RCBC Bankard cardholder wins brand-new iPhone 7

RCBC Bankard cardholder wins brand-new iPhone 7

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In photo (L-R): RCBC Bankard First Vice-President and Marketing Group Head, Ma. Angela Mirasol; the first raffle draw winner of a brand-new 32GB iPhone 7, Alicia Alag; RCBC Bankard Program Manager for Marketing, Raymund Buenaflor.

 

Alicia Alag, a resident of Quezon City and an active RCBC Bankard cardholder, emerged as the lucky winner of a brand-new 32GB iPhone 7 in the first raffle draw of RCBC Bankard’s “Enroll, Pay and Win” raffle promo held last September 11 at the RCBC Bankard main office.  The promo is open to all active RCBC Bankard principal cardholders who have successfully enrolled their credit card accounts in Fast BillsPay, RCBC Bankard’s convenient payment facility that gives cardholders the option to pay for their utility and internet bills either on-demand or via auto charge using their card. To qualify, cardholders must have availed of the Fast BillsPay facilty within the promo period which runs from July 15 to December 15, 2017. Lucky winner Alicia Alag used her RCBC Bankard Mastercard Gold to pay for her PLDT bill last July via Fast BillsPay.

If you are an active RCBC Bankard cardholder, you still have a chance to win an iPhone 7 in the next raffle draw scheduled on January 5, 2018. Simply enroll your credit card account to Fast BillsPay and use the facility within the promo period. Who knows? You just might be the next lucky owner of a brand-new 32GB iPhone 7!

 

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RCBC Bankard donates generous sum to Gawad Kalinga

RCBC Bankard donates generous sum to Gawad Kalinga

(L-R) RCBC Bankard First Vice-President and Marketing Group Head, Ma. Angela Mirasol; Gawad Kalinga founder, Antonio “Tony” Meloto; RCBC Chairperson Helen Y. Dee; RCBC Bankard President and CEO, Simon A. Calasanz; RCBC Corporate Vice-Chairperson, Cesar E.A. Virata at the donation of RCBC Bankard’s latest contribution to Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga project

RCBC Bankard donates generous sum to Gawad Kalinga

 RCBC Bankard, the credit card servicing entity of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) announced its donation of Php 1,066,405.54 to Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga project.

The generous sum was generated by the special feature of RCBC Bankard’s Diamond Platinum Mastercard that allows cardholders to automatically donate Php 0.20 for every Php 100 spent. The bank arrived at the amount only six months after the Platinum card was relaunched in November 2016.

The event was held at the Hexagon Lounge in RCBC Plaza, where officers of RCBC Bankard as well as representatives from Gawad Kalinga came together for the momentous event. In attendance was RCBC Bankard President and CEO, Simon A. Calasanz, RCBC Chairperson, Helen Y. Dee, RCBC Corporate Vice-Chairperson, Cesar E.A. Virata, and Gawad Kalinga Founder, Antonio “Tito Tony” Meloto.

 

RCBC Bankard blazes the trail with two more international awards

RCBC Bankard blazes the trail with two more international awards

RCBC Bankard First Vice-President and Marketing Group Head, Angela Mirasol (center) receives RCBC Bankard’s two RBI Trailblazer awards from Richard Fahy, Regional Director APAC of Globaldata PLC (left) and Sandeep Bagaria, CEO of Tagit Pte Ltd (right).

 

RCBC Bankard blazes the trail with two more international awards

 

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation (RBSC), the credit card servicing entity of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), received High Commendation for Best Card Offering and was proclaimed as the Best Loan Offering during the RBI Trailblazer Awards.

Retail Banker International (RBI), the leading global publication for retail banking with a strong focus on Asia, recently had its 8th Annual RBI Trailblazer Awards in PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore.

Winning corporations are selected based on the impact of their innovations, and how these fit into the overall vision of the organization, profitability of the business line, market leadership, operational efficiency, and customer experience are also taken into consideration.

