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  2. It is true that with Bpi Direct, you can open an account online and anytime. I am not an employee, nor do I have a relative working there. But I have opened (and closed) several online accounts at my convenience. You just need to have a “normal” Bpi account to do so which will be linked in your “online” account, which I think is just a standard. So technically, theyre not “fooling” the people into opening an account.

    They also offer better rates (Bpi Direct) than normal savings account. :)

    I have BDO, Bpi, and landbank accounts but most convenient bank I have used so far are BDO and Bpi.

  3. Hi Kabayan!

    Gusto ko sana mag-open ng kabayan savings account. Nandito ako sa Dubai ngayon at bago lang ako dito wala pang 6 months. Pag nag open ba ako ng Kabayan Savings Acct kailangan pa ba yung presence ko sa Pinas?

    1. Hi Bea, try inquiring at BDO remit’s desks Al Fuad Exchange or at Al Nebal in Deira. They should be able to help you open a Kabayan Savings accounting right then and there.

  4. Hello! Kababalik ko lang po nung last May 8, 2015, at dito po ako sa Arizona. Nag busy po ako at hindi ako naka pag open ng acct diyan sa Pilipinas habang naka bakasyon ako. Pwede po ba akong mag open ang acct sa BDO kahit andito ako sa Arizona? Thank you.

    1. Hi Angelica. I will check if BDO has a partner in Arizona. But so far, the nearest BDO remittance partners in your state are these two remittance companies. I believe they have desks for BDO representatives in these offices:

      Hong Lan Services, Inc. 9113 Bolsa Ave., Suite 122 Westminster, California 92683 USA

      Regent Forex 1114 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

  5. pls help me, i want to open metrobank savings account hre in taif city saudi arabia, i dont know where, what bank allied to metrobank and hows the process. please inform me

    1. Hi Jayson, please inquire with Telemoney although PNB ang alam ko na meron nag-aassist inside their remittance center. Pero patago lang ito dahil binabawal ng gobyerno ng KSA.

  6. I want to open ofw savings account before I leave. I prefer bdo or metrobank. Pero bakit need pa nila ang contract ko as part of requirements, e makukuha ku lang contract ko 1 day before my departure. Panu pku makakapag open nyan. Pls help asap. 2 weeks frm now deployment q na daw sabi ng agency ku. Thank you

    1. Hi @zysa, get a copy of your passport with your working visa. If possible, get a copy of the job offer from your agency at yun ang ipakita mo sa bangko as proof na aalis ka ng bansa to work soon.

  7. Pwede po ba pdos certificate lang e present ko sa metrobank as proof? Ksi 1 day lang sa kanila ma release na compare sa bdo 4 days.. Job ofer and pasport I dont think so.. Sa final briefing daw kasi binibigay lahat which is 1 day bfore dparture acording to my agency.

  8. San po pwedeng magopen ng bank account ang asawa ko sa abu dhabi?yung pede po sanang makapagdeposit n manggaling dito sa pinas

  9. Hi! i just want to check is BDO got any representative remittance here in malaysia? gusto ko po sana mg.open ng BDO Kabayan Account.

  10. Hello po, I was wondering kung pwede po ako mag withdraw dito sa Abu Dhabi through ATM machines gamit ang Metro bank debit card nakuha ko sa Metrobank ofw savings ko? Kailangan ko kase mag padala ng malaki sa pinas e yung cash ko nasa savings ko na lahat. Possible po ba? Please help.

    1. Hi Regine, depende sa bangko dyan sa Abu Dhabi. Hindi lahat ay tumatanggap ng withdrawals. Pero tignan mo ang ATM kung meron symbols ng Cirrus or Mastercard at kung ang Metrobank ATM card mo ay meron din ganitong logo bago ka mag-try magwithdraw. I-verify mo din sa Metrobank kung allowed ang card mo sa pagwithdraw dyan sa Abu Dhabi.

  11. Hello sir, good day po. Ako po ay mayroon ng metrobank ofw savings account. Nag open po ako ng panibagong account kasi ung dati kong merribank atm iniwan ko na po sa mga anak ko sa pinas, pagbalik ko sa overseas nag open ulit ako ng panibagong metrobank ofw savings account nung aug. 2016 nakapaghulog na po ako ng dalawang beses then na stop ko ang paghulog due to some financial problem. Ang tanong ko po pwede ko bang hulugan ulit ang account ko na un or activate pa rin po ba sya? If not na po mag open ako ng panibagong account ulit. Salamat po

    1. Hello Mitz, pwede mo subukan enrol sa Metrobankdirect online para malaman mo kung active pa yung account. Required kase ang OFW accounts na mahulugan ng once or twice a year para hindi maging dormant or inactive.

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