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Pru Life UK credit card launched

Consisting of two variants, the Classic and Platinum Matercard, the Pru Life UK credit card is exclusively available to Pru Life UK customers or policyholders to provide them ease in paying policy premiums.

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Life insurer Pru Life UK, in partnership with Robinsons Bank and Mastercard, launched the Pru Life UK credit card, a co-brand card which offers convenient payments and other benefits rooted in the financial stability of its partners.

Consisting of two variants, the Classic and Platinum Matercard, the Pru Life UK credit card is exclusively available to Pru Life UK customers or policyholders to provide them ease in paying policy premiums.

“We are excited with the launch of this card, which will now provide an enhanced experience to our customers with a more convenient payment solution, bundled with exclusive features and benefits, made even more rewarding for the customer with every transaction, said Eng Teng Wong, Pru Life UK president and chief executive officer. “The card is part of Robinsons Bank and Pru Life UK’s long-term bancassurance partnership, an alliance that continuously diversifies its offerings to utilize the strengths of each company while providing added value to our customers.”

“I’m very proud to officially introduce our latest credit card innovation with Pru Life UK. This unique credit card innovation will allow us to provide Pru Life’s diverse clientele with financial flexibility as they enjoy health and wellness benefits that are exclusive to the product,” said Elfren Antonio Sarte, president and chief executive officer at Robinsons Bank. He adds that the credit card is designed to provide policyholders with convenient and efficient way of paying their premiums.

The launch of the credit card is another milestone for Robinsons Bank and Pru Life UK as they continue to bring out products that are relevant to many Filipinos. According to Mastercard country manager Simon Calasanz, in the case of Pru Life UK co-brand card, Pru Life UK employees, agents and policyholders are provided with health and wellness benefits as well as payment options which make it easier for them to pay their policy claims. 

Calasanz also said cardholders need not worry about fraudulent transactions especially now that the growth in digital payment is accelerating. “As a standard and Platinum Mastercard, cardholders of a Pru Life UK co-brand card can pay with the card safely knowing that they are protected with Mastercard’s decipher and intelligent solutions including secure code to authenticate transactions.”  

The Pru Life UK credit card also provides cardholders with the following benefits:

  • Free annual membership fee for the first year. Succeeding annual membership fees are waived when the Pru Life UK policy premium is enrolled in auto-charge facility.
  • 0% installment for three months on drugstores and hospital bills with a minimum transaction of P3,000 and maximum of P50,000 per year.
  • Exclusive discounts and deals on active lifestyle and health & wellness products.
  • Earn Five (5) Rewards Points for every P50.00 spend on Pru Life UK transactions and one (1) Rewards Point for every P50.00 spend on non-Pru Life UK transactions.
  • All other existing features of Robinsons Bank credit cards shall also apply to this card; this includes: contactless payment, EMV-chip technology, electronic SOAs, and installment plans (Balance Transfer, Convert-to-Cash, Transaction Conversion, Balance Conversion).
  • Free airport lounge membership with access to more than 1,200 lounges globally on top of 900+ offers from Priority Pass partner merchants for Platinum Mastercard cardholders. 
  • Platinum Mastercard cardholders can also avail free travel insurance every time they use their Pru Life UK MasterCard in purchasing roundtrip international tickets.

Pru Life UK already received over 15,000 card applications coming from their employees, agents and customers. “We have already applied and some of them, like my staff, have already started using the card,” Wong said. 

REYNALDO “Rey” R. VICENTE’s career experience involves mostly research in publishing companies. He previously held the position of Research and Events Director of Media G8way Corp., publisher of Computerworld Philippines (CWP), PC World Philippines, and IT Resource. He also handled events organized for CWP. Prior to this, he was a Research Head of a business publication. Now as co-publisher of Zest Magazine, Rey also serves as Managing Editor. Rey finished his bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics at the University of Santo Tomas.

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Pacific Cross inaugurates new office space in Rockwell

Apart from the office, the insurance company has kept all other communication lines open, such as hotlines, e-mail and social media, for all inquiries.