During the event, RCBC Bankard received High Commendation for Best Card Offering and won the award for Best Loan Offering.

“Here at RCBC Bankard, we’ve always strived to push the boundaries on how our card products can make our cardholders lives better.” Says Angela Mirasol, RCBC Bankard First Vice President and Marketing Group Head, “Through YOUR CASH!, we wanted to give our cardholders the ability to seize opportunities by providing them with a cash line on top of their existing credit limit.”

Douglas Blakely, Editor of Retail Banker International had this to say about RCBC Bankard’s Best Loan Offering Award, “RCBC Bankard has effectively re-packaged what a credit card can do through a unique and innovative cash loan product, YOUR CASH! With the launch of the product, a first in the local market, RCBC Bankard has deepened customer relationships with existing cardholders by strengthening their spending power and enhancing cardholder benefits. In the first 11 months following the launch of YOUR CASH, the bank has enjoyed sales success for the new service almost 50% ahead of its internal business plan.”

“It is a great honor for RCBC Bankard to be acknowledged in the Best Card Offering and Best Loan Offering categories,” says Simon Calasanz, RCBC Bankard President and CEO. “Our chief goal is to serve the needs of our cardholders by delivering the most innovative products of the best quality and value, coupled with excellent customer service.  These awards only serve to further motivate the bank to break the boundaries of what a credit card can offer.”

This marks the fourth year that RCBC Bankard won during the RBI Awards. It was previously recognized in 2014 and 2015 for Product Excellence in Credit Cards for its Financial Budget Management Tool and Unli 0% respectively. In 2016 it received High Commendation for its Rewards Program that allows its cardholders to select how they want to be rewarded (Points, Airmiles, Cash Rebate).

 

RCBC Bankard and Gawad Kalinga strengthen ties through new KNK kitchen

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Simon Calasanz, President and CEO of RCBC Bankard assists in the distribution of packed lunches from the Kusina ng Kalinga kitchen inside Marcelo L. Adriano Elementary School in Encanto, Angat, Bulacan.

RCBC Bankard and Gawad Kalinga strengthen ties through new KNK kitchen

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(L-R) Simon Calasanz, RCBC Bankard President and CEO; Jhem Cariño, KNK Angat Head Chef; Angela Mirasol, RCBC Bankard First Vice-President and Marketing Group Head; Euclid Estacion, RCBC Bankard Marketing Group Program Manager; and Marlyn Importante of Gawad Kalinga in front of the Kusina ng Kalinga Kitchen sponsored by RCBC Bankard

The new and fully operational Kusina ng Kalinga (KNK) Kitchen in Angat stands as a testament to the enduring partnership between Gawad Kalinga (GK) and RCBC Bankard, the credit card servicing entity of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC).

The alliance between RCBC Bankard and GK was highlighted during the relaunch of RCBC Bankard’s Diamond Platinum Mastercard. Through the Card’s Diamond Cares Program, for every Php 100 spent, Php 0.20 is donated to Kusina ng Kalinga.

In honor of that partnership, GK has established a new KNK kitchen inside Marcelo L. Adriano Elementary School in Angat, Bulacan, near the GK Enchanted Farm, and named it after RCBC Bankard.

Kusina ng Kalinga’s vision to end hunger and malnutrition among public school students has been realized through the 15 running KNK kitchens all over the country as well as the five kitchens currently under way in ARMM. The new kitchen in Angat is currently feeding over 300 children from kinder to Grade 3, with plans to expand that number to 1000 before the month ends.

The Angat kitchen currently has a meal plan composed of over 20 dishes, each with malunggay as a core ingredient, so that every meal has the highest nutritional value possible.

“Our goal is anti-hunger, and whether a child is malnourished or not, we ensure that all 300 students are given a hot meal every day.” Says Jhem Cariño, Head Chef at the Angat Kitchen.

