State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) expressed its continuous support
for the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) tax collection modernization efforts, as the Bureau launched a renewed campaign to enhance taxpayer services to be more accessible, secure, and convenient.
Alongside the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other financial institutions, LANDBANK joined the BIR’s “Taxpayer FIRST” initiative, which stands for Fast, Innovative, Reliable, Secure, and Technology-driven developments to drive better tax administration.
Prior to the campaign launch on 10 December 2021, LANDBANK has already been providing taxpayers with a safe, reliable, and efficient online payment solution to conveniently pay their taxes through its Link.BizPortal facility.
“The LANDBANK Link.BizPortal fits BIR’s ‘Taxpayer FIRST’ campaign as it offers fast payment transactions; provides an innovative and cashless solution; round-the-clock reliability and accessibility; secure and real-time processing; and the latest technology to facilitate transactions via computers and mobile devices,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C Borromeo.
The Link.BizPortal allows customers to pay tax liabilities online via the BIR or LANDBANK websites, thereby eliminating the need to wait in line at BIR regional and district offices.
The Bank also underscored the sustained increase in the usage of the Link.BizPortal for tax payments, from recording 6,466 transactions in 2017 to 399,597 in 2020.
For the first 10 months of 2021, the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal has successfully facilitated 530,546 tax payment transactions amounting to P1.3 billion, representing increases of 65% and 78%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.
Aside from tax payments, the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal also allows individuals and institutional customers to pay for various products and services online for over 800 enrolled partner-merchants nationwide.
From January to October 2021, the Link.BizPortal has facilitated a total of 3.26 million transactions worth P8.38 billion, for 90% and 22% growth rates year-on-year, respectively. The upsurge is consistent across LANDBANK’s major electronic channels, which have collectively recorded a 54% rise in value, totaling an unprecedented P1.88 trillion.
LANDBANK’s digital banking platforms promote efficient payment systems in support of the National Government’s Ease of Doing Business initiative.
Kaagapay mo sa buhay: LANDBANK calls on public to invest in RTB-30 to boost savings
State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) is inviting Filipinos to participate in the Bureau of the Treasury’s (BTr) latest retail treasury bonds offering to save more of their money, while also helping the National Government to raise funds for the country’s development projects. Interested investors may purchase the BTr’s Retail Treasury Bonds Tranche 30 (RTB-30) with a minimum investment of P5,000.00, offering an annual fixed interest rate of 6.25% within a five-year term. The proceeds from the issuance will be channeled towards enhancing the country’s infrastructure, strengthening the agriculture and other essential sectors, and improving the healthcare system, among other national development priorities. “The BTr’s RTB-30 not only offers investors higher financial returns but also the opportunity to take part in nation-building. Participating is especially more convenient and easier, now that there are various channels to invest in government bonds,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz. LANDBANK serves as one of the Joint Lead Issue Managers of RTB-30, which has the theme,“Kaagapay Mo Sa Buhay.” The offer period will end on 23 February 2024 or earlier as determined by the BTr, and the issue date is scheduled on 28 February 2024. Interest payments will be paid quarterly during the term of the bond. More accessible than ever Investing in BTr’s RTB-30 has been made more convenient and easier for interested investors in the country and abroad through LANDBANK’s various investment channels. LANDBANK account holders can make online placements for RTB-30 in as fast as five minutes through the LANDBANK Mobile Banking App. This feature is also available via the Mobile Banking App of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank)—the official digital bank of the Philippine government and a subsidiary of LANDBANK—allowing Filipinos from 130 countries to conveniently invest in the bond offer. Interested investors can also make online placements through the BTr Online Ordering Facility and settle the payments via the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal online payment platform. Over-the-counter placements are likewise accepted in all LANDBANK branches nationwide. Holders of previously issued bonds, namely RTB 03-11 and RTB 05-12, may also exchange and reinvest their bond holdings for the latest bond offer via over-the-counter transactions. ABOUT LANDBANK LANDBANK is the largest development financial institution in the country promoting financial inclusion, digital transformation and sustainable development to benefit Filipinos. It is committed to supporting the National Government’s fundraising initiatives to boost public resources for the country’s development plans and programs.LEARN MORE
LANDBANK unveils time deposit supporting social, sustainable projects
