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Press Release

OFG’s Oriental Launches Small & Mid-Size Business Commercial Credit Online Platform

Company Release - 6/4/2018 1:30 PM ET

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OFG Bancorp’s (NYSE: OFG) Oriental Bank has launched a new digital platform that makes it fast and easy for small and medium-sized Puerto Rico businesses to apply for and manage commercial credits through the life cycle of their relationship.

In another “banking first” for the island, the Oriental SmallBiz platform at www.orientalbank.com was created for businesses with $15 million or less in gross revenue that need short and long-term commercial loans, SBA guaranteed loans, loans for property acquisition, credit lines and credit cards. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Puerto Rico are often referred to by the Spanish acronym PYMES (pequenas y medianas empresas).

Open to existing clients as well as businesses new to the bank, Oriental SmallBiz is the latest in a series of digital channel solutions making access to retail and commercial products and services fácil, rápido, hecho (easy, fast, done). The effort, which began in 2013, has resulted in more customers, new loans and growing deposits.

By digitizing the commercial credit life-cycle for clients and the bank, Oriental SmallBiz is expected to reduce time to decision considerably among other benefits.

  • Applicants access the portal, review requirements, and complete a questionnaire, which recommends the product best suited for their needs.
  • Applicants can then upload required documents, download the completed application, and check the status online.
  • After funding, clients can monitor their accounts, update reporting covenants (such as providing financial statements) and other requirements, and process renewals.

“We recognize PYMES businesses expect agility and refined customer experience when they engage with banks, and we are committed to providing that,” said Ganesh Kumar, SEVP & Chief Operating Officer and Head of Retail Banking. “With the Oriental SmallBiz platform, we have once again advanced our digital channel capabilities, continuing to differentiate our value proposition.”

About OFG Bancorp

Now in its 54th year in business, OFG Bancorp is a diversified financial holding company that operates under U.S. and Puerto Rico banking laws and regulations. Its three principal subsidiaries, Oriental Bank, Oriental Financial Services and Oriental Insurance, provide a wide range of retail and commercial banking, lending and wealth management products, services and technology, primarily in Puerto Rico. Investor information can be found at www.ofgbancorp.com.

OFG Bancorp
Puerto Rico:
Idalis Montalvo, (787) 777-2847
idalis.montalvo@orientalbank.com
or
US:
Gary Fishman
gfishman@ofgbancorp.com
and
Steven Anreder
sanreder@ofgbancorp.com
(212) 532-3232

Source: OFG Bancorp