STA. MARIA, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 13 (PIA) – State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) will open in this municipality its first Agri-Hub in the province on Friday, January 15.
The LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub will provide financial and technical services to the bank’s clients, especially to more than 10,000 farmers and fisherfolk in the municipalities of Sta. Maria, Burgos, and San Esteban.
LANDBANK’s Agri-Hubs are strategically located in the top rice-producing provinces in the country and designed to provide a wide array of services.
This includes banking services such as account opening, withdrawals, and check encashments; lending services such as the processing of loan applications; and agrarian services such as processing of AR bonds and handling of agrarian-related concerns from landowners, bondholders, and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs).
The LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub will also offer LANDBANK’s various digital banking platforms, including the Digital Onboarding System (DOBS) which simplifies the account opening process for new clients to only 10-15 minutes.
Expected to lead the blessing and inauguration rites set on Saturday, January 16 are Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Sta. Maria Mayor Brigido Camarillo, Jr., Burgos Mayor Nathaniel Escobar, San Esteban Mayor Ray Elaydo II, and LANDBANK North Luzon Branches Group Head First Vice President Ma. Belma Turla.
The LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub is the 5thAgri-Hub to open nationwide, along with four newly opened Agri-Hubs located in Calabanga, Camarines Sur; Barotac Viejo, Iloilo; Sual, Pangasinan; and Echague, Isabela.
LANDBANK now has a total network of 411 branches and 65 branch-lite units, composed of branch-lites, Agri-Hubs, LEAFs, tellering booths, and FX booths across all 81 provinces.
This is complemented with 55 lending centers in strategic areas nationwide.
For more updates, clients may follow, like and share the official LANDBANK Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts (@landbankofficial), Twitter (@LBP_Official), or visit the LANDBANK website (www.landbank.com). (JCR/AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur with reports from LANDBANK)