5.31.2011

Send Money to Philippines from Lebanon via RCBC Telemoney

By Nora With No comments:
Updated July 15, 2012:

You can send money from Lebanon to the Philippines via RCBC Telemoney partners:

Visit the following Telemoney partners in Beirut:

AESCO, S.A.R.L. (Air Express Service Co.)
Gemayel Bldg, Bauchich
St. Joseph Hosp. St., Lebanon
PO Box 90-1894 Beirut, Lebanon
Tel No: +961 1 250108    



EID Filipino Services
P.O. Box 70-543 Lebanon
Tel No: +9614 402009    


Your remittance:

  • can be picked up at RCBC or RCBC Savings Bank branch
  • can be delivered door-to-door
  • can be deposited to an RCBC or RCBC Savings account
  • can be withdrawn from any ATM of RCBC, RCBC Savings Bank, Megalink, Bancnet or ExpresNet
  • can be claimed at an RCBC-accredited retail store or pawnshop

Send Money to Philippines from Los Angeles, California via RCBC

By Nora With No comments:
You can send money from Los Angeles, California to the Philippines via the RCBC Remittance service.

RCBC North America, Inc. Corporate Office
3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 104
Los Angeles, California 90010
Tel. Nos:  (213) 383-0300 / 674-8936
Toll Free No:  (866) 722-2736    
Acting Managing Director:  Pia R. Martinez

RCBC Remit Center Los Angeles
3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 104
Los Angeles, California 90010
Tel Nos:  (213) 674-8215 / 383-03000 Extension 888
Email: losangeles_ca@rcbcremit.com
Contact person: Marge Fajardo

RCBC Remit Agent

Manila Forwarders LLC
4249 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Tel No:  (323) 478-1599    
Email: manuelpaez@gmail.com
Contact Person: Manuel Paez

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Send Money to Philippines from Riyadh Saudi Arabia via RCBC Telemoney

By Nora With No comments:
You can visit the following RCBC Telemoney offices to send money to the Philippines from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

RCBC Telemoney Head Office for Riyadh
Arab National Bank
Telemoney Department, 5th Floor
Al-Akariah-2, Riyadh
P.O. BOX 56921, Riyadh 11564
KSA

Help Desk
Tel No: +9661-4029000 Extension 3347
Mobile No : +966 563657589    
Contact Person : Marianito Dela Cruz

Badea Telemoney Center
Madina Road near PANDA Badea
Badea, Riyadh, KSA
Tel No: +966 1-428-9551 / 428-9670
Mobile No: +966 509498542    
Contact Person: Cenon Sagadal,Jr.

Batha Telemoney Center
Riyadh Trading Center, Batha (Filipino Market)
Riyadh, KSA
Tel No: +966 1-283-1694 Extension 6211
Mobile No: +966 509241508    
RCBC Marketing Officer : Francis Normel L. Fajardo
Contact Person : Antonio Lampa
Mobile No: +966 502843493    

Manfouha Telemoney Center
Manfouha, Riyadh, KSA
Tel No:  + 966 1-204-3425 / 446-0074
Contact Person : Cenon Sagadal, Jr.

Naseem Telemoney Center
Naseem Street, Riyadh, KSA
Tel No. :+966 235-4086 / 2309566
Contact Person: Rodolfo Sonza, Jr.

Akaria Telemoney Center
Ground Floor, Akaria-2 Shopping Center
Olaya Road-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
P.O. Box 56921, Riyadh, 11564 K.S.A.
Tel No: +9661-4602032 / 4602039 / 4190233
Contact Person: Manolo B. Barte
Mobile No +966 56429439

Al Wazeer Telemoney Center
IBN Sulaiman Commercial Center Bldg.
Old Batha, Riyadh, KSA
Tel No: +966 1-414-2355 Extension 236/237
Mobile No: +966 509498542    
Contact Person: Cenon Sagadal, Jr.

Malaz Telemoney Center
Malaz, Riyadh, KSA
Tel No: +966-1-2065214    

Second Industrial Telemoney Center
Riyadh Second Industrial Area, KSA
Tel No: +966-1-4992704    

Shifa Telemoney Center
Shifa, Riyadh, KSA

Wizarat Telemoney Center
Riyadh, Hara, KSA
Tel No: +966 1 2765696 / 2766143 Extension 77471
Mobile No: 0509498542 / 0533422995
Contact Person : Cenon Sagadal, Jr.

