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RCBC Bankard is EMV ready

All RCBC Bankard Mastercard, Visa, JCB, and UnionPay credit cards are now 100% EMV chip compliant.

RCBC Bankard bags 6th award

RCBC Bankard was recently hailed at the International Finance Magazine (IFM) Awards bagging the Best Card Offering-Philippines award.

A Brilliant Occasion: The RCBC Bankard Diamond Card Relaunch

The RCBC Bankard Diamond Card – Platinum Mastercard relaunch was held last Nov 24, Thursday at the RCBC Plaza. 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 wins Credit Card Product of the Year

RCBC Bankard wins Credit Card Product of the Year RCBC Bankard wins Credit Card Product of the Year. Cards International and Electronic Payments  International, the leading global publications for the cards and payments sectors with a strong focus on Asia Pacific, have announced RCBC Bankard the winner of the Cards and Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Trailblazer Awards in the Credit Card Product of the Year category. RCBC Bankard bested other financial institutions not only for its year-round promotions and flexible rewards programmes but most importantly for its continuous innovation in its financial management tools that allow cardholders to better manage their accounts. In Photo: RCBC Bankard Vice President for Portfolio Analytics and Business Development Mylene Bico (left) receives the Credit Card Product of the Year Award from Timetric’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Ruben Kempeneer, held at the Grand CopthorneWaterfront Hotel in Singapore.   RCBC Bankard is also a Retail Banker International Trailblazer Award winner in the Product Excellence in Credit Cards category. See news here. See RCBC Bankard’s full list of Awards and Recognition...

RCBC Bankard bags Retail Banker International Trailblazer Award

RCBC Bankard bags Retail Banker International Trailblazer Award   Singapore, 13 March 2014 – Retail Banker International, the leading global publication for retail banking with a strong focus on Asia, has announced RCBC Bankard as the winner in the Product Excellence in Credit Cards category. The independent panel of judges remarked that “RCBC Bankard has developed and launched a proprietary financial management tool to allow cardholders to better manage their accounts and not overspend. This has led to an excellent uptake rate, with 16% of RCBC Bankard’s customer base already indicating that the facility is relevant to them (as of November 2013).  RCBC Bankard also provides year-round promotions and flexible rewards programmes, making it an easy winner.” In its fifth year, the Trailblazer Awards, organized by Timetric, continue to reflect critical banking standards across categories including service excellence, strategy excellence, product excellence, channel excellence and process excellence.  According to Ruben Kempeneer, APAC Regional Director for Timetric, “The prestigious Trailblazers are the only awards in the region that truly focus on innovation and identify those who deserve the unique ‘trailblazer’ honour, which in itself reflects success, inspirational effort and regional superiority. The Awards are getting bigger every year and the quality of submissions is becoming increasingly impressive. RCBC Bankard Services Corporation President and CEO, Oscar B. Biason, says:  “It is of great honor for us to be recognized as a product excellence awardee in the whole Asia Pacific. With this recognition under our brand name, we will continue our commitment in providing innovative financial products and services to our valued clients and customers.” RCBC Bankard adds this recent commendation to...

Dining-on-Demand goes ONLINE!

Dining-on-Demand goes ONLINE!   Now, you can order your meal hot and fast online with RCBC Bankard Dining-on-Demand! Order your favorite food from over 300 restaurant partners in key cities.  Plus, get exclusive treats from participating restaurants. Paying for your meals is just as convenient since your orders will be charged to your RCBC Bankard credit card! So whatever the meal is for you, or for your family waiting for you at home, order quickly and pay conveniently with RCBC Bankard’s Dining-on-Demand....

Swipe to better a child’s life

Swipe to better a child’s life (Featured in The Philippine Star, The Pepper Mill, December 3, 2010) It is always heartwarming to hear about people caring for underprivileged children. The sight of happy children is a balm to the soul. Recently, RCBC Bankard made sure it would make the indigent children of Barangay Kapitolyo in Pasig happy when it turned over P250,000 to Gawad Kalinga-Sibol. This touching act of generosity and compassion was made possible through the Diamond Cares advocacy program of the only Platinum card made for women, the RCBC Bankard Diamond MasterCard. Through Diamond Cares, every P100 charged to an RCBC Bankard Diamond MasterCard generates an automatic donation of 20 centavos in the cardholders’ name to Gawad Kalinga-Sibol, a community-based pre-school program for children aged three to six years. Leanore Lee, who represented all the RCBC Bankard Diamond MasterCard cardholders during the turnover ceremony, said, “We are blessed that the RCBC Bankard Diamond MasterCard has an advocacy program like Diamond Cares, which allows women to engage in guilt-free shopping knowing that for every peso charged to their card, a portion goes to the education of our youth. The card gives us cardholders the opportunity to be of service to other people without imposing any financial burden. It’s a win-win situation that leads to happiness and fulfillment for all.” RCBC Bankard works hand in hand with Gawad Kalinga in re-shaping the children’s external environment. It is hoped that the programs will bring about good, responsible and God-centered Filipinos of the future....

