Don’t have a banking app yet?! Here are top 5 must-haves of a mobile banking app

Not too long ago, the only way to get hold of a savings account was to physically visit a bank. Today, with lots of technological advancement, opening a savings account with just a couple of clicks on your mobile device is fast becoming the new norm.

Leading the change on this front is PSBank, which recently launched the Online Account Opening feature of its mobile banking app. The bank’s primary reason for this feature is simple — to make banking hassle-free and safe for Filipinos by bringing the first step of digital banking right at their fingertips.

In choosing a banking app, here are the top five must-haves:

ADVANCED/CUTTING-EDGE FEATURES. Suffice it to say, times have changed. With online banking, you get to do a variety of financial transactions while at the safety of your home. What’s cool about the PSBank Mobile app is you can now open a peso savings or prepaid account via the app with just one valid ID and a selfie. It also offers a wealth of built-in money management features and powerful functionalities which lets you do your banking requirements such as pay bills, transfer funds using account number or QR code, monitor your accounts in real-time, P2P payment using PayMe, grow your money through time deposit placement, apply for a loan, even deposit checks 24/7 and a lot more in between watching your favorite shows on Netflix or while sipping a cup of coffee at home.

CONVENIENCE. Let’s face it—who has time to wait in line and accomplish transactions within limited banking hours? There’s a lot you can do with the time you’ll spend visiting a bank. The simple, intuitive design and navigation of the PSBank Mobile app allows you to complete banking tasks with just a few taps on your smartphone and the app wherever you are, whenever you want. Yup, that’s as quick and easy as it gets.

SECURITY. With the rise in cyber fraud and financial scams, you would definitely need assurance that your hard-earned savings or accounts are secure. What’s great about the PSBank Mobile app is you can securely log in to the app using either face or fingerprint ID and transactions are authenticated by an OTP (One-Time Password) sent to your registered mobile phone. Moreover, the app has an ATM Lock feature which allows you to lock/unlock your ATM card account/s to prevent it from unauthorized use.

CONTROL. Nothing beats being able to access, manage, and move money as you see fit – from anywhere at any time. In addition to being able to perform banking tasks, you can also schedule transactions with the all-around PSBank Mobile banking app so you will not fall behind on your bills, forget to send money or reload your mobile phones. It also has and allows you to manage alert notifications for things like loan due date, withdrawal and other debits, and account balances.

24/7 ACCESS TO CUSTOMER SERVICE. Well-designed mobile banking apps make it clear how to get help fast. Assistance via the PSBank Mobile app come with a simple tap and in the form of LiveChat, phone, email or filling out an online form.
The PSBank Mobile banking app truly packed with powerful functionalities and more. It’s one of the most complete, reliable, and user-friendly banking apps in the market today.

“Our commitment to innovation, convenience, and safety is what drives us to keep adding new features in our mobile banking app that we know would be of great help to Filipinos who live in an ever-increasing digital world. And we’re just getting started. There’s so much more to look forward to in the coming months,” said Noel Tuazon, PSBank Senior Vice President & Marketing Group Head.

Download the PSBank app from Apple Store or Google Play Store today. For more information, please visit psbank.com.ph/other-products-and-services/other-products-and-services/product-lists/psbank-online-account-opening/

About PSBank

Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) is an industry trailblazer in innovative and future-ready banking, and is the country’s consumer and retail bank of choice for almost 60 years. Its primary objective of delivering quality customer service, simplified processes, quick credit decisions, and consumer-focused products are underscored by a clear promise: Simple Lang, Maaasahan.
It is the retail banking arm and a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company. To date, PSBank’s nationwide network has already reached 250 branches and 557 in-branch and offsite ATMs – ready to serve its ever-growing client base.

Shopee 9.9 kicks off with their latest Brand Endorser

International Superstar, Jackie Chan
With non-stop entertainment and the biggest deals, including free shipping with no minimum spend, 20% cashback, and Daily ₱1 Deals, Shopee is the only place to be

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the most exciting year-end shopping season starting with its signature 9.9 Super Shopping Day. As part of its biggest and most action-packed shopping season, Shopee also welcomes international superstar Jackie Chan, who will be featured in a range of activities across Shopee’s end of year shopping festivals.

