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UnionBank digitizing corporate clients

Last October 20, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) held the fifth installment of its E-TalkTales series wherein Head of Transaction Banking Mon Duarte discussed the Bank’s various transaction banking solutions, particularly The Portal, its all-digital banking platform for corporate clients......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardOct 24th, 2020

UnionBank continues as a & ldquo;Most Helpful Bank in Asia Pacific during COVID-19 by digitizing more rural banks

Despite the unprecedented challenges brought by the pandemic, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) continues to push for more financial inclusion via UBX, its fintech spin-off.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Fan experience to change profoundly amid COVID-19 pandemic

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dayton Moore remembers so clearly the vast sections of empty seats inside Kauffman Stadium when he took over as general manager of the Kansas City Royals, and he remembers just as vividly — nearly a decade later — how those seats filled and fans roared as the long-suffering club won the World Series. Those dueling memories make the thought of playing games in empty stadiums hard for Moore to fathom. “I know how much strength all players draw from the fans and environment,” he said, when asked about plans to play a shortened season without crowds, “and you need that support to get through an entire Major League Baseball schedule.” As lockdowns are lifted and restrictions eased, sports are finally starting to emerge in the coronavirus pandemic. But in virtually every situation, fans are not yet being allowed to attend and the only consensus for now is that there could be a long period of empty or nearly empty seating. Some U.S. universities are modeling for 25% capacity for the upcoming football season or maybe half-full arenas for the ensuing basketball season. “I think for most sports, a reduced crowd wouldn't negatively impact the overall experience, especially in a situation like baseball or even the NFL,” said Katy Lucy, a digital marketing agent from Atlanta whose fandom is split between all things Georgia Bulldogs and the Washington Capitals. “But it would be different for sure for those who attend in person." Count her family among those who would pause before heading to the ballpark. “For me personally, I’m not sure I would feel comfortable attending a live sporting event until there is a known treatment or widely available vaccine,” Lucy said. “I trust the institutions to put the proper measures in place; however, making sure that they are enforced is another matter.” Many college and pro sports teams already were dealing with declining ticket sales. Watching at home or streaming games are factors, as is the changing social makeup of fan bases. Dynamic pricing, increases in parking and concession prices, and a push toward luxury seating have exacerbated the problem. Major League Baseball attendance has declined six of the past seven seasons. In college football, 13 of the 130 schools that played in the Football Bowl Subdivision reported average crowd sizes of 50% or less last season. Even the NFL has seen an increase in empty seats despite its generally rock-solid popularity. So as coronavirus concerns linger, how are teams going to lure fans back when stadiums do reopen? Loyalty and engagement apps, widespread around the major leagues and colleges even before the pandemic, will become even more common and interactive as teams try to recapture lost revenue. There also will be more behind-the-scenes content and enhancements available via smartphones that will only be available to those in the stadium or arena, offering fans something unique over fans watching at home. “Fans want that experience to be top-notch, period. That's why teams are thinking about this,” said Britton Stackhouse Miller, senior vice president at Fortress U.S., a developer of engagement and integration systems with clients in European soccer, baseball, the NBA, NFL and NHL. Temperature checks, hand sanitizer distribution stations and touchless vending will become the norm for a while. Even concessions will change, though one big difference — gulp — could lead to a lot of grumbling. “If you don't sell beer the number of visits to the bathroom drops dramatically,” said Marc Ganis, the director of sports consulting firm Sportscorp. “So for a time we may have to think about not selling beer.” It won't just be the vast oceans of bench seats left open, either. Many experts believe those hardy fans will be the first to return. It's the corporate suites from which many colleges and pro franchises derive so much of their gameday revenue that may end up being empty until long after games have resumed. Economic woes may last for some time. For fans who stay home, leagues are looking for ways to keep them engaged, too. When Germany's top soccer league returned without fans, broadcaster Sky knew it had a problem with silence coming through the TV. Engineers created “carpet audio” from previous games between the same teams, then teased out roars for specific events such as goals and red cards, giving those watching at home the option of a more realistic experience. “This was the only idea that we thought could be most respectful to the fans,” said Alessandro Reitano, vice president of sports production for Sky Deutschland. “To be honest, it's a major success.” Old crowd noise is a bit like an old game, though. It lacks a certain authenticity. So along came ChampTrack, which created an app that utilizes the microphones of fans. It captures their every roar and groan and sends the audio to its server, which then aggregates the noise into a single stream. That stream is then returned to the viewer using proprietary algorithms to provide the broadcast with real-time sound, which is then immediately erased to ensure personal privacy. “Once they press play on our web app, they can hear what everyone else is cheering about and their own cheer,” said ChampTrack chief executive Elias Anderson, adding the system could soon handle as many as 150,000 fans for each game. Sound is one element of the fan experience. Optics is another. “When it was clear there would be no audience this season, the fans had the idea of bringing their images to the stadium,” said Lubbo Popken, deputy press secretary for German soccer club Borussia Monchengladbach, which affixed fan likenesses to their seats. “We were surprised how many people wanted to be part of this idea and have their images in the stadium. It really changed the atmosphere in the empty stadium.” Of course, none of that is the same as having real fans creating real noise......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