PRESS COVERAGE: Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard

PRESS COVERAGE: Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard The new Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard is the latest credit card from RCBC, one of the country’s most progressive and largest banks. This new co-brand credit card gives book lovers access to some of the most unique finds and latest releases available in Fully Booked. The launch event was held last April 17, 2013 at the Novamobili Flagship Store, Taguig City. Read on what the bloggers have to say about the new Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard: Read on what our blogger friends have to say about the new Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard: Fashion Eggplant: Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard The Fashionista Commuter: Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard The PR Guy: MAKE YOUR READING MORE FULLY REWARDING WITH THE FULLY BOOKED RCBC BANKARD MASTERCARD Money Gizmo: A smarter way to get smart with Books using Fully Booked RCBC Bankard Mastercard Ruthilicious: RCBC launches RCBC Fully Booked Credit Card for Book-Lovers Pinoy Manila: Enjoy Privileges with the new Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard Altered Tapestry: New Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard Promised More Rewarding Reading Experience Manila Shopper: RCBC Bankard MasterCard, the new must-have for book lovers...

A new, sleek look for MANGO

A new, sleek look for MANGO Published in Malaya Business InsightMay 7, 2013 Fashionphiles recently trooped to the MANGO Store in Bonifacio Global City for the launch of the newly-minted MANGO RCBC Bankard MasterCard, which now comes in a sleek, graphic grey-and-black motif. The fruit of a partnership between the country’s leading names in fashion and credit card industries, the MANGO RCBC Bankard MasterCard gives shoppers easy access to the trendiest pieces from Spain’s most international fashion brand. The new card was presented by RCBC Bankard President and CEO Oscar Biason, MANGO Director for operations Rosa Maria Gualberto, and MANGO country supervisor Kelly Santos. They were joined by MANGO brand manager Karla Magno, RCBC Bankard vice president for marketing Angela Mirasol, and vice president for co-brand, partnerships and corporate initiatives Irene Taylo. Also in attendance to support the launch were MasterCard country head Poch Villa-Real, and execs Judith Marie Dayrit, Ailea Zialcita, Jo-Ann Camacho, and Rochelle Mayuga.RCBC Bankard VP for Marketing Angela Mirasol, Mango Philippines Director for Operations Rose Maria Gualberto and RCBC Bankard VP for Co-brand, Partnerships and Corporate Initiatives Irene Taylo A must-have for fashion enthusiasts, the card can be used in any of MANGO’s 24 stores in the Philippines, as well as 2,500 stores in 109 countries, including Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The card can also be used at H.E. by MANGO, the brand’s modern fashion line for men, which adds a contemporary, urban touch to the classics. Opened in 2008, H.E. by MANGO currently has three stores in Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street Central and Power Plant Mall, and...

New Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard promises more rewarding reading experience

New Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard promises more rewarding reading experience Reading has never been more rewarding with the latest co-branded credit card exclusive from the pioneering credit card brand, RCBC Bankard, and Fully Booked, the country’s first and leading specialty bookstore. The new Fully Booked RCBC Bankard MasterCard is the latest credit card from RCBC, one of the country’s most progressive and largest banks. This new co-brand credit card gives book lovers access to some of the most unique finds and latest releases available in Fully Booked. They can also enjoy a 10 percent discount instantly with every purchase at any Fully Booked branch, and get cash rebates of up to 10 percent as well as one free book on early purchases and on their renewal period. Cardholders are even entitled to invites to exclusive events, special sales and new arrivals, discounts at partner establishments and an installment option of zero percent interest for big-ticket purchases. “We are proud to be partnering with the country’s first and leading specialty bookstore. This partnership is a testament to our continuous commitment in strengthening our position in the market and expanding our clientele,” said RCBC Bankard President and CEO Oscar B. Biason. Fully Booked’s Managing Director Jaime Daez likewise expressed his interest in entering into a partnership that will enhance the experience of his establishment’s discriminating patrons. “Fully Booked, from the start, is all about going beyond the idea of an ordinary bookstore, and offering innovative experiences that delight our readers,” Daez said. “We are confident that having our name in a credit card product together with an industry pioneer contributes greatly to this end.”...

