Philippine Banks in the USA — Are There Only Two?

Updated February 27, 2018

We can find only two Philippine banks in the USA, licensed to operate as banks in the US.
The other Philippine banks you might have encountered in the US are operating as remittance service providers or money transfer operators, or are being mentioned by their remittance partners.

We found that Metrobank and Philippine National Bank are the only Philippine banks licensed to offer banking services in the USA. They’re operating as US branches of the Philippine-based banks  Metrobank and PNB.

METROBANK

METROBANK NEW YORK Branch
10 East 53rd Street
New York, New York 10022

Phone: 1 (212) 832-0855
Toll free: 1 (800) 863-8762
Fax: 1 (212) 832-0993
Email: customerservice@metrobankny.com
Business Hours:
Mondays to Fridays — 9am to 5pm
Saturdays — 10am to 1pm (for remittances only)
Website: www.metrobankny.com

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK NEW YORK Branch (Manhattan)

561 7th Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 790-9600
Email: newyork@pnb.com.ph
Business Hours: Monday to Friday — 9am to 3pm

PNB New York Branch is licensed by the New York State Banking Department and also regulated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
It is not a member of the FDIC.

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK NEW YORK Extension Office (Queens)

69-18 Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 898-6113
Email: newyork@pnb.com.ph

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK Los Angeles Branch
316 W. 2nd Street, Ste. 700
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Bounded by Broadway & Hill Streets)

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday — 9am to 3pm
Saturday — 9am to 1pm
Closed on Sundays, federal holidays and Saturdays that fall before or after the federal holiday
Email for general enquiries: losangeles@pnb.com.ph
Email for loan inquiries: laophl@pnb.com.ph
General manager 213-401-1802
Operations head 213-401-1800 ext 214
Loan officer 213-401-1800 ext 212
Branch staff 213-401-1800 ext 201, 202 or 206
Fax: 213-401-1803
PNBLA is regulated by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) and the California Department Business Oversight (CADBO).

These U.S.-operating remittance service companies owned by Philippine banks are:

BDO Remit (USA) Inc.
BPI Express Remittance Corporation
Metro Remittance Center Inc. (U.S.A.)
Metro Remittance Center (California) Inc.
MB Remittance Center (Hawaii) Ltd.
PNB Remittance Centers Inc. (PNBRCI) — at least 46 PNBRCI branches in the US
RCBC North America

For Filipinos in the U.S., remittance or money transfer to the Philippines is not a problem, as many Philippine banks in the US have remittance partners across the U.S., in addition to Filipino-owned or Filipino-American-owned remittance service providers, international money transfer operators such as MoneyGram, Western Union, and Xoom, and U.S. banks’ funds transfer operations.

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