12.22.2011

BPI Savings Account Without Maintaining Balance -- BPI Easy Saver

By Nora
A savings account without maintaining balance?

Yes, BPI has launched its BPI Easy Saver account, a savings account without maintaining balance. It launched it as an easier way to save, as you can start with 200 pesos, and you can deposit small amounts.

It also forces you to "save" your savings, and encourages you not to withdraw your savings frequently.
Why not withdraw frequently? Because you are charged 5 pesos for every ATM withdrawal, and 100 pesos for over-the-counter withdrawal.

What can you use this BPI Easy Saver for?

- As a way to send allowance to your child in college.  Compared to the BPI Express Cash Card, this BPI Easy Saver is better. It's a savings account, so it earns interest and is PDIC-insured. It's also cheaper -- the ATM card is 50 pesos, and the withdrawal fee is 5 pesos. The Express Cash Card costs 150 pesos and its withdrawal fee is 15 pesos.

- As a remittance account

- As a regular savings account

How to Open an Easy Saver Account

- Go to a BPI or BPI Family branch.

- Just like with any other bank savings account, bring:
  -- two valid IDs
  -- photocopy of two valid IDs
  -- 1 1x1 ID picture
  -- Bring also a bill with your name and address (Meralco, PLDT, or a credit card bill) just in case the branch requires a proof of address. Some branches accept barangay clearance or certificate as proof of address.

- For students, bring extra documents, just in case the branch requires more documents:
  -- your school ID
  -- current registration card or enrollment card
  -- NSO-issued birth certificate
  -- barangay clearance or certificate, or any proof of your address (bill in the name of your father; your
      birth certificate shows your relationship)

If the branch is strict, inquire at another branch. Or at an Express branch at a mall. 
Or simply go to another bank. There are a lot of banks. And if you have time, please comment here or on other banking blogs about banks and bank branches that require lots of documents.

- Pay 50 pesos for the Express Teller ATM card.

- Deposit at least 200 pesos.

Are There Other Fees I Need to Know?

- You're charged 5 pesos for every withdrawal from a BPI ATM machine. You're charged more for withdrawals from other banks' ATM machines.
- You also pay this 5-peso-charge for every fund transfer and bill payment via your BPI Internet banking.

* This account is good for those who are not yet able to maintain the minimum balance requirement for regular bank accounts.
It's better to pay 5 pesos for every withdrawal than paying 300 pesos a month as penalty for not maintaining the balance requirement for 2 consecutive months.
What you'll do is to plan your withdrawals so you don't get deducted many 5s.

What if I only have 1 valid ID?
Be on the lookout for BPI Easy Saver promos in schools, supermarkets, malls, fairs or other events.  Usually, during promos, BPI officers accept only 1 ID.  Try also applying at BPI Express Centers in malls or near malls.


Read also:
Savings Accounts in the Philippines with the Lowest Maintaining Balances
Best Savings Accounts for Students
Savings Accounts for OFW Remittances


Many Comments Have Been Moved to: BPI Easy Saver comments

183 comments:

  1. Sir, pano po ba kapag di ako nakahulog sa CArd ko ng ilang buwan and my balance went 0? Magagamit pa po ba ito?

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    1. Magtu-2months na pong P0.75 nlng ang laman ng ATM ko, macclose na po ba yun? Paano po pag naclose yun, ano pong dapat kong gawin? Lalo na po may padala na po sakin ung tita ko from Kuwait. Magkano po ba ang maintaining balance sa BPI express teller international???

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    2. Okay lang po kahit 0 balance tapos deposit kayo, yung atm card ko 5 yrs na 0 balance since College ako ngayon may work nako buhay pa. Haha

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  2. Sir, pano po ba kung yung account ko hindi nagamit ng 7 months tapos yung balance nun 0.

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  3. VERRY CONVENIENT ANG EASY SAVER KASI FROM MY PAYROLL ACCOUNT TRANSFER FUND TO EASY SAVER NAKAKAPAGPADALA AKO SA MOM KO VIA TRANSFER FUND LESS HASSLE AT WALA PANG FEE TO SEND UNLIKE KAPG LBC OR CEBUANA.

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  4. About INACTIVITY or NO TRANSACTION:
    Hi Mark, if you can use your atm card at the atm machine, that means your account is still active. Deposit to it and save. If your balance was zero when you performed atm balance inquries, your new balance might be deducted with 5 peso per atm balance inquiry.

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  5. About money transfer from payroll account to Easy Saver: Yes, you're right. You indeed can save remittance fees. At LBC, you pay 100 pesos for sending 2k and 150 pesos for 3k in Luzon and and higher fees for higher amounts. The other local remittance services like Cebuana, Palawan, ML Lhuillier or Western Union charge about the same fees.
    Thanks for commenting here.

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  6. About Expiry of BPI Easy Saver card:
    There's no expiration date on the atm card. And I haven't read any rule about Easy Saver's expiration. But if you do not make any deposit or withdrawal within 2 years, your account will become dormant, and if there's no balance, it might be closed.

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  7. Ask ko lang, sabi sa bpi wala daw fee fr baace inquiries basta bpi pero may mg nababasa ako na meron daw fee and marami daw to hidden charges. Is that true cause i wanna make sure na okay tong easty saver before i open an account. And last, mwy charge ba to if i change my account pw in bpi online na naiddl sa playstore? I need answers. Thanks :)

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  8. What does the bank statement look like ?

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  9. Hi i have problem in transferring accounts.my husband have an account in hsbc bank in united kingdom.his an army and was based in afghanistan right now so he cant send personally to me so he ask me to do it by online banking.is it possible to transfer his account from hsbc bank UK to bpi bank hre in philippines by online banking?and i have bpi easy saver account is it ok?

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  10. About Easy Saver, BPI online banking and online stores:
    QUESTION: BPI said there's no fee for balance inquiries made at BPI, but online commenters say there's a fee and many hidden charges. Is that true cause I wanna make sure this Easy Saver is okay before i open an account. And last, is there a charge if i change my account pw in bpi online that naiddl at playstore? I need answers. Thanks:)
    ANSWER:
    There's a 5-peso fee for every atm withdrawal and for every balance inquiry at BPI atms. Additional charge of 15 pesos at non-BPI atms.
    Making a transfer or payment ONLINE costs also 5 pesos for every transfer or every payment.
    Balance inquiry ONLINE is free.
    Changing your password has no charge.
    You can use your online banking to pay online stores that are merchant-affiliated with BPI. If not, you can use third-party services like Dragon Pay.

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  11. About HSBC UK transfer to BPI Easy Saver:
    Yes, you can do the online transfer, ask your husband's username and password.
    If your husband's HSBC UK account is HSBC Premier or HSBC Advance, use Global Transfers.
    If not, use Priority Payments. The charge is 4 pounds plus BPI's charge. It might take 5 days before the money is credited to your account. I suggest that you don't transfer a big amount as this is your first time to transfer online.
    BPI Swift code or BIC code is BOPIPHMM.
    We'd appreciate it if you comment again here after your transaction.

