Posts tagged ‘banks’

Always Keep Cash at Home as your Emergency Stash

Posted July 16, 2014 under Personal Finance | 3 Comments

A couple of months ago, two of the biggest banks in the country, BPI and BDO, experienced prolonged downtime. Their online banking was down, a lot of ATMs were offline, and the only way to withdraw money from your account is to transact over the counter from your home branch. A lot of people expressed […]

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Comparing Time Deposit Rates of Philippine Banks: Lessons Learned

Posted March 12, 2012 under Personal Finance | 23 Comments

This article is part of a series, read the previous post here: Comparing Time Deposit Rates of Philippine Banks Part 3 Last week, I went to several banks and asked their time deposit rates for P300,000 placed for 180 days. My goal was not just to know their current rates, but to also see how […]

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Comparing Time Deposit Rates of Philippine Banks Part 3

Posted March 12, 2012 under Personal Finance | 2 Comments

This article is part of a series, read the previous post here: Comparing Time Deposit Rates of Philippine Banks Part 2 Welcome to the third installation of this post, this series has four parts and quick reference links are provided at the end of the post. For today, we continue with two more banks, Metro […]

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Comparing Time Deposit Rates of Philippine Banks Part 2

Posted March 8, 2012 under Personal Finance | 6 Comments

This article is part of a series, read the previous post here: Comparing Time Deposit Rates of Philippine Banks Part 1 Welcome to the second installation of this post. For today, we continue with two more banks, Banco de Oro and China Bank. Thanks to the influx of requests, and the good opportunity I had […]

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Comparing Time Deposit Rates of Philippine Banks Part 1

Posted March 6, 2012 under Personal Finance | 19 Comments

After lunch yesterday, I found myself with a couple of free hours so I decided to spend the time doing research for my next post here. Going out of the restaurant where I just ate with a friend, I saw several banks that was just walking distance from each other. And I thought to myself, […]

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On Middle Class Filipinos and Their Banking Perceptions

Posted October 5, 2010 under Investing, Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 4 Comments

Recently, I was able to join a market research project. Its aim is to know the habits, attitudes, and perceptions of middle class Filipinos towards banking. Around thirty individuals from Metro Manila, composed of employees, housewives, and businessmen, were invited to participate in a focus group discussion and share their thoughts on the topic. As […]

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Philippine Banks That Offer Online Banking

Posted February 16, 2009 under General Information | 27 Comments

Online banking is one of the most convenient ways to manage your finances. I pay most of my bills online and transfer funds across my personal savings, current and business accounts through my bank’s internet portal. It’s saves me time and helps me keep track of my finances. Online banking in the Philippines is not […]

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Saving Money In Plain English

Posted January 26, 2009 under Inspirational, Money Saving Tips | 4 Comments

I’d like to share with you today a short but very informative video I found entitled, Saving Money in Plain English. This video gives emphasis to be being responsible with our money and the importance of having a saving plan. It also explains the role of banks, credit unions and compound interest in helping our […]

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How To Choose The Right Bank For You

Posted July 29, 2008 under Personal Finance | 12 Comments

Are you planning to open a bank account? If so, then the first crucial step you need to take is to determine which bank is the appropriate one for you. There are so many banking institutions available nowadays that choosing the best one can be a bit confusing. However, this process need not be complicated. […]

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