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Philippine National Bank Offices in Saudi Arabia

5.30.2011

BDO Cash Card -- Reloading Rules You May Not Know

By Nora With 2 comments:
There are three things I learned today about reloading BDO Cash Cards. I went to the BDO branch at SM Southmall to fund my two cash cards, and I learned the following:

1. You cannot reload your BDO payroll cash card over the counter.

The BDO officer said that the company that issued the BDO payroll cash card is the only one that can fund the cash card. "Kung mag-resign na ako from my company, hindi ko na magamit itong payroll cash card?" tinanong ko. Oo, sabi ng officer.

For newbie BDO cash card holders: You Reload, instead of Deposit. So use the Reload slip. Ask where the Reload counter is. Usually Reload is separate from the Deposit counter.

2.  You cannot reload two BDO cash cards at the same time.

Actually, puede, but you need to pay 25 pesos as reload fee for the second cash card. Ang remedyo para hindi mo bayaran yong 25 pesos? Pila ka uli.

3. You can still reload your BDO payroll cash card via your BDO online banking account.

As soon as I got home, I tried reloading my payroll cash card online, and it worked. I hope BDO continues to allow this, as one cash card is for my daughter in college, and the other is for my parents.

Ako minsan, nag-a-analyze. Bakit kaya ganon -- ayaw ng sabay reload ng 2 cash cards?
Perhaps:
- To force companies that want to use BDO cash cards for payroll to follow the standard BDO payroll process.
- Another source of income.

At bakit kaya ayaw nilang ma-reloadan yong payroll cash card ng card holder?
Sabi ng BDO officer, naka-block daw yong cash card for company's use.

Siguro din, gusto ng BDO na bumili na lang uli ng ibang cash card yong employee or resigned employee kung gusto niyang gumamit ng cash card.

Haaaaay, mga banks talaga, didn't you notice that the BDO tag line is We Find Ways? We find ways to .......earn more?

On the whole, however, this is not at all BDO-bashing. There are also things I like about BDO banking, but there are things I don't.

Related Articles:
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Cash Cards for OFW Remittances to the Philippines
Philippine Rural Banks for BDO Remittance Pick-Up

5.29.2011

BPI 24/7 Instant-Credit Deposit ATMs in Pasig, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Caloocan

By Nora With 1 comment:
Bank of the Philippine Islands BPI


You can deposit your peso bills into your BPI account through the following BPI 24/7 real-time credit deposit ATM locations:

- No need to put bills into envelopes
- You can deposit anytime, anyday (except when there's a malfunction)

Pasig City

Express Ortigas Emerald
Ground Floor Unit 101 Jollibee Plaza Condo
Ortigas Ave., Pasig City

Taguig City

Fort Serendra
Ground Floor Serendra , Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig

Market Market
Ground Floor Market Market Mall
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Mandaluyong City

SM Mega Mall
Ground Floor, Building A.
Mandaluyong City

Caloocan City

Edsa Balintawak
Ground Floor PPI Bldg.
335 EDSA corner Gen. Tirona Street
Caloocan City

Other locations of BPI 24/7 ATMs in Metro Manila:

BPI 24/7 Instant-Credit Deposit ATMs in Quezon City

By Nora With No comments:
Bank of the Philippine Islands BPI


You can deposit money in peso bills at the following BPI ATMs in Quezon City:

- No need to put money in envelopes
- Deposit is credited to your account instantly
- Open 24 hours everyday, including weekends and holidays
   (except when a malfunction occurs, etc.)

Cubao Gateway Mall
Ground Floor Gateway Mall
Gen. Malvar Ave., Araneta Center
Cubao, QC

Express Intrepid Plaza Libis
Ground Floor U107 Intrepid Plaza
E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Quezon City

Express Munoz Market
# 350 Roosevelt Ave., Veteran Village
Project 7, Quezon City

Trinoma North
Unit 1085-1086, Trinoma Mall North Triangle
Quezon City

Other ATM locations:

Muntinlupa-Las Pinas area
BPI 24-Hour Instant-Credit Deposit ATM Machines in the Muntinlupa-Las Pinas Area
Makati area

Send Money from Canada to Philippines via RCBC TeleMoney

By Nora With No comments:
One way to send money to the Philippines from Canada, particularly from British Columbia and Alberta, is through RCBC TeleMoney Agents.

Just visit the following Telemoney Agents and make your money transfer:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Oscar Travel Service
Harvard Place, 500 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Canada, V5T 3J9
Tel No: (604) 879-0941    
Contact Persons: Oscar Tiu and Rey Gamboa

Tri-Star International Management & Consultancy
5719 Clarendon St., Vancouver BC
Canada, V5R 3K4
Tel No: (604) 710-5275

The UPS Store #446 / Palengkeng Pinoy
3345 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
V5R 0A7
Tel Nos: 604-566-9105    
Mobile No. 604-723-1028    
Contact Person: Phil Dela Merced

Surrey, British Columbia

BC Happy Homes Immigration
Ste 207-13541 102 Avenue
Surrey BC V3T 4X8
Tel No: 604-584-1199    
Contact Person: Natie Sotana

New Westminster, British Columbia

Starmart / Philexpress
1021 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC
Canada V3L 3A2
Tel No : (604) 431-6773 / (604) 522-8948    
Contact Persons: Rudy Mikulilk and Mildred de Lima

Burnaby, British Columbia

Georgio's Cafe & Pizzaria
5236 Rumble St. Burnaby, BC
Canada V5J 2B6
Tel No: (604) 568-6061    
Mobile No: (604) 716-0183    
Contact Person : Jun Oloresisimo

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Manila Foods
1005 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam, BC
V3K 6Z5, Canada
Tel No: (604) 777-7185    
Contact Person: Maria Antonio

Langley, British Columbia

Art on Floors
102-20567 Fraser Hiway, Langley BC
Canada, V3A 4G3
Tel No: 604-539-1515    
Contact Person: Noel and Beth Fabian

Edmonton, Alberta

Tri-Star International Management & Consultancy
4608 207 St. NW Edmonton, Alberta T6M 0C2
Tel No: 1-780-760-6249 / 1-780-474-2079    
Contact Person: Rene Bahena

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Send Money from Switzerland to Philippines via RCBC TeleMoney

By Nora With No comments:
One option of sending money to the Philippines from Switzerland is through RCBC TeleMoney.

Just go to this bank below and ask who processes RCBC TeleMoney remittance:

Habib Bank AG Zurich
Berstrasse 21, P.O. Box 49318082
Zurich Switzerland

Tel No: (411) 2811968; -2811977
Contact Person: Mr. Tanveer Ahmed

Your recipient can receive your remittance thru the following:
  • cash pick-up at any RCBC or RCBC Savings Bank business center
  • cash pick-up accredited retail stores and pawnshops
  • withdrawal from any ATM of: RCBC, RCBC Savings Bank, BancNet, MegaLink or ExpressNet
  • delivery to your recipient's home or office
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5.28.2011

Philippine National Bank in France -- Send Money to Philippines

By Nora With No comments:
Updated March 29, 2014

You can send money to the Philippines from France thru the Philippine National Bank branch in Paris.

PNB Europe PLC runs a branch and a representative office in the same place in Paris:.

PNB (Europe) PLC
Paris Branch
165 Avenue Victor Hugo
75016 Paris

Basiness Hours: Mon to Sat, 9 am to 6 pm

Phone:  (0033) 14505 3393
Fax:  (0033) 14505 1951
Email:
info@pnbeurope.fr
ramosre@pnbglobal.com
Office Head: Roberto E. Ramos

Paris Representative Office 
165 Avenue Victor Hugo
75016 Paris
Phone:  (0033) 14505 3393
Fax:  (0033) 14505 1951
Email address:
info@pnbeurope.fr
ramosre@pnbglobal.com
Office-in-charge: Roberto E. Ramos

Via Societe Generale
You can also remit through Societe Generale or SOCGEN.
Email  info@pnbeurope.fr  for instructions and for the registration and remittance forms.

Related Article: 
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Cash Cards for OFW Remittances to the Philippines

5.26.2011

Send Money from Taiwan to Philippines via BDO

By Nora With No comments:
You can send money to the Philippines from Taiwan using BDO Remittance services.

Your remittance can be:
  • Deposited in a BDO account
  • Deposited in an account in another Philippine bank
  • Picked up by your recipient at any BDO branch, SM Department Store, SaveMore, Global Pinoy Center, Makro, rural bank partner and Prime Asia Pawnshop.
  • Delivered to the home or office of your recipient.
Click this to see the list of BDO remittance partners in Taiwan


BDO Remittance -- Send Money from Taiwan to Philippines

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5.24.2011

Send Money to Philippines from Japan via PNB, Metrobank

By Nora With No comments:
You can send money to the Philippines from Japan thru the Philippine banks below, thru Western Union, Moneygram or SBI Remit.

Philippine National Bank and Metrobank operate remittance services in Japan. Puedeng over the counter, puede ring electronic, pero over the counter lang muna ang i-post ko dito.

PNB TOKYO

5th Floor Fukide Bldg.
4-1-13 Toranomon Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0001
Japan
E-mail: pnbtokyo@pnbtokyo.co.jp
Tel No:  03-5401-3300  /  03-5401-3750    

PNB NAGOYA 
7th Floor Nishiki 324
Building 3-24-24 Nishiki, Naka-ku Nagoya-shi
Aichi
Tel : (052) 968-1800

Present a valid ID.
You'll be charged about 2,000 yen for any remittance amount (might change).



METROBANK 


Metrobank Tokyo

Has transferred to:

Kandabashi Park Building
1-19-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5281-7281
email address: MBTOKYO@metrobank.co.jp

Take Tokyo Metro or Toei Subway, Exit Otemachi, C2b
or Take Toie Subway, Exit Ogawamachi, B7
or Take JR Line, Exit Kanda West

Wala na rito:
1F Chiyoda First Building-East
3-8-1 Nishi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 101-0065
Tel No: 03-3237-1403

Metrobank Osaka Sub-branch 

1F Honmachi Central Building
4-2-5 Honmachi, Chuo-ku
Osaka, Japan 541-0053

Tel No: 06-6252-1333
email address:  MBOSAKA@metrobank.co.jp

How to send money thru Metrobank in Japan:

1. Fill out the New Registration Form.

You need these pieces of information:
  • Your Name
  • Your Address
  • Your Phone number
  • Your Date of birth
  • Your recipient's name, address, and phone number
  • Your recipient's name of bank, branch, account number
2. Present your ID for verification and photocopying.
3. If you're a foreigner,present your Alien Registration Card.
4. If you're Japanese, present your driver's license, residence ID, or health insurance card.


*** PNB and Metrobank can remit for you in other ways, such as thru phone, email or Internet, but you need to register and submit certain documents.


WESTERN UNION and MONEYGRAM


-- If you're very far from Tokyo or Osaka, you can remit money at any Western Union branch.

In Narita City and Funabashi City in Chiba Prefecture, you can send thru TRAVELEX, an agent of Western Union. Just click Western Union Travelex for the addresses.

Moneygram operates only in Tokyo via the Brazilian bank Banco Itau SA. Its partner SBI Remit runs an online remittance service for other cities outside of Tokyo, but you need to register.

Open a Philippine Bank Account in PNB Japan
BDO Remittance Partners in Japan
Send Money from Japan to Philippines via Western Union Miyagi

5.23.2011

Send Money to Philippines from Spain via BPI Remittance

By Nora With No comments:
BPI Express Remittance Spain SA helps you send money to the Philippines from Spain.


Your recipient can receive the money thru the following ways:

- Deposit to a BPI or BPI Family account
- Deposit to an account in another commercial bank in the Philippines
- Pickup of money at the BPI or BPI Family bank branch chosen by you
- Delivery to your recipient's home or office

BARCELONA

Calle Joaquin Costa
50 08001
Barcelona, Spain

Tel No: (003493) 301-1537
E-mail: bpibarcelona@bpi.com.ph

Contact Persons:
Carmelo Calsado
Sharon Dionela

MADRID

No. 4-1 Calle
General Margallo, 28020
Madrid, Spain

Tel No: (003491) 579-4912
E-mail: bpimadrid@bpi.com.ph

Contact Person: Enrique M. Macachor

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BPI in New York -- Send Money to the Philippines

By Nora With No comments:
You can send money to your recipient in the Philippines thru the office of BPI or Bank of the Philippine Islands in New York City, or thru its agents.

BPI Express Remittance Corp.

Ste 202 Mezzanine Level,
875 3rd Ave. cor. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022

Tel Nos: (212) 644-6700  /  (212) 644-6706
Toll Free No: 1800-4321274
E-mail:  bpinewyork@bpi.com.ph
Contact Persons:
 Margaret Fortuno
Carissa Villacorta


BPI Remittance Agents

El Marco LLC
381 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Tel No: (518) 253-1948

FRS Phil. Freight Services Inc.
69-05 Roosevelt Ave.,
Woodside, NY 11377
Tel No: (718) 899-916

United Home Care Inc.
77-04 Broadway
Elmshurst, NY 11373
Tel No: (718) 639-5475

United Home Care Inc.
170-13 Hillside Avenue,
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel No: (718) 657-2706

United Home Care Inc.
76-10 34th Avenue, Ste 1E,
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Tel No: (718) 397-0265

You can remit money by:

  • deposit to a BPI or BPI Family account
  • deposit to an account in another Philippine commercial bank
  • cash pick-up
  • door-to-door delivery

Send Money to the Philippines from Switzerland via BPI Remittance

By Nora With No comments:
You can send money to your recipient in the Philippines from Switzerland thru the following remittance partner of BPI or Bank of the Philippine Islands:

LEROUX REMITTANCES
Fliederweg 1
4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
Tel Nos:   0041-061-3126666 / 0041-061-3126668
Fax No: 0041-061-3126667
E-mail:  r_leroux@datacomm.ch

You have four options to send money. You can:

  • deposit to your recipient's BPI account
  • deposit to your recipient's account in another commercial bank in the Philippines
  • direct BPI to deliver the money door-to-door
  • instruct your recipient to pick up the money at your chosen BPI or BPI Family branch.


Related Article:
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5.21.2011

List of Rural Banks Headquartered in Metro Manila

By Nora With No comments:
Updated December 8, 2012:

Here's a list of Metro Manila-based rural banks authorized by the BSP, alphabetically arranged:

ALABANK (Rural Bank of Alabang, Inc.)
Ground Floor, Minerva Bldg., National Highway
Brgy. Putatan, Muntinlupa City
No. of Offices: 5
Tel No: 862-0043 / 44 / 45

Baclaran Rural Bank, Inc.
83 Redemptorist Rd., Baclaran
Parañaque City
No. of Offices: 1
Tel No: 831-9179 / 832-0009

Bangko Pasig (Rural Bank), Inc.
Ground Floor, Hanston Bldg., Ruby Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
No. of Offices: 2
Tel No: 632-1431 / 1445 / 294-3245

Builders Rural Bank, Inc.
410 J.P. Rizal St., Sto. Niño
Marikina City
No. of Offices: 6
Tel No: 941-8092    

Country Rural Bank of Taguig, Inc.
10 Gen Luna St., Tuktukan
Taguig, Metro Manila
No. of Offices: 12
Tel No: 642-6429 / 642-3773 / 882-3495

Enterprise Capital Bank (Rural Bank of Taguig)
Amber Place, 19 Bayani Road
Fort Bonifacio, 1630 Taguig City
Metro Manila
No. of Offices: 2
Tel No: 812-7138 / 812-7141 / 889-8714

Filipino Savers Bank, Inc. (A Rural Bank)
457 Tandang Sora Avenue, Quezon City
No. of Offices: 3
Tel No: 920-1983 / 927-0460

San Francisco Del Monte Rural Bank, Inc.
958-964 Del Monte Ave., Quezon City
No. of Offices: 1
Tel No: 372-5789 / 372-5790

1st Macro Bank, Inc. (A Rural Bank)
B. Marcilla & P. Herrera Sts.
Pateros, Metro Manila
No. of Offices: 11
Tel No: 643-7462 to 63 / 642-1324 / 628-2494

Insular Rural Bank, Inc.
Acme Bldg., Alabang-Zapote Road
Las Piñas City
No. of Offices: 2
Tel No:  800-9181 / 871-9181

MVSM Bank (A Rural Bank Since 1953) Inc.
341 J. P. Rizal St., Sto. Nino
Marikina City
No. of Offices: 11
Tel No:  646-2119 / 681-0076

Rodriguez Rural Bank, Inc.
Unit A, GF, Rayle Bldg,
52 Dr. Sixto Antonio
Kapasigan, Pasig City
No. of Offices: 4
Tel No: 641-0217 / 643-4383 / 643-4381

Second Rural Bank of Valenzuela, Inc.
Polo, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila
No. of Offices: 1
Tel No:  293-4826  / 292-2142

Smart Bank (A Rural Bank), Inc
Madrigal Business Center, Alabang
Muntinlupa City
No. of Offices: 1
Tel No: 842-4074    

Bank of Makati (A Rural Bank), Inc.
44 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Bgy. Isidro
Makati City
No. of Offices: 18
Tel No: 895-2030 / 890-3631 / 886-3610
 886-3696 / 889-7355 to 57 / 889-0000

Changes:

AMA Bank (A Rural Bank)
311 Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong
No. of Offices: 10
Tel No: 533-8241 / 718-4709
- Has upgraded into a savings bank or thrift bank

Banco San Juan, Inc.
71 N. Domingo St., San Juan City
Executive Office: BSJ Center Guadalupe Mansion
J.P. Rizal Ext., Makati City
No. of Offices: 30
Tel No: 882-6352
- Acquired by BDO in May 2012


Finman Rural Bank, Inc.
360 Dr. Sixto Antonio
Caniogan, Pasig City
No. of Offices: 1
Tel No: 643-6366 / 916-1023 to 24
- Acquired by EastWest Bank and will be merged with Green Bank to form EastWest Rural Bank


Top Rural Banks in the Philippines

5.20.2011

BPI 24/7 Instant-Credit Deposit ATMs in Makati

By Nora With No comments:
These following BPI Express ATMs allow you to deposit your peso bills directly into the ATM slot, without using an envelope, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is offered for both BPI and BPI Family accounts.


