AGRIBUSINESS RURAL Bank, INC. (AGRIBANK), formerly known as Rural Bank of Sta. Fe (N.V.) Inc., began operations in its hometown in Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, in 1978. To revitalize the Bank, the current stockholder group acquired full ownership in 1988 and immediately implemented operational improvements, such as offering new products and services.
In 1995, the Bank changed its name to AGRIBUSINESS RURAL Bank, INC. or AGRIBANK, expanding its reach and responding to the financing needs of not only micro enterprises but also the agricultural sector and small and medium-sized businesses. After expanding its operations in Central Luzon and Bicol Regions in 2009, the Bank’s resources doubled in a single year. Since then, the Bank has received noteworthy awards and recognitions from distinguished institutions in the country.
In 2010, the Bank was recognized Most Outstanding Microfinance Availer Award by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and Most Outstanding Rural Financial Institution by the National Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC) in 2013. It was also named as an Outstanding Partner by the People’s Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC) in 2015 and later on a recipient of the Gawad Pilak Award for its 25 years of partnership with LBP. Recently in a survey conducted by Statista and Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Bank was named one of the Best Employers for 2023 in the Philippines, the only Rural Bank to be included in the list.
With more than four decades of dedicated and committed service, the Bank now operates not only in the province of Nueva Vizcaya where it started its operations, but also to a wider market catering to Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. At present, the Bank’s Head Office is located at Ropali Plaza, Josemaria Escriva Drive corner. Gold Loop, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
AGRIBANK is one of the leading rural Banks in the Philippines, with a Total Resources of over P4.7 billion being managed and operated by over 800 well-trained and dedicated Bankers and professionals.
Moving forward, the Bank will embark on more exciting endeavors and collaborations as it expands its portfolio of products and services. Filipinos can expect more game-changing efforts, improved service delivery, and better customer experience, which are all part of its vision and mission.