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.