MANILA – Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) president and chief executive officer (CEO) Cecilia Borromeo on Tuesday encouraged the bank’s account holders to access its digital and online platforms for their safety.
In a message posted on the bank’s Facebook page, Borromeo said tapping these channels will help clients do their financial transactions without risking themselves, especially now with the coronavirus diseases 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
She said Landbank has upgraded its mobile app “with enhanced functionality and security features” to provide clients “with a more convenient experience in accessing Landbank’s wide array of services at your fingertips.”
Borromeo said the bank’s Link.BizPortal, WeAccess, electronic tax payment system, and phone access remain available.
She said fees for fund transfers using InstaPay and PESONet, the two electronic fund transfer services under the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) national retail payment system (NRPS), will be waived until June 30, 2021.
“While we continue to promote cashless transactions, we also ensure sufficient cash availability in all our ATMs (automated teller machines) should you need cash,” she added.
Landbank clients are also advised “to be extra vigilant in protecting your accounts against scams and security threats” by not sharing personal details to prevent unauthorized use of their bank accounts or credit cards.
“Please report to us immediately if you notice any unusual transactions or activities in your accounts,” Borromeo said.
Clients may still go to the various Landbank branches, she said, but added “strict but necessary health protocols remain in place.”
“As we all continue to fight this pandemic, rest assured that we are committed to working with the Filipino nation towards recovery and rising above this adversity. We are #BankingOnTheFilipinoSpirit as we look forward to healthier times,” she added. (PNA)