Jackie Chan said, “I enjoy putting a smile on people’s faces. It’s exciting to partner with Shopee to celebrate the action-packed year-end festival and bring more joy to my fans and Shopee users. I had a lot of fun working with Shopee and I think people of all ages will enjoy the activities and content that we have prepared together. I hope everyone can join us to make the year-end shopping season a memorable one.”

Shopee pioneered the first 9.9 Super Shopping Day in 2016. Each year, it marks the start of a highly anticipated year-end shopping season across the region. A survey conducted by Shopee revealed that over 90% of users across the region proactively seek out information to make better purchase decisions during the campaigns. The mega shopping season also tends to attract new online shoppers, with 43% of shoppers making their first-ever online purchase during the year-end campaigns.

From now till September 9, Shopee has lined up the best deals and activities. Shoppers can satisfy all their shopping needs, win exciting rewards from their favorite games on Shopee Prizes, and enjoy non-stop entertainment with special appearances by their favorite celebrities.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “The pandemic continues to affect both individuals and businesses. As communities continue to live, work, shop, and play from home, we have stepped up our efforts to ensure users have access to their daily essentials through our shopping campaigns. We are also committed to supporting local MSMEs and have launched a series of support initiatives as well as Support Local campaigns to generate greater visibility and enable users to easily identify and support local businesses. We look forward to bringing some joy to our local communities during this year-end season.”

1. Find the biggest deals, all in one place

This 9.9 Super Shopping Day, shoppers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, 20% cashback, and Daily ₱1 Deals, on top of these amazing perks:

Lowest price deals – Users can find the hottest products with the biggest discounts all in one place at Shopee’s special ‘Daily ₱1 Deals’ microsite, which they can easily locate from Shopee’s home page.

Mega Midnight Sale – Following its success during the inaugural 4.4 Mega Shopping Day, Shopee brings back the 2-hour Midnight Mega Sale. Shoppers can grab unbeatable deals on thousands of products, including those from Shopee Mall, from 12AM to 2AM on September 9.

Greater rewards with ShopeePay – As part of Shopee’s commitment to provide a convenient, secure, and rewarding shopping experience, users can enjoy exclusive promotions and deals by using Shopee’s in-app e-wallet, ShopeePay. All users have to do is to use ShopeePay to pay for their purchases, both online and offline, at thousands of branches from participating merchants nationwide. Until September 8, shoppers can Buy Load and get ₱5 mobile data for only ₱1; Pay Bills to enjoy up to 50% cashback when they pay for Meralco, Maynilad, and more; and Scan to Pay to score ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more.

2. Satisfy all shopping needs

From daily essentials to premium items, Shopee offers a wide assortment of products. With millions of brands and sellers, as well as a wide network of online and offline partners, there is something for everyone at Shopee.

Shopee Mall Big Brand Discounts – In addition to everyday products, users can expect great deals from their favorite brands on Shopee’s dedicated in-app portal for authentic brands. 91% of shoppers say the mega shopping campaigns enabled them to discover and buy brands they never tried before, while 75% indicated they were more likely to continue using these new brands rather than switching back to their usual ones. At the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, shoppers can expect up to 30% off brand vouchers and up to 90% off on leading brands such as Abbott, Havaianas, Maybelline, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive, Breyleemall.ph, Del Monte, Unilever Beauty, Adidas, P&G Beauty, Enfagrow, Huawei, Vivo, Pampers, Realme, and Xiaomi.

Support Local – Local businesses have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. This shopping season, users can give these local sellers the boost they need to recover and grow. Through the Pili Pinoy campaign, users can help preserve local culture and play their part in supporting the local economy by patronizing shops such as Abubot PH, Joy Marcelo RTW Clothing, Via Christi, Tazanna, and Tala by Kyla.

3. Experience non-stop entertainment with your favorite celebrities, exciting games, and attractive rewards

Shopee’s in-app engagement features continue to entertain and delight users. In the first half of 2021, Shopee recorded over 200% uplift in time spent on Shopee Live year-on-year. This 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee will deliver upsized excitement through a line-up of the biggest superstars, exciting games, and attractive rewards.

