The Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) signed a partnership with Security Banking Corporation (SBC) where franchisers’ various needs, from financial requirements like small business loans and even process automation, will be provided by SBC to AFFI members. This is also to make the lives of AFFI members easier if they need to expand their business and enable them to focus on their operations without worrying about administrative concerns. SBC can even provide information on efficient cash management and operations for small to medium-sized business owners through seminars and lectures. AFFI, for its part, welcomed this historic “empowered and secured” partnership with Security Bank. It hopes this will foster empowerment and security among AFFI members and stakeholders and develop a powerful and positive synergy between AFFI and SBC to help boost business exponentially and contribute to nation building. Present during the signing of the partnership were (from left) Teresita Ngan Tian, founder of the Lots’ A Pizza franchise; Willen Ma, AFFI Treasurer and owner of Masuki Mami House; Marie Joyce Co Yu, President of AFFI and President and Chief Executive Officer of Trueblends Tea and Coffee; Alfonso Salcedo, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Security Bank; Daniel Yu, Executive Vice President of Security Bank; Abigail Marie Casanova, Senior Vice President of Security Bank; and Marlette Brodett, First Vice President of Security Bank.