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  12. hi ate nors...kailangan ba talaga bawasan ung account q khit naibalik q nmn po ng the same month din po?

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  13. QUESTION from fuji Jan 7 2015
    hi ate nors. did they really need to penalize my account even if I was able to return what I've withdrawn on the same month?
    ANSWER:
    Hi fuji, the basis is the average daily balance for the month. For example, if the required maintaining balance is 3k, and you withdrew 2k in the first week of the month, then deposited 2k on the 3rd week, you were not able not maintain your balance because there are days that your balance is below 3k.

    Banks deduct 300 pesos if you failed to maintain your required balance for 2 consecutive months.

    BPI Easy Saver does not have a maintaining balance requirement.

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  14. hi nors,im working in Saudi Arabia,ilang buwan bago magclose or ma deactivate account m pag hnd ka nakapagdeposit?panu ko malalaman kng active pa xa?salamat

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  15. QUESTION from eofil Jan 20 2015:
    Hi, nors, im working in Saudi Arabia. how many months before my account becomes closed or deactivated if I'm not able to deposit? How can I know if it's still active? thanks
    ANSWER:
    Is your account BPI Easy Saver? If yes, BPI did not specify the number of months. But most accounts in the Phils become dormant and later closed (if balance is 0.00) after 2 years of no deposit and no withdrawal. But of course, try to deposit to your account every few months, or every month, so you can save money.
    Is your account a regular account? If yes, you need to maintain your monthly average daily balance (MADB) requirement. If not maintained for 2 consecutive months, your account is charged 300 pesos at the end of the 2nd consecutive month, and every month thereafter that the MADB is not maintained. If the account balance reaches 0.00 or negative, the account will automatically close.
    How to know your account balance or if your account is active? Of course if you're in the Phils, or if your atm is in the Phils, you can inquire at an atm machine. But if not, try to email your bank and ask. For BPI, try this email: expressonline@bpi.com.ph I'm not sure though if they're responding to account balance inquiries via email.

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  16. Mag kano po ba ang maintining balance ng bpi express teller international atm po ba?

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  17. QUESTION from honey santos Jan 27 2015
    How much is the maintaining balance for BPI express teller international atm?
    ANSWER:
    If it's a regular atm savings account, the maintaining balance requirement is:
    BPI = 3,000 pesos
    BPI Family = 1,000 pesos
    BPI Direct = 500 pesos
    BPI Easy Saver = zero maintaining balance, but there's 5-peso atm withdrawal/balance inquiry fee

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    1. Bpi Easy Saver po zero maintaining balance po ba pero pag nagwithdraw ako me charges n 5 pesos tama poba?

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    2. mam pano po kung hindi nahulugan ung account for almost 2 years? pwede po ba xa hulugan ngaun? khit walang maintaining balance?



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  18. About BPI Saver Account
    QUESTION: I applied for a bpi saver account, have not deposited to it 1 year since. I want to deposit this feb. Is it allowed?
    ANSWER: Yes. If BPI accepts your deposit, it means your account is active.

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  19. hi, I have just applied for easy saver account on bpi last january 20, 2015. My initial deposit was 1000. After a few weeks, i tried to withdraw money from it but it says, insufficient funds. So weei tried to ask manong guard, kasi close na yung bpi, 6pm na. Sabi ng guard 1 month after before i can withdraw money. Then this second week of february nagdeposit ako atleast 500 pesos. after a few days i tried to withdraw ulit pero ganun ulit, insuffiecient funds. Pero i inquire ng balance 1500 siya. Is it true na 1 month after bago ako makapag withdraw ng money? I am hoping for your response immediately.

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    1. i think hindi mo mawithdraw ung exact amount na 1000 kasi 1000 ang laman nung card mo you should have atleast 1005 pesos kasi maybayad na 5 pesos every time na magwiwithdraw.. kaya lumalabas na insufficient

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  20. About BPI Easy Saver Withdrawal
    It's my first time to come to know of this policy, if indeed this is their new policy. Maybe there had been depositors who went to BPI to make inquiry, so the manong guard came to know about it.
    Anyway, your balance inquiry shows your money is in your account. If after a month, and you still cannot withdraw your money, then go to BPI and ask.
    If indeed BPI implemented this new policy, they should have informed you as a new depositor, for transparency. It's a good policy -- to teach people to save -- but depositors should be informed.

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  21. Hi Gil Peterson, has it been too long? More than 2 years? If less than 2 years, I think you can go to your branch with your IDs and request for reactivation.

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    1. How about more than 2 yrs..?

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  22. Easy Saver becomes hard! I want to apply kaso hassle sa BPI Shangrila. I presented 2 valid IDs, valid billing statement, and ID picture. Pi-nagfill-up na ko ng form, then dami pa ulit requirements na hiningi and may kailangan pa daw ako i-update and i-submit na other requirements. I was handled by their assistant branch manager. Will try other branches na lang siguro. Saan ba madali mag-aaply? thanks

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  23. Hi Marvin, you can use a bill in recent months; it does not have to be the latest bill.

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  24. pwed po bang form ng philhealth at HDMF form ang i present pag hinanapan ako ng Valid ID , hindi pa po kci ako na issued ng ID eh

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  25. QUESTION from Anonymous about unmaintained account March 2 2015
    helo po. I have bpi atm savers account with maintaining balance of 3k, but I have not deposited to it for 9 months. is there any possibility that the maintaining balance requirement is removed and can I still use my account for deposits and withdrawals? I hesitate to deposit because it might have been deactivated already. How do I know if it's still active? I don't have online banking
    ANSWER:
    Have you tried making balance inquiry via atm? Try it at a BPI atm. Most likely, your account is already closed. The maintaining balance penalty is 300 pesos per month, so if you have no money there, your account has most likely reached zero or negative and was most likely closed.
    You can open a BPI Easy Savers account, the account type described above in the post.

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  26. QUESTION from Domeng Jecks Feb 26 2015
    Will they accept philhealth form and HDMF form as Valid IDs. I don't have an ID.
    ANSWER:
    The postal office now issues digitized IDs, which costs about 400 pesos. Bring birth certificate and proof of address or barangay certificate

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  27. QUESTION from Jaland Mar 12, 2015
    What if I have no billing of account for example electric bill, telephone bill? Not in my name?
    ANSWER:
    Hi Jaland, if you have 2 valid IDs, I think BPI will consider your application. If they really need proof of address, you can present a certification from your barangay or from your homeowners' association.

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  28. QUESTION about opening an account
    HI. I'M vhernard. I want to open an account but i don't have any idea to apply. can you help me?
    ANSWER:
    Hi vhernard, you need to have 2 valid IDs. If you're a student, you can present your school ID, and your current registration card, or your library card and your barangay certification plus 2 ID pictures. If you're not a student, you can apply for the new digitized postal ID and hope BPI accepts this postal ID. Many banks stopped recognizing the old laminated postal ID when they found out many people can get fake postal IDs.