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As the country heads to the next normal, Pacific Cross, transfers to its new home in Rockwell, Makati. The leading medical and travel insurance provider is dedicated to continuously improve its services by offering modern, accessible, and better business spaces to all its clients and partners. 
Previously headquartered in Makati Avenue, the insurance company moves closer to its existing and potential clients in 8 Rockwell, making Pacific Cross services easily accessible and convenient for visiting customers. President and CEO Victor Tanjuakio headed the office blessing of all three new office floors, joined by Pacific Cross executives, officers and hybrid on-site and remote set-up employees. 

According to Tanjuakio, the move was strategic to keep up with the times as it adjusts to the world changed by the pandemic. “We are committed to serving our clients better amidst the ongoing global health crisis and abiding by the government’s health initiatives,” the Pacific Cross President and CEO said. “We can achieve this by supporting customers and employees’ safety in our modern and refreshed client and partner center hub.”

Apart from the office, the insurance company has kept all other communication lines open, such as hotlines, e-mail and social media, for all inquiries. 

A part of the Pacific Cross Group which operates in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, Pacific Cross Philippines offers a wide array of medical and travel plans designed to give clients peace of mind. In addition to insurance plans for individuals and families, Pacific Cross is also working to strengthen its offerings to groups, corporate accounts and the middle-class sector. This aim includes further diversifying Pacific Cross’s product portfolio while staying on the pulse of the target market on health, travel, HMO and second-layer medical coverage.

Visit Pacific Cross on the 2nd, 8th, and 18th Floors of 8 Rockwell Building, Makati City. Discover which Pacific Cross insurance plan is best for you online at www.pacificcross.com.ph or e-mail info@pacificcross.com.ph.

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Garmin’s Venu 2 Plus puts calls, texts, access to phone’s voice assistant right on your wrist

Garmin’s latest offering lets users take calls, access their compatible smartphone’s voice assistant to send texts, control compatible smart home devices and more.

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Garmin Philippines announced the arrival of Venu 2 Plus GPS smartwatch in the country. Garmin’s latest offering lets users take calls, access  their compatible smartphone’s voice assistant to send texts, control compatible smart home devices and more. These voice-controlled functionalities join the robust suite of health, wellness and fitness features of Garmin’s Venu 2 Series. With a bright AMOLED display and battery life of up to nine days, the Venu 2 Plus is a direct line to wellbeing for active Filipinos.

“To support Filipinos’ drive to have a more active lifestyle where multi-tasking is crucial, Garmin presents a smartwatch that can give users the ability to answer calls or send texts without digging through their pocket or bag,” said Garmin Asia Director Scoppen Lin. “Garmin lets its user focus on their workout with the Venu 2 Plus’ on-device voice capabilities, on top of the signature features that the popular Venu 2 series is known for.” 

Here’s what’s new for the Venu 2 Plus:

·       Phone calls from the wrist: Users can make and take phone calls with the press of a button.

·       Voice assistant control: Compatible with Siri, Google Assistant or Bixby, users can utilize their smartphone’s voice assistant to send texts, ask questions, control compatible smart home devices and more.

All-day health monitoring

The Venu 2 Plus dials into wellbeing with the broadest range of 24/7 health monitoring features available, including: heart rate (with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings2), advanced sleep with sleep score and insights by Firstbeat AnalyticsTM, breathwork activities, fitness age, respiration, Pulse Ox, all-day stress, hydration, and women’s health (menstrual cycle tracking and pregnancy tracking). Body BatteryTM energy monitoring shows users how “charged” their body is, as well as the draining effects of stress and exercise. Health SnapshotTM logs a two-minute window of key health stats and generates a report users can share with a health care provider; a great tool for capturing physiological data anytime you’re feeling off your baseline.

Customized fitness

The Venu 2 Plus pulls in all of the latest fitness features recently introduced on the Venu 2 series including over 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps with favorites that include walking, running, HIIT, cycling, pool swimming, Pilates, yoga, indoor climbing, hiking, advanced strength training with muscle map graphics and more.

Preloaded workouts can also be found on the watch and preset workouts are available for download from Garmin ConnectTM app on user’s smartphone. Customizable workouts may be created by choosing from over 1,400 exercises. The Venu 2 Plus has more than 75 preset animated workouts that demonstrate proper form and technique in Garmin Connect and on the wrist. Whether training for a 5K or longer, the device is compatible with Garmin Coach free adaptive training plans.

