BDO branches to serve more clients by extending banking hours
“We understand the value of having financial access during this challenging time, be it for paying for utilities, loans, or everyday essentials to survive the day,” said Nestor V. Tan, president and CEO of BDO Unibank, Inc.
While many establishments still operate on shortened business hours, BDO and BDO Network Bank branches are open until 4:00 pm, ready to accommodate various banking needs; that includes Forex and encashment requirements.
While observing the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) or Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) guidelines, BDO Unibank, Inc. branches and BDO Network Bank are all open to serve more clients.
When ECQ was declared, BDO strived to keep as many of its branches open while observing health and safety measures. In Luzon, about 130 stayed open in March. This number would increase to 500 a month later and reach the 800 in May. By June, as more cities were placed in GCQ, 1,000 or nearly all of its Luzon branches have been serving clients. Meanwhile, in Visayas and Mindanao, all branches remained open.
BDO holds on to its promise to keep its products and services within reach of its clients.
“Today, we are operating at a 100% nationwide, thanks to the commitment and resilience of BDO’s 38,000-strong workforce, a true testament to our ‘We Find Ways’ service philosophy,” Tan said.
Naturally, BDO branch personnel, including office-based employees, undergo regular health checks, while its premises are managed under the strictest safety protocols. In every branch, personnel and clients are required to wear facemasks and face shields at all times, apply hand sanitizers, and observe social distancing.
“We would like to thank our clients for their continued trust in BDO. We remain committed to finding ways for you and your business,” Tan said.