RCBC Bankard is Best Credit Card Offering in Southeast Asia

RCBC Bankard is Best Credit Card Offering in Southeast Asia

RCBC Bankard wins Cards & Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Awards for 2016

President and CEO of RCBC Bankard, Simon Calasanz (left) receives the award for Best Credit Card Offering – Southeast Asia on behalf of RCBC Bankard from Timetric’s Regional Director, Ruben Kempeneer (right).

 

RCBC Bankard recently won multiple awards and was proclaimed as the Best Credit Card Offering in the entire Southeast Asia region at the Cards & Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Awards for 2016.

In this year’s awards ceremony, organized by Timetric, RCBC Bankard was adjudged as the Best Credit Card Offering in Southeast Asia, surpassing all other regional competitors.  It was also given High Commendations for Best Card Design, Best Credit Card Product in the Asia Pacific, and Best Loyalty Programme.

Ruben Kempeneer, the Regional Director for Timetric, had this to say about RCBC Bankard’s win in the Best Credit Card Offering for Southeast Asia Category:

“RCBC Bankard once again raises the bar in the Philippines’ credit cards space by being the first in the industry to introduce a Most Flexible Rewards Program, a base program that, true to its name, gives cardholders the flexibility to switch between 3 programs – points, airmiles, and cash rebates – at any point by calling customer service and the All-in Rewards, a sub-program, enables cardholders to earn additional rewards points/airmiles/cash rebates whenever they shop at partner establishments; instore and online.”

Kempeneer continued on to say that, “RCBC Bankard strives to be more than just a credit card but also as a financial management tool with the aim to assist cardholders in managing their budget with Spend Monitor, Spend Analyzer, and Unli 0%.”

Simon A. Calasanz, President and CEO of RCBC Bankard, expressed during the awarding that, “We at RCBC Bankard are both honored and grateful to be receiving these awards.  The recognitions given are a testimony to how passionately we have worked in order to provide our clients with a superior credit card that will make their lives better.  We likewise hope that with these triumphs, our cardholders will feel very proud that they own an RCBC Bankard.”

The CEPI Asia Awards are the premier regional awards which reflect the latest trends in the cards and payments arena. Every year, banks and corporations that display market-leading offerings in cards, mobile and e-payments, remittances, merchant acquiring, and marketing campaigns in each of the Asia Pacific region’s key markets are recognized for their superlative performances in these categories.  The event is hosted annually by Cards International (CI) as well as Electronic Payments International (EPI), leading global publications for the cards and payments sectors that pay special focus to the Asia region.

RCBC Bankard is issued by Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and managed by RCBC Bankard Services Corporation.

RCBC Bankard bags another win in the Retail Banker International Trailblazer Award

RCBC Bankard bags another win in the Retail Banker International Trailblazer Award

RCBC Bankard bags another win in the Retail Banker International Trailblazer Award

In photo, Lim Xiou Ann, Retail Banker International, Asia Editor, hands Highly Commended Award for Product Excellence in Cards to Ma. Angela Mirasol, RCBC Bankard First VP and Marketing Grp Head.

 

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation, the credit card issuing subsidiary of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), continues its winning streak with its 4th international win in a span of 3 years.

Bagging the Highly Commended Award in the highly competitive Best Card Offering Category at the Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Awards 2016, RCBC Bankard was recognized because of its innovative Rewards Program that allows its cardholders to select how they want to be rewarded (Points, Airmiles, Cash Rebate).  On top of these, through the All-in Rewards Program, a store-based Loyalty Program, cardholders also get additional points whenever they use their RCBC Bankard at partner establishments such as Petron, the Cravings Group, Folded & Hung, and more.  They also receive Bonus Points from more than 200 online stores here and abroad, through the All-in Rewards Online Program.  The outstanding rewards program complements the proprietary financial tools, making RCBC Bankard a consistent winner in its category.

“RCBC Bankard is truly unique as it does not only provide our cardholders the best experience with the generous and flexible rewards program, but it also allows them to more effectively manage their finances with proprietary tools like the Spend Monitor and Spend Analyzer.” said RCBC Bankard First VP and Marketing Group Head, Ms. Ma. Angela Mirasol.

