Our Vision & Mission
To be a lead rural bank in the CALABARZON area offering a diversified portfolio of services to uplift the lives of the urban and rural communities.
- To provide access to capital for small, medium and micro business enterprise of the urban and rural communities.
- To provide the ordinary citizen the opportunity to increase their financial power.
- To provide personal, friendly, fast and efficient service to clients.
- To develop and instill our CORE VALUES:
F – aith
A – ccountability
I – ntegrity
T – eamwork
H – onesty
- To develop responsive business relationship with our clients.
- To build up and sustain professional team of leaders, capable of managing and operating a diverse portfolio of services.
History & Timeline
In early 1997, a group of businessmen and professionals from Batangas founded a rural bank named PROGRESSIVE RURAL BANK, INC. (PRBI), more widely known as PROGRESSIVE BANK. They bought a lot in Luta Norte, Malvar, Batangas where its head office was established. Progressive Rural Bank Inc. (PRBI) started its banking operations on January 8, 1998.
The bank was committed to better serving its growing clientele with a sense of distinction worthy of its name. That is why they decided to expand its service to neighboring provinces. And so, after a decade, Progressive Rural Bank, Inc.(PRBI) opened its first branch on May 8, 2008 along C.M. Recto Ave., the busy commercial center of Lipa City, Batangas.
On July 15, 2011, another branch was established at Crossing, Calamba City,a first component city located in the province of Laguna. Calamba City is known today as the “Second Richest City in CALABARZON”. After two years on December 21, 2013, another branch was established in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Santa Rosa is the premier city and hub of South Luzon.
Since the establishment in 1988, from five (5) employees, , PROGRESSIVE BANK is now operating with forty five (45) employees. As it is professionally managed by successful businessmen with peerless integrity, it is not surprising that despite it’s humble beginnings, PROGRESSIVE BANK has become one of the most admired rural banks in the region.
News and Updates
PRBI Christmas Party 2021
PRBI family had gathered once again after a year and a half of strict lockdown implementations due to the pandemic to celebrate its annual Christmas party with a theme “Simply Christmas”. PRBI employees showcased their talents in cheering and the main event of the night, the dance competition. In the end, the Malvar Head OfficeREAD MORE »
PRBI SUMMER OUTING 2019
May 11, 2019 / Laiya, Batangas PRBI goes to Laiya to celebrate its annual Summer Outing and Team Building. PRBI employees were grouped into four teams and competed against each other on the activities. Summer Outing was held to strengthen the bond and engage everyone in a recreationalREAD MORE »
PRBI Recollection 2019
PRBI held its annual recollection to refresh the spiritual minds as well as to strengthen the bond of the employees and staffs. PRBI recollection was conducted at Capuchin Retreat Center last April 13,READ MORE »
PRBI Goes to Taiwan
PRBI went to Taiwan as a part of its annual strategic planning. The trip aims to strengthen the bond of the employees as well as to relax, unwind, and as a treat for all the hardwork to maintain the excellence of fast, and efficient bankingREAD MORE »
PRBI GOES RETRO 2017
Christmas is a much loved and enjoyed holiday tradition for us Filipinos. Of course PRBI Family is, if not on top, in the list of the biggest supporters of Christmas. PRBI has its own share of mini tradition where they have new theme to portray. This year, it was “Retro”. The celebration was attended byREAD MORE »
PRBI NEW LIPA BRANCH
At last, the much awaited newly built Lipa Branch building was finished. PRBI family had it blessed last October 20, 2017. The blessing of the new building was held with thoughts and prayers of the employees for the whole bank not just for the branch itself to be more progressive. This was done for theREAD MORE »
PRBI OUTING 2017
PRBI held an outing last August 27, 2017 at Pico Sands Hotel. The said outing was attended by the ExCom and BOD’s along with the managers and officers of the bank. This was held to reward the perseverance of the selected employees and to boost their motivation to be more productive than before by rewardingREAD MORE »
