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UCPB partners with ePLDT, PLDT Enterprise for its adoption of Microsoft Office 365

UCPB partners with ePLDT, PLDT Enterprise for its adoption of Microsoft Office 365

UCPB President and CEO Higinio O. Macadaeg, Jr. and Chief Revenue Officer of PLDT-SMART and ePLDT President and CEO Ernesto R. Alberto (3rd and 4th from left) share a handshake during the ePLDT-UCPB partnership at the UCPB Corporate Offices in Makati City. Photo shows (L-R) UCPB VP and Human Resources Group Head Stella A. Fulgencio, FVP and Information Technology and Methods Group Head Randall Rogelio A. Evangelista, PLDT Enterprise VP and Corporate Relationship Management Head Aniceto M. Franco and ePLDT/PLDT VP and Disruptive Business Group Head Benedict Patrick V. Alcoseba. UCPB recently sealed a partnership agreement with ePLDT, Inc. and PLDT Enterprise for the Bank’s adoption of Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 is a suite of productivity tools, which allows… Read more.

UCPB, UCPB Savings Bank ATM network now 100% EMV-ready

UCPB, UCPB Savings Bank ATM network now 100% EMV-ready

UCPB and its savings bank arm, UCPB Savings Bank, have officially completed the transition of all its Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and the replacement of all its ATMs cards to the EMV technology, the global standard in card payment security. This makes the Bank fully compliant with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Circular 859 which mandates all banks to make the big shift to the new technology to provide increased security against card fraud. “We reinforce our commitment of personal and proactive service to our clients by being 100% EMV-ready. This will now provide our clients with a greater sense of security and peace of mind, knowing that the UCPB ATM network – totalling 300 in strategic locations nationwide –… Read more.

UCPB welcomes new Director to the Board, MANCOM members

UCPB welcomes new Director to the Board, MANCOM members

UCPB recently announced the appointment of a new director to the Board and two new members of the Management Committee. Director Nilo D. Abellera, Sr. was elected to the Board of Directors in September this year. He brings over 40 years of experience in banking, broadcasting and government service, having held supervisory positions in BPI for 16 years before serving as Davao City Councilor. He also served as DXRA radio station manager of RMC Broadcasting Corporation Davao as well as consultant to the Office of the Davao City Mayor. He was likewise Philippine Councilors League treasurer, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary commandant, and Davao Jaycees Senate president. He completed his degree in Business Administration, major in Banking and Finance at the… Read more.

UCPB, co-donors support Operation Smile mission for Davao children with oral cleft

UCPB, co-donors support Operation Smile mission for Davao children with oral cleft

UCPB President and CEO Higinio O. Macadaeg, Jr. and Operation Smile Foundation Philippines, Inc. Chairperson Edith Y. Villanueva and Vice Chairperson Regina Anne A. Gonzalez (3rd, 4th and 5th from left) sign the agreement to provide free reconstructive surgery for children in Davao with oral cleft. Ulticon Builders, Inc. Vice President of Finance Beatrice G. Magallanes and Phoenix Petroleum, Inc. Vice President for External Affairs Raymond T. Zorrilla (1st and 2nd from left) join them as mission co-donors. UCPB has partnered with Operation Smile Philippines Foundation, Inc. to provide free surgeries for 150 children with cleft lip and cleft palate in a mission to be held in Metro Davao Medical and Research Center on November 20-24, 2017 and January 2018.… Read more.

UCPB and FINTQ to make UCPB LoanEasy more accessible through Lendr

UCPB and FINTQ to make UCPB LoanEasy more accessible through Lendr

UCPB President and CEO Higinio O. Macadaeg, Jr., and Voyager Innovations, Inc. President and CEO Orlando B. Vea (3rd and 4th from left) formalize the agreement with a handshake during the signing ceremonies. They are joined by (L-R) FVP/Information Technology and Methods Group Head Randall Rogelio A. Evangelista, FVP/Consumer Banking Group Head Philip S. Pabelico and Fintqnologies Corporation Managing Director Angelito M. Villanueva. UCPB LoanEasy products will now be available in Lendr, the country’s first online marketplace platform for consumer loans. This will now make it easier and more convenient for entrepreneurs, aspiring homeowners and car enthusiasts to apply for a UCPB DrivEasy Loan, UCPB HomEasy Loan, and UCPB BizEasy Loan. UCPB recently signed an agreement with Fintqnologies Corporation (FINTQ),… Read more.