Jackie Chan to thrill and entertain shoppers – This year, Shopee brings on international superstar Jackie Chan to be a part of its year-end shopping season, sparking tremendous excitement across the region. Users can catch him in exclusive content on Shopee Live and in-app games such as Shopee Spin & Win, Shopee Shake, and the latest Shopee Collectibles.

Big giveaways and performances during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special – Viewers can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this September 9 for a chance to win millions worth of cash prizes and giveaways, including two house and lot packages. Fans can also expect performances from a leading K-Pop group.

Exciting rewards from games on Shopee Prizes – Users can look forward to earning rewards from their favorite games on Shopee Prizes.
A key highlight this year will be Shopee Collectibles, where users stand a chance to win super-sized prizes by collecting a full set of in-game items.
Users can collect items by playing popular games such as Shopee Farm and Shopee Candy, or trading items with their friends.

Find out more about 9.9 Super Shopping Day here: https://shopee.ph/m/99.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

PSBank app’s instant reloading of Autosweep and Easytrip Toll RFIDs

Let long lines be bygones with the PSBank Mobile App. PSBank made the instant and hassle-free reloading of Autosweep and Easytrip Toll RFIDs available via the PSBank Mobile App.

With the PSBank Mobile Toll RFID reload facility, PSBank customers will now be able to save time and breeze through tolls as with just a few taps, their Autosweep or Easytrip account will be reloaded immediately. Autosweep is used for Skyway Stage 3 and other expressways in the southern part of Metro Manila while Easytrip is used in northern expressways.

A fee of PhP10 will be deducted from the customer’s PSBank account when they make an Autosweep reload. For Easytrip reloads, the fee will be deducted from their Easytrip account.

Reloading Autosweep and Easytrip Toll RFIDs via PSBank Mobile is simple and easy.

For Autosweep, do not input the account number, input only either card number or plate number. For Easytrip, simply input the account number.
To know more about Toll RFIDs Reload via PSBank Mobile, visit www.psbank.com.ph.

Enjoy Exclusive Deals and Discounts from Well-Loved Brands at Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival

Shoppers can look forward to flash deals up to 50% off, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 50% cashback from leading brands, all happening daily

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites Filipinos to enjoy big deals and exclusive promotions from the country’s leading brands at its 5.5 Brands Festival. Shoppers can expect discounts up to 90% off, flash deals up to 50% off, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 50% cashback from crowd favorites such as OPPO, Vivo, Realme, Colgate, Abbott, L’Oreal Paris, Enfagrow, Procter & Gamble, Olay, Unilever, Nestle, Colourette Cosmetics, and Maybelline.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “At Shopee, it is our goal to work together with brands loved by Filipinos to deliver the best value on their favorite products so they can maximize their financial resources. With all the deals in-store at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival, we are enabling Filipinos to secure everything they need at the best prices while making shopping safe, convenient, and rewarding.”

Until May 5, shoppers can look forward to the following daily promotions:

Big discounts at Super Brand Days
Don’t miss out on back-to-back brand takeovers on Shopee. Enjoy discounts up to 90% off on leading brands on the following days: OPPO on April 29, Procter & Gamble on April 30, Vivo on May 1, Realme on May 2, Maybelline on May 3, and Olay on May 4.

Limited deals and promotions during themed days
Leading up to 5.5, watch out for themed days with exciting deals. Enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend at ShopeePay Sale on April 29, claim over ₱1,000,000 worth of prizes at Shopee Prizes Sale on May 3, and redeem over ₱5,500 worth of vouchers at Brands Vouchers Sale on May 4.

Cashbacks at category fairs
Redeem 50% cashback and enjoy flash deals up to 50% off on brands at the Home Fair from April 29 to May 1, and at the Electronics Fair from May 2 to May 4.

5.5 D-Day Deals
On May 5, enjoy 24 hours of non-stop promotions, including flash deals up to 50% off on selected brands including:

Pampers: Enjoy all-day deals up to 34% off on the entire Pampers line. Stay tuned for special price drops of up to 50% off on selected products from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Enfagrow: Get up to 37% off Enfamama A+, Enfagrow A+ Nurapro, Enfagrow A+ range, and more.
Vivo: Slash ₱300 off each purchase with ₱6,000 minimum spend by using the Shopee-exclusive ‘VIVO300’ voucher code.
Nestlé: Get 50% off Nestlé favorites including Bear Brand Powdered Milk, Nestlé All-Purpose Cream, and Nescafé Gold.
Colourette: Enjoy up to 50% off selected Colourette products and get free shipping for a minimum spend of ₱999. Stay alert for even bigger discounts during flash sales!

