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PERA HUB empowers OFW families

With 25 years of experience serving Filipinos, PERA HUB has established itself as one of the leaders in the  brick and mortar setup with over 180 company-owned branches and more than 3,000 sub-agent locations across  the Philippines—each one functioning as a one-stop location for every transaction needs, including  remittances. 

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas recently posted a 3.0% percent increase in personal  remittances from Filipinos abroad, reaching $5.93 billion in February 2023 compared with the $5.76 billion  recorded in the same month last year. This follows the new record high of $3.49 billion in December 2022,  an increase of 5.7% from $3.3 billion in the same month in 2021. 

This pattern of continued growth in remittances is further proof of the invaluable contribution that Overseas  Filipino Workers (OFWs) have on the Philippine economy, according to PERA HUB. Based on 2021 data  from the World Bank, personal remittances account for 9.3% of the country’s gross domestic product or  GDP. 

“The shift in digital plays a big part in our decision to provide OFWs with more options to remit safely and efficiently,” said Ian Ocampo, President and CEO of PERA HUB, the retail brand of PETNET. “This thrust has also allowed us to prioritize financial inclusion that accommodates the growth in remittances, as well as strengthen our digital network and continue to provide not only remittance but also other relevant financial services in our counters and channels.”

With 25 years of experience serving Filipinos, PERA HUB has established itself as one of the leaders in the  brick and mortar setup with over 180 company-owned branches and more than 3,000 sub-agent locations across  the Philippines—each one functioning as a one-stop location for every transaction needs, including  remittances. 

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The next logical step according to PERA HUB, is to provide its services digitally. Through the Digital  Remittance Platform (DRP), its award-winning innovation, PERA HUB is granting businesses and digital  communities access to its global remittance network, retail and over-the-counter partners, major Philippine  banks, wallets, and fintech partners. This will empower more financial service providers to extend the  secure, efficient and quality services of PERA HUB to more OFWs.

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Pera Hub partners with RCBC to enable digital remittance transfers to its mobile app, Diskartech

To date, PERA HUB has partnered with UnionBank and RCBC and has integrated their remittance API in the UnionBank and Diskartech mobile apps, allowing their customers to receive their remittances in-app. Among its partner remittance service providers are Western Union, Remitly, Instant Cash,  Intel Express, Japan Remit, and Sendah Remit—with more on the way. 

“We want to provide financial services to the Filipino, and we’ve been doing that for 25 years through our counters and network. This time we want to evolve and expand beyond that community that we have today and go to the digital space and enable it for them,” said Bryan Makasiar, Senior Assistant Vice President for digital business at PERA HUB. 

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