The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) currently has this promo where they offer a 3% rebate whenever you use your BPI debit card using the Express Payment System (EPS) for any minimum purchase of P2,000. The promo started in March 15 and will end in May 31, but unfortunately I got to hear of this promo only recently.
I like the 3% rebate offer because it’s one good way to “earn” money back. Of course, that assumes you are using your card for necessary purchases, and not for some “impulse” buys or, worse, for anything you do not have a need of, just for the mere sake of earning the rebate.
Angping & Associates Securities, Inc. is a full-service brokerage in the Philippines offering a wide array of client services and support products. The company is one of the leading stock brokerages in the country as it has consistently ranked among the top brokers in terms of value turnover since its inception.
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Philippine stocks, for example, continue to record brand-new highs as the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) posted a 21.65% year-to-date growth as of the end of April 2013. (See articles about Investing in the Philippine Stock Market)
Unit Investment Trust Funds or UITFs are also performing well. Most UITFs are beating benchmark indices, with equity funds beating the PSEi performance and bond funds recording unprecedented double-digit returns. (See Philippine UITF Returns, as of April 2013)
The Rebisco-owned bank, Asia United Bank (AUB), will be the second bank and the second company this year to have an initial public offering (IPO).
The bank recently announced that it will be offering more than 88 million shares to the public for the first time, priced at P95 per share.
Positive performance continued into the fourth month of the year, with most equity and balanced funds generating unprecedented double-digit returns. Rosier economic outlook, affirmed by two investment grade ratings received recently, contributed to the continuous stellar performance of UITFs. (see Philippines now investment grade, courtesy of Fitch Ratings and Philippines wins 2nd investment grade rating from Standard & Poor’s)
Here’s to hoping investments will remain to be more fun in the coming months ahead.
Just a month after the Philippines received its first-ever investment grade rating from Fitch Ratings, another credit rating agency gave the country its stamp of approval by bestowing upon the Philippines a BBB- rating, equivalent to a lower medium investment grade.
Standard & Poor’s (S&P), one of the top three credit rating agencies in the world, upgraded the Philippines’ long-term foreign currency- denominated debt from BB+ to BBB-, with a stable outlook. (See definitions of the credit ratings in the article “Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P and what their credit ratings mean“)
Do you know how much your bank is charging you whenever you use your automated teller machine (ATM) to make a withdrawal or balance inquiry in another bank’s ATM?
Be aware, because if you have no idea how much the fees are, they can eat up your total deposit balance.
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