Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pag-IBIG housing loan application now online

by Ruel M. Orinday

LUCENA CITY, May 2 (PIA) -- The Pag-IBIG Fund recently had a soft launch of its online housing loan application system, enabling members needing home financing to file their housing loan application online. 

Pag-IBIG Lucena branch said online filing of housing loan applications requires the Pag-IBIG Membership Identification (MID) Number or Registration Tracking Number (RTN) or the Temporary Identification of the member-applicant for log-in and security purposes. 

For Pag-IBIG members without MID number yet, they can get this by visiting the e-services section of the Fund website and following the steps in the online membership registration. The online housing loan application system assigns a unique reference number known as the Housing Loan Application Tracking Number. 

Meanwhile, PA-IBIG President, Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe said applicants filing their housing loan application through Pag-Ibig online facility will have a special lane in our branch offices and will be given priority over walk-in applicants. 

“What’s great with this online facility is that the member-applicant can choose the date when to submit the required documents at his/her chosen branch office. Future versions will enable the member-applicant to choose the date and time of their submission, similar to the passport scheduling system of the Department of Foreign Affairs,” Berberabe added. 

The Online Housing Loan Application System facilitates the sending of email and SMS notification to confirm receipt of submitted housing loan application and to remind member-applicants their appointment date. Applicants with incomplete details will be reminded to update through the Online Membership Registration before he/she can continue with the online filing. 

“We would like to remind our prospective online applicants that they have to be ready with their information as to their loan purpose, mode of payment, desired loan term, and desired fixed pricing period. They are also required to provide their email address, cellphone number, home-ownership, years of stay in present home address, occupation, years in employment or business, number of dependents, gross monthly income, and their preferred Pag-IBIG office where application will be submitted,” Berberabe said 

At the moment, the system schedules a maximum of 10 applicants per day. 

For further information on Pag-IBIG’s online housing loan application, member-applicants may call the HDMF call center at 724-4244 (for NCR only) or the nearest Pag-IBIG office. (CPG/RMO/PIA4A-Quezon with reports from Pag-IBIG Lucena City Branch) 

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