At the recent 4th Global Business Summit of GK, representatives from RCBC Bankard, led by President and CEO, Simon Calasanz, as well as First Vice-President and Marketing Group Head, Angela Mirasol further demonstrated RCBC Bankard’s commitment to the partnership by volunteering in the distribution of packed lunches to the children of the school.

“We believe in Kusina ng Kalinga’s noble purpose. And we hope that through the program, our cardholders will be empowered to help support the fight against hunger, and consequently, to help the less fortunate children reach their full potential.” says Simon Calasanz in his speech during the Summit’s first afternoon plenary session.

 

RCBC Bankard is EMV ready

RCBC Bankard is EMV ready

RCBC Bankard is EMV ready

In compliance with the BSP mandate, all RCBC Bankard Mastercard, Visa, JCB, and UnionPay credit cards are now 100% EMV chip compliant.

 

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation (RBSC), the credit card servicing entity of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), made good on its promise to comply with the transition to EMV chip cards.

BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) mandated all banks to make the transition to Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) chip enabled cards before January 2017. EMV chip technology is currently a global standard for all credit and debit card transactions. Many banks across the world have foregone the magnetic stripe cards for the use of safer EMV chip cards, ensuring that their cardholders are constantly protected from the threat of fraud and ATM theft.

“The protection of our clients’ personal and spending information has always been a top priority of RCBC Bankard. Migrating to the new EMV Cards not only furthers this goal but also signifies RCBC Bankard’s dedication to synchronize with global advancement in order to provide better services for our cardholders.” says Simon Calasanz, RCBC Bankard President and CEO.

RCBC Bankard officially completed their EMV chip transition for all new and existing RCBC Bankard credit cards last November 29, 2016. The transition began in 2015 and has reached a 100% re-issuance status by the end of 2016. Existing RCBC Bankard credit cardholders, be it Mastercard, Visa, JCB, or Unionpay were sent their upgraded cards in the mail at no additional cost.

“We are one with the BSP in the thrust to address increasing concerns on cyber security, and our completion of EMV Cards issuance signifies our commitment to address risks related with emerging shifts in technology and implement sufficient safeguards to protect consumer payment information.” says Regina Y. Millare, RCBC Bankard Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer.

RCBC Bankard wishes to assure its credit cardholders that if they have yet to receive their EMV chip card in the mail, they are not to worry because they can continue to use their magnetic stripe cards until they finally receive their new EMV credit card.

RCBC Bankard is a key player in the credit card industry, having been recognized in the international arena, six times for 2016, by different independent award-giving bodies. At present, RCBC Bankard has over half a million cardholders across the country. RCBC Bankard’s issuing billings grew by 23% compared to the previous year and has posted a lower delinquency rate of 4.66%.

Clients with further inquiries can call 888-1-888 to follow-up or check on the Card Delivery Status of their EMV card.

 

RCBC Bankard bags 6th award

RCBC Bankard bags 6th award

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RCBC Bankard recognized as Best Card Offering in the Philippines

RCBC Bankard Services Corporation (RBSC), the credit card servicing entity of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) was recently hailed at the International Finance Magazine (IFM) Awards bagging the Best Card Offering-Philippines award.

RCBC Bankard’s four pillars: Better Budget Management, Top-of-the-Line Travel Privileges, Secure Transactions, and Generous and Flexible Rewards Programs, are the strong foundation of their one-of-a-kind credit card product.

RBSC President and CEO, Simon Calasanz said “We at RCBC Bankard are both honored and grateful to be receiving the Best Card Offering, Philippines award from the IFM for the year 2016. This recognition is a testimony to how passionately we have worked in order to provide our cardholders with a superior credit card that will make their lives better.”

IFM is a London-based, world renowned publication that serves as a source of information, analysis and insights for the global finance community. Their annual awards ceremony shines the spotlight on individuals and organizations that display excellence in their chosen fields.

