1. CORPORATE OVERVIEW
Metrobank is the Philippines' premier bank.
Through the years, we have grown bigger, stronger and better. Our commitment to providing quality products and efficient service has endeared us to our clients all over the world.
The bank is a universal bank providing, on its own account and through other members of the Metrobank Group, a full range of banking and other financial services. The bank, through its expanding branch network, offers banking services throughout the Philippines, particularly to middle-market businesses and leading Philippine and multi-national corporations. Metrobank is the leading provider of trade finance in the country.
The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) is the flagship company of the Metrobank Group, the country's largest financial conglomerate.
Metrobank Group's subsidiaries and affiliates are: Banks, Investment Corporations, Leasing & Finance Co., Insurance Corporations, Securities Corp., Credit Card Co. and Traveling Co. etc.
Metrobank has over 630 local and international branches and offices under its aegis, and outside the Philippines, it has branches, offices and subsidiaries in USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Korea, Singapore, China (including Hong Kong) and Taiwan.
We are providing our valuable banking services to Japanese corporation under the business tie-up with government financial institutions or Japanese regional local banks.
2. CORPORATE HISTORY
Metrobank was established in 1962 in Binondo, Manila by a group of businessmen led by Mr. George S.K. Ty who is currently the bank's chairman of the board and single biggest shareholder. Its present head quarters are at Metrobank Plaza located on Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, the Philippines' financial center.
The Metrobank Tokyo branch started it operations on March 28, 1996, obtaining all necessary licenses from the Ministry of Finance Japan. The former office was located at 5-4 koji-machi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo.
On April 11, 1999, the branch relocated its office to Nishi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, then on May 6, 2012, the branch relocated to 1F Kandabashi Park Bldg. 1-19-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, to accommodate the increase in volume of transactions and to consolidate operations in one office.
The Metrobank Osaka sub-branch started operations on December 14, 1998, the former office was located at 2F Kitahama Daimei Building 2-3-7 Fushimi-cho Chuo-ka Osaka . On November 3, 2000, the Osaka sub-branch office transferred to its present location at 1F Honmachi Central Building, 4-2-5 Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka to accommodate the increasing volume of operations.
3. METROBANK JAPAN'S OPERATION
(1) Operation in Japan and the locations
(2) Operation hours
- Monday to Friday:
9:00AM to 3:00PM
- First and last Sunday of the month:
10:00AM to 3:00PM
Saturday, Sunday (other than above), National holidays including banking holidays
(3) Major Services
- Overseas remittance
Remittance for Philippines, China and others as well as receiving remittance
mainly from Philippines
- Trade Finance
Discount of Export Bills, LC Advice, Reimbursement and other trade related services
Lending for selected corporate in Japan
- Foreign Bank Agency Services
Acting as an intermediary for the acceptance of opening ATM account and World Cash Card on behalf
of our Head Office in the Philippines
(4) Representative in Japan
- Tokyo Branch:
Mr. Kenichi KATAKURA Representative in Japan
(Country Manager and General Manager of Tokyo Branch)
- Osaka Sub-Branch:
Mr. Joseph Eric D. PELAEZ