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edited November 2019 in Banking and Finance #1

The Philippine National Bank was established as a government-owned banking institution on July 22, 1916 with headquarters in the old Masonic Temple along Escolta, Manila. Its primary mandate was to provide financial services to Philippine industry and agriculture and support the government's economic development effort. World War I, then raging in Europe, generated huge demand for the country's major exports namely: sugar, copra, coconut oil, Manila hemp and tobacco. However, not much was being done to develop the industries that produced these sought-after crops since access to credit facilities was limited then. To solve this problem, Henderson Martin, Vice Governor of the Philippines, together with Mr. Miguel Cuaderno (who later became Central Bank governor) drafted the charter for a national bank.

In February 4, 1916, Public Act 2612 was passed by the Philippine legislature providing for the establishment of the PNB to replace the small P1 million government-owned Agricultural Bank. PNB's first head office was the Masonic Temple along Escolta, the then "Wall Street of the Philippines" in the bustling district of Sta. Cruz in Manila. An American, H. Parker Willis, was its first president.

"The First Universal Bank in the country"
With PNB's establishment, Filipinos found a bank of their own. PNB was authorized to grant short and long-term loans to agriculture and industry. The Filipino farmers then could avail of loans with interest between 8% to 10% per annum. PNB was also authorized to receive deposits, open foreign credits and rediscount bills. It was also given the special power to issue circulating notes. As such, PNB functioned as the de facto Central Bank of the country until 1949.

PNB Currency Notes


On July 24, 1916, PNB established its first branch in Iloilo. 

In 1917, PNB marked its entry in the field of international banking when it opened its New York Branch. The following year, it established five more domestic branches and another overseas branch in Shanghai, China.

PNB briefly ceased operations in January 1942 but reopened the next month under the supervision of Japanese authorities. After the Second World War, PNB reopened immediately and acquired the assets and assumed the liabilities of the banking division of the National Treasury.

With the establishment of the Central Bank in 1949, PNB's role as issuer of currency notes, custodianship of bank reserves, sole depository of government funds and clearing house of the banking system ceased.
"PNB launched the first on-line Electronic 
Data Processing System in the entire Far East"

In 1955, it was authorized to operate as an investment bank with powers to own shares and to issue debentures. 
In 1963, it established the National Investment and Development Corporation to engage primarily in long-term and equity financing of business ventures.

PNB transferred to its new Head Office along Escolta in 1966 and launched the first on-line Electronic Data Processing System in the entire Far East.

Between 1967 and 1979, PNB continued to expand its operations by opening offices in London, Singapore, Djakarta, Honolulu and Amsterdam. In the domestic field, it opened 14 provincial branches. It was also during this period that the Bank started the Dollar Remittance Program.

In 1980, PNB became the first universal bank in the country. However, it encountered operational difficulties in the mid-80s as a result of the economic downturn triggered by the assassination of Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr and had to be assisted by the government in 1986.

Privatization of PNB

The privatization of the Bank started when 30 per cent of its outstanding stocks was offered to the public and its stocks were listed in the stock exchange in 1989.

In 1992, PNB became the first Philippine bank to reach the P100 billion mark in assets.

Also in 1992, a second public offering of its shares was issued to continue its privatization.

Philippine National Bank

In 1995, the Bank moved to its new headquarters at the PNB Financial Center in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. 

In 1996, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Bank's new Articles of Incorporation and by-laws and the change in the status of PNB from a government-based to a private corporation with the control of the government reduced to 46 per cent. At the turnover rites on July 23, 1996, President Fidel V. Ramos declared:

PNB is the bank for the Filipino wherever he or she may be-- in the country's centers of commerce and industry, in the far reaches of the countryside, and even in 
many places across the globe."

A New Beginning

In 1999, a group of new private stockholders led by Dr. Lucio C. Tan acquired approximately 35% of the total outstanding capital stock of PNB.  In early 2000, the group increased its share in the Bank to 69.32% and pumped in nearly P20 billion fresh capital in less than one year. This was done to emphasize the commitment of the new stockholders to the improvement of the Bank's financial condition, which had been incurring losses in operations due to poor asset quality.

In late 2000, the Bank suffered a liquidity crisis and the National Government stepped in to support the Bank by implementing a capital restructuring and injecting P25 billion in liquidity assistance.

In May 2002, the Government and the Lucio Tan Group, representing the group of private stockholders, sealed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that embodied the provisions that would help turn the Bank around. It included, among others, the settlement of Government's liquidity assistance by way of increasing the Government's stake in the Bank from 16.58% to 44.98%, in effect reducing the group’s share from 68% to 44.98%.  At the same time, the Bank started operating under a 5-year rehabilitation program. 

In August 2005, the Government, as part of its privatization program, sold down its 32.45% stake in the Bank via an auction. The private stockholders represented by the Lucio Tan Group exercised their right of first refusal, reducing the Government’s share to 12.5% and raising the group’s to a total of 77.43%.

