Banco Ademi with Tpago

Santo Domingo

The ADEMI Savings and Credit Bank underwrote an agreement with GCS Systems and its product, tPago, through which it will help over 300,000 clients of the financial institution in managing their purchases and payments through their mobile phone.

The agreement was signed by Guillermo Rondón, CEO of Banco Ademi, and Brian Paniagua, CEO of GCS Systems, whom valued the importance of the strategic alliance, agreed upon by both entities.

Through this agreement, ADEMI customers can use tPago to link their accounts, loans and credit cards, in order to check their balance, transfer funds, pay bills, reload airtime minutes, shop at affiliated establishments and check transactions.

This new channel ADEMI places at the disposal of its customers, means considerable savings in making trips to the bank to pay credit cards, loans and utility services.

TPago is a mobile payment platform, launched in the Dominican market, which has created products and services for its users, aiming to help make easier their transactional operations without the need to visit the different venues.

Mr. Paniagua indicated that through this initiative, tPago reaffirms its commitment on behalf of the entity towards users, to never stop integrating new companies to its services platform, for the benefit of its customers.

Guillermo Rondón defined ADEMI as a financial entity specialized in servicing small, and medium-sized businesses, reason why it has designed a series of products tailored to suit this segment’s needs and seeks to identify the appropriate channels to serve this market niche, as was stated in a press release.

About tPago: 

tPago is a service provide by GCS System, a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

Foundation Join tPago to Receive Donations

During a breakfast hosted at La Dolcerie, TPago launched its new product, “Donaciones TPago”, a service through which users can make donations in real time to not-for-profit organizations through this platform. The commitment from the company is to provide these institutions a new channel to receive funds, in an easy, secure and fast way.

The foundations already affiliated to TPago are: Fundación Las Margaritas, HeartCare Dominicana, Fundación Fé y Alegría, Patronato de Ayuda a Casos de Mujeres Maltratadas, Fundación Pro-Ayuda al Diabético “Aprendiendo a Vivir” and Fundación Amigos contra el Cáncer Infantil, among others.

About tPago:

tPago is a service provide by GCS System, a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI. 

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Diario Libre

Progreso Inaugurates New Branch Office in El Millón

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Santo Domingo

Interested in being closer to its customers and offering better services, Banco del Progreso formally inaugurated its new branch office in El Millón,  where they will provide all services with extended service schedule.

Offices are located on the 2nd level of the Supermercados Nacional building of Núnez de Cáceres Avenue, this way facilitating access to banking services to all customers whom visit the establishment.

The inaugural ceremony was headed by VP of Personal Banking, Mr. Francisco Concepción, executives of the financial organization, branch office staff, as well as executives from the Centro Cuesta Nacional group. The office will be managed by Angela Rodríguez.

Father Juan Bautista Méndez of the Immaculate Heart Parrish blessed the facility.

The new office will work Mon-Sat 9a.m-7p.m; Sundays from 9a.m-1p.m and holidays from 9am-12.30pm. Its location is very practical and features also comfy parking facilities. Progreso informed that within the framework of the opening for this branch office, personal and business customers whom visit the office will receive additional benefits, such as fixed rates for loans and Membership Rewards points upon applying for the American Express credit card.

About Banco del Progreso:

Banco del Progreso is a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

Indomina Shows Studios Under Construction

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SANTO DOMINGO. VICINI, through their alliance with Pinewood Shepperton Studios from the UK, has been developing since 10months back, located east of the capital (between Juan Dolio and San Pedro), the Pinewood Indomina Studios, which are set to be “the next big hit of the Caribbean”.

“Pinewood merged here, because they understand that there is enormous potential in the Dominican Republic”, Douglas Carvajal, project coordinator, expressed to a select group of accredited press, yesterday morning.

As assumed, this will translate to a series of benefits in creating jobs, food consumption, housing and transportation for thousands of people. A normal film production takes up some 300- 500 crew members. A blockbuster production can involve between 800 and 1000 crew members.

About Indomina:

Indomina is a company in the Real State and Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Diario Libre

For Better Financial Management

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Santiago

The new Banco del Progreso financial products were launched during a cocktail featuring the attendance of business and personal clients in Santiago. 

The event took place in the Caribbean Courtyard of Centro León. Hosting the event were Francisco Concepción, Senior VP of Personal Banking; Anna Krohn, VP of Credit and Captions, and Eselia Báez, Vicepresident for the Northern Region.

Amid the ceremony, Anna Krohn informed that Banco del Progreso  designed products that adapt to the financial needs of their user community, aiming to ensure proper use of their customers’ financial capacity. The executive presented the new “Progreso Double-Account”, meaning a package composed by savings or checking accounts in DOP$, a secondary savings account and the new American Express Debit Card.

About Banco del Progreso:

Banco del Progreso is a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

Film Studios Developed in D.R Hope To Create Some 20,000 Jobs

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SANTO DOMINGO. The D.R. will feature film studios at the level of Hollywood film compounds, located in Juan Dolio, featuring an investment of USD$56million, and that will have their first phase ready between February and March, and then by June their full inauguration, and hope to generate over 20,000 jobs in less than 10 years. The information was provided by Douglas Carvajal, project coordinator, during a visit made through the Pinewood-Indomina Studios with members of the local press.

Carvajal estimate that this same year, three film productions of foreign funding will take place in the country, but that details cannot yet be disclosed.

Thank God there are so many high-caliber productions that have manifested their interest in coming here, and there are already three productions on standby for the studio compound to be completed in order to commence filming. Unfortunately, until a contract has been signed, I am not at liberty to disclose said information”, Douglas stated.

The Water Tank

One of the attractions of this film studio is the “Water Tank”, which will allow to film underwater and aquatic scenes of any kind, given that it is practically finished after an investment surpassing USD$20million, and that could be fully operational as of early 2013” , Carvajal precised.

