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  1. If I open a BPI acct here in UK,can I access that account whilst in the Philippines with no charge?

  2. Hi Melani, BPI online banking is free, so you can access your UK account online with no charge. But if you transfer money from your UK GBP account to your peso account, there’s a remittance fee of 5 to 15 pounds for a remittance amount of less than 1k to 50k GBP. You can enroll your UK account first, then enroll your Philippine BPI account into your UK account after it’s activated.

  3. Can I open a Manila-based account from the UK e.g. by visiting the London Office of BPI. I visit Manila every year and this would be useful for me. Or can I only do this when next over there?

  4. Hi Tony, it’s better that you open a Philippine-based account at a branch here when you get here. BPI London used to offer that service, but I heard they stopped it, most likely due to the RCBC-linked money laundering. They even closed their offices in Rome after the scandal. After opening your account, enroll in BPI online banking here, as you need to activate your online banking at a BPI machine here.

  5. Hi Tony
    How long will it take for me to receive my BPI atm card after opening an account?
    Thank you

  6. Hi I have an account in the Philippines and It’s been 10 yrs since the last transaction I had. Can you help me to reactivate it so I can use it again for sending money and savings too? I lost my atm card and I don’t know my account details. It’s in bpi muntinlupa branch. Pls let me know what are the requirements. Pls help. Thanks and God bless.

  7. Hi Leila, it’s required that you appear in person with your valid IDs at the bank to reactivate your dormant account. Has it been dormant for more than 10 years? or nearly 10 years? Because if it’s more than 10 years, it’s possible that your money has been surrendered to the National Treasury. BPI could have mailed a notice to the address you wrote in your account. How much was your balance? If it’s a big amount, you need to call BPI right away: 632-89-10000. You can also call BPI London and ask if they can help you reactivate your dormant account. The problem is if you’re transacting through phone, BPI needs you to know your account number.
    If your account balance is a small amount, and it does not hurt if you lose it, and you just want to have a Philippine-based account, you can also ask BPI London if they can help you open a Philippine-based BPI account.
    If BPI London does not offer assistance in helping open a Philippine-based account, you can try asking the remittance partners of BDO in the UK, such as CBN or GEMR: BDO Remittance partners in the UK

  8. Hi
    My husband and myself have a joint saving account in BPI RP he just did a transfer of 5,000 Po nds last Friday 21/04/2017 time 05:32 am UK Time how long does it take before it reach on his BPI Europe Account? It is Sunday now and we’re viewing our BPI savings account the money doesn’t reach his Europe Account. We will be grateful at your earliest reply. Thank you
    Gigi

  9. hi, i am rudy and currently living in the philippines, may i know, if i could open a saving account, when i will arrived LONDON. but my problem is i donot have an address in LONDON, except the address of my cousin, whom i am staying while in LONDON.

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