There are now more than 5 million Filipinos who have a Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings account. This landmark achievement by Cebuana Lhuillier Rural Bank (CLRB), the banking arm of the leading micro-financial services company in the country, Cebuana Lhuillier, comes after the launch of the leveled up Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings product in December of last year.
“We are elated that there are more and more Filipinos every day who are realizing the importance of saving and are taking charge of their future. It is very exciting that these 5 million Micro Savings account holders are not only on the first step to financial wellness, but because of our amped up product, are also Financially Mobile individuals.” said Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier
The Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings was launched in February 2019 as a basic deposit account that eliminated the need for numerous documentary requirements and maintaining balance or dormancy charges. The product was made available at Cebuana Lhuillier’s more than 2,500 branches as it acted as CLRB’s cash agent.
Recently, as an enhancement to the product, Cebuana Lhuillier Rural Bank mounted Discover Your Ipon Power: The Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings 2.0 Launch which unveiled new features for the Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings product. These features are: (1) Cashless Payment possible through UnionPay, (2) ATM access powered by BancNet, (3) Online Transactions made easier through the eCebuana app, and (4) QR Technology.
‘Iponaryos’ are now even more empowered to take command of their future because of the transformation of their Micro Savings account from just a basic cash deposit account to an even more powerful and reliable, full-service savings account.
Through their partnership with BancNet, they now have unrivalled access to their finances beyond CLRB’s cash agent, Cebuana Lhuillier’s more than 2,500 branches nationwide, this is possible through BancNet’s roster of 21,000 ATMs, and 114 member banks.
The bank’s tie-up with UnionPay further allows account holders to make debit payments through over 350,000 POS terminals, as well as partner merchants nationwide. ‘Iponaryos’ can now get the benefit of an enhanced payment security with UnionPay chip cards’ quick payment process with just a tap, using UnionPay Contactless technology.