7.30.2011

Send Money from Florida to the Philippines via Banks, MTOs

By Nora
Here are banks and money transfer operators (MTOs) which you can use to send money from Florida to the Philippines.

Philippine National Bank Remittance Centers Inc. (PNBRCI)

PNBRCI Jacksonville
10916 Atlantic Blvd., #5
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
Tel No: (904) 564-2555
Email: jacksonville@pnbrci.com

PNBRCI Miami
255 East Flagler St. Ste. 213
Miami, Florida 33131
Tel No: (786) 425-9560
Email: miami@pnbrci.com

PNBRCI Tampa
8502 N Armenia Ave., Ste. 4B
Tampa, Florida 33604
Tel No: (813) 933-5335
Email: tampa@pnbrci.com

PNB Automated Remittance Machines (ARM)

You can use ARM to send money if you have a PNB Global Filipino Card (GFC) and a U.S.-issued Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card. You can swipe your card at these machines and send up to $1,000 per swipe if debit card, and up to$200 per day if credit card. GFCs are issued initially in the Philippines and will soon be available in U.S. offices and branches.

ARM Miami
HQ Realty Philippines Inc.
227 NE 2nd St.
Miami, Florida 33132

ARM Jacksonville
Asian Foods of Argyle
8540 Argyle Forest Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32224

PNB Web Remit Service (WRS)

You cand send money to the Philippines online thru WRS if you:

- are a U.S. resident
- are at least 18 years old
- have a postal mailing address in the U.S.
- have an active email address
- have a savings account or a checking account with a U.S. bank

You can use WRS even if you don't have a PNB account in the U.S. or in thePhilippines.
Just go to pnbrcionline.com for more information and registration.
You can send to a PNB account or to an account with another Philippine bank. Remittances can also be received via door-to-door delivery and cash pick-up. PNB cash pick-up remittances can also be received at Cebuana Lhuillier branches and Globe GCASH business centers. Bring your ID and your remittance reference number.


Banco de Oro (BDO) Remittance partners:

Horizon International Remittance, Fort Lauderdale
1089 S.E. 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Vigo Remittance Corp., Sunrise
1301 International Parkway, 4th Floor
Sunrise, Florida 33323

Ria Financial, Hialeah
20 A West 49th Street
Hialeah, Florida 33012

Chartered Forex Inc., Orange Park
2000 Wells Road, Suite F
Orange Park, Florida 32073


RCBC Telemoney 

MerQX.Com, Inc., Miami
16049 SW 103 Lane
Miami, Florida 33196
Tel No: (305) 380-0268


METROBANK Correspondent Banks:
Swift code of Metrobank: MBTCPHMM

ABN Amro Bank NV
Bank of America
Citibank
Deutsche Bank AG
HSBC Bank USA NA
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.USA
Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd.
PNC Bank Na
Standard Chartered Bank
Suntrust Bank
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo NA
About 30 banks more

International Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) Partnering with METROBANK
Coinstar Money Transfer
Remit Worldwide (Bank of New York Mellon)
SMA International Ltd.
Xoom Corporation (Xoom Global Money Transfer)

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) tie-up company:

Vigo Remittance Corp. 
10251 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, Florida 3351
Tel No: 1-800-777-8784
E-mail: csagent@vigousa.com

MTOs partnering with BPI:

Wells Fargo
Tel No: 1-800-556-0605

Xoom.com
Website: www.xoom.com/bpi


BPI Correspondent Banks
BPI Swift address: BOPIPHMM for credit to a BPI or BPI Family Bank account.

Bank of America NA
Citibank NA
JPMorganChase
Deutsche Bank AG
HSBC Bank USA
PNC Bank PA
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo Bank
About 20 banks more


Wells Fargo 
Wells Fargo ExpressSend 
The Wells Fargo website says that the transaction fee is only $5 for money transfer from your Wells Fargo account and $7 if the remittance is in cash.
The fee is also reduced if you open a select Wells Fargo Checking Package account.
Your recipient can pick up your remittance at any branch of:
 - Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
 - Banco de Oro (BDO)
 - M Lhuillier
You can also send the money to your recipient's account with BDO or BPI.
Note: Not all Wells Fargo branches offer send-cash, send-to-account, or send-to-cash options.


Western Union and MoneyGram are the two biggest international MTOs that you can use to send money from Florida and other places in the U.S. and other countries.

Western Union 
 You can send money via the following:
 - go to a Western Union location nearest you
 - go online, register, and transfer money from your U.S. bank account or from your U.S.-issued Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card.
 - call Western Union by phone and process remittance using your U.S.-issued Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card account. Call 1-800-CALL-CASH  (1-800-225-5227)

Money transfers from any U.S. Western Union location is generally available within minutes for cash pickup in the Philippines.
Online money transfers from your Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card for cash pickup at any Western Union branch or to Globe G-CASH or Smart Money in the Philippines will take only minutes.
An online transfer from a U.S. bank account to a Western Union branch in the Philippines for cash pickup takes 3 days.

Some of Western Union partner banks:
- Bank of the Philippine Islands
- China Banking Corp.
- East West Bank
- Philippine Bank of Communications
- Philippine Veterans Bank
- CityState Savings Bank
- Premiere Bank
- Producers Savings Bank Corp.
- Luzon Development Bank
- Certain rural banks

MoneyGram 

MoneyGram remittances can be picked up at any of the more than 8,300 agent locations in the Philippines, at the branches and offices of the following:
- Banco de Oro (BDO)
- SM Malls
- Cebuana Lhuillier
- KwartaGram
- M Lhuillier Financial Services Inc.
- Palawan Pawnshop
- PeraGram
- RD Pawnshop

You can also send money for direct deposit to a bank account with:
- Banco de Oro (available within 1 business day)
- Other banks such as Bank of the Philippine Islands, Metrobank, Philippine National Bank (available within 1 to 3 business days)


Go to participating MoneyGram locations, fill out the Send form, choosing the Receive option Account Deposit.
For online remittance, go to MoneyGram.com, and enter or select Philippines.


To strengthen its presence in the Philippines, which was the fourth-largest recipient of remittances in the world in 2010, MoneyGram International opened its first corporate office in Manila in June 2011.

Lucky Money Online Remittance
You can use this online service to send money from Florida and other U.S. states if you're at least 18 years old and you have a U.S. checking account or a U.S-issued Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card. Go to luckymoney.com. First-time senders can send up to $300 every 90 days.

Lucky Check Cashing, Jacksonville
3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S
Unit 111 Jacksonville
Florida 32224
Tel No: (904) 996-0113

Lucky Check Cashing, Miami
50 Biscayne Blvd. Unit 107 Miami
Florida 33132
Tel No: (305) 371-5845

Lucky Money Agent, Miami
3rd Avenue Miami, Florida
Tel No: (888) 826-4427

Lucky Money Agent, Pensacola
New Warrington Road
Pensacola, Florida
Tel No: (888) 826-4427

Partner banks of Lucky Money:
BDO
BPI
Landbank
Metrobank
Allied Bank
Philippine National Bank

Related Articles:
Send Money from the U.S. via Wells Fargo
Send Money to Philippine Bank Accounts via MoneyGram

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