Banking

Here’s a roundup of banking updates and important money news

Metrobank Direct
Dino Mari Testa

Metrobank Direct Online Banking: A Newbie's Guide To Signing Up

If you’re a Metrobank client, the best thing you can do to always be in the know when it comes to your accounts is to open a Metrobank Direct online banking account.When you’re registered to Metrobank Direct, you can do so much more with Metrobank’s onli...

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What Is Credit Scoring
Kristel Serran

An Easy Guide To Understanding Credit Scoring In The Philippines

A credit score is a number that measures an individual’s creditworthiness.Credit scoring is important for both borrowers and financial institutions to determine if a person is worthy of lending money to, be it for a loan or credit card application.A person's...

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Kristel Serran

The Best Online Payment Providers For Small And Big Businesses: 2018 Update

Over the years, payment gateways in the Philippines have made running a business so much easier. As the market continues to grow, both small and big business owners now have more online payment options to offer their customers.The number of credit card users i...

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Bangko Sentral Interbank Fund Transfers Now Mandatory
Kristel Serran

Bangko Sentral: Banks Must Provide Customers With Interbank Fund Transfer Ch...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has made it mandatory for all BSP-regulated financial institutions to provide Interbank Fund Transfer channels to customers by November 30, 2018.This makes it more convenient for consumers to send and receive money online�...

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PHP USD
Kristel Serran

Philippine Peso At Its Lowest Vs US Dollar In 13 Years

On September 13, the Philippine Peso hit the P54 mark over the US dollar.This the lowest exchange rate the peso has reached in over 13 years. The lowest the peso has ever been was P54.155 to US $1, back on December 2, 2005.The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)...

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Phishing Attempts From Official Email Addresses And Phone Numbers
Dino Mari Testa

Scam Alert: Beware Of Phishing Attempts From 'Official' Email Addresses And ...

Even the most legitimate-looking scams are easy to spot if you pay attention to the tiny details.With that in mind, we want to take a closer look at two Facebook posts making the rounds and warning about new phishing attempts.This time, it seems like the scamm...

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Kristel Serran

How Your Credit Card Information Is Stolen And What To Do About It

As hackers get more creative in coming up with stronger credit card fraud schemes, we need to counter that with even stronger vigilance.How credit card fraudsters get caught involves a lot of luck, as they mostly operate behind the screen. The solution is to b...

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bpi fees 2018
Dino Mari Testa

A Worry-Free Guide To BPI's Upcoming Fee Increases

The Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) recently posted an announcement about changes to its banking fees starting September 1.The announcement has been met with confusion and concern as many people feel that this increase in fees would make transac...

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Paperless Billing in the Philippines
Kathryn Jalbuena

On Paperless Billing: Should You Pay Your Service Provider For Printed Billi...

Electronic billing may be more convenient for a company, and better for the environment, but if a customer still wants to get a paper bill the company should provide it free of charge.This is according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which says ...

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A Comparison Guide To Choosing The Right Loan For Beginners
eCompareMo

A Comparison Guide To Choosing The Right Loan For Beginners

Loans are great for serving a number of purposes. They come in handy for purchase of big ticket items, or a means to buy your dream house or car, or simply as a buffer for emergency cash needs.However, applying for a loan for the first time can cause confusio...

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