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Landbank grants 60-day timeout on loan payments under Bayanihan 2

Philippine Information Agency
24 Oct 2020, 16:38 GMT+10

PASIG CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA) --State-run Landbank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) is providing a one-time 60-day moratorium for all existing, current, and outstanding loans falling due from September 15 until December 31, 2020, without incurring interest on interests, penalties, fees, or other charges. This is in support of the implementation of Republic Act No. 11494 or the "Bayanihan to Recover as One (BARO) Act" or Bayanihan 2.

"LANDBANK understands how providing loan relief can significantly support our clients during these difficult times. We look to ease their financial concerns as we continue navigating the challenges of this pandemic," said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo said in a release.

According to Landbank, credit card transactions made, including fees or charges incurred, prior to September 15 shall also be covered by the moratorium. For credit card payments, any unpaid balance from transactions and fees or charges shall not incur interest or finance charges during the mandatory grace period. However, after the end of the applicable grace period, the said unpaid balance shall incur interest or finance charges if not paid in full on new due date.

LANDBANK will apply the 60-day grace period automatically, without the need for borrowers and credit card holders to apply or request for the relief measure. However, for LANDBANK credit cardholders with Automatic Debit Arrangements (ADA) for payments, they must inform the Bank that they would like to avail of the relief.

The grace period shall commence from the payment due date of loans, with principal and/or interest, including amortizations, falling due from September 15 until December 31, 2020.

Meanwhile, credit card transactions made on and after 15 September are no longer covered by the BARO Act and shall continue to incur interest or finance charges if not fully paid on or before its original due date.

LANDBANK previously granted a similar grace period for loan payments falling due from March 18 to June 30, 2020, in support of Republic Act No. 11469 or the "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act." Loan accounts that benefitted from this grace period will also benefit from the BARO Act if it remains an existing, current, and outstanding loan as of September 15, 2020.

Meanwhile, fund transfer fees are still waived for InstaPay and PESONet transactions until December 31, 2020.

For more information on LANDBANK's 60-day grace period for loan and credit card payments, please visit the LANDBANK website at www.landbank.com/faqs. (LANDBANK/PIA-NCR)

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