Make the most out of free shipping with no minimum spend, 50% cashback from participating Shopee Mall stores, and up to 90% off on select products from Tender Care, AirQueen PH, Unicare, Reckitt, GSK, Pedigree, Whiskas, IAMS, Peculiar Eyewear, Puritan’s Pride, Shigetsu, Mikana, INSPI, Organic Skin, Organic Official, Teetalk, Crown, Chef’s Classics, and XTREME Appliances.

For more information on these D-Day Deals, visit: https://shopee.ph/m/brand-parade.

Cash prizes up for grab at 5.5 Brands Festival TV Special
Tune in to Wowowin this May 5, 5:00 PM to catch the 5.5 Brands Festival TV Special on GMA 7 and Shopee Live. Aside from watching exciting performances from celebrities, viewers can also win big cash prizes. Play Watch and Win, Shopee Shake, and Shopee Milyonaryo to become the lucky winner of over ₱3,500,000 worth of cash, products, and ShopeePay credits.

Exclusive perks with ShopeePay
Go cashless for more deals and discounts! Get all-day free shipping vouchers and 55% cashback, both with no minimum spend. Buy ₱10 worth of data for ₱1, ₱5 load for only ₱1, and ₱10 load for only ₱5 with ShopeePay. Pay bills on Shopee and get up to 25% cashback, capped at 150 coins.

More prizes at the #NextShopeeEndorser contest
Strike a pose with a product from Shopee Mall for a chance to win ₱10,000. Shopee will pick five winners with the most creative and original entries. Users can check out the mechanics and submit photo entries until May 5 through this link: http://bit.ly/NextShopeeEndorser.

For more information on all the deals you can score at 5.5 Brands Festival, visit https://shopee.ph/m/5-5-2.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.
Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.
Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.
About Shopee Mall
Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall — 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.
About ShopeePay
ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities.

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

XTREME Appliances Presents Jaw-dropping Discounts this March 27!

Surprising discounts up to 57% await you at XTREME Appliances as they participate in Lazada’s 9th Birthday Blowout and Shopee’s Mega Free Shipping Sale on March 27! Time to gear up your home with appliances from your one-stop-shop appliances brand by looking for enticing products and adding them into your cart days prior to the big sale event!

Here’s a three-point deal for you on Lazada! The most affordable 43” XTREME X-Series Android TV can bring together all your entertainment needs by allowing you to stream movies and shows in different applications from Google Play Store. It is also Dolby Audio certified so you can enjoy dynamic sound quality and cinema-like speakers.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
43” XTREME X-Series Android TV (MF-4300VX) P19,990 P10,875 P9,115 (46%)

Rain or shine, the XTREME Cool Front Load Combo Washer & Dryer will back you up! It has an energy-saving feature that lets you save up to 70% on energy cost. Wash and dry all you can with this amazing and modern device!

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
XTREME Cool Front Load Combo Washer & Dryer (XWM-COMBi10x7) P53,995 P37,795 P16,200 (30%)

Planning to unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay? Upgrade your old cooking hob to a 90cm XTREME Home Gas Range that has 5 burners and a spacious oven! Best partnered with the 90cm XTREME Home Rangehood for better air quality of your kitchen.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
90cm XTREME Home Gas Range (XGR-905G) P34,795 P24,645 P10,150 (29%)
90cm XTREME Home Rangehood (XHOOD-90CM2) P7,795 P5,455 P2,340 (30%)

On the other hand, XTREME Appliances on Shopee will offer amazing whole day deals with up to 40% discount during their Mega Free Shipping Sale on March 27!

Shopee tip: Visit XTREME Appliances on Shopee between 12 midnight until 12 noon on March 27 to get extra discounts (up to 47%) on appliances.

Looking for the cheapest dishwasher in the market? Check out the 6.0L XTREME HOME Countertop Dishwasher! With its 7 different programs, it can surely do efficient and hygienic wash for your plates and kitchenware.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
6.0L XTREME HOME Countertop Dishwasher (XH-WISH-6000) P17,994 P13,795 P4,199 (23%)

Enjoy effortless reheating of cold dishes and complement your kitchen with the sleek matte black design of the best-selling 20L XTREME Home Full Touch Microwave Oven!

