Winding down: Sy-blings shut down 5 branches of BDO Leasing

The five branches set to be shuttered by 31 October 2020 are in Lahug Cebu City; Iloilo City; Davao City; Angeles City, Pampanga; and Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental.

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BDO has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the certificates of authority of these 5 branches as part of its move to wind down the leasing and financing business.

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Last January, BDO agreed to sell majority control of BDO Leasing to an investor group led by Luis Yu Jr. who planned to use the publicly-listed firm as a backdoor listing.

BDO Leasing’s has changed its purpose to a holding firm.

BDO is integrating its leasing business under BDO Finance Corp.

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Three employees at HYBE, the agency behind K-pop megastars BTS, have been accused of insider trading by South Korea’s financial watchdog over share sales before the group’s bombshell “hiatus” announcement.