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PH: Too Many Banks Yet Many Pinoys Still Unbanked

Banks still have a long way to go to tap the underbanked segments especially the countryside where access is very limited. Other sources are perceived to be easily reachable like pawnshops or money remittance business, which have more branches, less costly to put up and some of which even operate 24 hours. [...]

October 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Inflation: Passive Expense and How Much Just To Keep Up?

Juan's PHP1,000 in 2006 should be PHP1,395 in 2014 just to get by, keep up with inflation and retain the same purchasing power for the same level of expenses. With rising needs and standards of living (hence more expenses) and more mouths to feed, keeping up with inflation is not enough. A 40% return in 8 years is then, not enough. Now do your own math. [...]

April 5, 2015 // 0 Comments