The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) wishes to clarify that the LANDBANK cards being provided for free to unbanked national ID registrants, with no initial deposit required, are not pre-loaded with government subsidy or ‘ayuda’.
The statement comes after crowds expecting for financial assistance turned up at various Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration centers due to false information circulating online.
LANDBANK is co-locating with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the PhilSys rollouts nationwide to provide unbanked registrants with their own transaction accounts to bring more Filipinos into the formal banking system in support of the National Government’s financial inclusion agenda.
PhilSys registrants without a bank account are encouraged to open a LANDBANK transaction account. The LANDBANK card can be used to conveniently manage funds and make financial transactions such as withdraw and send money, shop and pay bills online, among others.
As of 31 October 2021, LANDBANK has onboarded 6.14 million unbanked PhilSys registrants for their own transaction accounts from 1,296 registration sites in 62 provinces nationwide.