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
20L XTREME Home Full Touch Microwave Oven (XMO-20TCv1) P3,995 P3,675 P320 (8%)

Summer is waving! Don’t let yourself feel sticky and sweaty at home. Achieve the coolness that you need with the precise temperature control of the XTREME Cool Air Conditioners.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
1.0HP XTREME Cool Split Type Inverter Aircon (XACST10i) P26,800 P24,656 P2,144 (8%)
1.5HP XTREME Cool Window Type Inverter Aircon (XACWT15i) P28,800 P26,496 P2,304 (8%)
1.0HP XTREME Cool Window Type Inverter Aircon (XACWT10i) P25,800 P23,736 P2,064 (8%)

Aside from these amazing discounts, our on-going XTREME Summer Xtravaganza bundle promo is definitely something that you shouldn’t miss!

Model Name SRP Bundle Savings
0.5HP XTREME X-Series Window Type Aircon (XACWT05X) P7,995 1.0L XTREME Home Rice Cooker (RC55 cup5) P795
1.0HP XTREME X-Series Window Type Aircon (XACWT10X) P11,995 16” XTREME Home Desk Fan (XH-DESKFAN16G) P855
1.0HP XTREME Cool Split Type Inverter Aircon (XACST10X) P15,495 16” XTREME Home
Stand Fan (XH-STANDFANFAN16G) P1,055
50cm XTREME X-Series Gas Range Pro P10,990 1.0L XTREME Home Rice Cooker (RC55 cup5) P795

If you haven’t filled up your wish list yet, adding irresistible XTREME products to your online shopping carts is the best thing to do now! Don’t miss out and head over now to XTREME Appliances official online store for more!

Keep updated on the latest news and happenings of XTREME Appliances: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. For the full list of products and exclusive discounts, please visit XTREME on Website, Lazada, and Shopee e-commerce.

About XTREME Appliances
XTREME Appliances is a #OneStopShopAppliances brand that offers premium and affordable home, and commercial appliances that ranges from TV, Aircon, Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Gas Range, and many more. XTREME Appliances is now available in 3,000 stores and business partners nationwide, including online stores like Lazada and Shopee.

SB19 talks about how they unleash their awesome with the SAMSUNG Galaxy A12

As a P-pop boy group with a strong fanbase known as A’TIN, SB19 needs to stay connected with them on social media. The boys, composed of Pablo, Josh, Justin, Ken, and Stell, have been part of #TeamGalaxy since 2020 and this year, Samsung released a fun video of the Galaxy A12 and A02s with SB19 as Minis.

“The content is quirky! It’s fun to see ourselves as chibis. It’s fresh and relatable to A’TIN as well. We love that the ‘Alab’ choreography was also in the video,” says the boy group.

Since posting, the video has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube and garnered hundreds of comments from their fans on Facebook. The success was followed by the release of the music video of their new song, “What?” Their new music video got more than five million views in just a week, putting SB19 at the top of YouTube and Twitter trending lists.

Their meteoric success makes it important for SB19 to have smartphones like the Galaxy A12 to keep up with everything they have to do.

“If there’s one thing that we can’t leave home without, it would be our smartphones,” they reveal. “Our Galaxy A12 is essential not just for communicating with each other but also in keeping A’TIN updated. It is our go-to phone when we want to interact with fans online and share our daily activities on our social media accounts.”

The boy band uses the Galaxy A12’s 5MP Wide-Angle Camera to record rehearsal videos, while the 48MP main and the 8MP selfie lens are perfect for their TikTok challenges. They are free to save as many videos as they want because of the device’s large 128GB storage. Since they are always out and about, the long-lasting 5000mAh battery life is also helpful. According to SB19, “you can have all these specs at an affordable price!”

The boys have posted content with the Galaxy A12, including a Valentine’s video on Facebook and a soulful cover on Instagram.

SB19 recommends the Galaxy A12 for those who want to unleash their awesome, may it be their talents, passions, or interests, and share it with the world.

