Send Money from South Korea to Philippines via Metrobank

By Nora
Updated June 14, 2015

You can send money to the Philippines from South Korea via Metrobank remittance service.

Among Philippine banks, it's only Metrobank which has branches in South Korea.
(I checked the websites of other major Philippine banks involved in remittance.
BDO's remittance partner in Korea is Kookmin Bank.)

Here are the branches of Metrobank in South Korea:


2nd Floor, 10, Sowol-ro,
Jung-gu, Seoul
100-704, Republic of Korea
Phone: 82 (2) 779-2751 to 52
Fax: 82 (2) 779-2750
Email: mbseoul@metrobank.com.ph
Business Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sundays: 9am to 3pm


8th Floor, 184, Jungang-daero, Dong-gu, Busan
601-728, Republic of Korea
Phone:  82 (51) 462-1091 to 93
Fax: 82 (51) 462-1090
Email: mbpusan@metrobank.com.ph
Business Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sundays: 9am to 3pm

Metrobank has also partnered with this bank for remittance purposes:

Nonghyup Bank
120, Tongilro
Jung-Gu, Seou

If you like MONEYGRAM, these banks offer Moneygram remittance services:
  • Kyongnam Bank
  • Shinhan Bank
  • Woori Bank
WESTERN UNION remittance services are offered by these banks:
  • Busan Bank
  • IBK
  • Kookmin Bank
  • NH Bank
These banks, however, open only from Mondays to Fridays.

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  1. May I ask how much would be the service charge for sending money here in the Philippines from South Korea? Thank you.

  2. good evening..
    may i ask if metro bank is open on this date september 22,sunday? please kindly leave a message.. thank you and GOD BLESS

  3. About Metrobank in South Korea on Sep 22: Metrobank South Korea is open on Sundays 9 am to 3pm, so it should be open on Sep 22. I checked South Korean holidays, and there's no Sep 22 holiday this 2013. To be sure, please call Metrobank Korea... See phone nos. above

  4. About remittance fees: If you send through Metrobank Seoul and Pusan, the fees are:
    up to US$1,000.00 -- KRW13,000
    above US$1,000.00 - US$2,000.00 -- KRW18,000
    Outside Metro Manila above US$2,000.00 -- US$5,000.00 -- KRW23,000

  5. If I send money through Western Union to Korea (Kookmin Bank) how much will the service fee be? :)

  6. how many days does it take before i can receive the money sent from korea to philippines via metrobank? need your respond..ASAP! thanks

  7. how many days does it takes before i can receive the money sent from korea to philippines via metrobank? need your respond..ASAP! thanks

  8. I opened my savings account at Metrobank Daegu branch, I would like to verify if my account is accessible in the Philippines for deposit transactions, your respond will highly appreciated the soonest the better, thank you

  9. About account opened at Metrobank Dong-gu South Korea branch: This account is an account based in South Korea, so if you're in the Philippines and you want to deposit to this account, there will be a transfer charge. If you like, you can open an account at a Metrobank branch here in the Philippines, and then you remit to it from Korea or deposit to it over the counter here in the Phils. If you're in Korea, just ask the Metrobank branch there if you can open a Philippine-based account there in Korea.

  10. I really apreciate your prompt reply, nonetheless ,how much will be the transfer charge then?

  11. About transfer fees: Sorry I don't know Metrobank's rates. They might also require you to have an account with them before you can ask for a wire transfer. It's better if you visit a branch and ask.
    You can also send money to South Korea using Western Union (rates start from 800 pesos for a remittance amount of 10k)

  12. Goodevening i would like to ask if i open metrobank acct here in korea and if my family will transfer money in my acct can i withraw that money here in korea?thank you

  13. I would like to ask,when my husband sending money via metrobank korea to philippine BPI savings account,it is okay?please answer me.thank you.

  14. Hi jennirose, it's okay. Your husband's money will be deposited to your BPI account the same day or the next day.

  15. Hello. I have an IBK account here in South Korea. Can I use this account to send money in the Philippines on my BPI account there? Any response will be highly appreciated.

  16. Goodday: i just want to ask if you can please incash the check of my husband there in korea the check is from Canada. Does she still need to open a dollar account? Thank you in advance.

    1. About encashing a foreign-currency check issued abroad:
      The payee should deposit the check to her foreign-currency account. The payee's name should be the same as bank account name. The account should be in the same currency as the currency of the check. If the check is in US dollars, the account should be a US-dollar account. Clearing will take a longer time compared to domestic checks.

    2. On second thought, this is about banking in South Korea, so the best thing is for you is to ask your bank there in South Korea.