised interest rates by 50 basis points on Thursday, August 9, bringing the reverse repurchase (RRP) facility to four percent.The BSP had earlier raised the benchmark overnight lending rate by 25 basis points in each of ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 09, 2018 06:00:00
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