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Banking in the new normal entails only a few swipes of the finger to complete a simple transaction. With the global crisis still in our midst, Security Bank continues to keep things simple, prioritising the safety and convenience of customers, while enriching lives, empowering businesses, and building communities.

As it celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, the Bank remains focused on customer-centricity, investing in people, technology, and risk management. It has partnered with global companies like Amazon Web Services and Oracle to fast-track digitalisation of its processes. It has also enhanced its digital and mobile app capabilities for seamless BetterBanking for its retail, wholesale and MSME customers—while continuing to support advocacies in education, through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm Security Bank Foundation Inc. (SBFI), health and wellness, livelihood, and other community-building projects.

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“We focused our advocacy on education because we believe that education is the greatest equaliser in life, for it will give every person the opportunity to succeed no matter what his or her social and economic background may be,” said SBFI Chairman Rafael F.Simpao, Jr.

 

Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project

With the goal of enriching lives through education, SBFI started the Build a School, Build a Nation: The Classrooms Project in 2011 and constructed more classrooms in key areas nationwide. Even during the pandemic, SBFI continues to build additional school buildings and has already put up over 560 classrooms in over 55 cities.

Operation Smile

The Bank partnered with non-profit organisation Operation Smile to improve the quality of life of Filipinos with cleft lip or cleft palate. Aside from providing surgical care, other initiatives include awareness campaigns on the causes of this defect, the Nutrition Pilot Program to prepare children for surgery, and help for mothers through proper nutrition. This program has thus far helped families from Sto. Niño De Baseco Parish and St. John Bosco Parish in Manila.

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Eduk-Aksyon Scholarship Campaign

SBFI has teamed up with fellow education advocate, CCT Visions of Hope Foundation, to support the tribal children in Malungon, Sarangani. Anyone can be a sponsor for as little as PHP10 a day or PHP300 per month, which helps provide education to children in this region. Visit their website for more details.

Kythe Foundation

SBFI, together with Kythe Foundation, launched the Adopt-a-Scholar Project to provide monetary assistance to cancer survivors and help them catch up with their schooling. Another project, Food for the Kids, offers financial grant for those families whose livelihood has been greatly affected by COVID-19.

Security Bank continues to foster community-building through financial excellence through various activities such as The Race to 70K: Virtual Run for a Cause and other health-related and medical partnerships. The Bank donated reusable isolation gowns, N95 masks, ambulances, and a bio-molecular lab to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). It has given PHP400,000 worth of Gen-Amplify COVID-19 RT PCR detection kits to UP-National Institutes of Health and Philippine Genome Center. The Bank also provided additional funding to purchase an RNA extraction machine for De La Salle University Medical Center and helped purchase Biohazard Safety Cabinet for cancer patients in Philippine General Hospital. Further, through its partnership with St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC), the Bank has helped indigent patients recover from COVID-19 through plasma treatment. It has also extended financial support to SLMC’s medical frontlines through its special Doctors Loan.

“As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we’ll navigate the new normal and delight customers with compelling value propositions, personalised customer journeys and automated processes that create value at every interaction,” says Security Bank President and CEO Sanjiv Vohra. “While continuing to deliver BetterBanking service, we’ll integrate environmental and social considerations to drive sustainable practices and support the communities where we operate.” 

Not only does the Bank fulfil with its brand promise of BetterBanking, but it also continues to invest in what matters.


To know more about Security Bank and how it works to help Filipinos #GetBetter, visit www.securitybank.com/get-better or its Facebook page 

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