Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), the thrift bank arm of the Metrobank Group, has opened 15 new branches to widen its banking operations in the country and bring its total branch network to 239.
In a statement on Monday, PSBank said it opened the new branches from June to early November this year as part of its network expansion efforts to provide clients better access to its products and services.
These include the bank’s first ever branches in four thriving provinces: Oriental Mindoro, Nueva Vizcaya and Camarines Norte in Luzon; and Antique in the Visayas.
PSBank said the new branches are located in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Daet, Camarines Norte; and San Jose, Antique.
In addition, branches were opened in Guagua, Pampanga; Rosario, Cavite; Plaridel, Bulacan; Sto. Tomas, Batangas; La Trinidad, Benguet; Gapan, Nueva Ecija; Iba, Zambales; Calamba Crossing, Laguna; Balayan, Batangas; Tanay, Rizal; and Carmona, Cavite.
“As the trade and tourism activities in these areas become more progressive, we would like to make our products and services more accessible to the local market. We hope that through our simple, reliable banking service, more Filipinos will be financially equipped and empowered,” said Francis Llanera, PSBank Branch Banking Group head and first vice president.
The bank executive said that PSBank will continue to set up more branches in new locations to serve more clients. MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO