Wells Fargo — Send Money from the U.S. to the Philippines

Last updated on January 3rd, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Wells Fargo, the fourth largest U.S. bank in assets, has entered the remittance business,

and if you’re in the U.S., you can try using this to send money to your family or recipient in the Philippines if it’s really the cheapest way for U.S.-Philippine remittance.

At the website of the WorldBank, its chart ranks Wells Fargo as charging among the lowest total remittance cost, which refer to transfer cost plus foreign exchange cost.

Wells Fargo says that its remittance fee is only:

  • $7 if cash
  • $5 if from a Wells Fargo bank account.

You can send money for pick-up or deposit at any branch of the following:

  • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
  • Banco de Oro (BDO)
  • M Lhuillier — (cash pickup only)

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Other advantages of using this service to send money:

  • No enrollment fee or no yearly or monthly maintenance fee
  • No service fee to be paid by your recipient
  • Competitive exchange rate
  • Maximum amount you can send is $3,000 per day for BDO and BPI remittances and $1,000 for M Lhuillier remittance.
  • You can get a discount if you’re sending from a Wells Fargo checking account

Wells Fargo ExpressSend service hotline for sending: 1-800-869-3557
hotline for more information: 1–800–556–0605

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  1. My first question no reply yet but I have the next question. Is there a limit when sending money thru WF Express Send to BPI, BDO, PNB to the Philippines account? God bless po

  2. Sorry wrong typo from previous one, this is the right question. My mom wanting to send money thru her Wells Fargo account to BDO, PNB or BPI account in the Phils., aside from account name/number/address what else WF needs to ensure smooth transactions? Thanks for the reply and God bless

  3. My has a WF account and she wanted to send money to Phils. How she can send money thru her WF account to BDO, BPI or PNB account in the Phils. what WF needs from Phils. aside from account no? Thanks for the reply and God bless

  4. Hi can i directly send money from wells fargo account on website or mobile to a bdo card with 16digit number

  5. Hi! My boss just sent me fund from well fargo to bdo pick up he sent it 8:00 in the morning but havent receive it. it’s almost 6hours since he sent. How long doe it takes? my clinet told me that it only takes 2-3 hours until the fund is available. what’s happening? i went to bdo branch here and still the fund is not yet available.

  6. hi i have two checks from kaplan clearing account wells Fargo bank, na i was if i cab cash them here at manila wells Fargo bank

  7. I currently have a wells fargo account and im planning to also open a dollar account at bpi or whatever local branches that offers dollar account once i get back to the Philippines. Is it possible to transfer money from my WF account to a dollar account from a local bank?

  8. How many days ..should i claim the money at bdo…..

  9. Hello jocelyn, send through Wells Fargo ExpressSend via account deposit or cash pickup at BPI, BDO, Metrobank and PNB. For cash pickup at M. Lhuillier or Cebuana Lhuillier

  10. jocelyn del castillo

    Good day!!in what bank here in the phillipines the wells fargo can send money?

  11. Hi Earl, thanks for commenting. I hope you describe your experience so we can learn from it. Are you in Kuwait? Is this about remittance? Anyway, I hope you experience better customer service with any bank

  12. I don’t know about PNB I have the worst customer service I had ever seen I am changing to BPI with hopes of better service.

  13. Hi Nora how do I checked the money I send from Wells Fargo to Metro Bank direct deposit to my acct sa Pinas, tnx

  14. Hi Victor, yes, you’re correct, you can send money through Wells Fargo to a BDO Kabayan account.

  15. Hi! can you send money from Wells fargo US to BDO Kabayan Account here in the Philippines? Hi! can you send money from Wells fargo US to BDO Kabayan Account here in the Philippines?

  16. Hi! can you send money from Wells fargo US to BDO Kabayan Account here in the Philippines?

  17. Hi Kris, yes, at any Wells Fargo, but there are certain branches that offer only either For Cash Pickup or For Deposit to Account, and not both. But most branches offer both options. You might like to explore XOOM — it’s what my US employer uses to send my salary.

  18. Can I go to any Wells Fargo to send Money to the Philippines?

  19. Hi Andy, sorry no. Wells Fargo need your US SSS no., a US address and your driver’s license or valid ID issued in the US. If you have an account with HSBC, they might be able to help you a US-based account.

  20. Can, I open wells fargo account? I am Filipino and living here in the Philippines. If so, what are the possible requirement? How to open?

  21. Hi Johannes, if you have a Wells Fargo debit card (with Mastercard or Visa logo), you can withdraw at MC or Visa-linked machines here with a fee of 200 pesos or more per withdrawal. Wells Fargo also has an ExpressSend remittance service. But if you retire here, it’s better to open a Direct Deposit account with PNB California or New York (you can email or call them on how to open via mail) so you can get your SS money here monthly. PNB CA or NY can also help you open your Philippine-based account. BPI and BDO also have Direct Deposit accounts, but you must open them while you’re here.

  22. If I opened a bank account at Wells Fargo here in the US with my Social Security check, can I retrieve my funds in the Philippines. Do I have to open an account in the Phil as well??????

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