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) is offering a new sustainable time deposit product that channels funding support for social and environmental initiatives, while providing customers a secure avenue for financial returns. The LANDBANK GreenGrowth Deposit features tiered interest rates as high as 4.25% per annum and is made available to individuals and private institutions. Deposited funds under GreenGrowth Deposit will further boost LANDBANK’s thrust of sustainable financing, focusing on renewable energy projects, green technologies, and other eco-friendly initiatives and investments. The funds will be also allocated for community-centric programs aimed at enhancing social welfare. “The LANDBANK GreenGrowth Deposit reflects our dedication to creating a greener and more sustainable future, while encouraging customers to be part of this transformative journey. Open an account now where each peso deposited contributes to creating ripples of meaningful change,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz. LANDBANK’s new time deposit product features a fixed one-year term, with a minimum placement of P50,000 offering a 2.25% interest rate per annum. Customers can enjoy higher returns of up to 4.25% interest rate for deposits amounting to P5 million and above. Interested customers may open the LANDBANK GreenGrowth Deposit account online via the LANDBANK Digital Onboarding System (DOBS) and visit any of the 607 LANDBANK branches and branch-lite units nationwide to complete the account setup. ABOUT LANDBANK LANDBANK is the largest development financial institution in the country promoting financial inclusion, digital transformation and sustainable development to benefit Filipinos. It is committed to sustainable finance towards building a stronger and more resilient economy.LEARN MORE
LANDBANK bags 5 Quill Awards for communication excellence
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) bagged five (5) recognitions at the 2024 Philippine Quill Awards for its exemplary communication campaigns and initiatives. LANDBANK Corporate Services Sector Head, Executive Vice President Alex A. Lorayes (middle) receives the awards for the Bank, with Senior Vice President Catherine Rowena B. Villanueva (3rd from left), First Vice President Vivian M. Cañonero (5th from left), Assistant Vice Presidents Gaudioso Carlos A. Garcia (6th from left) and Melissa B. Calimag (2nd from left), and Unit Heads Joselito G. Ramos (leftmost) and Kurt Dale O. Tordesillas (rightmost). The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) garnered five (5) recognitions at the 20th Philippine Quill Awards for its exemplary communication campaigns and initiatives that effectively convey the Bank’s pivotal role and contributions to national development. The state-run Bank received the honors on 23 January 2024 for both the Communication Management and Communication Skills categories, recognizing LANDBANK's strategic communication efforts in servicing its diverse publics and stakeholders. “These Quill awards are a testament to LANDBANK's unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and meaningful customer engagement. They inspire us further to continue elevating our service and promoting our advocacies of financial inclusion and sustainability," said LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz. LANDBANK’s Quill Awards The LANDBANK Serving the Nation Campaign earned a recognition in the Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication category for effectively reintroducing the Bank's expanded role as a driver of national development. The campaign highlighted LANDBANK's intensified support to the agricultural sector and other key economic sectors. The LANDBANK Serving the Nation Institutional Video was recognized under the Audio and Visual category. With the central theme of "Para sa Kinabukasan ng Bayan," the video showcases the Bank's holistic programs and initiatives is support of its diverse customers. Under the Communication Management category, the Bank’s Hybrid Flag Ceremony was also recognized for the Bank’s innovative response to physical restrictions on mass gatherings, thereby continuing to foster a sense of unity and community among its employees at the height of the global health pandemic. The Bank’s #MyTEStimony campaign received a recognition under the Social Media Category for showcasing the challenges and triumphs of the government’s scholars under the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) Program, in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Finally, the LANDBANK Information Security Campaign received a Quill Award for raising the awareness of customers and the general public against various types of online banking fraud to better safeguard their finances. The Philippine Quill Awards, organized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines, is a prestigious awards program in the field of business communication, celebrating the strategic use of communication to achieve business goals, foster positive stakeholder relationships, and contribute to societal development. About LANDBANK LANDBANK is the largest development financial institution in the country promoting financial inclusion, digital transformation and sustainable development to benefit Filipinos. It is committed to provide responsive and meaningful services beyond banking, while leveraging on innovative technology for safe, convenient, and accessible digital banking solutions.LEARN MORE