Updated May 29, 2014:
Some readers asked if the BDO Kabayan ATM Debit Card can be used to withdraw money from ATMS outside the Philippines, so I emailed BDO Customer Service and asked. I was pleasantly surprised that the customer officers replied immediately.
According to Ms. R. C. of the eServices unit, the BDO Kabayan ATM Debit Card and any other BDO ATM debit card can be used to withdraw money abroad as long as:
- it is active
- and it has sufficient balance.
For holders of BDO ATM debit cards with the MasterCard logo, withdraw at the ATM of any foreign bank in other countries with the Cirrus Maestro/PLUS logos.
If your card is a BDO ATM debit VISA card, withdraw at ATMs abroad with the VISA/VISA Plus logos.
If your ATM card does not have a MasterCard or Visa logo, you cannot withdraw from ATMs abroad.
These are the transaction fees for ATM withdrawals abroad:
- Balance Inquiry – US$ 1.00
- Withdrawal – US$ 3.50
For unsuccessful ATM transactions such as wrong PIN,
insufficient funds, exceeds limit, etc., you will be charged US$ 1.00.