President and CEO Simon Calasanz remarked that while the Company is being consistently recognized internationally, it also posted a strong performance in revenue growth and managing bad debt.  “RCBC Bankard has been showing double digit growth in billings for the first quarter of 2016, with Outstanding Receivables reflecting a marked increase from same period last year.  Delinquency Rate is also at an all-time low at 5.4%.”  He added, “We see that while we are continuously innovating to develop a remarkable product that our cardholders will prefer to use, we will also be attracting more clients to apply for an RCBC Bankard.”

Since 2014, RCBC Bankard has bagged a total of four international awards, besting some of the most prominent financial institutions in Southeast Asia. The other rewards received by the RCBC Bankard include Product Excellence in Credit Cards from RBI Asia Trailblazer Awards 2014, Credit Card Product of the Year, and Best Credit Card Offering-Philippines at the Cards and Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Trailblazer Awards in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

RCBC Bankard awards the third winner of Fast BillsPay Raffle Promo

RCBC Bankard awards the third winner of Fast BillsPay Raffle Promo

RCBC Bankard awards the third winner of FastBillsPay Raffle Promo

RCBC Bankard cardholder wins a brand-new iPhone 6 in RCBC Bankard’s Fast BillsPay Promo

Always thinking of ways to provide its cardholders with the fastest and most convenient ways of managing their credit card account, RCBC Bankard launched Fast BillsPay which allows them to pay for their Internet, utilities, credit card as well as other bills from over 40 partner-merchants through their RCBC Bankard simply by calling the RCBC Bankard Customer hotline. In addition, they also earn Rewards points for every bill they pay plus automatically qualify to join a bimonthly raffle that can win them a brand-new iPhone 6.

Shown in the photo is Mary Ann Doma of Marilao, Bulacan, the latest winner of the FastBillsPay Bimonthly Raffle Draw with her iPhone 6 prize presented to her by RCBC Bankard Program Manager Macky Fernando during the #Besties Day event at Eastwood Mall Open Park.

RCBC Bankard launches All-in Rewards Online

RCBC Bankard launches first-of-its-kind shopping portal
that makes online shopping even more rewarding!

RCBC Bankard launches All-in Rewards Online

Always focused on providing its cardholders with the latest and most advanced card benefits, RCBC Bankard has come up with another unique feature.  This time, via the launch of the RCBC Bankard All-in Rewards Online – the first online shopping portal in the Philippines that puts together over 200 local and international online shops that give cardholders rewards points for their purchases over and above the rewards points they normally earn for simply using their RCBC Bankard.  In fact, cardholders get as much as 14 BONUS REWARDS POINTS per US$1.00 spent!

The launch of RCBC Bankard’s All-in Rewards Online comes in very timely especially with the upcoming Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day Sale.  RCBC Bankard cardholders will enjoy amazing discounts provided by Online Retailers, earn BONUS REWARDS POINTS for their purchases, plus enjoy easy payment through RCBC Bankard’s exclusive UNLI 0% Installment feature!   To enjoy all these benefits, visit All-in Rewards Online portal here.

No RCBC Bankard yet? Apply conveniently online here or visit any RCBC or RCBC Savings Bank branch.

RCBC Bankard recognized as Best Credit Card Offering at CEPI 2015

RCBC Bankard recognized as Best Credit Card Offering at CEPI 2015

Best Credit Card Offering at CEPI 2015

In photo RCBC Bankard Services Corporation’s VP & Grp. Head for Marketing Ma. Angela Mirasol (left) and VP & Grp. Head for Portfolio Analytics and Business Development Mylene Bico (right) accepts the award from Mr. Ruben Kempeneer, Asia Regional Director of Timetric.

 

RCBC Bankard wins Best Credit Card Offering at CEPI 2015. Rizal Bankard Services Corporation, the credit card arm of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), has bagged another international award in credit card services this year.

The Cards & Electronic Payments Internatio nal (CEPI) Asia Awards, the premier regional award-giving body that celebrates the latest trends and finest initiatives in cards and payments arenas in Asia-Pacific, recognized RCBC Bankard’s UNLI 0% Installment as Best Credit Card Offering in the Philippines.