“The Galaxy A12 is one of the best options in the market. With its specifications and its price range, it is accessible to all. May it be for work, uploading your content online, or “sharing your awesome,” you can depend on Galaxy A12 to get it done,” the boys say.

The Galaxy A12 is available in 6/128GB variant for PHP 9,990 SRP while its 4/128GB memory variant is priced at PHP 7,990 SRP. The Galaxy A02s comes with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage, priced at just PHP 6,990 SRP.

Watch SB19 unleash their awesome with the Galaxy A12 here.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

Watch: BTS shows how to do 8K Video Snap using the Galaxy S21 Series 5G

Crafted to help users make their epic moments, the Galaxy S21 Series 5G is Samsung’s most advanced smartphone yet. Among its many groundbreaking features is the 8K Video Snap allowing creators to take high-quality photos while recording in 8K video.

8K Video Snap allows users to scrub the timeline of their video, find the right moment, and snap the frame to produce a 33MP photo.

To further take advantage of this camera tool, Samsung released short films featuring global music and cultural sensation, BTS, to demonstrate how the 8K Video Snap works.

In the video “Galaxy x BTS: Galaxy S21 Ultra 8K Video Snap”, the group is seen watching a high-definition clip of their performance. Jungkook shows an 8K clip to RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, and V, and effortlessly took snaps from it.

The group is also seen playing around with their Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G using the 8K Video Snap in this video – “Galaxy S21 | S21+ 5G: 8K Video Snap.”

The Galaxy S21 Series 5G now comes in 128GB storage for as low as Php 44,990 SRP for the Galaxy S21, Php 54,990 SRP for the Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Php 66,990 SRP for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It’s now available in Samsung Experience Stores and Samsung.com.

The Galaxy S21 Series 5G is also available in 256GB storage starting at Php 47,990 SRP.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is available in Phantom Violet and Phantom Gray, while the Galaxy S21+ 5G is available in Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver, and now Phantom Black. For the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, customers can choose between Phantom Silver or Phantom Black.

Choose from the different payment options to get yours now. Get ₱5,000 cashback when you buy the Galaxy S21 Series 5G via straight payment using your credit card. For installment, get the Galaxy S21 Series 5G at 0% interest up to 24 months with participating bank partners. On top of this, get the first-month installment for FREE using a PNB credit card. Those who want to upgrade can just trade in their old smartphone via the “Trade up, Save up” promo and enjoy additional tokens of up to ₱10,000 on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

For Galaxy smartphone users, get an additional ₱5,000 off when you upgrade to the Galaxy S21 Series 5G. If you’re a Galaxy S or Note user, get FREE Galaxy Buds Pro on top of these offers. Just present your existing Galaxy device in participating Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized stores to get your epic discount and freebie!

For more information about Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, visit samsung.com/ph.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of smartphones, TVs, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry, and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Sweldo at the Shopee 3.15 Payday Sale

Make the most of your hard-earned money with these shopping One of the best things about online shopping—aside from the thrill of adding to cart and the joy of finally receiving your package, of course—is how it enables you to make the most of your hard-earned sweldo. You can choose from a wide variety of products, negotiate with sellers, and enjoy plenty of sales. Shopee offers all these and more, including exclusive discounts, coins cashback, and even big prizes, to create rewarding shopping experiences for all its users.

Planning a shopping spree this payday? Make the most out of your sweldo at Shopee’s Payday Sale this March 15 with these helpful tips below:

Always check for free shipping

Who doesn’t love free shipping? Before checking out, double-check if free shipping vouchers are available. Your favorite shops also often offer free shipping vouchers on select items. This Payday Sale, get your carts ready—you can enjoy all-day free shipping with no minimum spend from thousands of participating shops.

Avail of cashback rewards

Shopee coins are cashback rewards you can use to get discounts on your next purchases. Every peso counts, so try to earn as many coins as you can while shopping. To earn more, click on the “Daily Check-In” button on the Coins Rewards page, rate and review your purchases, play Shopee Games, and watch live streams. Want more coins? Shop during the Payday Sale to enjoy all-day 15% cashback, capped at 200 coins, with no minimum spend!

