Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, CARD MRI Founder and Chairman
Emeritus, welcomes the clients during the opening of CARD
RBI Siniloan Branch on July 27, 2020.
CARD RBI opens
its first branch under the new normal
JEFFREY C. TANDINGAN
August 7, 2020
SAN PABLO CITY – As
we fight the COVID-19 pandemic, easy access to financial services is
one of the most needed assistance of the people. To bring its
banking products and services closer, CARD MRI Rizal Bank (CARD RBI)
opened its 32nd branch in Siniloan, Laguna on July 27, 2020.
“We are already present in
various municipalities with our BLUs branch-lite units. Even during
community quarantine, our bank branches continue to operate to serve
our clients, even though, our BLUs were not allowed to operate,”
said CARD RBI President and CEO Elma B. Valenzuela.
Valenzuela also shared
that the situation has limited the access of the people to banking
services. “As part of our thrust and despite the crisis, we will
continue to expand our bank branches and provide the public with
services in response to their banking needs.”
The new branch is also in
line with the bank’s direction in promoting financial inclusion in
the country. The Siniloan Branch has an initial 17,626 clients from
its Sta. Cruz branch.
To reach more communities,
the bank also implements digital innovations as it recently launched
its konek2CARD mobile banking app. “Despite the physical barriers,
we constantly create ways to better serve our clients. Aside from
the financial services, we will continually provide community-based
development programs to respond to the various needs of our
clients,” underscored Valenzuela.
“Before 2020 ends, CARD
RBI will be opening four more branches and 18 additional BLUs in the
country, to provide access to better financial services to the
community,” said Valenzuela.
CARD RBI, a member
institution of CARD MRI, caters to various financial needs of its
clients as it offers a wide range of banking products and services.
To ensure that all socioeconomically challenged families in the
country have access to affordable and quality financial service, it
offers micro and SME loans, savings accounts, and remittance
The branch is located in
Gualberto Building, L. de Leon St., Barangay Wawa, Siniloan, Laguna.
The opening was attended
by CARD MRI Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dr. Jaime Artistotle B.
Alip, CARD RBI’s Senior Vice President for Operation Juliana B. de
Leon, and CARD RBI clients and staff.
Since its establishment in
1996, CARD RBI has grown significantly with P5.1 billion assets and
493,757 clients nationwide.