Press Release
Oct 19, 2023

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), has announced its latest collaboration with Burket, a prominent online Business to Business (B2B) Marketing Networking platform. This partnership underscores BPI's unwavering commitment to delivering fast and convenient banking solutions that drive the growth of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) throughout the Philippines.

BPI Business Banking Head Ococ Ocliasa shared his perspective on this exciting development, stating, "BPI is in a constant process of reinvention, with a primary focus on enhancing the client experience through digitalization and sustainability. Through our strategic partnership with Burket, we eagerly anticipate delivering substantial value to our customers and the communities we serve."

Burket serves as a dynamic platform specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of MSMEs. It provides a gateway for businesses seeking new customer opportunities, alternative products and services, and a stronger online presence within the local business ecosystem. At the core of Burket's mission is the automation of procurement and sales activities for MSMEs in a streamlined, cost-effective, and highly efficient manner.

A representative from Burket emphasized, "We intelligently match relevant promotions, advertisements, suppliers, and product updates with the right buyers who share the same interests or operate within the same industry."

Through this strategic partnership, BPI Business Banking will significantly expand its outreach. The bank will be able to offer its suite of products, including the Ka-Negosyo SME Loan, Ka-Negosyo Ready Loan, and Ka-Negosyo Credit Line, to a broader audience of potential clients.

Renowned for its rich heritage in the financial sector, BPI continues to strengthen its resilience and agility. This renewed focus on supporting MSMEs aligns with the bank's commitment to fostering a more inclusive and prosperous Philippines.

As BPI and Burket join forces, they aim to provide MSMEs with the tools, resources, and financial solutions they need to thrive and contribute to the nation's economic growth.

In photo (L-R): BPI Business Banking’s Maricris San Diego, Marketing Division Head, Rhodora "Gac" Pagulayan, Distribution Head; Burket’s Herbert Bactong, Co-Founder & CEO; Jeff Turla, Co-Founder & CTO; and Roy Julian, Co-Founder & COO.
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