FAQ’s

What is a Cooperative Bank?

A Cooperative Bank is one organized for the primary purpose of providing a wide range of financial services to cooperatives and their members.It shall be organized only by cooperative organizations that are duly established and registered under the Philippine Cooperative Code.

A cooperative organization is a duly registered association of persons with a common bond of interest, who have voluntarily joined together to achieve their social, economic and cultural needs and aspirations by making equitable contributions to the capital required, patronizing their products and services and accepting a fair share of the risks and benefits of the undertaking in accordance with universally accepted cooperative principles.

What is Cooperative Bank of Benguet?

Our Coopbank is the first Cooperative Bank established in the Cordillera that was able to meet the rigid requirements of Cooperative Development Authority and by its supervising agency, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (formerly Central Bank of the Philippines).

CBB is owned by our General Assembly: the common/stockholders-cooperatives operating within the different parts of the Province and the individual/preferred shareholders within and outside the Cordillera.

We cater quality services to micro, small and medium enterprises, by that, we were the first cooperative bank in the Philippines that received the 2009 Presidential Citation for Best Practices in Improving Access to Finance for Implementing MSME Financing Programs. Furthermore, we provide practical advises and conduct training and seminars for business growth to business oriented and business enthusiast.

With our aim to serve you best, the Bank on its 18’th year has already four operating branches where you could easily access on at your most expedient preferences.

How can I invest to CBB?

There are two ways to invest in our Coopbank, as common/stockholders, (Cooperative-member) and as individual known as our Preferred Shareholders.

How Much is the minimum and maximum investment?

For a common shareholder, a minimum of 20 shares equivalent to Php20,000.00 is required and the maximum is not more than 40% of the total paid-up capital of the CBB.

As preferred shareholder, you just have to buy a minimum of one share amounting to Php 1,000.00.

Can an individual outside the country invest?

Absolutely yes! For detailed information, just contact us or/and send us your inquiry and we’ll be glad to answer you.

ATM Card Savings Account Requirements

    • Minimum amount to open = P 500.00
    • Non – interest bearing account
    • Can be used to pay your bills like credit cards

Passbook savings Account Requirements

  • Minimum to open = P 100.00
  • Minimum average daily balance to earn an interest = P 500.00
  • Dormant classification = no transaction for two (2) years

Special Savings Account Requirements

  • Minimum to open and account = P 1,000.00
  • Minimum term = at least 30 days
  • Higher interest rate than passbook savings account
  • Automatic renewal if not withdrawn at maturity

Documentary Requirements For Individual Account

  1. 2” x 2” or 1” x 1” recent picture of applicant
  2. 1 valid identification card

What can be considered as a valid ID?

For Filipino Individual/s:

  1. Passport including those issued by foreign governments (Note: In case of foreign passport, it must have English characters/translations and the holder must have a residence address in the Philippines)
  2. Driver’s License issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  3. Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) ID
  4. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  5. Police Clearance with dry seal of PNP
  6. Philippine Postal ID
  7. Voter’s ID
  8. Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
  9. Barangay Certification with dry seal from the Barangay where it was issued
  10. Government Service and Insurance System (GSIS) eCard
  11. New Social Security System (SSS) ID
  12. Health Insurance Card ng Bayan issued by PhilHealth Insurance Corporation
  13. Senior Citizen ID
  14. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
  15. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) ID
  16. Seaman’s Book
  17. Government Office and GOCC ID (e.g. Armed Forces of the Philippines [AFP], Home Development Mutual Fund [HDMF] IDs)
  18. Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP) or Person with Disability Identification Card issued by National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)
  19. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certification
  20. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  21. Company IDs issued by private entities or institutions registered with or supervised or regulated either by the BSP, SEC or IC.

Documentary Requirements For Cooperatives, Association, Organization

  • Notarized Board Resolution to Open an account with the CoopBank of Benguet and the Authorized Signatories
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Article of Cooperation and By-Laws and any amendments if any
  • General Information Sheet
  • Business Permit, BIR Certificate of Registration
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption
  • For the Authorized Signatories
    1. >2” x 2” or 1” x 1” recent ID picture
    2. >1 valid identification card

Agricultural Loans

Loan that the Bank extends to borrowers to finance activities relating to agriculture, processing, marketing, storage and distribution of agri-products resulting from these activities.

Small, Medium Enterprises

Loans that the Bank extends to borrowers to finance activities such as conducting, carrying, developing, or improving commercial business as well as purchase of commodities, equipment, supplies, materials, motors, etc., for resale to customers.

Microfinance Loans

Micro credit services offered to targeted micro-entrepreneurs.

Auto Loans

This refers to loans granted to individuals for the acquisition of automobiles primarily for personal use.

Salary Loans

This loans are granted to individuals whose income comes purely from compensation

Loans to Individual for Other Purpose

This refers to loans that cannot be classified under any of the foregoing classifications like loans of Cooperative for relending purposes.

General Documentary Requirements

  • Project Proposal, if applicable
  • Audited Financial Statement, if applicable
  • Collaterals Accepted

Real Estate Mortgage (REM)

  • Owners Copy of OCT/TCT together with its latest tax declaration (lot and building if with building) and Certificate of Non-Tax delinquency
  • Approved Survey Plan ( Blue Print)
  • DAR Certification that subject property is not CARPABLE, if applicable

Chattel Mortgage (CM)

  • Certificate of Registration (CR)
  • Official Receipts
  • Certificate of Public Convenience ( CPC)
  • Identification Card
  • Residence Certificate or Cedula
  • Proof of Residence like water bills, current bills,
  • 2” x 2” recent ID picture

Additional Requirement for Juridical borrowers like Cooperative

  • Notarized Board Resolution for the application of financial assistance and the authorized signatories of at least two
  • Project Proposal
  • Three years audited Financial Statement if applicable
  • General Information Sheet
  • Articles of Cooperation and By-Laws and any amendments if any
  • Certificate of Registration to CDA or SEC
  • Business Permit
  • 2” x 2” recent ID picture of the authorized signatories
  • 1 Copy of Valid Identification Card of authorized signatories
  • Residence Certificate or Cedula of the authorized signatories