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Poe says lawmakers 'not in a rush' to pass fintech bill

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Senators recommend the creation of a task force among government agencies to study digital currencies such as Bitcoin

DIGITAL CURRENCIES. Senator Grace Poe, chairperson of Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies, presides the senate hearing on the digital currencies and banking situations in the country on September 23, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on looming increase in ATM fees

Sep 23, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

EXPLAINER: Why ATM fees will change soon (and may even go down)

Aug 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas clarifies why it decided to lift a moratorium on changing ATM fees

Bangko Sentral: Banks need our approval to raise ATM fees

Aug 13, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The House committee on banks and financial intermediaries is set to investigate a looming 50% increase in ATM fees

PRESS RELEASE: UnionBank issues final call for EMV migration by June 30

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:06 PM

The bank will deactivate all magnetic stripe cards by end of the month

Butiran beras pun mengalir dari mesin ATM...

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Alih-alih lembaran rupiah, yang keluar malah butir-butir beras

ATMB. Asep, salah satu mustahik yang dibina Rumah Aman Salman, tengah menarik beras dari mesin ATM Beras di area kampus ITB, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Rabu, 13 Juni 2018. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

BDO makes EMV card shift, to disable old magnetic stripe cards by Feb 1

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The bank encourages customers who still have the magnetic stripe card to have it replaced at BDO branches on or before January 31

MORE SECURE. EMV cards have an embedded chip in them which helps protect against fraud better compared to cards that use the magnetic strip

Important things to know about the security of your ATM card

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Replacing your magnetic stripe card with EMV chip is the first step. Here’s why you need to #MakeTheShift

Bulgarian man arrested in Pampanga for ATM skimming

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Bank guards noticed Ivaylo Sashov inserting ATM cards in succession in a BPI machine, Pampanga police say

Europol warns banks ATM cyber attacks on the rise

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Criminals have realized that ATMs can be accessed through the bank's network, says the European police agency

Security Bank, RCBC add anti-fraud measures to debit cards

Sep 18, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Both banks add a remote lock/unlock feature to guard against unauthorized transactions

How secure are RFID cards?

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Banks are coming out with new RFID enabled cards Here s a primer on how they work and what you can do to protect yourself from potential skimming

INFOGRAPHIC: Why you should switch from ATM to debit card

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Debit cards have more useful features than regular ATM cards. Learn more about it here

3 foreigners arrested for ATM skimming in Pampanga

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The suspects – identified as a Nicaraguan Italian and Romanian – allegedly stole P339 300 from various ATMs in the province

The 3 foreigners suspected to be conducting ATM skimming activities cover their faces with their shirts as they were escorted to the conference room in Camp Olivas. (Photo by Jun A. Malig)

Banking sector backs Metrobank to pull through P900 M fraud case

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says Metrobank is well capitalized enough to deal with the situation although it will conduct an investigation into the bank’s internal controls

House bill wants ATM skimmers jailed for life, fined up to P5 million

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The bill seeks to declare ATM skimming as a crime of economic sabotage

PENALIZING BANK FRAUD. One of the latest devices ATM skimmers are using to retrieve information from bank users. File photo by Rappler

Landbank extends banking hours on June 30 amid system upgrade

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:05 PM

All branches of the Land Bank of the Philippines will be open until 5 pm on Friday June 30

BDO chief likens fight vs ATM skimming to running on treadmill

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:50 PM

In a demo of skimming devices at a House hearing BDO describes how banks react to evolving tools used by fraudsters

ATM THROAT. Skimming devices lie in wait inside an ATM's throat, looking to copy the data on an ATM card.

BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Testimonies of bank representatives before the Senate reveal loopholes that made their systems vulnerable

ASSURANCE. Two of the biggest banks in the country assures the public there is no need to worry amid glitches and ATM fraud.

LIVE: Senate hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:58 AM

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Landbank sets June 24-25 system upgrade, downtime

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:45 PM

ATMs cash deposit machines and other electronic banking channels will be offline from 10:30 pm on June 24 to 3:00 pm on June 25

BRANCHING OUT. LandBank plans to set up the OFW bank after its  on-going acquisition of Philippine Postal Savings bank which it plans to make a wholly-owned subsidiary. File Photo/Wikipedia.

BDO gets reports of 'potentially compromised ATMs'

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

2ND UPDATE BDO Unibank asks customers with unauthorized transactions to contact the bank

Glitches hit BDO card, online transactions

May 16, 2017 - 9:07 PM

UPDATED Services have been restored as of a 9:05 pm update on the BDO Facebook page

CONNECTIVITY ISSUES. A BDO Unibank spokesperson chalks up the problems today to connectivity issues. Screen shot from BDO Facebook.

Graft complaint filed vs Abaya for unused trains

May 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The complaint is rooted in the 48 purchased trains that according to the DOTr are unusable for the next 3 years because of signaling system issues

File photo of former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio "Jun" Abaya (Palace Photo)

BPI hits higher net income in Q1, makes progress vs ATM hackers

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The bank kicks off 2017 with a net income of P6 25 billion in the first quarter It also announces the conviction of a member of an ATM skimming syndicate

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Anti Trapo Movement files a complaint against LTO chief Edgar Galvante and bids and awards committee chair Romeo Vera Cruz for not releasing documents on the bidding for the production of drivers license cards

INVOKING FOI. Anti Trapo Movement Founder Leon Peralta (right) files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on April 3, 2017 against LTO officials invoking Duterte's FOI policy in the executive branch. Photo by Rappler

New world-class air traffic system ready by June – CAAP

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The new Communications Navigation Surveillance Air Traffic Management will enable airlines to meet departure and arrival schedules and provide a safer more efficient air traffic management flow in the country

