Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has partnered
with Cut Unlimited, Inc., the creator of the long-running Noel Bazaar, to promote cashless payments so
customers can have a better and more enjoyable Christmas shopping experience.
The partnership was made official through a signing ceremony last October 6 at the UnionBank Plaza in
Pasig City, and is in line with UnionBank's goal of helping the country's micro, small, and medium enterprise sector as part of the Bank's "Tech-UP Pilipinas" advocacy.
UnionBank will help make payments easier and more convenient for shoppers at the bazaar by making
its award-winning online banking features accessible to participating merchants. Through these,
customers can then pay for their purchases digitally, allowing seamless transactions between them.
"In the advent of digitalization, it is of keen importance for the Noel Bazaar team to support our
merchants in learning how to connect with their consumers through the ways of doing business in this
new digital-first ecosystem," said Cut Unlimited, Inc. President Mayose Gozon-Bautista.
"This is the first time for UnionBank to ever partner with an event like Noel Bazaar, and we are very
excited to learn more so that we can improve ourselves for merchants and retail buyers, not just on a
day-to-day basis but also during special occasions," said UnionBank's SME and Micropreneurs Segment Head Jaypee Soliman.
"We are very excited because 2022 is a comeback year for many people and we want this to be
'revenge Christmas,' and what better way to do that than with a partner which is an iconic Christmas
bazaar" said UnionBank Chief Marketing Officer Albert Cuadrante.
For those who are interested in visiting this year's Noel Bazaar, it will take place from November 11 to December 18 and will be held in three different venues: Okada Manila (November 11 to 13), The World
Trade Center in Pasay City (November 25 to 30), and the Filinvest Tent in Alabang (November 18 to 20
and December 16 to 18).