SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, California ? LBC Mundial Corporation (LBC USA), a cargo and money remittance company that has been serving Filipinos in the US since 1985, has extended the business hours of most of its 56 branches nationwide.
In its desire to better serve the cargo and money remittance needs of its customers, LBC branches will be open from 10 a.m. to 7.p.m., Mondays to Saturdays starting August 2, 2009.
Branches in National City and Loma Linda, Calif. and the branch in Jersey City, New Jersey will also be open on Sundays. Only the branch in Oakland, Calif. will continue to operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays.
LBC?s decision to extend its business hours up to 7 p.m. was made after management noticed that the bulk of its customers go the branches for their ?padala? needs after 5 p.m.
?By opening an extra hour in the evening, LBC is making it more convenient and easier for customers to send money and gifts to their loved ones in the Philippines,? said Hugo Bonilla, LBC USA?s president and CEO.
?This way, customers don?t need to hurry to an LBC branch after getting off work when they need to send money to the Philippines,? Bonilla added. ?LBC will now also be more accessible to more customers,? he further said.
For sea cargo transactions, customers can continue to call the company?s toll free number to schedule a pick-up of their ?balikbayan? boxes.
Instant Peso Padala
Meanwhile, the company has also widened the coverage of its new money remittance product, the Instant Peso Padala (IPP).
Previously available for pick-up only in Metro Manila branches, money sent through IPP is now available for pick-up from any of the 750 LBC locations in the Philippines as of August 1, 2009.
Through the IPP, recipients in the Philippines can immediately pick up the money sent from the US at any LBC branch nationwide.
IPP was introduced to the US market by LBC early this year in response to the growing needs of Filipinos in the US.
IPP will allow Filipinos in the US to immediately respond to the financial needs of their loved ones in the Philippines, particularly in cases of emergencies.
By eliminating the waiting time for money remittance, LBC USA has given Filipinos in the US through IPP a better way of meeting the financial needs of their loved ones back home.
For more information on the new extended hours and IPP, please call LBC at (800) 338-5424 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.