Go cashless with ShopeePay for more perks

Shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay, Shopee’s built-in mobile wallet, to enjoy safe transactions and rewards. Use ShopeePay during the Payday Sale to enjoy all-day sitewide free shipping and 15% coins cashback. You can also enjoy ₱1 deals from Jollibee, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald’s with ShopeePay. Buy ₱10 mobile load for only ₱6 all day, and enjoy bigger discounts at 12 AM-1 AM, 12 NN-1 PM, and 5 PM-6 PM. You also get 20% cashback when you pay your bills using ShopeePay for the first time.

Get exclusive discounts on Shopee Mall

Check out the Payday Sale to enjoy up to 90% off on top Shopee Mall brands such as Penshoppe, L’Oréal Paris, Logitech, Unilever Homecare, Unilever Foods, Omega Houseware, Xtreme Appliances, and Huggies. Use the code MALLPAYDAY15 on all Shopee Mall items to enjoy 15% cashback, capped at 200 coins, for ₱500 minimum spend. For more discounts, you can also apply multiple shop vouchers per order.

Bonus: join Shopee Prizes to win exciting rewards

Get a chance to score big prizes by playing fun Shopee Prizes! Play Shopee Hourly Prizes to win a gadgets bundle worth ₱15,000, Shopee Farm for a Nintendo Switch, Shopee Candy for a pair of Galaxy Buds, and Shopee Bubble for a Huawei Matebook Bundle.

With these tips, you can indulge this coming payday without hurting your wallet! For more information on the Shopee 3.15 Payday Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Shopee Rolls Out Co-Streaming Feature to Level Up Interaction for Filipino Shoppers on Shopee Live Shopee Live streamers highlight key features, customer engagement strategies, and preparations for the 3.3 – 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale, Shopee’s first mega sale of the year

With more people turning to online platforms for their needs, brands and sellers are turning to entertainment features such as live streams to give consumers an engaging and fun shopping experience. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, provides shoppers a more interactive online buying experience through the new co-streaming feature on Shopee Live, which allows live stream hosts to co-stream with one of their viewers for a more interactive experience.

Hear from our two live streamers on how they are maximizing Shopee Live for this 3.3 – 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale:

Miccolo Solis, Shopee seller and influencer, shared that he uses the poll feature the most. “It helps me engage with viewers. I can check their opinion on certain topics, especially about the products,” said Solis. Polls also allow him to inquire about his customers’ specific requests, budget range, and preferred styles. In addition, Solis also hosts games on Shopee Live to keep his viewers interested.

For fellow influencer Quinito Villarosa, it’s the latest ‘Mine’ feature that gives him feedback on what content customers want to see next, or what items they want to see featured or reviewed. To maintain a strong relationship with viewers, Villarosa connects with them even after the live stream ends. “I do a lot of ‘OffLive’ engagement. I still interact with them after the live streams, usually inside the many group chats we have on Facebook Messenger and even Instagram,” said Villarosa.

Solis is excited to utilize the new Shopee Live Co-streaming feature as it gives him the opportunity to interact directly with viewers, making the live stream session more fun, enjoyable, and engaging. Villarosa, on the other hand, is already prepping for his next live stream. “I’m already asking my viewers what they want to see during my live stream so I can order it ahead of time. Being able to hold the items personally makes for a more interactive live stream experience,” he said.

With in-app features like Shopee Live, Shopee continues to improve the platform to make e-commerce more accessible and engaging for everyone. Solis and Villarosa encouraged other influencers to take advantage of Shopee Live and its many features as well. “Just do it, it always starts with one step. Make it a habit and always enjoy the live videos. Watch other live streamers, observe what they are doing, and apply best practices to your own live stream,” said Solis.

Villarosa added that doing live streams is an opportunity to widen their networks. “Every day I wake up feeling blessed with this opportunity. I literally meet new people each time I open the Shopee app and prepare for another run of live streaming.”

Shopee 3.3 – 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale
The Shopee 3.3 – 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale, which runs until April 4, 2021, will feature up to 70% off on authentic brands such as Havaianas Philippines, Huggies Philippines, Realme, P&G Beauty, Pampers, Nestlé, Garnier, Enfagrow, Unilever Beauty, Vivo, and Xiaomi, on Shopee Mall.

For more information on the best deals during the 3.3 – 4.4 Mega Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/3-3.