PNB gathers knowledge experts to lift Luzon& rsquo;s economy

More than a hundred business owners and entrepreneurs from Northern and Central Luzon provinces gathered recently at the Clark Marriot Hotel for the “2019 Transforum: Connecting You Forward”, a first-of-its-kind innovation forum hosted by Philippine National Bank for corporate clients in the region......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Six tips to landing corporate clients for your startup

Six tips to landing corporate clients for your startup.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria unwraps the season with its annual Christmas tree lighting

The most wonderful time in Ortigas Center has finally arrived as Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria unveiled its 25-feet high Christmas tree before its corporate clients, media partners and hotel guests through a lighting ceremony that happened on November 7. Robinsons Land Corporation, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria’s executives led the tree […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Coaches association announces Michael H. Goldberg Award

em>NBCA press release /em> The National Basketball Coaches Association (“NBCA”) is proud to announce the inception of the Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award will be an annual award given to honor the most successful Head Coach in the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) as voted upon by his or her peers. It will be the only award chosen entirely by NBA Coaches. Every season, Head Coaches representing all 30 NBA Teams will select the winner. The winner of the 2017 Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award will be announced at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 NBA regular season. This award will recognize the dedication and hard work of NBA Head Coaches. The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award will be presented to a Coach who helped guide his or her players to a higher level of performance on-the-court and showed outstanding service and dedication to the community off-the-court. The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award is named after the esteemed Michael H. Goldberg, the long-time Executive Director of the National Basketball Coaches Association (a group that encompasses all Head and Assistant Coaches in the NBA and its alumni group). In 1980, six years after the NBCA was founded, Michael H. Goldberg became its first Executive Director. Building upon the existing foundation of the NBCA, he guided it during the years of the greatest growth in professional basketball. He helped gain significant benefits for NBA Coaches, including billions of dollars in increased retirement funds, and disability insurance. And so, the Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award honors the substantial contributions of Mr. Goldberg, who set the standard for loyalty, integrity, passionate representation, and tireless promotion of NBA Coaching. “This award honors the life work of a great leader, tireless foot soldier for the best interests of Coaches and the NBA, and most importantly, a trusted friend,” said NBCA President Coach Rick Carlisle. “The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award will have special meaning because of its namesake and the fact that it is voted on by all Head Coaches.” Mr. Goldberg graduated from New York University in 1963 and later attended St. John's University School of Law, receiving his law degree in 1966. After law school, he joined the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) where he was a Branch Chief. He left the SEC in 1972 and became General Counsel for the American Basketball Association (“ABA”). Mr. Goldberg guided the ABA along with its late Commissioner, Dave DeBusschere, until the league merged with the NBA in 1976. Through the agency he founded, National Media Group, Inc., Mr. Goldberg has been a fixture in the business of sports marketing working over the years with a wide variety of prominent corporate sponsors and licensees wishing to promote their products and services through sports/entertainment tie-ins. Among a long list of clients are IBM, American Express, Schick, Fleer Trading Cards, Gatorade, Nike, Self Magazine, Sports Illustrated, the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB. The agency also played a key role in the growth of the sport of basketball in the US and abroad, organizing the Gatorade World Coaches Clinic program, and launching the highly successful NBA/FIBA McDonalds Basketball Championship. He now devotes himself primarily to his work on behalf of the NBCA. “Michael Goldberg is a legend in basketball circles and has distinguished himself by his relentless advocacy on behalf of NBA coaches and his deep caring for everyone involved with our game,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “This new award reflects his vital and everlasting contributions to the NBA.” The Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award will be presented to a Head Coach who exemplifies the same high quality of integrity and excellence that Michael H. Goldberg exhibited during his highly respected career. “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be recognized by this award,” said Michael H. Goldberg, NBCA Executive Director. “I have been very fortunate to work with the National Basketball Coaches Association for over thirty-five years. During this time, I have found the Coaches to be passionate, wise, and caring leaders. This award, determined by peer vote, is tremendously meaningful to our NBA Coaches, the League, as well as for my family and me.” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Finance: CUB plans retail business foray

