BPI Correspondent Banks in Saudi Arabia, Middle East

There are BPI correspondent banks in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East for OFWS sending money to the Philippines.  BPI has partnered with these banks so that you can send money through them.

To send money to your family or any recipient in the Philippines:

1.   Go to any of the following banks, and apply for a Wire Transfer.

Wire Transfer is sometimes called telegraphic transfer, bank to bank money transfer, or SWIFT transfer.

2.  Fill out the wire transfer form.  You will write:

  • Name of Recipient
  • Name of Recipient Bank: BPI or BPI Family
  • Name of Branch and Address of Branch
  • BPI or BPI Family Account Number
  • BPI SWIFT Code or Address: BOPIPHMM

*Use the same SWIFT Code for BPI Family.

*SWIFT means Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.
*SWIFT is the same as BIC – Bank Identifier Code.

BANK CHARGES:

  • You will pay a Transfer Fee to the Correspondent Bank.
  • BPI also charges a Service Fee:

-between 150 to 200 pesos for deposit to a peso account
-$6.50 for deposit to a dollar account

The following are the BPI correspondent banks and their SWIFT Codes.  You need a correspondent bank’s SWIFT Code if you’re far from a correspondent bank and you make a wire transfer in a non-BPI-correspondent bank. In this case, the transfer of funds would be from the non-correspondent bank to the correspondent bank and then to BPI.

SAUDI ARABIA  (updated Sep 22 2014)
Al Rajhi Bank RJHISARI
Al Inma Bank INMASARI
Bank Al Bilad ALBISARI
Banque Saudi Fransi    BSFRSARI
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA Riyadh CHASSARI
National Commercial Bank   NCBKSAJE
Samba Financial Group   SAMBSARI
Saudi Hollandi Bank   AAALSARI
Saudi Investment Bank SIBCSARI

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UAE
ABN Amro Bank N.V   ABNAAEAD
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank   ABDIAEAD
BNP Paribas   BNPAAEAA
Dubai Islamic Bank   DUIBAEAD
HSBC Bank Middle East Dubai   BBMEAEAD
Mashreqbank PSC   BOMLAEAD
National Bank of Ras Al-Khaimah   NRAKAEAK
Standard Chartered Bank   SCBLAEAD

QATAR
Qatar Islamic Bank   QISBQAQA
Standard Chartered Bank   SCBLQAQX
The Commercial Bank of Qatar, (QSC)   CBQAQAQA

KUWAIT
Alahli Bank of Kuwait K.S.C.   ABKKKWKW
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait   BBKUKWKW
Commercial Bank of Kuwait SAK   COMBKWKW
Gulf Bank Kuwait   GULBKWKW
National Bank of Kuwait   NBOKKWKW

BAHRAIN
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait   BBKUBHBM
Citibank, N.A.   CITIBHBX
Standard Chartered Bank   SCBLBHBM
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, LTD   BOTKBHBM

OMAN
Bank Muscat S.A.O.G   BMUSOMRX
Standard Chartered Bank   SCBLOMRX

JORDAN
Arab Bank PLC   ARABJOAX
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited   BBMEJOAX

LEBANON
Byblos Bank Lebanon   BYBALBBX
Credit Libanais SAL  CLIBLBBX
Societe Generale de Banque Au Liban   SGLILBBX

ISRAEL
Bank Hapoalim   POALILIT
Bank Leumi Le Israel   LUMIILIT
Israel Discount Bank   IDBLILIT
Mercantile Discount Bank, Tel Aviv   BARDILIT

INTERNET BANKING:

You can enroll your BPI or BPI Family account in Internet Banking so you can track
your remittance online while you’re abroad. Enroll while you’re in the Philippines because you need to activate your online enrollment in a BPI ATM. Your family members can also enroll their accounts online.

Related Articles:

BDO Kabayan Savings, BDO Remit Cash Card for OFWs

OFWs Can Send Money to the Philippines Thru BDO Remit

BDO Remittance — Send Money from Abu Dhabi to the Philippines

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  1. Hi,

    Im working now in Dammam Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I tried to withdraw from mostly all of the atms here having counter part with CIRRUS. I never had my transacation since the machine never validates my account. Please let me advice where I can have my cash withdrawals. I really need cash now.

    Thanks

  2. Hi i am saudi citizen and i bought a condo in philippine how i can send the money on total to philippine or even to the company Avida

  3. Hi Ismail, what is the name of the company that developed your condo? If it’s Avida Land Corp., ask the bank and bank account no. of Avida Land Corp. http://www.avidaland.com/contact-us Usually, it would be a BPI account no. since BPI and Avida belong to the same parent conglomerate. If it is Avida, then send your payment to the bank account name Avida Land Corp. and account no. and never deposit to the account of an individual person. You should also have a reference no. that usually identifies the name of the condo project and your condo purchase account.
    You can go to Al Rajhi, Bank Al Bilad Samba or National Commercial Bank and make your wire transfer to the bank account of Avida Land Corp.

  4. Hi Edelyn, sorry BPI Direct does not yet offer account opening for those in Saudi Arabia. Only those in Bahrain, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain and UAE and those in UK (BPI Europe). If you like BDO, you can ask if you can open a BDO Kabayan account at any of these banks with remittance partnership with BDO.

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