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History of MVSM BANK, INC.
Isidoro and Milagros Liamzon
MVSM Bank Founders
In the 1950s, the late Isidoro Liamzon Sr., a hardware store owner frequented the Central Bank. Because of his integrity, hard work and dedication to the small business he ran, the Central Bank granted him a license to operate a rural bank.
On 18 June 1953, the very first bank in the Municipality of Marikina was opened carrying the name LIAMZON RURAL BANK, which later assumed the name MARIKINA VALLEY RURAL BANK (MVRB)
In the 1950’s and 1960’s MVRB was the training ground for all other banks that wished to obtain a license in the entire Philippines. It was the center of excellence for learning, such that all who wished to open and operate a bank were trained in MVRB.
A few years later, Mr. Liamzon and his family opened and purchased a few other banks, namely Marikina Life Savings Bank and Rural Bank of Pateros (now merged with Country Builders Bank), Life Savings Bank, thrift bank of Mandaluyong Rural Bank, Montalban Rural Bank, Rural Bank of San Mateo (later called Bank of San Mateo). All rural banks were the first branches in their respective towns.
In time, the banks were divided among the 11 children of Isidoro Liamzon Sr. In the past decades, a handful of the third generation Liamzons were introduced into the industry to help the growing networks of rural banks
After some time, the ownership and management of the banks changed hands but all within the same family group.
In 18 June 2008, the merger between Marikina Valley Rural Bank and Bank of San Mateo was formally announced. Introduced fifty-five (55) years later, on the same day was MVSM Bank. A fitting name to merge the two banks – MARIKINA VALLEY SAN MATEO BANK.
We celebrate our 65th anniversary this year starting June 18, 2018. Our tagline for this year is MVSM Bank – AT HOME KA DITO. After more than six decades of strong banking, MVSM Bank continues to provide excellent service to the communities we serve. Clients feel comfortable and at ease at our Head Office and Branches. We are one big family in MVSM Bank. Truly, when you enter MVSM Bank, it is like entering a home with welcoming arms and beautiful smiles. AT HOME KA DITO sa MVSM Bank.