BPI assumes full ownership of BPI Globe BanKO

MAKATI CITY, Metro Manila—Globe Telecom Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands and Ayala Corporation today inked an agreement to turn over full ownership of BPI Globe BanKO (BanKO) to BPI, one of the co-owners of the joint venture.Pending completion of regulatory and business requirements, the agreement will result in the country’s first mobile phone-based savings…

BanKO wins Global Mobile Award in GSMA  for e-transfer platform

BanKO wins Global Mobile Award in GSMA
for e-transfer platform

BPI Globe BanKO awarded for best use of mobile in emergency situations for assisting Haiyan-affected communities in Visayas BPI Globe BanKO, the Philippines’ first mobile microsavings bank and a joint venture of Globe Telecom and BPI, bagged the award for Best Use of Mobile in Emergency and Humanitarian Situations at the 20th Global Mobile Awards…

BanKO and DSWD: Working Together for a Self-Sufficient Filipino

BanKO and DSWD: Working Together for a Self-Sufficient Filipino

With the common dream of uplifting the lives of impoverished Filipinos through financial education, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), has partnered with BPI Globe BanKO (BanKO) to instituteBanKO para sa PangarapKO: A Financial Literacy Program through Mobile Banking. The project, which commenced in March 2014, aims…

BanKO promotes financial inclusion in Culion

BanKO promotes financial inclusion in Culion

The town of Culion in Palawan used to be known as the Island of No Return, when it served as home to the largest leper colony in the world. Its inhabitants – feared, and at times reviled – were quarantined for decades, until the cure for leprosy was discovered in 1987 and the disease was…

BPI Bankers Assurance Corporation and BanKO LaunchMicroinsurance Products

BPI Bankers Assurance Corporation and BanKO Launch
Microinsurance Products

BPI Globe BanKO recently signed an agreement with Bankers Assurance Corporation (BAC) to offer microinsurance products to accountholders of the country’s first mobile-based, microfinance focused bank. The partnership allows BanKO to provide its customers with innovative and affordable insurance products specifically designed for their needs by BAC.  With flexible options, policyholders and their beneficiaries can choose…

BPI Globe BanKO: Driving Innovations in
Inclusive Finance

BanKO ng Bayan scales up its efforts to give financial access to every Filipino BPI Globe BanKO’s President and CEO John M. Rubio is driven to fulfill three key missions for the country’s first mobile phone-based, microfinance-focused savings bank. “Ultimately, BanKO is about service. First, we want to reach as many Filipinos as possible, wherever…

Finally, A BanKO in BayaniJuan sa Calauan

Finally, A BanKO in BayaniJuan sa Calauan

BPI Globe BanKO brings banking to the residents of “BayaniJuan sa Calauan”, the resettlement site established by the ABS-CBN Foundation, by accrediting four microenterprises in the area as BanKO partner outlets. The community is home to 5,000 families who were relocated from Estero de Paco in Manila or displaced during Typhoon Ondoy.  Father Salvador “Boy” Pablo, rector…

Payatas Residents Now Able to Save through BanKO

Payatas Residents Now Able to Save through BanKO

Residents of Payatas, Quezon City now have easier access to formal financial services with the launch of PondoKO para sa Kinabukasan: Mainstreaming Financial Inclusion in Disaster-Stricken Communities Through Mobile Banking, a joint project of BPI Globe BanKO, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), USAID-Scaling Innovations in Mobile Money (SIMM) Project and Barangay Payatas.   The project aims…

BPI Globe BanKO partners with Kwartagram

BPI Globe BanKO partners with Kwartagram

March 2014BPI Globe BanKO partners with Kwartagram, one of the country’s leading money remittance companies. The partnership adds 113 Kwartagram branches to BanKO’s network of over 2,000 partner outlets where customers may apply for an account and perform banking transactions. Shown in photo are (seated, L-R) Nanette Feliciano, Kwartagram president and John Rubio BPI Globe…

After Typhoon Haiyan, New Financial Products Speed
Recovery for Philippines’ Hardest Hit

BPI Globe BanKO, the Philippines’ first mobile phone-based savings bank, and the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps have teamed up with IDEO.org to design financial products that will help Filipinos hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan find more secure financial footing. IDEO.org is the non-profit arm of design and innovation firm IDEO, whose signature human-centered design…