Founded in 1968, Banco de Oro (BDO) or BDO Unibank Inc. is one of the premier banks in the Philippines and the largest in terms of network. It ranked 234th on the 2016 list of the largest global banks, according to financial magazine The Banker. The BDO Private Bank was also named the best private bank of the Philippines by Global Finance, a New York-based publication. BDO Unibank has been a member of the Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP) since 2015.
“We Find Ways”
Faithful to its corporate tagline “We Find Ways”, BDO delivers a diverse set of services for clients’ various requirements and lifestyles. Its complete array of industry-leading products and services for the retail and corporate markets are:
– Lending (corporate, middle market, SME, and consumer)
– Foreign Exchange
– Trust and Investments
– Credit Card
– Corporate Cash Management, and
Other services include:
Investment banking, which provides services to corporate clients outside the traditional loan and deposit products;
Private banking, which involves traditional and non-traditional investments and structured products for individual and institutional accounts;
Leasing and financing, for direct leases, sale and leaseback arrangements, and real estate leases,
and Subsidiaries, which includes asset management, leasing, life and non-life insurance brokerage, realty management, remittance, accounting service, credit card service and computer service.
With over 2,300 ATMs around the country, BDO makes its products more accessible to and convenient for individuals and corporate clients. Through its online and mobile platforms, account holders may access their BDO accounts, pay bills, transfer funds, reload their smartphones, and manage their BDO cash cards.
A Global Company that Cares
Notwithstanding its status, BDO Unibank reaches out to the rest of the country through BDO Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 2008 which acts as the bank’s corporate social responsibility arm. The foundation was created to respond to the needs of the marginalized sector and serve as the channel for BDO’s outreach and socio-economic development programs.
In 2015, BDO Foundation has made tremendous contributions to help Filipino families who are in dire need. Through its three main thrusts — relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction — it has aided victims of natural or man-made disasters. The foundation has served over 61,170 families in relief operations, established 8 health centers, built 469 houses for displaced families, and 9 school buildings of (32 classrooms) for more than 12,980 students. It has managed $3M worth of funds to subsidize the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlements, a project of the UN-Habitat; provided livelihood assistance to 410 families with PWD members; and sowed over 10,000 saplings in support for the Grow A Million Trees initiative.
The BDO head office is located in 7899 Makati Avenue, Makati City 0726, Philippines. For information on their products and services, contact any of their 981 branches nationwide or follow them on Facebook and Youtube.