UCPB Savings Bank (USB), UCPB’s thrift banking arm, took home three national awards and three branch awards from BancNet during awarding ceremonies held in Makati City recently.
USB was recognized as the Top 3 Outsourcing Bank with the Highest Volume of Transactions as Issuer for 2019, Leading Outsourcing Bank in Innovation (Pilot Outsourcing Bank to Implement instaPay, QR Code Payment and PESONet through Bank’s Own Mobile Application), and Top Outsourcing Bank with the Highest Volume of Transactions as Acquirer for 2019.
USB Numancia branch in Aklan and USB Aloran branch in Misamis Occidental were also recognized for Supporting Financial Inclusion by Operating ATMs Exclusively in Remote Locations. The two branches provide the only ATM in their respective municipalities. Other bank ATMs are located approximately seven kilometers away from Numancia and Aloran.
USB Libmanan branch in Camarines Sur was awarded as one of the Top 10 Outsourcing Banks with ATMs in the BancNet Network while USB La Castellana branch in Negros Occidental was awarded the Top Performing ATM of an Outsourcing Bank in the Visayas.
USB ITD Head Wilfredo Bautista, Operations Division Head Ernesto Olavario, ATM Department Head Alwin Lopez and IT Technical Writer/ Documentation Officer Jeremiah Cruz received the awards.
USB Sogod Branch in Southern Leyte was also given special recognition as the only branch with available ATM and over-the-counter operations during super typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. People from Sogod and nearby municipalities lined up to withdraw cash from USB Sogod’s ATM during the Yolanda aftermath.
“USB lives up to its mandate and BSP’s call to for financial inclusion by offering innovative products and reliable services to the unbanked and underbanked segment. By reaching out and being with them during crisis or success, we live up to our “Kasama Mo” brand promise,” UCPB President and CEO Lizette Racela said.
Date published: November 6, 2019