Since your deposit is credited immediately, you can:

  • pay your enrolled bills
  • transfer money to enrolled accounts 
  • fund checking accounts quickly

Ayala 6750
6750 Ayala Tower
Ayala Ave., Makati City

Glorietta 3 Express Banking Center
Ground Floor Glorietta 3
Ayala Center, Makati City

Makati Main
BPI Headquarters, Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas
Makati City

QUAD
Ground Floor Park Square 1
Ayala Center, Makati City

Ayala East
Ground Floor Ayala Life-FGU Center
6811 Ayala Ave., Makati City

Glorietta Convenience Center
2nd Level, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center
Makati City

BPI Express Cash & Carry
Ground Floor, Cash & Carry Mall
Between South Superhighway and Filmore St.
Near SSH-Buendia Overpass
Makati City

Other Locations of 24/7 BPI ATMs:
BPI 24/7 ATMs in the Muntinlupa-Las Pinas area
BPI 24/7 ATMs in Quezon City
BPI 24/7 ATMs in Pasig, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Caloocan

BPI 24/7 Instant-Credit Deposit ATM Machines in the Muntinlupa-Las Pinas Area

By Nora With 1 comment:
If you frequently need to deposit money outside of banking hours, such as nighttime, weekends or holidays, then a BPI or BPI Family account may be a good option for you.

As far as I know, it's only BPI that so far has this no-envelope real-time deposit facility.

Your deposit is instantly credited, so:
  • you can pay bills immediately
  • you can fund your checks quickly
  • or you can transfer money immediately as long as the recipients are pre-enrolled.
In the Alabang, Muntinlupa-Las Pinas area, these are where these instant-deposit-credit machines are located:

Alabang Town Center (ATC) Expansion Express Banking Center
Upper Ground Floor, ATC II
Madrigal Ave., Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Ayala Alabang Life
Ayala Life-FGU Bldg.
Alabang Zapote Road corner Acacia Ave., Muntinlupa City

BPI Express SM Southmall
Ground Floor, SM Southmall
Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas

Las Pinas Almanza Uno
Ground Floor Macro Golden Star Bldg.
Almanza 1, Las Piñas City

Other locations of 24/7 BPI ATMs for Real-Time-Credit Deposit:
MAKATI 24/7 ATMs
QUEZON CITY 24/7 ATMs
PASIG, MANDALUYONG, TAGUIG, CALOOCAN 24/7 ATMs

World Bank Founding -- Sikat Pala ang Philippines Noon

By Nora With No comments:
I was answering a question on WebAnswers -- a site where you can earn money answering questions -- when I found out that the Philippines was sikat pala in the 1940s. Imagine, the Philippines was one of only five Asian countries that were represented when the World Bank was established in a series of conferences from July 1-22, 1944 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

That time, the World Bank was called International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and its goal was to help countries recover from World War II and pursue economic development.

The 44 countries represented when the World Bank was created were:

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium
  3. Bolivia
  4. Brazil
  5. Canada
  6. Chile
  7. China  *
  8. Colombia
  9. Costa  Rica
  10. Cuba
  11. Czechoslovakia
  12. Dominican Republic
  13. Ecuador
  14. Egypt
  15. El Salvador
  16. Ethiopia
  17. France 
  18. Greece
  19. Guatemala
  20. Haiti
  21. Honduras
  22. Iceland
  23. India *
  24. Iran  *
  25. Iraq *
  26. Liberia
  27. Luxembourg
  28. Mexico
  29. The Netherlands
  30. New Zealand
  31. Nicaragua
  32. Norway
  33. Panama
  34. Paraguay
  35. Peru 
  36. Philippines  *
  37. Poland
  38. South Africa
  39. USSR
  40. United Kingdom 
  41. United States
  42. Uruguay
  43. Venezuela
  44. Yugoslavia

*Asian countries

The richer Asian countries now such as South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand were not present then. Japan was understandably not present, as it was a World War II enemy of the Allied countries.

