Security Bank makes the dreams of business owners a reality with its offering from the Business Banking Segments (BBS) called the Business Mortgage Loan (BML). With BML, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are given solid footing to jumpstart their businesses efficiently, seamlessly, and hassle-free.
Luisa Navarez, proprietor of FlowerzByL, stands as a testament to Security Bank’s commitment to meet the financial needs of MSMEs. FlowerzbyL, a curated gift shop studio that markets bespoke gift boxes for product launches, corporate giveaways, or special events, leveraged BML to for its business growth.
“If you’re an MSME in the Philippines, the initial response to funding needs is with friends, relatives and conventional lending firms that offer less paperwork, but huge interest. The idea of going to a private bank is intimidating because we don’t normally have a huge Current Account Savings Account (CASA) and because funds are used up as rolling capital,” Navarez shared of her experience in procuring a loan for her business.
Navarez shared her hesitation with her Security Bank Account Officer who then offered BML. She added: “It was at Security Bank that I felt I would be more taken care of. On top of being hands on, there are readily available Loan Officers whom I can call anytime, whenever I have concerns and questions about the process and the documents. I was apprised of what was happening every step of the way. I feel like I was treated like a VIP. All thanks to Security Bank—their promise of championing MSMEs is truly more than lip service; they really do deliver, they really champion MSMEs.”
Security Bank recently established its Business Banking Segment to specifically serve Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises. BBS Head John David Yap shared, “BBS has a strong team and structure in place to understand the individual behind the business and the fundamentals of the business itself.”
BBS offers relevant products and services for MSMEs—BML is one of two key loan products and it allows clients to loan up to 80% of the appraised value of the collateral. Clients can loan up to PHP30 million and pay up to 20 years in monthly installments.
BBS also offers Business Plus, an affordable checking account that comes with free access to the Bank’s award-winning cash management platform, DigiBanker. There are also loan products that fuel business growth and business insurance through the Bank’s partnership with FWD Life.
“Through our BBS, our MSME customers can enjoy a BetterBanking eXperience. We understand that running a successful business requires having a solid financial foundation and a dependable partner who not only listens to the specific needs of small businesses, but also commits to providing comprehensive solutions that fit their requirements. BBS offers business owners services such as loans to boost growth, efficiency through cash management, the right insurance products, convenience through digital channels, and focused support that will change how they bank,” shared Sanjiv Vohra, President and CEO of Security Bank during the launch of BBS.
BBS hopes to capture 20% of MSMEs in the next three to five years through enhancements in various customer touchpoints such as branch banking, telesales, social media, client support, and business development.
To know more about the products under BBS, visit https://www.securitybank.com/business/.