In June 2007, PNB settled its P6.1 billion loan to Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), more than four years ahead of the loan’s due date.  The loan repayment was a clear indication of the Bank’s renewed financial health. 

In August 2007, the Bank completed its Tier 1 follow-on equity offering where it raised about P5.0 billion in Tier 1 capital. Together with the sale of 89 million primary shares, 71.8 million secondary shares owned by the National Government through PDIC and DOF were sold to the public, thus bringing about a complete exit of the Government from PNB. 

Since the inception of the rehabilitation program, PNB exceeded the targets of the program.  While the program called for profits starting 2005, the Bank became profitable as early as 2003.  Within four years, PNB increased its net income sixteen times from P52 million in 2003 to P820 million in 2006.

With its successful exit from the Government’s Rehab program and the strong income performance, PNB has demonstrated its ability to sustain its heightened competitiveness based on the three tenets of reducing non-performing assets, strengthening core businesses and increasing profitability. 

The Bank remains as one of the largest banks in the country with a wide array of competitive banking products to answer for the diverse needs of its huge clientele including more than 2 million depositors.

PNB maintains its leadership in the overseas remittance business with remittance centers in the United States, Canada, London, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the Middle East countries. 

Through its subsidiaries, the Bank also engages in a number of diversified financial and related businesses such as remittance servicing, investment banking, non-life insurance, stock brokerage, leasing and financing and foreign exchange trading.  The Bank, through its affiliate, is also engaged in other services such as life insurance.


  • pokemonaddictpokemonaddict PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Philippine National Bank (PNB) is one of the country’s largest private universal banks in terms of assets and deposits. It provides a full range of banking and other financial services to large corporate, middle market, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and retail customers. It maintains significant account relationships with the Philippine Government, national government agencies, local government units, and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). PNB was originally established as a government bank in 1916 but has been 100% privatized since 2007. PNB is a publicly-listed company with a broad shareholder base. Its major stockholder is the Lucio Tan Group, one of the Philippines’ leading business conglomerates.

    PNB’s principal commercial banking activities include deposit-taking, lending, bills discounting, trade finance, foreign exchange dealings, fund transfers, treasury operations, and a full range of retail banking and trust services. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Bank engages in thrift banking; full banking services in China and the United Kingdom; banking services in Hong Kong; and a number of diversified financial and related businesses such as remittance servicing in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong; investment banking; life and non-life insurance; stock brokerage; and leasing and financing services.

    In February 2013, PNB merged with Allied Banking Corporation and became one of the largest private domestic banks in terms of combined total assets. As of March 31, 2018, PNB’s consolidated resources stood at Php 850.7 billion. PNB sustained its strong growth in profitability with a net income of Php 1.5 billion for the first three months of 2018.

    To date, PNB has over 690 branches and 1,240 ATMs strategically located nationwide. In addition, PNB boasts of having the most extensive international footprint among Philippine banks with 70 overseas branches, representative offices, remittance centers and subsidiaries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

    PNB celebrated its centennial anniversary last July 22, 2016. For the past century, PNB has always been the bank that customers can lean on, offering a heritage and unique brand of Filipino service to address their diverse banking needs. Backed by a legacy of stability and excellence, PNB looks forward to another hundred years of serving its customers first.
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  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    ah PNB... maganda ata PNB eton centris QC. bukas sila saturday and sunday?
  • pokemonaddictpokemonaddict PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ah PNB... maganda ata PNB eton centris QC. bukas sila saturday and sunday?
    Hindi sila bukas on weekends. Idol @piquanteye baka gusto mo gumawa ng thread for PSBank depositor :D gusto ko kasi sana maconfirm if 0.5% ba talaga interest niya para sa mga deposit accounts nila? 
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    edited July 2018 #6
    baket sabi sa PNB Facebook bukas daw Eton Centris ng weekends? hala baka hinde na nila naupdate.

    actually wala akong pake sa PSBANK at Metrobank.. ikaw na lang gumawa ng thread. hehehe.
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    edited August 2018 #7
    Cebu Pacific Get Go be warned!!

    Mabuhay Miles MC debit is here!


    Experience Debit and Win

    PNB Debit Savings Account

    It's a regular savings account that comes with a 
    PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles Debit Mastercard
    which can be used at:

    ✔ Mastercard and Maestro accredited merchants

    ✔ over 2 million ATMs worldwide

    Balance Requirements

    Initial DepositPHP 3,000.00
    Min. Maintaining BalancePHP 3,000.00
    Min. ADB to Earn InterestPHP 10,000.00
    Interest Rate0.100% p.a.
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️

