PBCOM (Philippine Bank of Communications) announces its new mobile banking app PBCOMobile designed to strengthen financial freedom for all Filipinos in this new normal.

PBCOMobile allows anyone to immediately open a bank account by simply downloading the app and submitting an ID and a selfie.  It is free to download on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Huawei App Gallery.

The PBCOMobile App offers the regular benefits of mobile banking such as online funds transfers to other banks via Instapay, prepaid reloading, bills payments, transfers to other PBCOM accounts, and account maintenance.  But what sets PBCOMobile apart is that a PBCOMobile account does away with the need of ever showing up in a PBCOM branch.  Now that’s social distancing.

One of the major advantages of PBCOMobile is that customers can deposit checks to their accounts using just their mobile phones. Gone are the days when you will have to go to the branch and queue on long lines just to deposit your check. All you need to do is take a photo of the check and it will be credited to your account.

Further, customers can request their PBCOMobile Mastercard Debit card to be delivered directly to them and then link, activate and control the debit card securely from the app.

Financial freedom also means being able to do pretty much anything on your account via the app. For this reason, PBCOMobile also has a Concierge feature where customers can basically request anything to be done related to their accounts.

For example, if a customer needs to pay someone by check they can request to Buy a Manager’s Check and have it delivered directly to their payee (or even picked up in any PBCOM branch). Or conversely, if they want to deposit cash they can request a secure courier to pick up the cash (P200,000 maximum) in select locations.  If customers want to save they can also open a time deposit account.

The PBCOMobile Concierge feature can also be used to request account related transactions (within reason) via the app that even the bank has not yet thought of.  This is one way customers can help enhance or redesign the app going forward. If enough customers request certain transactions, they can be built into the app later on.



PBCOM offers a broad suite of financial solutions ranging from Deposits and Corporate, Commercial and Personal Loans, to Cash Management Solutions and Investment Services. Founded in 1939, PBCOM has its roots in Binondo, Manila and now has branches located across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Led by the Puregold Group’s Mr. Lucio Co as Executive Committee Chairman, together with Chairman of the Board, Mr. Eric O. Recto and President and CEO, Ms. Patricia May T. Siy, the Bank continues to expand its services to cater to new markets, striving always to provide customer satisfaction through innovative financial solutions. ###