Asia United Bank (AUB) opens in Catbalogan City

The Asia United Bank (AUB) opened its 117th branch along San Francisco Street corner Rizal Avenue in Catbalogan City last July 10, 2013– affirming its position as the center of banking and finance in the whole island of Samar.

The bank’s grand opening started with a

thanksgiving mass and was followed with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan. She was assisted by Regional Head for Visayas Rudy Sia, Area Head Joe Camello and Catbalogan Branch Manager Aldwin Giray.

AUB-Catbalogan’s main staff consists of Giray as Branch Manager, Michelle Ko as Sales Officer, Neally Albano and four bank tellers.

While this is the first AUB branch to be opened in the Province of Samar, the said bank is also set to open offices in Calbayog City and Catarman as well as in other parts of Eastern Visayas starting with Ormoc City.

The series of expansion being done by AUB further cements the its reputation as a fast-growing banking institution, having recently shown a first quarter net profit of 62%. It first opened on October 31, 1997 as a joint venture between a consortium of Filipino industrialists and Taiwanese Banks.


(Article by Ms. Lai Minh Mabulay, Office of the City Mayor; Photos by Mr. Michael Balan)

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