Almost 50 summers later, Bank On Wheels makes a strong comeback as it brings banking to those most in need. “We hear the plight of our kababayans. Our Bank On Wheels is ready to serve them especially in these most difficult times. We deploy this in areas where accessibility to cash is limited. Since the start of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, we have been servicing many communities in Metro Manila. Each day, our Bank On Wheels is sent to a different location to serve those who have difficulty in getting to an ATM,” PNB President and CEO Wick Veloso said.
Bank On Wheels allows Filipinos to conveniently perform transactions such as cash withdrawal, bills payment, and fund transfer. On April 3, 2020, Bank on Wheels was stationed at the Lung Center of the Philippines.
PNB first introduced “Bank On Wheels” on the summer of 1973. In the form of a Toyota jeep, banking is brought to farmers from the rice-producing provinces in the Philippines. Through gravel roads and amid rice fields, transactions are done on the nearest place of convenience: a big shady tree, a barber shop, and even inside a chapel.