CATHAY UNITED Bank Co. Ltd. (CUB) is looking to venture into retail banking in Manila in the next five years, with the Taiwanese lender currently focused on serving corporate clients as it charts the Philippine market......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 11th, 2016

Cebu City library to prioritize entry of clients who wanted to do research

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The management of the Cebu City Public Library said in a Monday morning (January 25, 2021) advisory that they will prioritize the admission of those who wanted to use their books and other library materials for research. “We advise students and reviewees to just stay home as part of safety measures,” […] The post Cebu City library to prioritize entry of clients who wanted to do research appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 49 min. ago

UnionBank mobile app allows opening of checking account

Small and medium enterprises now get more support and assistance they need as more financial institutions offer a dedicated lending window for small and medium enterprises......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

2 exchanges ask Congress to swiftly pass CREATE bill

The Philippine Stock Exchange and Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. on Monday asked Congress to swiftly pass the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act to make the Philippines an attractive investment hub in the region and the domestic capital market a viable venue for raising funds......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Private sector groups push for Create enactment

Fifty-one private sector groups are calling for the swift passage of the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (Create) Act this year. In a statement on Friday, members of some of the largest and most widely-represented private sector groups in the country, reiterated “their strongest and unequivocal support” for the immediate enactment of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Over 50 business groups back passage of CREATE

Over 50 business groups have joined the call for the immediate enactment into law of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill, noting every day of delay puts the country at risk of losing more jobs and investments amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Philippines Inc. renews call for passage of CREATE

Businessmen on Friday renewed their call for the passage of the Duterte administration's revised corporate tax reform, saying the measure would serve as companies' main fix to the destruction of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Still premature to say missing EastWest bank deposits were stolen — BSP

The central bank said it is still too early to conclude that the missing deposit funds of two clients of EastWest Banking Corp. were stolen by a branch manager......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

MAP pushes safe reopening of economy, passage of CREATE

The Management Association of the Philippines is pushing for the safe reopening of the economy and immediate approval into law of the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act to help businesses affected by the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

SN Aboitiz-Benguet raises P18b from two banks to refinance debt

SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet Inc. said Tuesday it raised P18 billion from BDO Unibank Inc. and Bank of the Philippine Islands to refinance debt and support other corporate requirements......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

DOF urges Congress to pass CREATE ahead of tax season

The Department of Finance has called on Congress to immediately pass the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill before the end of the month to give taxpayers ample time to adjust before the next tax season......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

Golden Haven keeps up with ‘new normal’ setup

With the country still in the grip of the pandemic, Golden Haven has kept up with the ‘new normal’ by investing in the safety of both clients and park employees......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

DOH urged to assert definitive vaccine rollout plan, central authority

"It is first and foremost the state's responsibility to provide for the people's health...But given chronic underfunding and neglect, the Philippine government needs to adequately fund health, science, and technology as the new normal. We cannot and must not place our hopes on charity or corporate social responsibility for a strong and functional health system," CPRH said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Investors optimistic on strong recovery for earnings, stocks

MANILA, Philippines — After a nerve-wracking year marked by an unprecedented lockdown to contain a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, investors are looking forward to a recovery in corporate earnings and stock prices this 2021. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) may rebound to 7,878 this year on the back of a 39.7 percent recovery in […] The post Investors optimistic on strong recovery for earnings, stocks appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021