MANILA, Philippines- Securemetric Technology has participated as a minor sponsor to the 2016 Chamber of Thrift Banks Annual Convention last March 18 at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City. Chamber of Thrift Banks is the umbrella organization of the country’s thrift banks and was organized primarily to provide an institutional medium through which members can collectively assist and cooperate with one another, as well as with other members of the banking sector, the national government and its instrumentalities, more particularly the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). It aims to promote, develop, expand and strengthen the role of savings and loan associations, private development banks and savings and mortgage banks (otherwise known as thrift institutions).

This year’s convention theme is “Sustaining the Momentum for Inclusive Growth”, attended by different members bank, information technology experts and other institutions. Tech-enabled consumer lending, credit bureau services, economy, banking facility/technology for thrift banks and credit information system were the highlighted topic during the event. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by Bangko Sentral Deputy Governor, Mr. Nestor Espenilla Jr., RCBC’s President & CEO and CTB President, Mr. Rommel Latinazo, City Savings Bank’s President & CEO and the Convention Chairman, Mr. Catalino Abacan to open the exhibit followed by the keynote address delivered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor, Hon. Amado Tetangco JR. Chamber of Thrift Banks’ induction of officers was also held during the convention.

SecureMetric’s Senior Manager for Pre-Sales, Mr. Chew Eng Siong is privileged to explain to the delegates on how to prevent and defend their business from cyber attack through CENTAGATE,  since bank industry has always been a victim of fraud and scams. He also shares the recent security breaches and how cyber criminals are getting innovative, exploiting security loopholes, taking advantage of the unawareness of the people about cyber security.

The convention has been an excellent avenue for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and perspective not only to promote the well-being of the thrift banking sector but also to see possibilities towards contributing to the country’s social and economic goals.