Security Bank Cards, Store Specialists Inc. hand over donation to Philippine Red Cross

Security Bank Cards together with specialty retailer, Store Specialists Group Inc (SSI), turned over PHP271,800 to the Philippine Red Cross to support its COVID-19 operations, specifically for its isolation facilities initiatives.

The donation was part of a campaign spearheaded by SSI where qualified transactions made by Security Bank credit cardholders in all SSI Group brands would merit a PHP100, PHP500, and PHP1000 donation to the PRC. The fund-raising program ran from November 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

“Through this joint initiative, Security Bank’s Mastercard credit cardholders were able to enjoy exclusive offers from SSI and raise funds for the Philippine Red Cross’ Samaritan program. The Philippine Red Cross has been a source of strength for many Filipinos as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re hopeful that through this donation, we can help the nation heal and get better,” says Celeste Lim, FVP and Head of Security Bank Cards Business Development and Operations Group.

The SSI Group is the Philippines’ largest specialty retailer, with an established brand portfolio that includes some of the world’s most sought-after international brands. SSI is a market leader in the country’s specialty retail market through the size and breadth of its brand portfolio and store network covering over 94 brands and 593 stores nationwide.

Security Bank Corporation and has been offering credit cards since the 1970s where it introduced the first credit card franchise in the country, Diners Club. Since 2003, Security Bank has been a partner of Mastercard for its suite of products.

in photo: Present during the event are the following: (Top right) Vanesa Lee-Calixto, Director of Philippine Red Cross for Fund Generation & Business Development, (Top Center) Michelle Suarez, Head of Marketing & Communications for SSI Group. (Top left) Anton Huang, President & CEO of the SSI Group, (Middle Right) Sylveth Ong-Iko, Events and Partnerships Manager for SSI Group. (Middle Center) Jan Thomas Aaron Uy, Usage and Campaign Management Head for Security Bank, (Middle Right) Elizabeth Quiambao, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the SSI Group, (Bottom left) Gian Panganiban, Cards Sales Head for Security Bank, (Bottom Center) Jo Ann Paz, Wealth Management Relationship Manager, and (Bottom right) Isabel Quah, Events and Partnerships Officer for SSI Group.