LANDBANK spurs financial independence for OFWs with P2.68-B in loans

Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) continues to strengthen its commitment to
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) seeking to permanently return home and achieve
financial security through its Overseas Filipino Workers Reintegration Program (OFW-RP).

Jointly implemented with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the
Program aims to enable OFWs to pursue business opportunities in the Philippines as an
alternative to overseas employment. As of March 2024, LANDBANK has approved a total of
P2.68 billion in loans to 1,504 borrowers.

“We recognize the significant contributions of our OFWs to the economy, and through this
Program, we are providing them access to affordable financing and essential support
services. We hope to turn their hard-earned savings abroad into thriving businesses here
in the Philippines for their families and beneficiaries,” said LANDBANK President and CEO
Lynette V. Ortiz.

Under the OFW-RP, eligible OFWs may avail of loans for working capital or acquisition of
fixed assets at a minimum amount of P100,000 and up to P2 million for a single proprietor
borrower, and P5 million for a group of OFW borrowers, with a fixed interest rate of 7.5%
per annum.

The short-term loans under the Program are payable up to one (1) year, while the tenor
for term loans shall be based on cash flow but not to exceed seven (7) years, inclusive of
a maximum of two (2) years grace period on the principal.

The OFW-RP offers funding for a wide range of viable business ventures, including
franchises, agricultural and non-agricultural production and marketing endeavors,
construction projects, rental services, trading businesses, and transportation services,
among others.

Aside from providing access to credit, LANDBANK has also been supporting OFWs by
facilitating the efficient delivery of financial support under the social amelioration
programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
For inquiries and application assistance, interested OFWs may visit the nearest LANDBANK
branch or Lending Center, or call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-1-LANDBANK (1-800-1-


LANDBANK is the largest development financial institution in the country promoting
financial inclusion, digital transformation and sustainable development to benefit Filipinos.
The Bank is present in all 82 provinces in the county, committed to providing accessible
and affordable financial support to key players and industries as part of its broader thrust
of serving the nation.

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