IN PHOTOS: A ‘rally’ for hassle-free banking

MANILA, Philippines – Managing your own finances is a big enough responsibility as it is. Being able to do so with less stress is a privilege that many wish to experience with their respective banks.

Bank clients often complain about inter-branch transaction fees or restrictive fund transfers and complicated mobile banking. Patricia Tan, First Vice President of Security Bank says that people shouldn’t settle for something that hassles them. “You can switch and get something better,” she says.

On Sunday, November 8, Security Bank launched their All Access account in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City by organizing a picket line of fifty women in blue dresses. Their purpose was simple – to raise awareness that people can experience hassle-free banking.

The launch happened concurrently in malls in Makati, Greenhills, Cebu and Davao.

MAKE THE SWITCH. These women walked under the sun to make a statement.

MAKE A CHOICE. Placards show features of the All Access Account of Security Bank.


SPREADING AWARENESS. Fliers were distributed around High Street.

President and CEO of Security Bank Yogi Salcedo says that the concept of having a picket line was to tell their clients that they do have a choice to say ‘no’ to common bank-related hassles. It is also a way for their different branches to come together and be involved in the launch of their product. He adds, “We think that we have a strong product. It has some unique features that no other banks have.” 

Tan also says that the main purpose of the picket line is to connect and start a conversation with both clients and non-clients, who should know they do have an alternative.

Better banking made available

Security Bank’s All Access account is a CASA (Current Account, Savings Account) product that can be opened with an initial deposit of P5,000 ($106). It includes a passbook, a checkbook upon request, and an instant Everyday Debit ATM MasterCard for online and local and international shopping without pre registration.

Other features include waived inter-branch transaction fees, automatic security SMS alerts for withdrawals made, and the ability to transfer funds using a phone, even to non-Security Bank account holders.

For more information on Security Bank All Access account, visit their website here. –

Get a chance to win a Security Bank All Access Account with a Php 25,000 balance. There will be 25 All Access accounts up for grabs. All you have to do is to go to any Security Bank Branch, listen to what representatives have to say about the All Access account, sign and drop their business card at the designated drop boxes. For more details, visit