Back in 2008, several PinoyMoneyTalk forum members were lured by Banco Filipino’s promise of high returns for their deposits. At that time, Banco Filipino (BF) was offering gargantuan interest rates, with one time deposit scheme offering to double one’s money after 5 years.
Referring to that Banco Filipino time deposit offer, PMT Forum member yellowminded commented in December 2008: “If you think about it, with monthly interest out, after 3 years you’d have gotten back more than half of P500,000.”
To which another member, wintan2006, replied in jest: “That is kung buhay pa ang Banco Filipino before you have doubled your money.”
The eerie reality is, as of March 2011, Banco Filipino is already closed.