PRBI LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
A Seminar about Effective Leadership was held by the PRBI last October 14, 2017. The seminar was attended by a selected few amongst the employees. Those selected were prospect leaders and officers for the bank along with the ExCom and current managers and officers of the bank. The seminar was held at PRBI Lipa branch.READ MORE »
PRBI Seminar with Mann Rentoy
PRBI held a seminar at Lipa Branch last May 16, 2017 attended by the Executive Committee and their employees. The seminar has been graced by the presence of Mr. Mann Rentoy, Founding President of Character Education Partnership (Philippines) or CEP Philippines, an International Affiliate of CEP based in Washington DC, USA. Mr. Mann Rentoy’s talkREAD MORE »
PRBI Summer Outing 2017
Summer outing held by the PRBI Family is a yearly tradition. So here it is again, attended by the Excom and PRBI employees. Divided into four groups – Blue, White, Yellow, and Red, the employees compete in various games to help unwind and set aside work for the time being refreshing both mind and bodyREAD MORE »
PRBI GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016
PRBI held a General Assembly meeting last July 16, 2016 at the Lipa Branch Office. It was attended by the Executive Committee of the bank and all the employees of the bank. The meeting started with a prayer and a remark from the bank’s President – Mr. Roel Mercado. This meeting is for discussion andREAD MORE »
PRBI BANK PLAN 2016
A Bank Plan seminar was held by the PRBI Board of Directors and Officers last October. This seminar tackled topics and ways to improve the bank strategies for increasing the clients for all branches. This seminar also aims to give lessons and give the employees more competitive skills and a mindset that will benefit theREAD MORE »
PRBI GOES LUAU 2016
Time flies and its Christmas season again. PRBI celebrated their Christmas party attended by the Board of Directors and the employees. It was held at Malvar Cultural Center on December 10. This celebration is a yearly tradition by the PRBI family and a lively one at that. This is something like refreshment for the employeesREAD MORE »
PRBI Bank Plan 2018
PRBI Board of Directors and Officers held the annual Bank Plan last April 10, 2019. The seminar was focused on different approach to maximized the productivity of the bank for the years to come. Also, the purpose of the seminar is to analyze annual report of all branches, and plan the steps necessary for theREAD MORE »
PRBI General Assembly 2018
PRBI held its General Assembly last February 24, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the new employees about the bank’s operations, proper work etiquette, and future events and plans for the rest of the year. The meeting was composed of the PRBI employees and the Executive Committee. General Assembly aims to introduceREAD MORE »
PRBI SUMMER OUTING / SPORTSFEST 2016
Summer kickoff and beat the heat! PRBI held their summer outing with the President last April 23 at Splash Mountain Resort, Laguna. Feast of foods, cold water and giant slides… Sports fest was initiated as team building to promote camaraderie of teams as divided into two- Batangas and Laguna. PRBI had women’s volleyball and men’s basketball. This was followed by beauty pageant wherein each branch has their representative aspiring to be hailed as Ms. Progressive Bank walking confidently beautiful with a heart. Congratulations to Batangas Team as the overallREAD MORE »
PRBI employees with the Corporate Secretary held their recollection last March 5, 2016 at San Sebastian Retreat House. This is for the employees to have deep reflection, repent their sins, and recognize the presence of God in their lives. Moreover, some activities in recollection were also conducted to test of how strong is our trustREAD MORE »
PRBI Bank Plan 2015
A general assembly was held last November 14 in PRBI Lipa regarding the bank plan and SWOT analysis of each branch.READ MORE »
PRBI SUMMER OUTING 2015
Last April 25, 2015 PRBI Summer Outing was held in Virgin Resort Laiya Batangas. There were team building activities conducted to the employees for them to realize the value of teamwork andREAD MORE »
6th ANNIVERSARY OF LIPA BRANCH
Progressive Rural Bank, Inc. Lipa Branch celebrated its 6th anniversary last May 8, 2015. A mass was conducted by Father Chris De Guzman.READ MORE »