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  29. hi sir pwd po mg deposit more than 2k sa easy saving??

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  30. Question about depositing more than 2k into Easy Saver:
    Yes, you can deposit more than 2k into an Easy Saver account. It does not have maximum deposit limits.
    It's most cash card accounts that have deposit limits.

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  31. Question about not using one's atm card:
    Is there a deduction from my atm account if I don't use my card or account? My account has around 16k. My last withdrawal was December 2014. It's now March 2015.
    ANSWER:
    Is your account BPI Easy Saver? Or a BPI regular atm savings account? No, there's no deduction.
    But make sure that you deposit or withdraw within 24 months, as a savings account becomes dormant if without transaction within 24 months.
    It's good that you are saving, and you are not withdrawing your money.

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  32. Hi Admin,

    Let's say may P10,000, ka sa savings account mo, yung interest ba ay magbabase sa nakasave sa account mo?

    10,000 x 0.25% = 2,500 Interest

    So, meron ka ng 12,500 dahil sa interest? Tama po ba ako admin?

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  33. Hi. ani po ba ang kulay at details na nakalagay sa BPI easy saver? same ba dun sa BPI international? kasi yung sa akin, BPI international yung card pero 0 maintaining balance.

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  34. Hi Juan de Tamad, yes, the atm card is also blue, and its name is BPI Express Teller International. If you applied for Easy Saver, then your account is Easy Saver.

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  35. Is this still available? Student here that wants to open an account

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  36. hellhello po ask ko lng po pag 30k po b ang iwithdraw pwd dumeretso sa bank po ? my charge din po un ?

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  37. About BPI Easy Saver:
    Yes, this BPI Easy Saver is still being offered by BPI or BPI Family. Present your school ID and your registration card (to prove your ID is current) and other IDs, if you have, plus ID picture.

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  38. About withdrawing over the counter:
    Question: If I withdraw 30k, can I go direct to the bank? Is there a charge?
    Hi Kim Myrll Bergonio, is this a BPI account? Yes, you can withdraw over the counter without charge because you are withdrawing 30k, which is more than the daily maximum atm withdrawal amount (which is 20k).

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  39. Hi! Can I use 1 ID only? My Company ID. Thanks!

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  40. Hi Keziah, usually they require 2 valid IDs, but you can try. You can bring a barangay certificate. Or your new NBI clearance.

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  41. Hi, how much po kaya maximum deposit sa bpi savers account? Then may bpi ako old na lock pin Pano po ba unit unlock bpi ko old is in cainta branch asa Batangas na po me tanauan or sto Tomas pwede ba unlock yun may 500 pa yun sayang :D

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  42. HELLO im don, ask ko lang sana about sa savings ko. di ko kc alam ung about sa dormant na sinasabi nila. nag woworied kc ako dahil going to 2 years na kc savings ko na di ginagalaw pero nag dedeposit pa din ako dun up to now. Saka lagi kong chinecheck savings ko online. Magiging dormant ba account ko kung di ako nag wiwidraw for 2 years.

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  43. QUESTION about maximum BPI Easy Saver deposit June 18, 2015
    Hi, how much is the maximum deposit to a bpi savers account? Then I have an old bpi with locked pin. How can I unlock my old bpi which is in cainta branch, I'm here in Batangas, tanauan or sto Tomas. That has 500, it's a waste if I don't get it.
    ANSWER:
    You can deposit as much as you can to your Easy Saver account. Basically, there is no maximum limit. But of course, if you deposit hundreds of thousands or more frequently, the bank will ask for your source of income to comply with money laundering laws.
    About your PIN, have you tried using your PIN again? If you can no longer remember your correct PIN, the remedy is to go to the branch where you opened your account with your IDs. Or you can try asking a BPI branch there in your area if you can withdraw over the counter and pay an over-the-counter withdrawal fee.

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  44. QUESTION about dormancy June 27, 2015
    HELLO i'm don. I want to ask about my savings. I don't know about what they're saying about dormancy. I'm worried because it's been almost two years that I have not withdrawn from it, but I've been depositing to it up to now. And I always check my savings online. Will my account become dormant if I don't withdraw within 2 years?
    ANSWER:
    Hi don, your account is active. And you're a good saver because you just keep on depositing without withdrawing. Keep on saving without withdrawing.
    A savings account becomes dormant if it does not have a deposit or a withdrawal within 2 years. In your case, you are depositing regularly, so your account will not become dormant. Even if you are not making any withdrawal, as long as you are making deposits, your account will remain active, and it will not become dormant.

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  45. ok salamat po :)

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  46. Yung representative kasi na nakausap ko, kailangan ko pa daw ng endorsement letter from my company para makapag open ako ng account.

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  47. Hi Ana Marie, yes, the Easy Saver is still available. That branch may have become picky with their Easy Saver customers, especially if many have opened Easy Saver accounts there, and then did not use them. In other branches, you can open an Easy Saver without a company endorsement, just by telling them you want to save. But usually if they come to know that the account is for salary payout, they indeed require company endorsement. Try going in another day, and talking to another bank officer. Tell them you're opening the account because you want to save. Or if there's another BPI branch there, try going there.

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  48. Hi po, pwede po ba yung account ko if ever for salary payout?

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  49. Hi Ana Marie, if your company instructed you to open your account by yourself, then yes, you give your BPI account no. to your company, and it's your company that will deposit your salary into your account.

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  50. Thanks so much! Hope it would help the next time I visit BPI. Just want to clarify, my (if ever) easy saver account is like a regular account in which my company abroad can also deposit my salary to?

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  51. So parang regular account lang po yung easy saver account ko na yung company ko abroad dun idedeposit yung salary ko?

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  52. Hi Ana Marie, yes, Easy Saver is just like a regular savings account to which anyone can deposit into, whether over the counter locally or through remittance from abroad. The only difference is the 5-peso atm withdrawal and 5-peso atm balance inquiry fee and its lack of maintaining balance requirement.

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  53. Hello po, sabi naman po ng BPI nung tumawag ako yung easy saver po is for savings lang not for salary payout po. Kasi mamomonitor naman daw po nila yun kung gaana kalaki yung pumapasok sa account.

