NEW INTEREST RATE for the GSAC Special Savings Programs (Education Savings & Retirement Savings) effective AUGUST 1, 2023. Interest earned shall now be credited to the regular savings account of the depositor.
Open your Special Savings Account and start earning more today!
The maximum loanable amount for the GSAC Agri-Production Loan (Palay) has now been increased from Php25,000.00 per hectare to PHP40,000.00 PER HECTARE effective July 20, 2023.
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To apply for regular/associate membership or loan online, go to the top section of the website and choose "Online Application".
A regular member is one who has complied with all membership requirements and entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership.
An associate member is one who has no right to vote nor to be voted upon and shall be entitled only to such rights and privileges as the bylaws may provide.
Cooperatives are unique to other corporations because we have three distinguishing principles: user-owner, user-controlled, and user-benefited.
✓ User-owned principle signifies that the users are the ones who are financing the cooperative by transacting business.
✓ User-controlled means that the Board of Directors is elected by the members of the cooperative and serves as the link between the membership and the manager.
✓ User-benefited indicates that the members the ones profiting from the cooperative because patronage refunds are returned to the members based on the amount of business they conducted with the cooperative.
A cooperative exists and operates for the benefit of its patron members. At the same time, since the members are also the owners, they have a financial interest in the success of the cooperative—which sways them toward giving the coop their full support and patronage. Joining the coop would also expand one’s social asset or linkages.
• Premium rates on deposits (Savings, Time Deposit, Special Savings: Education, Retirement)
• Low interest on loans
• Production and marketing assistance
• Dividend (Interest on Capital and Patronage Refund)
• Pension Program
• Medical/Damayan Program
• Capacity Building
Submit application form to Information Section or apply within the website & attend the Pre-membership Seminar on the respective branch/satellite office schedule.
A co-op boosts the local economy by keeping profits in the community (more local spending, local resilience), creating more jobs, and supporting local farmers.
A co-op promotes a healthier community by fostering a sense of community by participation, creating a business governed by its members, and offering healthier, more natural food for everyone.
Cooperatives have savings and capital build-up programs to allow the continuing growth of the members’ investment as their own economic conditions continue to improve. Continuous or regular deposit is encouraged as part of the coop’s financial literacy program to grow your money, the cooperative way.
A coop operates on a non-for-profit basis. We operate to make a profit just like any other for-profit business except that the excess profit in a cooperative are returned to the members in the form of dividend.
Members play the roles of member, owner, investor, saver, borrower, and consumer/market as everybody endeavors to be an agent of change from within the family and transcends towards the community.
Once membership application is approved and upon depositing the required capital contribution/savings and payment of other fees—the person enters the rooster of regular members. Thereafter, the member needs to attend the Ownership Seminar-1: GSAC Loan Policies as prerequisite to loan availment.
To our valued members, both longstanding and new, we express our heartfelt gratitude for being an integral part of GSAC’s story. Together, let us embrace this new chapter with optimism and ambition, creating a brighter, more prosperous future for Sorsogon and its communities.
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