State-run Land Bank of the Philippines led by bankero Cecilia Borromeo has partnered with the Social Security System (SSS) for a safer and more convenient disbursement and payment collection for SSS members, employers, pensioners, and claimants.
“Our collaboration today is timely and relevant as we continue to leverage on technology to meet the growing demand for digital payments and financial solutions. Our combined efforts will ensure the delivery of convenient and uninterrupted service to SSS members nationwide,” the bankero said.
Borromeo and SSS president and CEO Michael Regino signed the partnership agreement.
Under the memorandum of agreement (MOA), SSS will be utilizing Landbank’s Bulk Credit System (LBCS) and the Link.BizPortal digital platforms to ensure the timely delivery of social assistance to local and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their beneficiaries.
Through this partnership, Landbank will facilitate the electronic bulk disbursements of retirement funds, benefits, and investments to qualified SSS payees through the LBCS.
This will be coursed via PESONet, InstaPay, or the Landbank Crediting Facility for the timely crediting of SSS pay-outs.
The SSS will also integrate their Electronic Collection Service to the Landbank Link.BizPortal for real-time posting of contributions including loans, peso funds, and other fees from their members.
The LANDBANK Link.BizPortal is a web-based payment channel that allows clients to pay for products and services online to over 870 private and government partner merchants nationwide.
With this initiative, the SSS joins the roster of 550 national government agencies supported by the Landbank Link.BizPortal. These include the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), among others.
This partnership forms part of Landbank’s expanded mandate of serving the nation, which includes the promotion and adoption of digital payments for the advancement of financial inclusion in the country.