BDO starts travel sale

THE HENRY Sy-led Banco de Oro (BDO) Unibank Inc. has kicked off yesterday its travel sale at SM Lanang Premier with five airline partners that offer discounts to the bank’s cardholders.

“Through The Great BDO Travel Sale, we hope to further extend our services to our valued BDO cardholders,” said Ma. Nanette R. Regala, senior vice president and consumer lending group marketing head of the bank.

The company’s event ends tomorrow with airline partners Philippine Airlines, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Asiana Airlines. There was also medical and travel insurance provider Blue Cross and telecommunication company Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.

It was the first time for the company to hold the event in the city as its way of expanding its reach. Last year, it was only held in Cebu and Manila.

For those opting to avail of the travel sale, payments will done using BDO credit cards, BDO issued American Express credit card, BDO ATM debit card, BDO cash card and BDO rewards card.

“Part of (the services) is our installment payment option, available for as low as 0.70% interest rate per month, that we offer to BDO credit cardholders during the event. So, by simply attending The Great BDO Travel Sale,  our cardholders will be able to book and buy all the airline deals they need and want,” Regala said.

The BDO is a subsidiary of SM Group of Companies, which is owned by business tycoon Henry Sy.

The bank has presently about 900 branches and 3,000 automated teller machines throughout the country. The company has also a branch in Hong Kong and 13 overseas remittance and representative offices in Asia, Europe, North America and Middle East.

“BDO is a full-service universal bank, which provides a wide range of corporate, commercial and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards and credit card services,” cited the statement of the company.

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