5.17.2011

Money Transfer to the Philippines from New Zealand via BDO Remittance

By Nora With No comments:
Updated October 6, 2014

You can send money to the Philippines from New Zealand thru BDO
remittance partners:


AUCKLAND

OMC Money Transfer Service Ltd.
52 Queens Road
Panmure 1072
Auckland City

RTC New Zealand Co Ltd
42 Whitford Road
Howick, Auckland

Tindahan Pnoy Money Transfer Ltd.
6 Ronald Macken Place Windsor Park
Auckland

You can make your money transfer using the following ways:
  • Credit to a BDO account in the Philippines
  • Credit to an account in another bank
  • Door-to-door delivery
  • Cash pickup from any BDO branch, SM Department Store, Global Pinoy Center, SaveMore, Prime Pawnshop branch, or rural bank partner

Remittance Companies Charging Lower Fees, based on World Bank data 

For Sending 650 NZD to the Philippines:

Tindahan Pnoy Money Transfer  5 to 8 NZD

Orbit Remit 6 NZD

IRemit 4 to 7 NZD

Remittances can be received within the day, the next day or in 2 days.

Remittances through New Zealand banks can be received within 3 to 7 days.


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BDO Remittance from Australia -- Money Transfer to the Philippines

By Nora With No comments:
Updated December 22, 2014

Here's a list of BDO remittance partners in Australia for sending money to the Philippines:

You can send money through any of the following ways:
  • Credit to a BDO account in the Philippines
  • Credit to an account in another bank in the Philippines
  • Cash pickup from any BDO branch, SM Department Store, Global Pinoy center, rural bank partner 
  • or Prime Pawnshop branch
  • Door-to-door delivery
You can track your remittance:
Go to bdo.com.ph
Click Remittance Services, then BDO Remit Status Inquiry


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)

Kwarta o Kahon (MJG Enterprises Pty Ltd)
7 Rymill Place, Mawson
ACT 2607


NEW SOUTH WALES

Aust Forex & Finance 
Suite 12, Level 1, 89 Jones Street
Ultimo, New South Wales 2007

BM Express International Inc.
11 Wiltshire Street Minto NSW 2566
New South Wales 2566

DTD Express
324A Marrickville Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
New South Wales 2204
Address in the Philippines:
B4 L29 Constellation Ave.
Rainbow Village 2, San Isidro, Paranaque City

Forex Australia Pty Ltd
Unit 6, 332 Hoxton Park Road, Prestons
P.O. Box 5
Casula, New South Wales 2170

Foreign Exchange Central 
63 Kimberly Road, Hurtsville, Sydney
New South Wales

Jalandoni Money Changer & Remittances
30 Vaucluse Road 2030, New South Wales

Jo-Em Moring Dollar Exchange
8/5 Cross St. Balgowlah NSW Australia 2093
New South Wales 2093

I-Remit To The Philippines Pty. Ltd. 
104 / 529 Old South Head Road
Rose Bay, New South Wales 2029

Pagasa Enterprises Inc.
32 Binney Road, Kings Park
New South Wales 2148

Phil-Austral Pty Ltd
The Cloisters, Cherry Brook
New South Wales 2126

Remit Agad 
Unit 2/24 Main Street, Station Arcade
Blacktown, New South Wales 2148

Transcash International Pty. Ltd.  (iPay)
Suite 1 17, Level 11 , 420 Pitt Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Triple 8 Remittance Services
23 A Antique Cres., Woodcroft
New South Wales 2767

RTC Australia Pty Ltd
27 Hickory Place Dural
New South Wales 2158


QUEENSLAND

Pinoy First Pty. Ltd. 
U 4 227 McLeod Street North Cairns
Queensland  4870

Salazar Kwarta Padala
16a Young Street, Southport
Gold Coast City
Queensland


VICTORIA

All Safe International Pty Ltd
28 Pickett street, Footscray 3011
Victoria

EHA Services Australia
Factory 6/7 Olive Grove Keysborough
3173 Victoria

JEC Remittance
Unit 70  No. 346 Sydenham Road
Sydenham, Victoria 3037

J&J Express Remittance
6 Mantung Crescent
Rowville, Victoria 3178

Manila Freight Forwarder Australia Pty Ltd
11 Bremen Court, Keilor Downs
Victoria 3038

MMBB Unson
425 Child Road Mill Park
Victoria 3082

Ordona Exchange
482 SpringVale Road Glen Waverley
Victoria 3150

Phil Express Remittance Australia Pty. 
45 Wylie Circuit, Burnside Heights
Victoria 3023


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

FAMS Pera Padala (Money Remittances)
17 Stidwell Street, Canning Vale Perth WA 6155
Western Australia 6155

Granstar Global Services Pty. Ltd. 
Shop 00005 Belmont Forum Shopping Centre
227 Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale
Perth 6105, Western Australia


INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFER FIRMS AFFILIATED with BDO:

MoneyGram
Sigue Money Transfer
Uniteller
TransFast

Western Union
(You can send through Western Union for deposit to a BDO account, but you cannot send for Cash Pickup at BDO)


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5.04.2011

China Bank -- Henry Sy of SM Owns Almost 20 Percent

By Nora With No comments:
Why are there China Bank branches inside SM malls? 

