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Landbank, Smart e-loans reach P4B
by Kathleen Martin - October 27, 2015 - 10:00am
Loans made under the electronic facility put up by the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) and a unit of Smart Communications Inc. continued to increase since its launch in January this year.
SSS membership application now available online
by Kathleen Martin - October 23, 2015 - 10:00am
Workers wanting to apply for Social Security System (SSS) membership may now do so online rather than line up at any of the fund’s branches.
World Bank poll: Philippines up in governance, down in curbing corruption
by Kathleen Martin - October 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Reflecting improvements in public services, regulatory quality and other factors, the Philippines performed better this year in the World Bank’s latest Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) survey.
GSIS offers calamity loan in Falcon-damaged areas
by Kathleen Martin - September 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) members living in Pangasinan and were devastated by Typhoon Falcon and the recent monsoon rains may now apply for a calamity loan from the pension fund.
Customs to impose tighter rules for balikbayan boxes
by Kathleen Martin - August 17, 2015 - 10:00am
The Bureau of Customs said yesterday it may impose tougher measures on balikbayan boxes for fear that these tax-free packages are being used by traders to smuggle goods into the country.
No break, no holiday in Bureau of Customs
by Kathleen Martin - August 16, 2015 - 10:00am
Starting next month, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will implement a “no-break, no-holiday” policy in anticipation of more crowded ports for the Christmas season.
National Government borrowings down 2% in January to May
by Kathleen Martin - August 2, 2015 - 10:00am
Government borrowings fell two percent as of May on lower debt from domestic sources, data from the Bureau of Treasury showed.
Ex rural bank found guilty of forging BSP documents
by Kathleen Martin - March 28, 2015 - 12:00am
 A former rural bank president has been found guilty by a municipal trial court for submitting falsified documents to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
BSP losses narrow to P11.31 B in ’14
by Kathleen Martin - March 18, 2015 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas narrowed its losses to P11.31 billion in 2014 from P25.05 billion in 2013.
Banks req’d to computerize database of deposit accounts
by Kathleen Martin - February 25, 2015 - 12:00am
Banks have been formally required to computerize their databases of deposit accounts and transactions following a regulation issued by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp.
Metrobank sees 7% hike in remittances
by Kathleen Martin - February 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Remittances are estimated to increase as much as seven percent this year over year-ago levels, the research arm of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. said.
BTr rejects bids for 10-yr T-bonds
by Kathleen Martin - February 18, 2015 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Treasury (BTr) rejected yesterday all bids for the 10-year treasury bonds (T-bonds) amid the varied rates raised by investors.
OFW remittances up by 6.2 percent
by Kathleen Martin - February 17, 2015 - 12:00am
Remittances rose 6.2 percent last year to a new peak over 2013 levels on strong demand for Filipino workers abroad, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday.
No service fees for deposits, withdrawals of old bank notes
by Kathleen Martin - February 16, 2015 - 12:00am
No service fees will be collected from banks depositing and withdrawing old bank notes until the end of 2016, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said in a memorandum issued last week.
Phl economy rebounded in Q4 – Moody’s
by Kathleen Martin - January 24, 2015 - 12:00am
Philippine economic growth could have rebounded in the last quarter of 2014 on sustained increase in consumer spending and steady inflows of investments, Moody’s Analytics said.
Inflation seen easing to about 3% this year
by Kathleen Martin - January 18, 2015 - 12:00am
Inflation could average around three percent this year, lower than the 4.1 percent average in 2014, the research arm of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company said.
BSP offers incentives for unbanked areas
by Kathleen Martin - January 15, 2015 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas dangled yesterday incentives to banks that will set up shops in the country’s unbanked areas.
Bangko Sentral suspends operations for papal visit
by Kathleen Martin - January 13, 2015 - 12:00am
 The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will be suspending some operations during the papal visit from Jan. 15 to 19, which Malacañang declared as special non-working days in the National Capital Region.
Inflation to remain manageable – Metrobank
by Kathleen Martin - January 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Inflation should continue to be manageable this year on lower oil prices and as the cost of food remains stable, the research arm of Metropolitan Bank &Trust Co. said in a report.
Phl economy seen to remain strong this year
by Kathleen Martin - January 7, 2015 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy is expected to remain strong this year despite external challenges as global growth continues to be uneven, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said yesterday.
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