Philippine Daily Inquirer - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Met­ro­pol­i­tan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) and Ja­pan's Bank of Yoko­hama (BOY) con­tinue to strengthen their strate­gic part­ner­ship which be­gan in 2015. Ow­ing to the al­liance of the two lead­ing fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of Ja­panese com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in the Philip­pines have en­joyed a more com­pre­hen­sive line of bank­ing ser­vices.

BOY Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Di­rec­tor and Pres­i­dent Kenichi Kawa­mura (cen­ter), who re­cently as­sumed the role of Pres­i­dent of BOY's par­ent com­pany , Con­cor­dia Fi­nan­cial Group, to­gether with Se­nior Deputy Gen­eral Man­ager Hidekazu Kon­uma (ex­treme left) paid a cour­tesy visit to Metrobank. Fran­cisco C. Se­bas­tian, Metrobank Vice Chair­man (2nd from left), Metrobank Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Antonio Ocampo Jr. (2nd from right) and Metrobank con­sul­tant Yoichi Taki­gawa (Ex­treme right) wel­comed the del­e­ga­tion in their head­quar­ters in Makati City. To date, BOY has in­tro­duced 20 of its clien­tele in the Philip­pines to Metrobank, al­low­ing the lat­ter to ex­tend its bank­ing ser­vices to Ja­panese busi­nesses based in the coun­try.

The part­ner­ship with BOY is Metrobank's 18th bi-lat­eral Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MOU) or di­rect tie-up with a Ja­pan-based fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion. Apart from this, Metrobank has estab­lished strate­gic part­ner­ships with 65 Ja­panese re­gional banks to strengthen its po­si­tion in the lo­cal SME and in­sti­tu­tional bank­ing seg­ments, with 45 more part­ner­ships with Ja­panese re­gional banks un­der the Ja­pan Bank for In­ter­na­tional Co­opera- tion (JBIC) pro­gram.

Bank of Yoko­hama has 16.3 tril­lion Yen in to­tal as­sets, and op­er­ates through a net­work of 200 branches, 5 sub-branches, and 419 ATM lo­ca­tions, as well as 1 over­seas branch and 4 rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fices.

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