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  54. Question from Ana Marie, I called BPI and I was told that Easy Saver is for savings only and not for salary payout. They can monitor how much money is being deposited to the account.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Ana Marie, yes, I told you also that Easy Saver is for savings only, but for small businesses that have only 2 or 3 employees, they can use this Easy Saver by instructing their employees to open an account by themselves. Obviously, small businesses cannot yet open business accounts.
    But it is different if it's a bigger company, and there are more employees. The company should open a business account with the banks so that their employees can open regular savings accounts (as payroll accounts) without employees needing to maintain required balances. It will be the company that will maintain their business account. This is the reason why many banks do not allow depositors to deposit to more than 2 or 3 accounts (different names) over the counter at one time (when it can seem that the depositor is depositing salaries).
    In your case, you can still open an Easy Saver for foreign remittance. It's just like an OFW sending money to your account. But since it seems that you'll be receiving big amounts, and so you don't have to worry, and you don't have to pay the 5-peso atm withdrawal/balance inquiry fee, open the regular atm account (3,000 maintaining balance requirement). Make sure to maintain at least 3k in your account. Treat it as your long-time savings. Add to it from time to time.

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  55. Hi. I just want to ask what will I do if the account is dormant? Thanks!

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  56. What to do if account is dormant
    If your account is dormant, go to your bank branch in person with your IDs and reactivate it. If this is Easy Saver, you might be required to pay for dormancy fee for every month your account has been dormant.

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  57. Does it require proof of income?

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  58. Question about need for proof of income
    Do you mean to ask if proof of income is needed to open an Easy Saver account? No, proof of income is not needed. But if you have proof of address like Meralco or phone bill, bring it to support your ID, but if none, your valid photo IDs and ID picture will be enough.

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  59. Hi. Whats the difference po ba between esaver and time deposit? As far as interest rate is concerned po. Thanks.

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  60. I approached one of the branch here in cebu it's branch colon.. im with me all the requirements na binigay mo dito then they did not accept kasi may kulang daw.. hinihingan nila ako ng TIN #.. ang tanong q needed vah un???

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  61. Hello po,ask ko lng po if pwd ba ako mgdeposit sa pangasinan branch,pro sa robinsons novaliches ako nag open ng accnt.

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  62. Difference between Easy Saver and time deposit in terms of interest rate: I know you already know that time deposit rates are much higher than regular savings rates. Easy Saver's annual interest rate as of today is 0.25%. Annual time deposit rates range from 0.5% to 1.375%, depending on amount of time deposit and term (35 days to 364 days)

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  63. Question about TIN number in opening a bank account, Aug 12, 2015:
    I approached one of the branch here in cebu it's branch colon. im with me all the requirements that you listed then they did not accept because something is missing. They're asking for my TIN #. Is that really needed?
    ANSWER:
    TIN is needed because the interests of deposits are being taxed.
    If you're already working, the bank will expect that you already have your TIN. But if you're still a student, and you're using your school ID to open your account, I think the bank should excuse you from having TIN. My daughter was able to open her Easy Saver even without TIN, when she was still studying.
    If you're already 20 or 21 or older, you need to get your TIN, as you need this when you apply for work. You can request for your TIN online for free. Go to bir.gov.ph. Try non-peak hours like dawn hours.

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  64. Question about interregional deposits:
    Hello po, can I deposit in pangasinan branch? I opened my account at robinsons novaliches.
    ANSWER:
    Yes, you can deposit in Pangasinan to your Novaliches-based account. There's no interregional deposit fee -- this is one of the good things about BPI.

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  65. hi pede po ba kahit E-1 ng SSS? wala pa kasi yung I.D ko sa sss. pag ibig at philhealth lng yung i.d ko

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  66. hi po im mae....plan ko po mg open ng easy saver account dto sa las pinas papayagan po kaya nila ako?den pwde po ba un hulugan galing ibang bansa..?welsfargo po ata un..salmat po sa sagot.... Id ko po licenses and postal id pwde na po ba un?

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  67. Hello po! May maximum deposit po ba per transaction ang easy saver? Thanks!

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  68. good pm po,, ask ko lang.. 2 weeks po ba talaga ang dapat hintayin bago makuha ung atm card after magopen??? di ko pa kasi nkukuha sahod until now dahil 2 weeks pa daw :(

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  69. Mae, About remitting to Easy Saver from abroad Sep 4:
    hi po i'm mae. I plan to open an easy saver account here in las pinas. will they allow me? Can it be used for remittance from another country? wells fargo po. Thanks po. Ids are licenses and postal id.
    ANSWER:
    Yes, you can apply in Las Pinas or at any branch because you have valid photo IDs. Yes, your sender from abroad can remit to your Easy Saver from any country. Yes, Wells Fargo is a BPI remittance partner.

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  70. About maximum amount of remittance to Easy Saver Aug 20
    Hello po, is Easy Saver valid for remittance from abroad? 30k will be sent to my account, is there a maximum?
    Answer:
    Yes, your Easy Saver can receive remittance from abroad. Yes, your 30k remittance can be deposited into your account. There's no maximum limit to the amount that can be remitted to your Easy Saver.

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  71. Ramir Sulit Sep 8
    Hello po! Is there a maximum deposit per transaction with easy saver? Thanks!
    ANSWER:
    Hi Ramir, there's no maximum deposit limit per transaction with Easy Saver. You can deposit any big amount. (It's only when you're depositing big amounts frequently, then transferring them to another account immediately from which they are withdrawn quickly, then they'll ask you the reason for these transactions).

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  72. Soy Sauce03 Sep 8
    Good pm po, is it really 2 weeks po before I get my atm card after opening? I have not received my salary until now because I don't have yet my atm card :(
    ANSWER:
    Hi Soy Sauce03, there could be a lot of Easy Saver applicants, so it takes a longer time. Other banks usually take one week.

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  73. Hi po.. ask ko lang po kung anung ibig sabihin nito "Temporarily unable to process this transaction.." tpos naka lagay po sa receipt ko ay "Card not effective" ano po dapat gawin? salamat po sa tutugon.

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  74. Hello po. Student po ako. Gsto ko po sana magopen ng easy saver acc. pero po yung sa requirements, ID and NSO birth certificate lang ang meron ako. Makakapag opon padin po ba ako kahit yun lng? Reply po pls. Asap. Thanks.

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  75. About a student who wants to open a BPI Easy Saver account, Janelle Caranto October 10, 2015
    Hello po. I'm a student. I want to open an easy saver acc. but I only have these requirements, ID and NSO birth certificate. Can I open an account? Reply po pls. Asap. Thanks.
    ANSWER:
    Yes, bring your student ID with photo and school head's signature plus 2 ID photos. Bring your registration form if you have, and yes, bring your NSO cert in case they need it.

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  76. Hi, when opening an account with easy saver, do u still check your adverse list? I was declined by another bank because of this. And what can i do to be able to open a savings account. Thanks

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    1. About banks' adverse action notice list or negative list : Sorry I don't work with BPI. Try to apply for an Easy Saver account. Then if they deny you, try other banks. Try a smaller savings bank or a rural bank; I think many smaller banks do not yet have access to the negative lists of bigger banks.

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    2. Regarding bpi express teller napalitan ko ung pin dun sa sinabng date kung kelan need palitan successfull nmn nung mag change pin ako. Ngaun nag wwidrw ako lumalabas error pin lenght/invalid account type/no account possible po ba na nka deactivate ung card ko?