Mr.Ruben Kempeneer, Regional Director of Timetric, a leading financial and economic research company and organizer of the event said, “RCBC Bankard once again establishes its leadership in the Philippines’ credit cards space with its one-of-a-kind Unli 0% Installment Program. A proprietary program of RCBC Bankard which allows its cardholders the unprecedented privilege of converting all straight purchases to 0% installment transactions with no limitations – the only installment program in the market that does so regardless of merchant or establishment, transaction amount, POS terminal, or location, and is applicable even for online and overseas transactions.”

The award serves as additional proof to RCBC Bankard’s strong position in the market, being added to its ever-growing roster of global citations. The company received the Product Excellence in Credit Cards Award from the Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Awards and was also adjudged the Credit Card Product of the Year-Philippines in the Cards and Payments International Asia Trailblazer Awards, during the previous year.

 

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation issues and manages the RCBC Bankard portfolio in behalf of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, one of Philippines largest private universal banks. RCBC and RCBC Bankard Services Corporation are members of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC), a conglomerate composed of close to 60 companies across a wide spectrum of industries including banking, insurance, education, real estate, construction, information technology, energy resources, advertising, and more.

RCBC Bankard introduces new design with EMV chip technology

RCBC Bankard introduces new design with EMV chip technology

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation is set to present the new design of the RCBC Bankard credit cards.  The new design features 4 wave vectors and hexagons lining the top and bottom portion of the EMV chip embedded credit cards.

“As we start converting to EMV cards, it very opportune for us to introduce a new card design, which conveys the exceptional benefits our cardholders get from their RCBC Bankard.” said Ms. Angela Mirasol, Vice President and Marketing Group Head for RCBC Bankard.

The four wave vectors represent better budget management, a rewarding credit card experience, world class travel privileges, and secure shopping, both in-stores and online.

RCBC Bankard prides itself in developing award-winning budget management tools including the Spend Monitor, a free SMS alert feature that informs the cardholders once they are about to reach their predefined monthly budget.  Spend Analyzer, which summarizes the cardholders’ monthly and year-to-date spending according to categories.  Unli 0%, which allows cardholders to convert their straight purchases to three months 0% installment, by simply calling RCBC Bankard’s Customer Service number.

It also boasts of a rewarding credit card experience through its most flexible rewards program that allows the cardholders to shift from earning points, to earning AIRMILES, to getting cash rebates.  Recently, it also introduced the All-in Rewards Program, which allows cardholders to earn points from partner establishments on top of the points that they earn from their card’s rewards program.  RCBC Bankard partner establishments include Petron, Figaro, Angel’s Pizza, Florsheim, Jellybean, Folded & Hung, Naturalizer, and the Cravings Group.

RCBC Bankard also provides a luxurious travel experience for its cardholders with its top-of-the-line travel privileges across all card brands.  They can call concierge service for info that they may need when travelling abroad, and relax at the luxurious Miascor lounge at NAIA 1 while waiting for their flight.  Further, it comes with a free travel insurance and Purchase Protection Insurance for unforeseen events.

On top of all of these, cardholders can enjoy heightened security with EMV technology. Unlike the traditional magnetic stripe feature, EMV chips randomly generate unique codes in every transaction, making it more challenging to duplicate and use. On the other hand, for online shopping, the solution lies in the ShopSecure feature which allows cardholders to nominate their online Personal Identification Number (PIN).  Alternatively, they can get a Webshopper, a reference device specifically for online shopping.

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation issues and manages the RCBC Bankard portfolio in behalf of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, one of Philippines largest private universal banks.  RCBC and RCBC Bankard Services Corporation are members of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC), a conglomerate composed of close to 60 companies across a wide spectrum of industries including banking, insurance, education, real estate, construction, information technology, energy resources, advertising, and more.

RCBC Bankard awards two lucky cardholders during the Life and Style Expo

RCBC Bankard awards two lucky cardholders during the Life and Style Expo

RCBC Bankard awards two lucky cardholders during the Life and Style Expo

In photo: (L-R) RCBC Bankard Vice President for Co-Brands & Partnerships Irene D. Taylo, Fast BillsPay Raffle Promo winner Kim Nikka D. Onquit, 1 Million Rewards Raffle Promo winner  Joseph Kung, and  RCBC Bankard Vice President for Marketing Ma. Angela C. Mirasol.