The Best Card Offering-Philippines win from IFM is the sixth time that RCBC Bankard has been recognized in the international arena for the year 2016. Last September they shined at the Cards & Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Awards for 2016 when they took home four awards, the chief of which was Best Card Offering in South East Asia. They likewise bagged the Highly Commended Award in the extremely competitive Best Card Offering Category at the Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Awards 2016.

 

RCBC Bankard seals partnership with Asiana Airlines

RCBC Bankard seals partnership with Asiana Airlines for holiday promo

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(L-R) You Min Kim, Relationship Manager of Korean Business Relationship Office of RCBC; Euclid Estacion, Program Manager of RCBC Bankard Marketing Group; Ma. Angela Mirasol, First Vice-President and Marketing Group Head of RCBC Bankard; Cho Yong-Han, Regional Manager of Asiana Airlines-Philippines; Anna Mychelle C. Cruzado, Vice-President of Global and Ecozone Segment 1 of RCBC; Jaehoon Oh, First Vice-President and Head of Korean Business Relationship Office of RCBC

 

 

RCBC Bankard Services Corp., (RBSC) the credit card servicing entity of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is in partnership with Asiana Airlines to bring their cardholders great travel deals on premium flights this holiday season. Until the end of the year, all RCBC Bankard Visa, Mastercard, and JCB cardholders can avail of roundtrip airfares for as low as USD295 to Korea, USD340 to Japan, USD600 to the USA, and USD630 to Europe. Travel Period is until Oct.2017.

For booking, go to http://ea.flyasiana.com. Learn more the promo here.

A Brilliant Occasion: The RCBC Bankard Diamond Card Relaunch

A Brilliant Occasion: The RCBC Bankard Diamond Card Relaunch

The DIAMOND CARD RELAUNCH

In photo (L-R): RCBC Bankard  President and CEO – Mr. Simon Calasanz, RCBC Chairperson – Ms. Helen Y. Dee, Gawad Kalinga Founder  Mr. Antonio “Tito Tony” Meloto, RCBC President and CEO – Mr. Gil Buenaventura, Gawad Kalinga Finance Director – Mr. Michael Goco and RCBC Bankard FVP & Marketing Head- Ms Angela Mirasol

 

The RCBC Bankard Diamond Card – Platinum Mastercard relaunch was held last Nov 24, Thursday at the RCBC Plaza, 47/F Executive Lounge at 11am to 1:30pm.

A luncheon event and hosted by television host and a Korean expatriate, Sam Oh.  We invited selected media/publication, Mastercard Philippines’ Country head by Mr. Poch Villareal,  Ms Judith Dayrit- Vice-President, Member Relations & Marketing,  Ms. Ailea Zialcita Vice-President for Market Development Philippines,  Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation- Founder  Mr. Antonio “Tito Tony” Meloto, GK friends & guests speakers,   RCBC Bankard  President and CEO – Mr. Simon Calasanz,  FVP & Marketing Head – Ms Angela Mirasol, RCBC & RCBC Bankard officers, selected VIP Diamond cardholders, Chairperson – Ms. Helen Y. Dee and President and CEO – Mr. Gil Buenaventura during the event.

Some highlights of the event is the renewal agreement signing of RCBC Bankard and GK  the formal introduction of the new program beneficiary, Kusina ng Kalinga and turnover of RCBC Bankard donation Php1M to Gawad Kalinga.

RCBC Bankard Diamond Card – Platinum MasterCard,  The only bona fide Platinum card for those who give importance to career, family, & community.  An Affinity card that enables you to fulfill that caring part of your personality by allowing you to automatically donate money to a worthy cause.

For every Php100 charged to your Diamond Card, Php0.20 will be automatically donated to Gawad Kalinga program – Kusina ng Kalinga. “Hunger ends where caring begins.”

Learn more about RCBC Bankard Diamond Card – Platinum MasterCard here

 

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.