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  77. About BPI Express Teller PIN change October 30, 2015
    Regarding bpi express teller, I changed my pin within the change-PIN period, and it was successful. Now I am withdrawing, and this error appears: pin length/invalid account type/no account. Is it possible my card was deactivated?
    ANSWER:
    Try balance inquiry, and if your balance appears, this means you're allowed only for balance inquiry for the meantime. Call BPI 89-100 so you can confirm to them that it was you who changed your PIN. Be ready with your account no., other personal info, and the date and time when you changed your PIN.
    I've been a BPI account owner for years, and when I changed my PIN recently, I also had to call BPI before I could withdraw.

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  78. Ask ko lng po kung pde mag withdraw for example 250php, 220php or 270php s easy savers account? Thank you.

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  79. About withdrawing 250php, 220php or 270php November 2, 2015
    Can we withdraw for example 250php, 220php or 270php from our easy savers account? Thank you.
    ANSWER:
    From the atm machine, no, you cannot withdraw those amounts because the smallest bill in the atm is the 100-peso bill. There's no 20-peso or 50-peso bill in the atm machine.
    If you withdraw over the counter, you can withdraw those amounts, but you will pay a fee because your account is atm-based.
    If you like to use your balance including the cents, you can use your atm to pay your purchase at a store or supermarket that has a Megalink or Express Net swipe system.

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  80. Need your help po
    Dito sa bpi bakit pa kailangan ng tin number eh wala pa aq ganun PO eh requirements po yun dito sa bpi tanza cavite.. Help po

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  81. About TIN for bank account opening, Kimberly Guillermo
    November 3, 2015
    Need your help po. Here at bpi, why do they require a tin number. I don't have it. It's a requirement here at bpi tanza cavite. Help po
    ANSWER:
    Hi Kimberly, check this BIR Eregistration from time to time, and if this page is active again, apply for your eTIN online.
    Banks require TIN because they use it for the 20%-withholding-tax that they deduct from interest earned.
    Some banks do not require TIN if what you present is a student ID with current school registration card.

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  82. OFW FROM KUWAIT......ask ko lang po about sa bpi xpress international wat if kung hinde po pumasok yung mga hinuhulog sa account or may isang transaction na hinde pumasok. panu po kea ang gagawin magagawan po b ng paraan yun.pero may mga resibo po per transaction at hinde pa po pala sya na change pin.. for 2 years.. pero palage pong nag dedeposit sa acoount maraming salamat po god bless

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  83. OFW FROM KUWAIT, about remittances to BPI account November 13, 2015
    May I ask about bpi xpress international. What if my remittances are not deposited to my account? Or what if one remittance does not get credited? Is there a way to remedy it? But there's a receipt per transaction. By the way, I have not changed my PIN for 2 years. But I have been depositing frequently to my account. Thanks a lot po. god bless
    ANSWER:
    Are you using a BPI remittance partner to send money from Kuwait? Remittance is better with partners.
    Enroll in BPI online banking so you can check your account balance. Prepare your user name and a strong password. This is how toenroll in BPI online banking while abroad. When successfully enrolled, always logout after using, and if using public computers, always clear history.
    If later on you use a smartphone for your online banking, it's advisable that you do not activate the Send Money to an Unenrolled Account. Anyway, this cannot be activated while you're abroad because the activation is completed using a BPI atm machine.

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  84. Hi! I availed easy saver last nov 11 in our school. The assistant said that i can only change pin on the dates of nov 17 and 18. When I read the letter they have given me, it says 2 banking days. So I change my pin Nov 13 but transaction not allowed. Then day 18 came, I also change the pin but in BPI not in family savings bank because I don't know where I could change the pin, it also said that the transaction wasnt allowed and i have no record in bpi. So today this morning, I changed my pin in family savings bank but again, transaction not allowed. I insert the card again for the last time to change the pin and it says, pin incorrect. What should I do??? I hope you understand me and thanks you if you will answer me. :)

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  85. Hi. pwede po ba ako mag deposit ng cheke sa esavers account. example cheke from veterans na naka-name saken, pwede po ba diretso ko na ideposit yun sa esavers ko?

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  86. Hi mam ask ko lang po . may tin id ako, as my primary id, secondary ko po ung mga barngay clearance, police clearance and police id, nso birth cert., philhealth id,

    Makakapagopen po ba ko ng easy saver account ? Ngtry po kc ako sa novaliches branch pero hnhnapan prn ako ng isa dhl tin id daw ang meron wala pa po kc ako sss E un ang hnhnap pa skn, pepede po b ung mga ids ko na yan sa branch ng fairview?

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  87. Hi mam, ask ko lang po kailangan na po ba talaga mag balance inquiry bago mag withdraw through ATM Machine?

    Thanks you.

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  88. About the need to make a balance inquiry before withdrawal:
    Do we need to perform balance inquiry before withdrawing from an atm machine?
    ANSWER:
    No, you don't need to make a balance inquiry. You can withdraw immediately. But if you are withdrawing from atm machines very far from your place, or if it's night time or weekends/holidays, it is wise to make a balance inquiry first, in case the machine is out of order, or in case there's a glitch.

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  89. Replies
    1. Yes, you can open this account at a BPI or BPI Family branch. Bring 2 valid photo IDs, TIN, and 2 id photos. Some might require proof of address, so bring any bill in your name and address.

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  90. Hi po. I opened this atm account last June. It's a zero balance account. I was intending to use it for sending my wage to my mom because I thaought my mom's account is not acceptable in my employer. however my mom's account was accepted by my employer thus the remittance goes directly to her account nalang. So, i have forgotten about this one. Can I ask of what would be the status of this account? Am i going to pay for not depositing for almost 5 months already starting from opening the account? or will it be deactivated??? or what?

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    1. Your account is still active. No, you won't pay any charge for not depositing for several months. It will become dormant after 2 years of no deposit or withdrawal.

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  91. Hi good afternoon, question lang po. I applied for the BPI card na may 3k maintaining balance. Nabawasan ko sya ng 1200 pesos, makain na po ba yung remaining balance ko? Or bawasan po nila yung next kong ideposit? Thanks in advance for those who'll answer.

    adtrealtyandi@yahoo.com

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  92. Hi goodafternoon, question lang po. Nag open ako ng BPI acct na may 3k maintaining balance, kaso nabawasan ko sya ng 1200. Makakain ba yung remaining balance ko sa card? Or mabawasan yung ideposit ko next time?

    adtrealtyandi@yahoo.com
    Thanks in advance for those who'll answer ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  93. Hi poh active paba yung bpi card q pag 5yrs ng Hindi nagagamit?hk poh aq

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  94. Bhelle December 4, 2015
    Hi poh is my bpi card active after 5 yrs of not using it? I'm in hk po
    ANSWER:
    Your account is no longer active. Your account became dormant after 2 years of not using it. Does it have a balance? You can inquire about it at your branch when you come home for a vacation.