BSP to enforce new Europay Mastercard Visa system on January 1

Dec 30, 2016 - 7:29 PM

Despite the deadline customers of banks who have not yet replaced the magnetic strip cards with new EMV ones will still be able to use their cards at ATMs after January 1

Ketika "Uang Mainan" keluar dari ATM Bank Mandiri

Oct 06, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Kami sedang investigasi vendor pengisian uang ATM kami

"Uang Mainan" yang keluar dari ATM Bank Mandiri di Circle K Cipete, Jakarta Selatan. Foto diambil dari @imansatriaputras/Instagram

BDO ATMs, other services offline early Thursday, August 18

Aug 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The banking services will be unavailable as BDO will perform maintenance work

BPI ATMs, online banking services unavailable on select June dates

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:18 PM

BPI says its clients can transact in its branches and kiosks and through its contact centers

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May 25, 2016 - 7:42 PM

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Cara baru buang sampah dengan mesin ATM

Feb 21, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Jika memasukan sampah berupa botol plastik dan kaleng bekas minuman maka warga bisa mendapat voucher yang bisa ditukar dengan uang

Salah satu warga memperagakan cara menggunakan mesin ATM sampah Tomra yang berasal dari Norwegia pada Minggu, 21 Februari 2016 di Jakarta. Sebanyak sembilan mesin ATM sampah sudah tersedia di kota Denpasar, Bali. Foto oleh Santi Dewi/Rappler

Smartphones to replace cards at bank machines in US

Feb 21, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The smartphone based system aims to cut transaction time and prevent skimming

epa05111083 (FILE) A file photo dated 28 September n2012 showing a building reflected in the window of a Bank of America branch in New York City, New York, USA. Bank of America released their 4th quarter results on 19 January 2016, saying their 2015 net income was up 9 per cent to 3.3 billion USD, while earnings per diluted share were at 0.28 USD, compared to 0.25 USD. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

ATM skimming device found in BPI Tuguegarao City

Dec 08, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Foreigners were caught on CCTV installing the device police say

ENSURE SAFETY. As more users complain about "unauthorized withdrawals" of cash from their ATM cards, authorities advise banks to take steps on how to stop the scam and to ensure safety of the clients' accounts.

More ATM users share horror stories

Nov 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED Most cases reported to Rappler involve Bank of the Philippine Islands ATM accounts and happened in various parts of Metro Manila Rizal and Bacolod

BE CAREFUL. As card skimming is difficult to immediately detect, card holders are advised to check for any signs an ATM has been tampered or compromised. Image from Shutterstock

ATM card skimmers strike at upscale mall in Makati

Nov 20, 2015 - 9:51 PM

UPDATED Two victims of card skimming have come forward saying they last used their cards at a Bank of the Philippine Islands ATM in Powerplant Mall

Support electronic retail payment, BSP urges

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The BSP governor urges banks institutions to support ERPs system to boost savings and expand reach of financial services to more Filipinos

RCBC Savings ATMs now up and working

Aug 01, 2015 - 6:06 PM

UPDATED The Yuchengco led RCBC Savings Bank says its network has been fully restored and is back on normal operations as of August 1

TECHNICAL GLITCHES. RCBC says its automated teller machines are having some technical problems

Who refused ATM payroll in Makati? Not the Binays

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Regular city hall employees receive their salaries through ATMs Casual and contractual workers prefer cash so they can get their pays down to the last centavo

AUTOMATED PAYROLL. Makati City Hall records show that the automation process for the payroll system has been underway for years. Photo from Wikipedia

BPI eyes replacement of 7M ATM cards by 2016

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The move is part of bank efforts to deter ATM fraud and is in compliance with a BSP directive for banks to shift to EMV ready cards

Tak tersedia pecahan kecil di ATM? Transaksi tunai jadi menyebalkan

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:11 PM

Masyarakat kecil ini yang paling terpukul karena harus memecah pecahan besar dengan belanja untuk mendapatkan uang kecil

Nasabah sebuah bank sedang menarik tunai dari ATM. Foto oleh AFP

NAIA air traffic management system upgraded

Jan 21, 2015 - 5:17 PM

The upgrade is part a P13 billion project and is seen to help avoid flight delays diversions and cancellations particularly during the rainy season

Typhoon Hagupit, Purisima suspended, ATM scam | The wRap

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Hagupit: Big chance hitting PH Visayas region by Saturday Ombudsman suspends Philippine police chief Alan Purisima Eastern Europeans could be behind ATM Fraud PH bank

Eastern Europeans could be behind ATM fraud – BPI

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:53 PM

UPDATED The Bank of the Philippine Islands has information that the skimming activities are similar to what recently apprehended Bulgarians have employed

Smart rolls out anti-fraud services to Land Bank, RCBC clients

Nov 03, 2014 - 5:56 PM

A mobile app developed by Smart allows Land Bank and RCBC cardholders to remotely lock their accounts against fraud use

ANTI-FRAUD. Smart's LockByMobile lets cardholders of Land Bank and RCBC lock their  accounts against fraud use using a smartphone app developed by the country's telco giant.

#MarioPH force banks to close branches in flooded areas

Sep 19, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Some banks opt to keep their branches open in affected areas but end operations earlier than usual

​​BDO to perform scheduled maintenance and upgrade

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Find out which BDO services will be temporarily unavailable on September 8

BDO transactions unavailable on May 25

May 24, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Banco de Oro s ATM network is operational again as of Saturday evening but hardware maintenance work will affect systems again on Sunday May 25

Lower ATM withdrawal limits to fight fraud?

Feb 26, 2014 - 4:50 PM

In 2013 the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas got 1 272 reports of ATM fraud from banks amounting to close to P220 million