Don’t forget to shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay to enjoy discounts and rewards. Top up at least ₱300 on March 2 for a chance to win ₱20,000! Check out https://shopee.ph/m/shopeepay-3-3-top-up-promo for more details.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

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About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.
Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.
Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

#HereforYou: Pacific Cross Philippines Meets the Challenges of COVID-19 with Heartfelt Service

Convenient and contact-free. The Pacific Cross Philippines SASSI mobile app enables safe, covenient and contact-free processing for clients.

Pacific Cross Philippines (PCPH) proves their commitment to serving clients by providing reliable assistance amidst the COVID-19 crisis. PCPH has been providing coverage for COVID-19 since March 2020, superseding their standard exclusion on pandemics for their medical plans.

Patients can incur large expenses for getting hospitalized when availability of a treatment for a disease is uncertain. Epidemics and pandemics are normally excluded from medical insurance coverage for this reason.

According to the Department of Health, over 500,000 cases of COVID-19 infections have been recorded in the Philippines. Getting hospitalized for the disease can amount to millions of pesos—money most Filipinos do not have. PCPH understands having medical insurance to cover for such a hefty cost is invaluable.

“We have always thought of Pacific Cross as an instrument in aiding our clients especially in these trying times. We want to be a reliable and trusted ally for our customers. We will continue to be here for our clients by providing support to them when and where we can,” said Pacific Cross President and CEO Mr. Daniel Daly on why they decided to provide coverage for COVID-19.

As of January 2021, Pacific Cross Philippines has assisted over 400 clients affected by COVID-19 and has paid over PHP 57 million in medical claims.

In September 2020, PCPH earned a rating of PRS A for financial strength from the Philippine Rating Services Corporation. The rating means that PCPH is financially strong and able to fulfill all their financial obligations while maintaining steady cash flow. They continue to be #HereForYou even in the midst of this pandemic and for years to come.

The Medical Protection You Deserve

With over 70 years of solid experience in the insurance industry, PCPH has taken their expertise to fine tune products and provide value-packed medical insurance plans such as their Select Plans. These plans let clients enjoy no-cash-outlay for in-patient and emergency out-patient medical treatment using Pacific Cross’s accredited network. Clients can also opt to file their eligible claims for reimbursement with Pacific Cross.

PCPH’s Select Plans are sought after for its basic hospital benefits, critical care benefits, surgical benefits, coverage of auto-immune conditions, annual physical examination, and value added benefits such as sports coverage for recreational sports like scuba diving and free child coverage for any number of children born by a female client during her period of insurance with Pacific Cross.

PCPH’s highest benefits paid in 2019 were for surgeon’s fee, diagnostic laboratory tests and operating room fee – a glimpse of benefits PCPH’s Select Plans offer and are proven valuable to its policyholders which further show that Select Plans can and will be #HereForYou through any medical journey.

Providing Support to MSMEs and Freelancers

The Department of Trade and Industry has reported a 41% increase in business registrations in 2020. Because a healthy team keeps operations running smoothly, it is necessary for businesses, regardless of size, to provide medical protection to their workforce.

PCPH makes this possible for micro, small, and medium-sized businesses with their BC Flexi Access Plans. On top of in-patient and out-patient benefits, the plans also provide emergency benefits, worldwide emergency assistance services, and levels of coverage for pre-existing conditions, including congenital conditions (depending on the plan). BC Flexi Access also provides convenience in seeking medical treatment with its no cash-outlay availment for covered benefits using Pacific Cross’s accredited network. These plans cover COVID-19 as with their other medical insurance plans.

PCPH also helps individuals earn high commission rates, undergo sales trainings and receive incentives by selling Pacific Cross Medical Plans. They currently have over 700 Direct Tied Agents, Licensed Independent Agents and Financial Planners.

Pacific Cross is a leading medical and travel insurance provider in the Philippines. As Pacific Cross is here to find ways to best serve clients during times of need, they are superseding their standard exclusion on pandemics for Medical Plans and will provide coverage for COVID-19. Pacific Cross reserves the right to review and limit coverage and/or impose the exclusion on pandemics at any time. For more details on Pacific Cross products and services, please visit www.pacificcross.com.ph, e-mail info@pacificcross.com.ph, call +63 2 8230-8511 or follow PacificCrossPH on Facebook.