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  95. Meron pa po ba nito ngayon? What if wala kang mga bills na maka proof ng address mo ?

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  96. Myla Betonio, December 10, 2015
    Is this still offered? What if I have no bill as proof of address?
    ANSWER:
    Yes, this account is still offered by BPI and BPI Family. I think proof of address is not always required. If you have 2 valid photo IDs and 2 ID pictures, you can apply for this account.

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  97. can i open BPI Easy saver abroad?

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    1. About opening a BPI account abroad:
      You can ask for assistance in opening a Philippine-based BPI account if you're in these cities: BPI Europe in London, UK and Rome and Milan, Italy; BPI Express Remittance in Barcelona, Spain; BPI Representative office in Dubai, UAE; BPI Remittance Centre in Hong Kong.

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  98. Hi po, pde po ba magdeposit ng cheke gamit 2ng easy saver? TIA

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  99. Hi po, pwede po ba magdeposit ng cheque sa d2 sa easy saver? Thanks

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  100. Hello, question lang po im planning to save around 25k on my savings account, past few months or year hindi ko namemeet yung maintaining balance aware po ako sa fee na around P300php, question ko po is if magdedeposit na po ako by January around 25,000php mababawasan po ba ng P300 or mas mataas kasi d ko nameet yung monthly requirements? Thank you

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  101. Hi! Ask lang po, ano po gagawin kapag naka 3x enter wrong pin ka? Nagkamali po kc mama ko, pero alam namn po namin yung pin. Nung aayusin ko na. Di na pwde kc dw 3x na daw nagkamali.

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  102. rhey mond, BPI ATM PIN December 26, 2015
    Hi! What should we do if 3x we entered wrong pin? My mama erred, but we know the pin. When I tried to correct, it no longer worked because we had entered the wrong pin 3x.
    ANSWER:
    Call BPI 89-100 to reset your PIN. Remember the time and place you entered your wrong PIN because the BPI officer might ask about it.

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  103. Good day Ms. Nora,

    ask lang po ako kung pang student lang ba itong BPI Easy Saver? sana po magreply kayo? Thank You! God Bless!

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    1. Hello, no, it's not exclusively for students. Easy Saver is for anyone who is not yet able to maintain a certain amount of money in the account everyday, as long as he/she has valid IDs to present. Because it does not require a maintaining balance, it charges 5 pesos for every atm withdrawal and every balance inquiry.
      However, I think BPI will ask certain questions if you open an Easy Saver as a payroll account.

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    2. Thank You so much for the information. Advance Happy New Year! God Bless....

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  104. what if my easy savers atm card became dormant, cos i haven't used and deposited for over a year or so and has zero balance, is it possible to apply again for it? thanks! :)

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  105. Anyone familiar with old peso bill policy please comment below. Here is the story, I just came from BPI, Marian Fairview branch. I have an old peso bill, while I'm doing my withdrawal transaction, I apologently ask the teller 1 if I can exchange my old peso bill, to my surprise she said sarcastically "Hindi pwede, hindi ka ba aware sa new policy? Ang pwedeng lang ay ideposit!" I said to her " Ay, hindi po kasi sa news lang ako nag re-rely sabi nila pwede pa daw ipapalit sa mga banko pagdating ng 2016, so ang intindi ko pwede pa, nun pala deposit lang pwede." And suplada siya ha! Although it is only 50 peso bill mahalaga pa rin yun kasi kung ideposit ko siya sa atm account ko, hindi naman naglalabas ng 50pesos ang mga atm. And mind you if mag withdraw ako sa atm may charge na 5 pesos every withdrawal sa any bpi atm. MY POINT IS, HINDI BA PWEDENG PALITAN OVER THE COUNTER TUTAL MAY ACCOUNT NAMAN AKO SA KANILA at HINDI BA PWEDENG I APPROACH NG MABUTI ANG CLIENT! Haist! First Monday of the New Year and first bank transaction of the New Year but so disappointed.

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  106. hi ask lang po ako pwedi ko po ba makapagpen ng bpi account kahit voters certification and bry clearance na meron ako.

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  107. hi ask lang po ako pwedi po ako makapagopen ng bpi account kahit voters certification and brgy clearance as valid Id

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  108. Hello po, pwede po bang cash out yung balance ko sa paypal through easy saver? Yung balance ko po na yun galing sa online jobs. Kaka-apply ko lang kasi kanina, nagtatanong ako sa teller di niya daw alam. First time ko po magkaroon ng money transactions online sana masagot po tanong ko hehe. Salamat!

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    1. Oo pwedi ka mag transfer ngfunds mo from PayPal to your any BPI account w/out charged

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  109. hi po ask lang po ko pwedi ba makaopen ng bpi account kung walang id kasi voter certificate and brgy clearance lang meron ako?im jen po.

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  110. hi po, Im just asking you if pwedi po bang makaopen ng bpi account kung walang id kasi voter certificate and brgy clearance lang meron ako

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  111. Ask ko lang po kung may possibility po na mag increase yung savings ko po sa BPI Easy Saver? if yes, how? thanks

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  112. Good evening po, Pag hindi po nahulogan for 2 years yung account diba e close nila yun? pwede pa ba ma open ulit yung account ko Mam? Thank you.

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  113. Good afternoon po. Pwede po bang e withdraw ang 500 kung ang balance nlang is 535 pesos?

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  114. About withdrawing 500 when balance is only 535 pesos: Yes, you can withdraw 500. The withdrawal charge is 5 pesos, so your balance will become 30 pesos.

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  115. Shanelle Marquez Bartolome, about maintaining balance for BPI Express International January 23, 2016
    It has been almost 2 months that my atm has only P0.75. Will it close? If it's closed, what should I do? Especially now that my aunt sent me money from Kuwait. How much is the maintaining balance for BPI express teller international?
    ANSWER:
    Is your account a BPI Easy Saver account? If yes, your account is active. Easy Saver does not require a maintaining balance.
    Is your account a regular atm savings account? If yes, you can reactivate your account if it's already closed.
    Make a balance inquiry using your atm card. If your account is closed, you will see "Account is closed" or "Account is inactive". Visit your BPI branch and reactivate it. You will pay 300 pesos to pay for the below-maintaining-balance-penalty. Deposit also some money.
    The maintaining balance requirement for a regular BPI atm savings account is 3,000 pesos. If you like BPI but you cannot yet maintain 3,000 pesos, open an atm savings account at BPI Family -- maintaining balance is only 1,000.

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  116. Hi, good day. I have an Easy Savers Account and I enrolled it to the BPI Online Banking System. The app says I have two different balances po. Available Balance and Total Balance. Total Balance has 500 pesos more than Available Balance. Can I withdraw that balance using ATMs po? Cus I heard that Easy Savers has 0 maintaining balance.