Safety and tracking

The Venu 2 Plus also includes Garmin’s safety and tracking features such as automatic incident detection (during outdoor walks, runs or rides)3 and manually triggered assistance alerts, both of which send a message with the user’s location to their emergency contacts. LiveTrack lets friends and family track the user’s outdoor activity3. Users can also assign a designated emergency contact that the Venu 2 Plus can call, such as local emergency services.

Smart features on the wrist

The Venu 2 Plus keeps the essentials on the wrist with built-in music (download up to 650 songs including playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer4), and smart notifications for calls, texts, calendar reminders, social media updates, breaking news stories and more3. Users may personalize the Venu 2 Plus with apps, watch faces and more available to download from the Connect IQTM store. Unlike many other smartwatches, the Venu 2 Plus can be used with either Android or Apple smartphones.

Designed for all-day wear

·       The Venu 2 Plus has a 43mm watch case, stainless steel bezel and hardware, and a comfortable, 20mm industry-standard quick release silicone band. Mix and match bands and bezels.

·       It boasts a durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen AMOLED display with optional, always-on mode.

·       The Venu 2 Plus is powered by an impressive battery life that lasts up to 9 days in smartwatch mode and up to 8 hours in GPS + Music mode.

·       It is capable of rapid battery recharge with 10 minutes of charging which adds up to one day of smartwatch mode battery life or one hour of GPS + music battery life. Users may extend the time further with battery saver mode.

Don’t miss out on Garmin’s special promotion! First 75 customers can get a free Garmin Tote Bag for every purchase of Garmin Venu 2 Plus watch for only PHP 25,695. The device is available in Black, Ivory and Powder Gray at Garmin Brand Storeskinetic.com.phLazadaShopee and Garmin PH Viber Community.

The Venu 2 Plus was recognized at the recently concluded CES 2022 global tech-event as an Innovation Awards honoree.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized the wellness industry. Committed to developing wearables and health measurement tools that help people of all activity levels lead healthier lives, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday.

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Challenge your age with Provital Immuna Plus

It’s never too late to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle. All it takes is the right motivation, and you’ll have more years to enjoy with yourself and your family.

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Having a regular exercise regimen helps the body to prepare better for the coming years so, it is important to jumpstart that workout and maintain physical activity to help prevent health problems later on in life.  

Staying active at any age helps improve heart and lung health. Research has also shown that even modest physical activity is good for the brain, bones, and muscles.Studies have linked lifelong exercise with keeping people healthier for longer by delaying the onset of chronic conditions or diseases and cognitive decline, reducing the risk of fractures, and helping promote mental wellness.

The best time to start taking proactive steps with your health is now. 

It’s never too late to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle. All it takes is the right motivation, and you’ll have more years to enjoy with yourself and your family. 

Fuel for a healthy lifestyle

Challenge yourself into having a Life 5.0 Activated lifestyle by activating your body, nutrition, and passion. Fuel your body with healthy and balanced nutrition, together with the New PROVITAL Immuna Plus with Triple Immune Protection nutrients. 

Get more out of life by having a balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle, with less worries about infections and diseases that can slow you down. The New PROVITAL Immuna Plus from Mead Johnson Nutrition, a company with over a century of science-based nutrition experience, has Triple Immune Protection nutrients. It is formulated with Yeast Beta-Glucan that is scientifically proven to help activate immune response to fight against infections and colds. It is a high source of Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamins A, C, and E, which are anti-oxidants that help regulate immune function and strengthen the body’s defenses. 

The new PROVITAL Immuna Plus is also a good way to supplement Calcium and Protein in your diet. Calcium contributes to the strengthening of bones and Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass to help support the body’s mobility for an active lifestyle. 

“Living like a pro means strengthening your immune system and protecting your health well into your advanced years. The pandemic has encouraged more Filipinos to make healthier lifestyle choices, with the realization that we need to take better care of ourselves so that we can live longer and happier. With its scientifically-designed formulation, New PROVITAL Immuna Plus is your partner in continuously achieving your life goals,” says Matthew Davis, Marketing Head of Reckitt Philippines.

Join the Life 5.0 Activated movement to “Enhance your immunity, enhance your life” along with industry awarded and multi-hyphenated Filipino celebrity, Dawn Zulueta and OPM icon, ZsaZsa Padilla, by learning more about how fitness and nutrition can come together to help you lead a quality life. 

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