GoBear lets Filipinos make unbiased financial comparisons on their PC or mobile browsers

GoBear lets Filipinos make unbiased financial comparisons on their PC or mobile browsers

GoBear lets Filipinos easily compare financial products such as insurance, credit cards, and loans right from their computers or mobile phones. GoBear is Asia’s first and only meta-search engine for insurance and banking services. The company takes pride in its unbiased, simple, and transparent way of offering consumers the best deals. The GoBear website neither sells nor promotes any particular product; it simply compares and allows users to choose what best suits their needs. GoBear is FREE.

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GoBear is premised on the idea that choosing complex financial and insurance products should be as easy and as honest as possible. The service turns the tables on the misconception that getting financial services means going through long processes and incurring unnecessary expenses. Add to that the numerous products available, different terms, and application requirements that can be confusing and intimidating. GoBear simplifies this and makes the experience painless.

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“What users need is a tool that will help them weigh options in a completely transparent, quick, and understandable way,” says GoBear CEO and Founder Andre Hesselink. “We, at GoBear, hope that the brand can be an enabler towards increased financial literacy and responsibility,” he adds.

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GoBear executives, the GoBear mascot, and GoBear brand endorser Iya Villania-Arellano at the launch.

Revealed at the launch were Drew Arellano and Iya Villania-Arellano as GoBear brand ambassadors. “We chose Drew and Iya as GoBear Philippines’ influencers as they embody the simple and fun personality of GoBear. As young professionals and a soon-to-be family of three, both of them can best represent the people that GoBear aims to guide in making smarter financial decisions,” said GoBear Philippines Country Director Rommel Torres.

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At the launch, the GoBear product guy and girls were ready to walk intrigued audiences through the GoBear website interface.

GoBear can help users save on average more than 20% on their premiums. Its unique Coverage Score algorithm provides users with a clear indication of a financial product’s benefits. When stacked against the product’s premium, a user can make a more informed and cost-effective choice based on his or her personal needs.

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Raffy Pedrajita of Techpatrl.com (in red shirt and spectacles) tries out GoBear on a laptop.

Right now, GoBear Philippines features travel insurance, credit cards, and personal loans, and plans to expand into the car insurance, car loans, home loans, and health insurance.

For details, visit gobear.com.ph and Like the official GoBear Facebook page.

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Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.