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    1. Available balance
      You can withdraw up to the available balance only. Usually banks put on hold 300 pesos or more for newly opened bank accounts in case account holders close them less than one month after opening. After one month, they make this 300 pesos available for withdrawal.

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  117. there was a remittance sent to my account last friday totaling to P16,500 ... available balance at that time was 18,500 ... i withdrew around 8,500 (in 2 withdrawals) ... yesterday however, when i checked my account, total balance was 10000 while available balance was 0 ... what seems to be the problem? i tried calling BPI but their network is busy

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  118. Hi Mark, sorry I can't think of any possible reason, so you better call BPI. They might need to verify some personal data. Call late at night or at dawn.
    I hope you share with us the reason later on. Thanks

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  119. Ano po ba ang requirements ng non-student para makapag.open po ng easy savers account? Taga cebu city po ako.. Tnx

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  120. I have a bf from Australia at gusto niya na maghulog ng Pera sa akin here BPI ..pwede ba siya maghulog sa BPI ATM easy saver ko?

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  121. precious pretty, remittance from Australia to BPI February 26, 2016:
    I have a bf from Australia and he likes to remit money to my BPI account here. Can he remit to my BPI ATM easy saver?
    ANSWER:
    Yes, your bf can remit money to your Easy Saver account. Here's a list of BPI remittance partners in Australia

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    1. What are possible questions of getting BPI saver account?

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  122. Richie Goh, opening an Easy Saver account Feb 17, 2016:
    What are the requirements for a non-student to open an easy savers account? I live in cebu city. Thanks
    ANSWER:
    You present a valid ID: Here's a list of valid IDs accepted by BPI

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  123. What are the possible questions that BPI teller will ask kung bakit ako kukuha ng BPI easy saver

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  124. Hi ms nors. Mejo off topic po. My aunt sent me money last night Feb 29 7 pm at her time (she's in abu dhabi). I checked it today at my bpi app (i have a payroll account po pala) and wala pa pong nareremit. Is it a reason kasi i dont leave balance on my payroll account (ay ok lang po ba yun) kaya di pa pumapasok remittance nya? Or may certaine time before i receive the money? Machacharge din po ba ko ng fee sa marereceive ko mula sa kanya? Pasensya na po maraming tanong hehe. Thanks po, hope to hear from you soon..

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  125. can we ask bpi to issue general atm card whose minimum balance is p500~p3,000 ?
    coz i don't want to deduct p5 whenever withdraw from bpi atm machine.
    i think only bpi atm card is charged p5 even if using bpi atm machine.

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    1. Hi Toro Pical:
      Yes, you can. You can open a regular BPI atm savings account (the one which has a 3,000 maintaining balance requirement). With this atm card, all your BPI atm transactions are free and all your online fund transfers/bill payments are free.
      BPI Family offers a lower maintaining balance for its atm-only account -- only 1,000, and you can use BPI and BPI Family atm machines for free.
      The BPI Easy Saver account imposes a 5-peso fee for atm transactions and online debits because it does not require a maintaining balance.
      The BDO cash card also charges fees (over the counter deposit and atm withdrawal) because it does not require a maintaining balance. Easy Saver does not impose a deposit fee.
      But if your Easy Saver is your payroll account, then ask your company if you can open a new account, a regular account, for your payroll. Some companies choose this Easy Saver for payroll so they can save on big maintaining-balance requirements.

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  126. about bpi banking online;
    if we used bill payment, is p5 charged evrytime?

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    1. Hi Toro Pical, yes, sad, but they do this to compensate for the zero-maintaining-balance offer.
      If your Easy Saver is a payroll account, you can open another regular BPI Family savings account (only 1k maintaining balance), then everytime you receive your salary, transfer all your salary to your BPI Family account (5 peso charge), then you can do your many other transactions from your BPI Family account for free, online or via BPI atm.

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    2. thank you for exact reply.

      ---in case of bdo atm card ?
      i lately got debit card whose minimum balance must be p2,000 issued by bdo.
      how about charge of using atm transaction and the banking online to use paybill or something ?

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    3. Hi Toro Pical, with that account, there's no charge if you withdraw or make a balance inquiry at a BDO atm machine. Online transactions like balance inquiry, fund transfer to an enrolled account, bill payment, phone reload, cash card reload are all free.

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  127. thank you for rapid reply.
    let me ask more questions.

    1.can i return easy saver w/free charge ?
    i like to get regular saving atm card.

    2. anyone can apply for bpi family saving card ?
    minimum balance p 1,000 is attractive,. if it's no charge to use atm transaction and no charge to use banking online transaction such as paybill.

    regards

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    1. Hi Toro Pical:
      Yes, anyone who can present at least one valid ID, can fill up the opening forms and can pay the initial deposit can open a BPI Family atm savings account.
      Yes, atm transactions at a BPI or BPI Family atm and BPI online transactions are free.
      Wait for at least one month from opening date before you close your Easy Saver. You can open a regular atm account even if you have an existing Easy Saver account.

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  128. Mico Eniza Yaranon February 29, 2016 at
    Hi ms nors, My aunt sent me money last night Feb 29 7 pm at her time (she's in abu dhabi). I checked it today at my bpi app (i have a payroll account) and there was no remittance yet. Is it a reason that i dont leave balance on my payroll account (is this ok?) so the remittance is not credited? Or is there a certain time before i receive the money? Will I be charged a fee for receiving money from abroad? Thanks po, hope to hear from you soon.
    ANSWER:
    Hi Mico, I hope you got your money already. Yes, there's an inward remittance fee that will be deducted.
    Since your account is a payroll account, it's okay that you don't leave any amount. It's also an Easy Saver -- it does not require a maintaining balance.

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  129. Thanks for the reply Ms. Nors, can i enroll my payroll account to paypal?

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  130. Ilang months pa lang di nagagamit yung akin but BPI sent me an email requesting me na mgapresent ng isang ID para maupdate daw ang identity info ko. Kase 2012 ko pa inopen yun at estudyante pa ako non.

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  131. Anonymous, about updating data March 6, 2016
    It has only been a few months I didn't make a transaction but BPI sent me an email requesting me to present an ID to update my identity info. I opened this account in 2012 and was still a student then.
    ANSWER:
    Did the email come from expressonline@bpi.com.ph? Did it ask you to present your ID at your branch?

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    1. hi po teh Nora.. may saving account napo ako sa BPI... nag padala po ang tita ko sa Australia gamit ang BPI savings account ko pwede po ba yun??

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  132. if kung pwede man po savings account ko.. why po kung mag inquire aku sa ipinadala ng tita ko lumalabas po sa machine ACCOUNT NOT AVAILABLE.. really need your help po

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  133. Mary Kristine Japon, Account Not Available March 8,
    hi po teh Nora. I have saving account at BPI. My aunt in Australia sent money using my BPI savings account. Is this possible? If possible, why does the machine reply ACCOUNT NOT AVAILABLE whenever I inquire to see my aunt's remittance? really need your help po
    ANSWER:
    Hi Mary Kristine, is your account Easy Saver? Do you have some money in your account? There's a charge of 5 pesos for every balance inquiry, so if your account has zero balance, it does not process your inquiry. Deposit maybe 100 or 200 pesos, or wait for some more days before you inquire. By that time, your aunt's remittance should have been credited. There's also a charge of 5 pesos for every withdrawal.