 

RCBC Bankard awarded 1 Million Rewards Points and an iPhone 6 16GB to two of our lucky cardholders during the recently held RCBC Life and Style Expo at Robinsons Place Manila.

Joseph Kung, an RCBC Bankard Black Card Platinum MasterCard cardholder since May 2014 from Manila was awarded with 1 Million Rewards Points for the 1 Million Rewards Raffle Promo. RCBC Bankard Vice President for Marketing,  Ma. Angela C. Mirasol presented him the award.

RCBC Bankard’s flexible rewards program gives its cardholders the freedom to exchange earned points for airmiles, shopping vouchers, cash credits, deposit to his RCBC or RCBC Savings Bank account and more. To qualify for the promo, one must have a qualified spending of Php 1,500 from March 20-Sep 30, 2015.

On the same day,  Kim Nikka D. Onquit, a WILCON RCBC Bankard cardholder since March 2015 from Quezon City was announced as the winner of the Fast BillsPay Raffle Promo and received an iPhone 6 16GB.

With this promo, cardholders earn raffle entries when they enroll  & pay their utility bills in the Fast BillsPay service. Additionally, cardholders earn 10 bonus rewards for every Fast BillsPay transaction within the promo period. RCBC Bankard Vice President for Co-Brands & Partnerships , Irene D. Taylo presented her the award.

Both promos still have two more raffle draws in July and October 2015.

RCBC Bankard supports Gawad Kalinga’s Barangay Walang Iwanan

RCBC Bankard supports Gawad Kalinga’s Barangay Walang Iwanan

RCBC Bankard supports Gawad Kalinga's Barangay Walang Iwanan

Inviting RCBC Bankard cardholders to join Gawad Kalinga’s annual event, Bayani Challenge where they gather volunteers from all over to volunteer work in a span of 5 days in the different provinces all over the Philippines. This is running from April 9 to June 12.

This year’s Bayani Challenge is the take off point of Barangay Walang Iwanan, a 3-year effort to fuel and inspire the bayanihan spirit in at least 20,000 barangays across the country. With exciting activities like youth conferences, house builds, health missions, sports programs, and clean-up drives, Bayani Challenge is open to various sectors and age groups. Register now!

For more details, visit http://www.gk1world.com/bc2015

Date

Province

Municipality

April 9-12 Visayas Iloilo Batad
Southern Leyte Maasin
April 15-19 Luzon Batangas Padre Garcia
Nueva Ecija Cabiao
Visayas Negros Occidental Sagay
April 17-19 Luzon Benguet Tublay
Visayas Negros Oriental Mabinay
April 20-25 Visayas Iloilo Concepcion
April 22-26 Visayas Samar Daram
Mindanao Surigao del Norte Siargao Island
April 28-May 2 Luzon Zambales Masinloc
April 29-May 3 Visayas Aklan New Washington
Cebu Bantayan Island
Mindanao Bukidnon Sumilao
Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro
May 1-3 Visayas Negros Occidental Sipalay
May 6-10 Luzon Camarines Sur Naga
Visayas Bohol Sagbayan
Capiz Panit-an
Leyte San Isidro
May 8-10 Visayas Negros Oriental Amlan
May 13-17 Visayas Cebu Barile
May 20-24 Luzon Metro Manila Taguig
Visayas Iloilo Oton
Bohol Anda
May 21-24 Visayas Siquijor Siquijor
May 25-30 Mindanao Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga City
June 1-12 Mindanao Compostela Valley Nabuturan
June 5-7 Luzon Cavite Dasmarinas
June 5-10 Luzon Bataan Abucay
June 8-12 Luzon Nueva Ecija Gabaldon

 

HOPE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE*
*As of April 27. List is subject to change.

We are also inviting the YOUTH to join the 7 Hope Conferences happening across the country. You may join this exciting convergence either before or after your Bayani Challenge experience. Email bayanichallenge@gawadkalinga.com for more details.

