Press Releases



Capital markets remain open for fundraising of local companies

September 28, 2020


There is no drought of financing options for the country’s local companies as they can tap other non-bank sources to fulfill their funding requirements during the coronavirus pandemic, according to First Metro.


First Metro: Philippine economy will bounce back strong

August 12, 2020


First Metro is confident the Philippine economy is strong enough to withstand the headwinds brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.


FirstMetroSec sees uptake in online transactions

July 21, 2020


FirstMetroSec reported a significant increase in transactions in their online platform since the country was placed under preventive community quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak in March.

The Asset Benchmark Research Awards

First Metro officers top regional survey

July 9, 2020


Three officers of First Metro were recognized as among the region's best in Trading and Sales by The Asset in its Asian Local Currency Bond Benchmark Review 2020.


First Metro is named best investment bank in the Philippines

June 9, 2020


First Metro received the Best Investment Bank in the Philippines award from FinanceAsia, a Hong Kong-based financial publishing firm.


First Metro appoints new president

June 1, 2020


First Metro has announced the appointment of Jose Patricio Dumlao as its new president and director.


First Metro goes digital to boost employees' financial (and physiological) wellness

May 27, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people all over the world and has forced organizations to rethink and change the ways in which they operate and do business. Much of this change involves the shift to digital channels as people are forced to work from home. First Metro recognizes this ‘new normal’, with majority of its employees fulfilling office duties in their respective residences.

FAMI x Grab

FAMI and Grab ink financial literacy partnership

January 29, 2020


FAMI FAMI and Grab Philippines, an app-based ride service provider, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to develop and improve the financial literacy of Grab’s Partner-Drivers.

Economic Briefing

Consumer spending to drive growth in 2020

January 14, 2020


First Metro expects the Philippine economy to sustain its growth momentum despite rising global uncertainty.