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    1. yes po my account is easy saver.. may savings din po akung 200.. pero yung tita ko nung thurs. pa po sya nagpapadala sa akin, pero nung nagtry po akung mag inquire sa current account ko "ACCOUNT NOT AVAILABLE".. is it normal po na mag.appear sa machine na account not available if wala pong laman ang account ko?

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  134. Mary Kristine Japon March 9, 2016
    yes po my account is easy saver. I have savings worth 200. my aunt sent money last thurs. but when I tried to inquire my current account, it's "ACCOUNT NOT AVAILABLE". is it normal po that the machine shows account not available if there's no balance?
    ANSWER:
    Hi Mary Kristine, did you press "CURRENT"? You should press "SAVINGS". Try again and press SAVINGS. CURRENT is for checking accounts.
    About no balance: I'm not sure what the machine says if it's zero balance, but I know that it will not process because it needs to deduct 5 pesos for every balance inquiry and 5 pesos for every withdrawal.

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  135. hi! id like to ask if i can link the bpi saver to paypal so that i can encash the money from there? thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Twin Flame Lover, I think I've replied to your question in another post. But if not, sorry for the delayed response. Yes, I think so. Easy Saver is a regular savings account so you can link your Easy Saver to your Paypal. You can then transfer your Paypal money to your Easy Saver after successful linking.

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    2. I meant Easy Saver as "basically" a regular savings account, although it's special in a way because it does not require a maintaining balance.

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  136. Hi Ms Nora itatanong ko lang kung yung easy saver account ba ay same lang ng BPI DEBIT CARD (esp) kase yun po yung binigay na card sakin pero sa easy saver account po yung inapplyan ko. Salamat po sa reply :)

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  137. Whaine Cajegas March 24, 2016
    Hi Ms Nora, is the easy saver account the same as BPI DEBIT CARD (esp). This is the card given to me, but I applied for easy saver account po. Thanks for the reply :)
    ANSWER:
    Hi Whaine, maybe BPI is bringing back debit cards. I thought most BPI atm cards are named BPI Express Teller, as my daughter's Easy Saver card is a BPI Express Teller atm card.
    It's most likely your account is Easy Saver because you applied for it. A debit card is basically the same as an atm card. BDO's atm savings card is named BDO ATM Debit Card. If you make an atm withdrawal or a balance inquiry and you get a 5-peso deduction, that means your account is Easy Saver.

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    1. I meant if you make a withdrawal or balance inquiry at a BPI machine. You'll get a bigger deduction if you use a non-BPI machine, right?
      If there's no deduction at all, your account could be a regular atm savings account, and you need to maintain a balance in your account (1k for BPIF or 3k for BPI). If this is so, then go back to your branch and ask.

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  138. Hi pwede dn po ba ko magdeposit sa BPI at BPI express? bpi family po yung account ko.

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  139. Okay lang ba na ibang tao magdeposit sa easy saver account ko?

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  140. RG II March 25, 2016
    Hi can I deposit to BPI and BPI express? bpi family po is my account
    ANSWER:
    Hi RG II, no. If your account is BPI Family, deposit at any BPI Family branch, not Bank of the Philippine Islands or BPI. If you deposit through cash deposit machine, deposit at a cash deposit machine inside or near a BPI Family branch.

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  141. RG II March 25, 2016
    Is it okay that another person will deposit to my easy saver account?
    ANSWER:
    Hi RG II, yes. Any person in the Philippines or abroad can deposit or send money to your Easy Saver account. Just tell them it's BPI Family, not Bank of the Philippine Islands or BPI. BPI Family and BPI are different banks, although BPI Family is a subsidiary of BPI.

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  142. By the way, anyone can deposit to your BPIF account anywhere in the Philippines without paying an interbranch deposit fee. It's free.

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  143. Hello po. Can i deposit my maneger's cheque from bdo to bpi? Tsaka my bpi international ATM card is 2 pesos balance from january until now.. active pa kaya yong account ko? Salamat po.

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    1. Hi sunsue , yes, you can deposit your BDO cheque to your BPI account. If your BPI account is Easy Saver, yes, your account is still active. If they accept your deposit, it means your account is active.

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  144. Hi pwede po bang mapadalhan ang bpi easy savers account from padala abroad?

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  145. Ok lang po bang 300 below maiwan sa atm?

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  146. Hi Nora, I am aware that for every ATM withdrawal, Php 5 is deducted from my account. However, I got surprised when I recently had a Php 98.71 service charge on my Easy Savers account thus leaving me with Php 0. Would you know why this amount was deducted? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Evinia, I'm puzzled that your service charge has cents, that it's not a whole number, like 98 or 99. I'm thinking that the charge should be higher, maybe 100, but because that's your only balance, that was the amount deducted. But I don't know why a 100 would be deducted. Sorry I can't think of a reason right this moment, so it would be best if you call 89-100, and maybe you can comment again here. I'll also research about other Easy Saver fees.

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  147. is easy saver also considered as an express teller card? kasi po diba may promo minsan for debit card holders. is it included? thank you

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    1. Easy Saver as a debit card or Express teller card
      Yes, the Easy Saver atm card is considered an Express teller card or a debit card. Yes, you can join promos like the on-going EPS promo.

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  148. I changed my pin for activation but the atm machine did not show a confirmation message that I successully changed my pin,instead it asked me if I want a receipt then I answered YES and then it just released the receipt and the card. So my question is,did I successfully changed my pin or not? This is a BPI Debit Card.

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    1. Hi alex, I think so. What I know is that there should be confirmation, but there could be a change or a glitch. You can try making a balance inquiry using your new PIN (one time only), and if not accepted, get back your atm card, and try using the default PIN given to you, and if accepted, that means you were not able to change successfully previously, so change your PIN for the second time.

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  149. Joel Balladares, overseas remittance to Easy Saver April 27, 2016
    Hi, can a remittance from abroad be sent to a bpi easy savers account?
    ANSWER:
    Yes, a BPI Easy Saver account can receive a remittance from abroad.
    Your sender should write correctly your account name, account no. and bank name.

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  150. marvin legaspi, atm balance below 300 April 27, 2016
    Is it okay if my atm balance is below 300?
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    Hi marvin, yes, if your account is BPI Easy Saver. Easy Saver does not require a maintaining balance.
    But if your account is a regular account (not Easy Saver), and your balance stays below 300 for 2 straight months, your account will be charged 300 pesos, and then your account will automatically close because your balance has become negative.

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