Date Location
April 25-26 BUKIDNON
University Convention Center, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon
May 6-7 TARLAC
Camp General Servillano S. Aquino (NOMCOM), Tarlac City
May 9-10 MAGUINDANAO
Camp Abubakar, Barira, Maguindanao
May 16-17 LAGUNA
Jamboree Site, UPLB, Los Banos, Laguna
May 23-24 BOHOL
Anda, Bohol
May 25-26 CAPIZ
Roxas City
June 6-7 CAMARINES SUR
Jesse M Robredo Coliseum, Ninoy and Cory Ave., Naga City

 

HOW TO REGISTER

For Individuals
1. Click HERE to download the Individual Registration Form.
2. Fill up the form including preferred date and location (check table above for options).
3. Email the form to bayanichallenge@gawadkalinga.com with “BC-INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION” as subject. Wait for confirmation.

For Groups
1. Click HERE to download the Group Registration Form.
2. Fill up the form including preferred date and location (check table above for options) and contact details of ALL team members.
3. Email the form to bayanichallenge@gawadkalinga.com with “BC-GROUP REGISTRATION” as subject. Wait for confirmation.

RCBC Bankard awards brand new Honda Brio Amaze

‘DOUBLE TREATS Holiday 2014′ Promo Winners – Batch 2

‘DOUBLE TREATS Holiday 2014′ Promo Winners - Batch 2

In photo: (from left) Winnie Mariazeta, RCBC Bankard Program Manager for Usage; Ma. Angela Mirasol, RCBC Bankard VP and Group Head for Marketing; Aleli Maningding, RCBC Bankard Double Treats Holiday 2014 Promo 2nd draw grand winner; and Liezl Santos, Honda Cars Kalookan General Sales Manager.

RCBC Bankard and Honda Cars recently awarded a brand new Honda Brio Amaze to the 2nd winner of its Double Treats Holiday 2014 promo.  Aleli Maningding, from Grace Park, Caloocan City won a brand new Honda Brio Amaze 1.3 E M/T for frequently using her RCBC Bankard. “I often use my RCBC Bankard whenever I shop and buy groceries for my family. My husband and I were so happy when we received the news that we won.” said Maningding.  RCBC Bankard VP and Group Head for Marketing, Ma. Angela Mirasol shared, “After awarding our lucky cardholder, Ms. Aleli, with a Honda Brio Amaze, we are happy to announce that we will launch another exciting promotion!  This March, we are launching the ONE MILLION Rewards Raffle Promo.  We’d like to encourage our cardholders to continue using their RCBC Bankard, since they might be our next lucky winner!”

In addition, 50 lucky cardholders were awarded with Php 5,000 worth of shopping credits each. See complete list of winners below: (See list of 1st Grand Raffle Draw winners here)

2nd Grand Raffle Draw – February 10, 2015

WINNER OF HONDA BRIO AMAZE
Aleli Maningding
50 WINNERS OF PHP5,000 WORTH OF SHOPPING CREDITS
JOSEPH T CORPUZ
MARICRIS P ALABATA
JENNIFER P TAN
MARJORIE S AQUINO
JULIETA H PIZARRO
FRANCIS JAMES L CALINA
EILLEN M MASCARDO
NERI T BARAOIDAN
AMELIA V NODALO
JOSE T SOLIDUM JR
DARWIN M CERRADO
MARGIE S AURELLANO
JOSE JESUS G ANGELES
MAXIMO E DAQUIL
NOELLIE R MAJARUCON
JEFREY D VALENCIA
BEVERLY H ARIAS
HEDDA TRIO SAMILLANO
VICTORINO B ARENDAIN
REYNALDO MACALINO JR
MICHELLE T NISPEROS
MA ELOISA C R AMBROCIO
LINA V SENA
AIDA C AQUINO
RAULITO O MAGPANTAY
VINCENT J H PIMENTEL
MICHAEL M RESURRECCION
JASON GO
KATHERINE CORTEZA BILLEDO
LIMUEL L AUZA
DIANNE CAMILLE G CRISTOBAL
TUY, FEDELIZ S
ANGELITA D VICENTE
REMEDIOS Z MERCADO
ROSA MARIA N LIMBO
JOSE EMMANUEL T ASIS
VALERIE JOAN C PANCHO
MANSUETA T LINAN
CARMELA C DARVIN
KNUT OVE N NYTRAE
ANSEL LEONIDAS D ANGELES
SALVACION V DELEN
TERESITA W LABAJO
JOSE RICARDO F MERCADO
EMMANUEL M MAGBAG
PETER RAYMOND BAUTISTA
KELVIN C YU
CRISELLE S VICENTE
RADO D RACIMO
JAY D RIVO

