| PBCom’s credit partner,
Standard Chartered Bank, announced recently the inclusion of
six new areas in the service coverage of the PBCom-SCB credit
card. These include the provinces of Angeles, La Union, Dagupan,
Lucena, Iloilo and Cabanatuan.
This brings a total 56 PBCom branches that are now qualified
to accept credit card applications. These, plus the rest of
the 64 branches nationwide, are authorized to accept over-the-counter
card payments as well.
The PBCom-Standard Chartered credit card is the first international credit card in the
Philippines to be co-branded by two banking institutions with Mastercard.
The issuance of the card serves to strengthen PBCom's position
in the retail and consumer market.
Bank clients and even non-PBCom depositors may apply for a credit card through
the Bank's branch network. Annual fee for the first year is waived,
same for PBCom employees who enjoy free annual fee while being employed with the Bank.