About Indomina:

Indomina is a company in the Real State and Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: El Portal

MSC Lirica Debuts Operations in Santo Domingo

MSC Lirica Debuts Operations in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo rebounds as a cruise destination, with the arrival of the MSC Lirica to the Sans Souci Port, which marks the formal operational debut of this Italian cruise line, Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Starting this current 2012-2013 season, this cruise ship, featuring a 2200 passenger capacity, is open to the Dominican market, and during the course of its operations it will be supplied locally with agricultural products, as well  as offers of diverse tours and excursions through which tourists will enjoy the best Santo Domingo has to offer.

The MSC Lirica will depart from Sans Soucí, aimed to visit La Romana, St. Marteen, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands. The inaugural dockage was headed by the CEO of Sans Souci Ports, Lisandro Macarrulla; Jaime Castillo Jorge, Exec. Director; Maritime businessman Karsten Windeler, Orfilia Salazar, Cruise director of the Ministry of Tourism; the mayor of Santo Domingo Este, Juan De los Santos; as well as the captain, Raffaele Iaccarino, and other crew members.

Amid the inaugural dockage ceremony the traditional exchanging of plaques was made between Sans Souci Port executives and the captain, for this being the first time it makes port in Santo Domingo.

The CEO of Sans Soucí Ports, Jaime Castillo Jorge, pointed out that the MSC Lirica operations in the Port of Santo Domingo are the result of an arduous labor which took three years, by both agents as well as sector and port authorities, trying to sell  the marvels offered by the port, the country and Santo Domingo city as a cruise destination.

When referring to the benefits this type of operation can contribute to the country, translates to USD$180-200,000 among the different services the city can offer, which of course will vary depending on the quality and competitiveness of the products.

Castillo emphasized that in the vessel, local agricultural produce is being served, which has been a vision of President Danilo Medina, whom is greatly interested for this type of cruise ship to spend its money by touring the city. Castillo Jorge thanked all joint efforts to all state authorities for supporting the process, such as the Ministry of Tourism, the POLITUR, AMET, the National Police, Municipal Police, the City Hall of Santo Domingo Este and the National District, the Marine Corps and Port Authority.

About Sansouci:

Sansouci is a company in the Real State & Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

Progreso Introduces New Products

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La Romana. Banco del Progreso hosted a cocktail party with business and personal customers in La Romana, to whom they introduced the new financial products the bank promotes as ways to incentivize savings and granting better benefits to its users.

The gathering was hosted by Francisco Concepción, Senior VP of Personal Banking, and Anna Krohn, VP of Credit & Captions, as well as other bank executives.

Krohn explained that Progreso has designed products which adjust to the financial needs of bank customers, seeking to contribute with attractive incentives that ensure better use of customer financial capabilities.

Amid the gathering the “Double Account” scenario was presented, featuring a package of benefits from the merger of three products; the saving or checking account in DOP$, a secondary savings account (Extra Savings) and the new AmEx Debit card.

Also, the new double points with Membership Rewards promo was launched, the American Express ®  loyalty program through which cardholders can acquire gift certificates.

About Banco del Progreso:

Banco del Progreso is a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Diario Libre

Nonprofit Organizations Will be Able to Receive Funding Through tPago

Santo Domingo

The technology solution known as tPago, announced the launch of its new product “tPago Donations”, a service through which users can make donations to many NPOs through its technology platform.

During an informative breakfast meeting hosted at La Dolcerie Bistro, the company explained its social commitment aims to provide these organizations a new channel for raising funds, in an easy, safe and fast manner.

Through the integration of this service to the tPago platform, the social responsibility commitment strengthens, hence able to contribute to the wellbeing and betterment of the different social causes that have joined the platform.

Among the foundations already affiliated to TPago, feature Fundación Las Margaritas, HeartCare Dominicana, Fundación Fé y Alegría, The Battered Women Patrons, the Fundación Pro Ayuda a la Educación de Diabéticos “Learning to Live”, Fundación Amigos contra el Cáncer Infantil, Fundación Quiéreme como Soy, St. Jude Foundation, Doggie House, Vida Azul, Futuro Posible and Fundación Abriendo Camino.

Brian Paniagua, special advisor for GCS Systems, expressed his satisfaction in being able to provide more than 350,000 users with a way to issue donations in real-time, from anywhere at any moment, free of charge, all year-round.

Paniagua informed that GCS Systems through TPago will not stop its process of integrating new functionalities to its platform for the benefit of the country and its customers.

About tPago:

tPago is a service provide by GCS System, a company in the Financial Services portfolio of assets administered by VICINI. 

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario

A Jewel of a Car in the DR Streets

A Jewel of a Car in the SD Streets - Edom

EDOM Dominicana presented the public their newest acquisition. The new Alfa Romeo Mito, an imposing vehicle which was born in the Alfa and Fiat Design Centres in Milan and Torino.

This product, of the “Mini” segment is an automobile technology jewel of present times, designed with designs and elements inspired by the majestic Alfa Romeo 8C, according to Robert Bretón, brand manager.

Amid the recently concluded AutoFeria Popular, the EDOM executives, received all guests and explained to them that the new auto features a 4 cylinder turbo fed engine; it is a small sportscar with low CO2 emission.

They informed the Alfa Romeo Mito TCT will feature a competitive price, thus becoming an advantageous option in regards to quality/price for lovers of this car model.

About EDOM:

EDOM is the authorized representative in the Dominican Republic of the brands: Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Iveco, Vespa, Case Ih Agriculture, New Holland Construction, New Holland Agriculture, Kobelco, Cifa and Petronas Lubricants. It is a company in the Retail, Food and Beverage portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.

The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.

Source: Listin Diario