RCBC Bankard cardholder wins a brand new Honda Brio

‘DOUBLE TREATS Holiday 2014’ Promo Winners

The first Raffle Draw of RCBC Bankard Double Treats-Holiday 2014 promo was held last December 15, 2014. One lucky cardholder wins a brand-new Honda Brio.

'DOUBLE TREATS Holiday 2014' Promo 1st Winner

In photo: (from left) Arlene Viῆas, Honda Cars Kalookan Senior Sales Executive; Winnie Mariazeta, RCBC Bankard Program Manager for Usage; Ma. Angela Mirasol, RCBC Bankard VP and Group Head for Marketing; Cristelita Guarin, RCBC Bankard Double Treats Holiday 2014 Promo 1st draw grand winner; and Liezl Santos, Honda Cars Kalookan General Sales Manager.

RCBC Bankard and Honda Cars recently awarded a brand new Honda Brio to the winner of its Double Treats Holiday 2014 promo.

Cristelita Guarin, a pharmacy owner from Bacoor, Cavite won a brand new Honda Brio 1.3 S M/T for frequently using her RCBC Bankard.

“I didn’t expect to win. I just enjoy the convenience of using my RCBC Bankard whenever I go shopping or when I pamper myself after a long day at work,” said Guarin.

RCBC Bankard VP and Group Head for Marketing, Ma. Angela Mirasol shared, “We encourage our cardholders to keep using their cards. Aside from enjoying a generous rewards program, we still have a Honda Brio Amaze that’s up for grabs!”

In addition, 50 lucky cardholders were awarded with Php 5,000 worth of shopping credits each. See complete list of winners below:

1st Grand Raffle Draw – December 15, 2014

WINNER OF Honda Brio
Cristelita Guarin
50 WINNERS OF P5,000 WORTH OF SHOPPING CREDITS
WELLA ANA G BIE
HERALD L TAGUNICAR
ROBERTO I DAYAO
CAROLINA T CANSINO
JIN KYUNG KWEN
DIONISIO LOPEZ
CRISTINE G PABUAYA
DAVID S MIRANDA
RAE LYN E LABO
ALEXANDRA C O PILARCA
NERISSA G FEBRER
CHRISTIAN M MATAVERDE
ANNABELLE R FELICIANO
JADE KIRBYL G RAFOLS
TEOFILO S JOSE
MA ARLYN T LANSIOLA
KING ESTHER D
TERESITA S ESPARTERO
FARLEY C DIZON
CHRISTINE M MANNONG
LOREGEN L VILLAPANA
MARY MARGARETHE R O YANSON
WILMA G PORTAJE
PETERSON V GALINDEZ
ANALEE J IBANEZ
JOSELITO L CHAN
LUCILA MONDALA
NOEL Q ALIDIO
JOSEPH T GAW
JOEJI T SALES
MA VIRGINIA R FELICIANO
FLORDELIZA BORBE
AMY JANE R QUINONEZ
ELIZABETH L YUMUL
REGINA P CALICA
JUNGSOO PARK
SATPAL S GILL
NOEL P GUERRERO
ARMANDO PEREDA
MARINA C L GARCIA
CASILDA D TAN
ANGELITA JAVIER
DELIA R HERNANDEZ
CARL ANTHONY C EVASCO
JACQUILINE P REYNALDO
ROBINA C SAKURAI
EDWIN M ALCANTARA
CHRISTINA NG CRUZ
ANNA-LEE M BUKUHAN
JOHN MICHAEL CIPRIANO