    How to Open a PNB Debit Savings Account

    Download and fill-out the
    account opening form

    Visit the branch and
    present requirements

    Wait for your debit card
    and change PIN

    Enroll on PNB
    Digital Banking

    Requirements for Account Opening

    2 Government-issued
    Valid IDs

    2 ID pictures
    (2x2 or 1x1)


    Initial Deposit
    of PHP3,000

  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    edited August 2018 #9

    2 ID pictures
    (2x2 or 1x1)

    for Reals ba yung 2x2 ID picture PNB???? wala pa rin ba kayong Branch CSR - Laptop Camera???
  • pokemonaddictpokemonaddict PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    2 ID pictures
    (2x2 or 1x1)

    for Reals ba yung 2x2 ID picture PNB???? wala pa rin ba kayong Branch CSR - Laptop Camera???
    Yes for real. Yung mga napuntahan kong branch wala. 
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️


    ✔ Interest-earning account*

    ✔ Online copy of Bank Statement (via PNB

    Digital Banking) or upon request at the branch

    ✔ Accepted at any BancNet, MegaLink, or

    ExpressNet ATMs in the Philippines

    ✔ Accepted internationally at Mastercard

    and Maestro affiliated shops and ATMs

    ✔ Earns Mabuhay Miles points when you spend using

    your PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles Debit Mastercard

    *ADB must be Php 10,000.00 to earn interest

    Debit Mastercard Terms and Conditions apply.
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    PNB - Mabuhay MILES!!!! Okay to ah...
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    edited August 2018 #13

    ANG Ganda ng PNB PRIO 1!!!! Grabe na this!!!

    sana may pa conceirge at pa free life insurance ng Allianz - PNB!!!


    PNB Priority One Checking Account

    A special checking account which earns regular savings rate
    intended for businesses and high networth individuals. This
    account comes with:

    ✔ VIP Checkbook

    ✔ PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles Priority One Debit Mastercard

    ✔ Special priority accommodation on branch transactions

    Balance Requirements

    Initial DepositPHP 25,000.00
    Min. Maintaining BalancePHP 25,000.00
    Min. ADB to Earn InterestPHP 30,000.00
    Interest Rate0.100% p.a.


    ✔ Interest-earning account*

    ✔ Earn Mabuhay Miles points when you spend

    using your PNB-PAL Mabuhay Miles

    Priority One Debit Mastercard

    ✔ Enjoy a Welcome Gift from PAL

    ✔ Accepted at any BancNet, MegaLink, or

    ExpressNet ATMs in the Philippines

    ✔ Accepted internationally at Mastercard

    and Maestro affiliated shops and ATMs

    *ADB must be Php 30,000.00 to earn interest

    Debit Mastercard Terms and Conditions apply.

  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    edited August 2018 #14
    parang love ko na PNB - Mabuhay Miles!! kaso I hate the 2x2 ID picture..

    If PNB is going "all out" digital, PNB needs to level up banking processes.

    ang ganda ng PNB Mabuhay miles checking account check book and debit card. kulang lang talaga Allianz.. market market din ng Allianz.. hehe.

    i guess may susunod na:

    PNB Priority 1 HSBC Premiere? with free Allianz Life insurance, conceirge services and etc? heheheh
  • pokemonaddictpokemonaddict PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Dapat gayahin din nila ang ibang bank na 0.25%. Hindi ba sila naiintimidate kay RBank na 0.25% :lol: 
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️

    2 ID pictures
    (2x2 or 1x1)

    for Reals ba yung 2x2 ID picture PNB???? wala pa rin ba kayong Branch CSR - Laptop Camera???
    Yes for real. Yung mga napuntahan kong branch wala. 
    my gash... napaka old fashion ng PNB...

    ang alam ko Metrobank, BDO, UnionBank, Security Bank, Eastwest, BPI at Chinabank/CBS lahat naka camera na. wala ng 2x2 ID picture ngayon.

  • ScarmansoniScarmansoni PEx Rookie ⭐
    Pinnacle Club ang pang-tapat ni PNB sa BDO Emerald/Sapphire/Diamond, BPI Preferred, Security Bank Gold Circle, HSBC Advance, and etc. Matagal na sila may ganun pero walang ka-promo-promotion. Dahil walang promotion, wala sa mismong branch nakakaalam at halos hindi mo magagamit ang benefits nito. Humingi ka lang ng waiver of fees sa bank certificates, mamatahin ka pa na parang, "sino ba ito na akala mo kung sino para makahingi ng libre?" Mahihiya ka pa na member ka kuno nung club na yun.

    Kung walang kwenta yung BPI Preferred, mas lalo na itong sa PNB. Minsan naiisip ko na maling mga banko ang naging loyal ako.
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    edited August 2018 #18
    PNB Pinnacle club? never heard... meron bang tieup ito sa PAL, Eton?

    eto pala 

    PAGCOR - PNB kaya?  PNB Grand Lodge? joke. hehe..
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    PNB Eton Centris Walk or Eton City tieup?  Shop and Dine at Centris and earn 10x mabuhay miles.
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    edited August 2018 #20
    May PAN Asia Stock brokerage firm pala ang LT Group or PNB baket wala pa rin silang stock trading gaya ng FirstMetro,  BPI Trade,  BDO Nomura or Maybank ATRAM?
  • piquanteyepiquanteye Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    PNB - UE Mastercard Alumni card?
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