MANGO Card’s New Look!

MANGO Card’s New Look! Miranda Kerr for Mango Spring/Summer 2013 We are proud to announce that our Mango-RCBC Bankard MasterCard has been given a fresh new look! The new design now features H.E by Mango and Mango Touch. Discover the fun and glam of having a Mango-RCBC Bankard card here. RCBC Bankard and Mango unveiled the new look of their co-brand card – the MANGO RCBC Bankard MasterCard – at the recent MANGO MAGNIFIED event at Bonifacio High Street. Shown in photo displaying the new card are (from left) Rosa Maria Gualberto, MANGO Philippines director for operations; Oscar Biason, Bankard Inc. President and CEO; and Kelly Santos, MANGO Philippines country supervisor.Published in The Philippine Star, Inside Track. March 20, 2013...

Diamond Cares

Diamond Cares Shopping using a credit card is regarded by most people as a somewhat selfish and expensive pursuit. This is not the case when you are using an RCBC Bankard Diamond Card. It is the only credit card in the market that has a built-in advocacy feature geared towards helping marginalized and underprivileged children gain access to good education that will serve as their tool to build a good future. This feature, known as Diamond Cares, enables cardholders like you to automatically donate money to a worthy cause each time you use your Diamond Card. For every P100 you charge to your card, the amount of P0.20 will be automatically donated to Gawad Kalinga Sibol, a values-based education program for pre-school children aged 3 to 6 years old, and street children aged 7 to 13 years old. From 2010 to 2012, a total of P750,000 was turned over to the Gawad Kalinga-Sibol in simple ceremonies that brought so much joy to the children and their families in the various GK communities of Arkong Bato, Tawi Tawi, Pulis Kalinga-Camp Macabulos, Tarlac City,  Sta Rosa, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, San Andres, Cainta, Rizal, and Purok Islam, Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. This New Year let us bring new hope to children in need. Keep using your RCBC Bankard Diamond Card so we can continue to help Gawad Kalinga build not just houses but dreams for our youth. By charging your purchases to your Diamond Card, you are able to put wings on their dreams and to ensure that we make life better for the children who will be the future of our country. Learn more about RCBC...

Beauty shines with big benefits in new HBC-RCBC Bankard MasterCard

Beauty shines with big benefits in new HBC-RCBC Bankard MasterCard RCBC Bankard, a leading brand in the credit card industry has partnered with HBC, one of the country’s leading personal care companies, to launch a new credit card – the HBC-RCBC Bankard MasterCard – the first co-brand credit card in the country catering to beauty and personal care. Shown flashing the new co-brand credit card is Bankard President and CEO, Oscar B. Biason and HBC Chairman and CEO, Dra. Rosalinda A. Hortaleza. The HBC-RCBC Bankard MasterCard,with its promise to make life more beautiful for its cardholders, offers the biggest cash rebates with its 10% cash rebate for purchases at HBC, up to 10% discount at HBC partner-stores, and 0% interest installment at HBC. Pioneering credit card issuer Bankard Inc. continues to make inroads into select markets for its credit card services and strengthen its brand through corporate partnerships. The company’s latest corporate collaborator is the sizeable beauty and personal care retailer, HBC Inc., an alliance that has resulted in the launching of the new co-branded credit card product, HBC- RCBC Bankard MasterCard. Primarily catering to HBC’s female clientele, the HBC-RCBC Bankard MasterCard raises the stakes when it comes to cardholder benefits. It promises to deliver a whopping 10% cash rebate for purchases at HBC upon a corresponding outstore spend of P10,000 and up. This feature is touted as being the biggest rebate in the industry.  Cash rebates of 0.25% are also available for retail transactions outside HBC. Cardholders who use the new credit card at HBC’s exclusive merchant partners such as Automatic Center, BLIMS Furniture, Manels, Silverworks, SOGO, and...