UCPB offers ATM Protect to help secure clients’ hard-earned money

UCPB offers ATM Protect to help secure clients’ hard-earned money

For only P15 a month, UCPB cardholders can now protect their hard-earned funds through ATM Protect, an insurance product of the Bank’s bancassurance partner, UCPB General Insurance Co., Inc. (UCPB GEN). ATM Protect insures UCPB cardholders against robbery during or after an over-the-counter or ATM withdrawal, robbery from stolen mobile phone banking device and skimming among other benefits. “We want to provide our cardholders with an affordable insurance product to help protect their hard-earned money against theft, skimming and other untoward incidents. ATM Protect serves as an additional layer of protection to our EMV-enabled ATM card. Hopefully, this will give our cardholders a greater sense of security whenever they use their UCPB ATM card,” UCPB Vice President and Marketing Group… Read more.

UCPB donates laptops to BAIPHIL, Rags2Riches for urban poor women

UCPB donates laptops to BAIPHIL, Rags2Riches for urban poor women

UCPB has donated used but serviceable laptops to the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPHIL) to support the advocacy of Rags2Riches (R2R) of providing livelihood opportunities to urban poor women in a number of communities in the Greater Manila Area. UCPB SVP/Operations Group Head and current BAIPHIL Director Arnel A. Valles, VP/Human Resources Group Head Stella A. Fulgencio, and VP/Marketing Group Head Charina Balanquit turned over two laptop units to BAIPHIL President Irene Arroyo and R2R President and Founding Partner Reese Ruiz during a simple ceremony held at the UCPB Corporate Offices on August 22, 2017. The laptop computers will be used by urban poor women who were trained to encode sales data, create presentations and spreadsheets, and operate R2R’s… Read more.

UCPB associates plant trees in San Pablo, Laguna with Haribon Foundation

UCPB associates plant trees in San Pablo, Laguna with Haribon Foundation

UCPB associates recently trekked a portion of Mt. Banahaw–San Cristobal in San Pablo, Laguna for a tree-planting activity with Haribon Foundation. Some 42 associates joined the activity on July 29, 2017, working together to plant 500 seedlings donated by the Bank to Haribon Foundation. Haribon program coordinator Thaddy Martinez gave a briefing to the associates before leading them to the tree-planting site, which was 12 kilometers up from the foot of the mountain. “We are grateful to UCPB for taking part in the tree-planting, not only are we helping Mother Nature, but we are also supporting the livelihood of the community,” said Mr. Martinez. The community helps Haribon coordinate the activity by preparing the land and bringing the seedlings to… Read more.

UCPB joins SCB’s Financial Literacy Program for schoolchildren in Pateros

UCPB joins SCB’s Financial Literacy Program for schoolchildren in Pateros

UCPB facilitated the opening of Start2Save (S2S) Junior Savings Accounts of students from Kapt. H. Francisco Elementary School in Pateros on August 9, 2017. This was done in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) for their Financial Literacy Program. The students excitedly received their S2S Passbook, ATM card with the EMV chip, the global standard in card security, and a welcome kit containing notepad, stickers, and a birthday coupon. Aside from opening their accounts, the students also participated in SCB’s Financial Education sessions where they learned the basics of budgeting, saving and spending to improve their ability to manage their allowance even at a young age.The children also joined the Save-Spend-Share activity where they identified pictures of objects as wants… Read more.

Artificial intelligence may change banking experience, says UCPB President

Artificial intelligence may change banking experience, says UCPB President

The rise of artificial Intelligence (AI) has a lot of transformative potential in the way banks do business, but its benefits are also coupled with information security risks, according to UCPB President and CEO Higinio O. Macadaeg, Jr. Speaking before business leaders and executives at the C-Level Breakfast hosted by the Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) on July 4, 2017, Mr. Macadaeg recognized how technology could develop new ways to service banking clients. “While AI won’t be coming to banks in the near term, it is still imperative for banks to begin exploring its potential to be a disruptive force in the industry. Given the changing preference of the Filipino consumers, there should be a lot of hand-holding in terms… Read more.

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ATTENTION: All UCPB Accountholders

Please be advised that all UCPB ATMs, electronic banking channels (UCPB Connect, Mobile Phone Banking, POS transactions, My1Time, CM.Biz), and e-commerce transactions (internet purchases via Visa and BancNet) will not be available due to system maintenance on the following schedules:

Friday, December 1, 2017, from midnight until 2:00 am
Saturday, December 2, 2017, from midnight until 2:00 am

During these times, UCPB Accountholders will not be able to transact in other banks’ ATMs. Please schedule your banking transactions accordingly.

We apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience during this time. Thank you. Read more.

Change in UCPB Card Limits

Please be advised that your UCPB ATM and/or eMoney card will have separate limits for your Point-of-Sale Purchase and eCommerce transactions starting January 10, 2018. Read more.

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