Equicom Savings Bank (EqB) is a medium-sized savings bank that was established on September 29, 2008. It is a member of the Equicom Group and is majority-owned by Antonio L. Go.
As of end-December 2018, the Bank was among the country’s top 20 thrift banks (in a group of 51 small, medium, and large thrift banks) in terms of total assets, total deposits, total loan portfolio volume, and return on equity. At present, EqB has a total of 9 branches strategically located in the National Capital Region (NCR), Southern Luzon, and Visayas. It maintains Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in all its branches and in select off-site locations. Moreover, its cardholders have access to over 20,000 BancNet ATMs nationwide and over one (1) million Visa Plus ATMs worldwide.
The Bank’s corporate vision is to be the preferred savings bank of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers. On the other hand, its corporate mission aims to provide stakeholders – the banking public, shareholders, and employees alike – with responsive and innovative solutions and excellent service. EqB is the first bank to receive the Pagtugon Award bestowed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in 2012. This award recognizes EqB’s excellence in responding to issues or concerns of clients referred to the Bank by the BSP.
To achieve its corporate vision and mission, EqB assures delivery of efficient and personalized service to its customers, pursues optimized return on shareholder investment, and ensures the continuous professional growth and personal well-being of its employees. It also seeks avenues to maximize synergy with business partners as well as promote corporate social responsibility.
EqB’s strong presence in its niche market not only rests on its solid banking relationship with its clients and its synergistic connection with other companies in the Equicom Group but also draws momentum from the dedicated efforts of its highly-competent professional teams steeped in sound banking practices and operations.
EqB maintains several brand offerings in the market. Among these are the following:
Mr. Antonio L. Go is the Chairman of the EqB Board. Mr. Go has an extensive bank track record, having been the former Chairman of Equitable PCI Bank. He was also the Founder and President of Equitable Card Network, Inc. (ECN). Established in 1989, ECN was the Philippines’ leading credit card company and had the distinction of being the only card issuer which carried the four major global credit card brands – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and JCB. Moreover, Mr. Go was a member of the Executive Committee of Visa International Worldwide, Chairman of Visa International Asia-Pacific from 1998-2005 and served as Director since 1980.
Mr. Rene J. Buenaventura, the former President & Chief Executive Officer of Equitable PCI Bank, now serves as the EqB Board Vice Chairman.
We provide a highly rewarding and significantly beneficial experience to our stakeholders by:
We are the preferred savings bank with a highly competent and dedicated professional team committed to delivering excellent service and providing responsive and innovative solutions to our chosen markets.
Antonio L. Go – Chairman
Rene J. Buenaventura – Vice Chairman
Esther S. Go – Director
Edgar J. Sia II – Director
Antonino B. Inumerable – Independent Director
Ricardo V. Martin – Independent Director
Dahlia T. Dy – Independent Director
Meredith D. Ngo – Independent Director
Michael R. Manrique – Adviser to the Board
Carmina L. Esteban – Treasurer
Marian Joanne K. Co-Pua – Corporate Secretary
Officer-In-Charge / Senior Vice President & Head – Bank Transformation and Digital Experience Division
Atty. Darwin R. Bawar
Chief Legal Officer and Head – Legal, Remedial Management, and Collections Division
Maria Clara D. Chua
Head – Account Management Division
Carmina L. Esteban
Chief Financial Officer and Head – Finance and Administrative Division
Florentino T. Gonzalez, III
Chief Risk Officer and Head – Risk Management Division
Rainelda I. Graves
Head – Retail Banking Division
Orlando R. Javier
Head – Luzon Branches and Legarda Branch
Paolo Miguel S. Villarroel
Head – Retail/SME, Credit Policy & MIS Analytics Department
Romallee P. Aguirre
Head – Metro Manila and Luzon Area, Account Management Division
Ma. Theresa F. Atienza
Head – Customer Assistance and Payment Services Division
Rudolph B. Balajadia
Head – Central Operations Division
Melanie P. Elizondo
Head – Calamba Branch
Maria Rachelle A. Fajatin
Head – Treasury Division
John T. Florendo
Chief Compliance Officer
Elmer M. Planta
Head – Production Systems Unit
Corinna M. Rodriguez
Head – Loan Management Division
Jerilyn V. Salazar
Head – Salary Loan Department