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  1. i am an ofw, can i open a dollar savings account with bpi or bdo for example, How? thanks.

  2. Hi bigwas, with BPI, you can open a BPI Direct account online if you're in one of the countries listed above. If you're in London, you can ask assistance from BPI Europe in London.
    With BDO, you can open a US dollar Kabayan account at a bank or company which is a remittance partner of BDO and which is offering Kabayan account opening assistance. Write here where you are so I can give the link to a list of BDO remittance partners there, if there are.

  3. I am here in kuwait..what is the fastest way to open a savings account while abroad

  4. Hi Richard, sorry, there's no fast way. You can go to Oman Exchange or Etemadco Exchange and ask if they're offering assistance in BDO Kabayan account opening. See this list of BDO remittance partners in Kuwait. You won't get your passbook immediately; they'll forward your application to BDO Philippines. After approval, you can send to your account, but you cannot use yet your atm card abroad — you need to activate your atm card at a BDO atm in the Philippines

  5. Hi Am here in the SFO, USA area. I would like to open a dollar saving account here so as to have my SSA pension go thru this and be able to withdraw while at home in the Philippines. Would this be possible with BPIdirect? Thanks…

  6. Question about opening a BPI Direct account while in the U.S. for receiving US pension while in the Philippines8/19/15:
    Sorry, no, you can't open a dollar account while there in SFO because BPI, BPI Family, BDO, Chinabank and Metrobank (banks offering Direct Deposit accounts for US pensions) don't have branches there. But all these banks offer a Direct Deposit account for US pensioners who want to receive their pensions while in the Philippines. You can open your account here when you get here in the Philippines. Here's info about Direct Deposit accounts
    PNB has a branch in Los Angeles, so if you like, you can email losangeles@pnb.com.ph, or call 213-401-1800 ext 201, 202 or 206

  7. hi, im currently residing here in Canada. can I open a bpi account through on line?
    thank you.

  8. Hello ma'am Nora..dito po ako Sa Bern Switzerland gusto Ko po sanang magopen Ng bank account ang problems Ko po wala po ako day off hndi po ako nakakalabas..gusto Ko po Sana BPI online pero wala nmn po Sa list ung Lugar Ko paano po na ang pwede Kong gawin salamat po

  9. About opening a Philippine bank account while in Bern, Switzerland
    Hello ms Nora. I'm here in Bern, Switzerland. I want to open a bank account. My problem is I have no day off, can not go out. I wish to open a BPI account online but Switzerland is not in the list. What should I do? Thanks po.
    ANSWER:
    Sad to say that currently, there's no way you can open a Philippine bank account purely online. There are BDO remittance partners in Switzerland, and one of these might be offering Kabayan account opening, but they are in Geneva.
    If you want to save money, and you don't have any trusted person in the Philippines, you can open a Pag-ibig MP2 account online and save. But you have to get out to send money. The only problem with MP2 is you cannot get your savings anytime you want; you can withdraw your MP2 savings only after 5 years. You're also required to register with Pag-ibig 1 — this is the regular Pag-ibig savings program, and you can get this P1 only at age 60 or older. Comment again if you're interested in Pag-ibig, and I'll answer your questions.

  10. Hi Caroline Gomez, about opening a BPI account online:
    BPI Direct has suspended its offer of account opening online. Besides, Canada was not among the 4 countries in which it previously offered online opening. If you like, you can check this list of BDO remittance partners in Canada, and ask the one nearest to you if they're offering Kabayan account opening. The same with PNB remittance partners in Canada, you can ask if they're offering assistance in opening a Philippine-based account.

  11. Hi po.. saan po kayang bank ako pwdeng mag open ng account dito sa jeddah tnx po

    1. About opening a bank account in Jeddah:
      Here's a list of BDO remittance partners in Saudi Arabia. Ask any of these if they're offering assistance in BDO Kabayan account opening.

  12. Hello, my name is Steph. I am an ofw in London. what are the options I have and banks that I can open so I can remmit to my family in PH? thank you!

    1. About opening a remittance-linked bank account in London
      Hi Steph, there are 2 Philippine-owned banks there in London: PNB Europe and BPI Europe. You can open a UK-based account with any of these two for remittance purposes. BPI Europe might be better, as PNB charges 15 pounds for every credit if there's no remittance at least once a month.
      For online remittance via BPI Europe, your family should have a BPI account in the Philippines. For over-the-counter remittance, an account in a non-BPI bank is allowed as a receiving account.
      Remittance from London to Philippines costs from 5 to 15 pounds depending on remittance amount while online money transfer between Philippine-based BPI accounts is free.

    2. This is how to open a BPI Europe Sterling account. This account is called S.T.A.R. account — Save, Transact and Remit.

  13. where to open a bpi account in california

  14. About opening a BPI account in California:
    Sorry there's no BPI branch or remittance partner offering BPI account opening in California. It's PNB that has branches in California: PNB branches and remittance partners in California.
    Try also asking about account opening at these BDO Remittance offices and partners in California

  15. hi i am currently here in cyprus and i would like to open a euro account because i am planning to get out of cyprus in 6 months.One of the requirements for visa processing is to have a sufficient fund.for that i would like to open an account while i am here.

  16. Hi i am here in Melbourne Australia. Is there any philippine bank here that I can open? Please let me know. Ps. Im no longer a Filipino citizen. Im an Australian Citizen now.

    1. Hi rose, sorry there's no Philippine bank there in Australia. But BDO has 4 remittance partners in Victoria. You can ask any of them if they're offering assistance in opening a BDO Kabayan account. If you're planning to use this account to deposit a Philippine cheque, ask them if you can use the account for cheque purposes. Here's a list of BDO remittance partners near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  17. Hi, andito po ako sa Thailand paano mag open ng bpi bank account. Pwedi po bang mag ask ng kamag anak na magsend ng form from bpi o fill in? And then isend ulit sa bpi phol O bakanmeron pong online para dito sa thailand? Thank you.

    1. Hi Cherry, sorry hindi allowed ang pag-apply ng bank account through your representative. Kelangang in person at dapat sa BPI branch. Hindi rin puedeng online. Tingnan ko kung merong BDO remittance partner diyan, kasi BDO ang puedeng mag-apply ng account through their remittance partner.

  18. Hi po dito po ako sa Dubai Nag open po ako ng bdo kabayan accounts umuwi name ako ng pinas para ma activated pero Hindi ko ma activated dahil mgkaiba ng signature sa passport at sa bdo pero na change pin Kuna Sya Anu po Pwede gawin. Thanks

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