Quezon Capital Rural Bank (QCRB) was founded and established in Lucena City, Quezon on January 29, 1974 by CPA-Lawyer LEANDRO P. GARCIA. The Charter Board was then composed of Gil G. Puyat, Jr., a noted banker, as Chairman; Atty. Leandro P. Garcia, President; Atty. Medardo B. Medenilla, Corporate Secretary; Mrs. Illuminada C. Alcala (wife of then Quezon Governor Anacleto C. Alcala), Vice- President; businessman Remigio C. Bautista, Treasurer; Dr. Sonia I. Garcia (wife of then Judge Efren P. Garcia) and Dr. Emeterio Calayan, Jr. as Board Members. On January 29, 1974, QCRB opened its doors to business, with noted commercial lawyer Atty. Jose S. Laureles as its first General Manager. The Bank was then housed in a rented edifice in the heart of the city’s commercial district, at the corner of Merchan and Juarez streets, Lucena City. On June 15, 1980, QCRB moved to its present site on its own building at the corner of Perez and C.M. Recto streets, which is strategically located within the enclave of the Head of the Provincial Government of Quezon.
The Bank is being managed by the present Board headed by Ferdinand Z. Gacia as Chairman, Atty. Edward Leandro Z. Garcia, Jr. as President and CEO, Alexander M. Calma as Corporate Secretary, Ma. Cristina E. Caraos as Treasurer, Medardo C. Laureles as Executive Vice-President and COO and five other directors namely: Richard Leandro Z. Garcia, Dr. Marissa Antonette G. Relos, Edgardo E. Veluz, Antonio A. Fleta and Carmelito J. Nadera. The Architect and Founder of QCRB- Atty. Leandro P. Garcia is now the bank’s Chairman Emeritus.
In the new millenium, QCRB upholds its tradition of conservatism with progressiveness because there lies its strength. In its desire to bring the essential banking services even to the countryside, QCRB has embarked on a serious expansion program. Since its establishment in 1974, twenty three (24) branches were opened in the province of Quezon; and six (6) branches in the province of Laguna, four (4) branches in the province of Batangas, and one branch in the province of Rizal. With the strategic spread of its units, QCRB is able to provide financial empowerment to more people in more communities as a fulfillment of its commitment to serve with a mission.
When growth is present, stability is evident. QCRB on its 46th year continues to grow.