What's special about this bank? Why is it allowed to compete with BDO?  I got curious.

I found out from China Bank's website that SM founder Henry Sy owns 19.87 percent of the total shares issued by the bank, as of March 31 this year. Mr. Sy is also the honorary chairman of the board and adviser to the board.

Mr. Sy owns, directly and indirectly thru several of his firms, 21,311,762 shares of the 107,260,617 outstanding shares issued by China Bank as of March 31, 2011.

In 2006, in an interview with Henry Sy by Wilson Lee Flores of The Philippine STAR, Mr. Sy said that it's not  his practice to get loans. He, however, related that in 1949, he got his first credit line from China Bank, at the bank's head office at Juan Luna Street cor Dasmarinas Street in Binondo, Manila. He added that the credit line was one million pesos, and was approved by Mr. Yap Tian Siang.

This 2006 interview also mentioned that Henry Sy owned more than 70 percent of China Bank at that time.

Significant events in the history of China Bank:

The bank was founded in August 1920 by bar topnotcher Don Albino Sycip and philanthropist Mr. Dee C. Chuan.

In 2007, China Bank formed with Manulife their joint venture Bancassurance. Later, it also acquired Manila Bank.

On September 8, 2008,China Bank launched its savings bank subsidiary called China Bank Savings, Inc. or ChinaBank Savings.

Additional notes:

As of March this year, 62,043,963 shares or 57.844 percent of total China Bank shares are currently owned by the public and 25,819,526 shares or 24.07 percent are owned by foreigners, complying with the foreign ownership limit of 30 percent.

5.03.2011

Money Transfer to Philippines from Greece via BDO Remittance

By Nora With No comments:
Updated Sep 22, 2012:

Here's another option for sending money to the Philippines from Greece -- via BDO remittance partners in Athens and in Ambelokipi:

CBN Greece S.A.
18 Omirou Street 10672
Athens Greece

CBN Ambelokipi
52 Kiffisias Avenue
Ambelokipi 115 26
Greece

Your money transfer recipient or beneficiary can receive your remittance thru:

Delivery to recipient's home or office
Cash pick-up at any BDO branch, SM Department store, Global Pinoy center, SaveMore, PrimeAsia pawnshop or rural bank partner.
Credit to recipient's BDO bank account
Credit to recipient's account in another bank

As of December 2010, there are about 11,100 Filipinos in Greece, according to data from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO). Of this estimated total, 100 have become permanent residents of Greece, 6,000 are OFWs  with job contracts and 5,000 are not properly documented.

BDO Remittance Partners in Greece

Send Money to the Philippines from Belgium thru BDO Remittance

By Nora With No comments:
Updated December 25, 2013:

From Belgium, you can send money to the Philippines through these BDO money transfer partners.

LCC Trans Sending Ltd.
Rue des Fripiers 17 Galerie du Centre loja 34
1000-Bruxelles, Belgium

LCC Trans Sending Ltd.
Rue Emile Claus 53 Uccle
1180 Bruxelles, Belgium

LCC Trans Sending Ltd.
Appelmansstraat 25, Empire Shopping Center
Shop 46, 2018
Antwerp, Belgium


Sending money can be done via:

  • Delivery to your recipient's home or office
  • Cash pick-up at any branch of BDO, SM Department store, SaveMore, SM Global 
  • pinoy center, and Prime Asia Pawnshop BDO partner
  • Deposit to a BDO account
  • Deposit to an account in another bank


5.02.2011

Send Money to the Philippines from Spain via BDO

By Nora With No comments:
Updated October 31, 2012

You can send money to the Philippines from Spain via BDO remittance partners:

CBN Remittance Center Barcelona 
56 Calle Pelayo 1-1
Barcelona, Spain

CBN Remittance Center Madrid
C. Sor Angela dela Cruz 26
Madrid, Spain 28020

I-Transfer Money Movers 
Calle Nieremberg 29, 28002
Madrid, Spain


Mundial Money Transfer
Calle Santa Engracia N 141-1-1
Madrid Spain Spain


Your money transfer can be done in the following ways:
  • For cash pickup at a BDO branch, SM Department store, SaveMore and BDO remittance partners
  • Delivery to your home or office
  • Deposit to a BDO bank account
  • Deposit to a non-BDO bank account 
BDO remittance partners in Spain

List of Banks in the Philippines

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