Updated April 1, 2019
Below is a list of Philippine banks abroad.
Some are bank branches and others are subsidiary banks.
They offer banking services, including remittance services, foreign exchange, and trade finance.
A Philippine bank branch abroad is a foreign branch of a bank incorporated in the Philippines.
A Philippine subsidiary bank abroad is incorporated in the host country.
There are 4 Philippine banks with branches or subsidiary banks abroad:
- Philippine National Bank (PNB)
- Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Philippine National Bank Branches and Subsidiary Banks Abroad
1. PNB Hongkong Branch in Wanchai
2. PNB Tokyo Branch
3. PNB Nagoya Sub-Branch
4. PNB Singapore Branch
5. PNB Singapore Limited-Purpose Branch
6. Allied Banking Corp. (Hong Kong) Ltd. Central Branch (Main Branch)*
7. Allied Banking Corp. (Hong Kong) Ltd. Kowloon Branch*
8. Allied Commercial Bank – Xiamen China Branch*
9. Allied Commercial Bank – Chongqing China Branch*
*Allied Banking Corp. in Hong Kong and Allied Commercial Bank in China are subsidiaries of PNB.
10. PNB Los Angeles Branch
11. PNB New York Branch
12. PNB Queens (NY) Extension Office
13 . PNB Guam Branch
(formerly Allied Bank Tamuning, Guam Branch)
14. PNB (Europe) PLC Nottinghill Branch
(5-7 Hillgate Street, London, UK)
15. PNB (Europe) PLC Corporate Office
(238 Vauxhall Bridge Road London, UK)
PNB (Europe) PLC has closed down its other branches in Europe and now only has PNB Representative Offices.
16. PNB Bahrain Branch
(formerly Allied Bank Bahrain)
Merger of PNB and Allied Bank
PNB and its subsidiary Allied Bank merged in February 2013, with PNB as the surviving entity.
In the UK, the merger of PNB Europe PLC and Allied Bank Philippines UK PLC has also been approved.
PNB Representative Offices Abroad
PNB Desk Offices Abroad
Metrobank Branches and Subsidiaries Abroad
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1. Metrobank Japan – Tokyo Branch
2. Metrobank Japan – Osaka Sub-Branch
3. Metrobank Taipei Branch (Taiwan)
4. Metrobank Seoul Branch (South Korea)
5. Metrobank Pusan Branch (South Korea)
6. Metropolitan Bank (China) Ltd. Nanjing Head Office
7. Metropolitan Bank (China) Ltd. Nanjing Branch
8. Metropolitan Bank (China) Ltd. Shanghai Branch
9. Metropolitan Bank (China) Ltd. Shanghai Pudong Sub-Branch
10. Metropolitan Bank (China) Ltd.Changzhou Branch
11. Metropolitan Bank (China) Ltd. Quanzhou Branch
12. Metrobank New York, USA
13. Metrobank Bahamas (No remittance service)
BPI Bank Subsidiary Branches Abroad
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Bank of the Philippine Islands Europe PLC in London, UK
1. BPI Europe PLC London (Earl’s Court)
2. BPI Europe PLC London (Threadneedle)
As of today, BPI has only 2 branch locations abroad, which are both in London.
BDO Branches Abroad
1. BDO Hong Kong Branch
Ground Floor, Euro Trade Centre
13-14 Connaught Road C., Hong Kong
2. BDO Singapore Branch
20 Cecil Street
Phone: +65 62605100
Banking Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
BDO Singapore accepts deposits in Singapore Dollar and US Dollar denominations. It also offers short- and long-term commercial loans and revolving credit loans.
As of today, BDO has only two branches abroad.
Its subsidiaries abroad are remittance companies.
BPI has closed down its BPI Europe PLC operations in Rome and Milan, Italy in June 2016. It said it wanted to focus on its UK banking business.
Other Philippine banks also closed down their businesses in Italy and other European countries due to stringent anti-money-laundering requirements.
List of Philippine Banks’ Representative Offices Abroad
List of Philippine Banks’ Remittance Companies Abroad
List of Philippine Banks’ Desk Offices Abroad
Open a Philippine Bank Account Abroad
I have a BPI account wich hasn’t beenused for awhile. I cannot access it by ATMS. I live in Brisbane Australia.
Can you advise how I can proceed to access whatever funds are available.
Hi Carol, if your account has been without withdrawal or deposit for the past 24 months, your account most likely has been made dormant — meaning your account is on hold and cannot be deposited to or withdrawn from until you reactivate it in person at BPI here in the Phils with your IDs – -cannot be done by any other person, only you in person. Reactivation must be done before the 10th year — when it will be reported/submitted to the Philippine Treasury.
If not yet dormant, I can think of only one remedy for access (has some risks and costs, specifically sending by postal mail or courier, or if bank procedures change), but you might want to consider it. You can try asking your trusted relative here to get a BPI withdrawal form and check if it still has this on the form “Withdrawal by representative”. BPI has been using a BEA machine to replace paper forms for some time, and so I’m not sure if they still have this form. You can have this form sent to you so you can fill up and sign. If it’s a passbook account, the passbook must be presented together with the withdrawal form. If it’s an atm account, the atm card might be required too and bank officer might require the representative to withdraw first from the atm and then withdraw the rest over the counter (if amount to be withdrawn is more than 20k which is the maximum daily limit for atm withdrawal).
Hi. Im Filipino, and I have a canadian client and he’s asking me if he can open a PNB or BDO account in Canada. May I know if that is possible and what are the requirements?
Hi Abegail, dito sa Philippines, nakaka-open ng account ang mga foreigners if they have a Philippine address, their reason for opening an account is acceptable to the bank, and they have an Alien Certificate of Registration identification card. They can get this ACR card after staying here for 60 days or more. So I think your Canadian client won’t be able to apply for an account while there in Canada. It’s Filipinos or Filipino Canadians who can apply for a BDO or PNB account while abroad through these banks’ remittance companies or partners.
Maybe your client is thinking of saving on remittance fees? By sending a big amount once and then transfer to local accounts as needed?