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Run & Grow

A guide on how to dig yourself out of debt

Consider these 7 options and get started with a clean slate

It’s always a good time to start paring down your debt even before the financial troubles come knocking.Victoria Españo, CEO and chairperson of auditing firm Punongbayan & Araullo, says many Filipinos misunderstand bankruptcy, thinking of it as something so extremely negative as ...

by Lolita Villa  | September 02, 2016 06:00:00
News and Events

Robredo stresses 5 initiatives to support national development

VP Robredo shares strategies during BPI’s 165th anniversary

The promise of progress looms over the horizon for Filipino entrepreneurs and marginalized sectors as the current administration and its private-sector partners begin to enact plans to improve the state of the country.This, at least, was the collective sentiment aired yesterday by ...

by Angelo Cantera  | August 27, 2016 12:00:00

Choosing the best business loan option

There are several available options for entrepreneurs who need to borrow money for capital. Get to understand those more.

Building a business is logically not an easy task. An entrepreneur can’t just grab any promising opportunity that comes his way. He must first consider the possible source of funding. The most recommended is borrowing, but from whom? Here are the different ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 10, 2014 03:00:00
Startup Tips

When is the best time to expand your business?

How would you know if your business is ready for a much needed expansion?

It is inevitable for any profitable business to expand, especially if more clients are signing up and if demand for its product or service is constantly increasing. Some entrepreneurs get into expansion efforts simply to bolster profitability. To many business owners, determining ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 05, 2014 12:00:00
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

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
Business Ideas

Raising cash for your startup

Do you have the motivation and the idea for a business but lack the cash?

Do you have the motivation and the idea for a business but lack the cash? Getting the funding to start or expand your business is a hurdle for most aspiring entrepreneurs. You can try borrowing money from relatives and friends, the bank ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 26, 2012 06:00:00

Financing your dream franchise just got easier

BPI\\\'s Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan is customized to help small-business start and expand a franchise business.

There are many ways to launch a business but for some entrepreneurs, franchising has been one of the best routes to their dream. A successful franchise model takes the guesswork out of starting a business and allows franchisees to take advantage of ...

April 25, 2012 05:00:00
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