Monday, May 20, 2013

How to Open BPI Express Teller Card

ATM Cards are just one of the things that you will see from everyone's pocket. Be it for student's allowances, personal savings, or for your salaries it is one way to keep your money without getting your pockets get bulky.

I choose Bank of the Philippines Islands to open an account because it has a lot of ATMs scattered especially in Metro Manila and it is the oldest bank here in the Philippines, yes it is a trivia. With this, it gives me an assurance that my money is safe and there are some branches like TriNoma and Quezon Avenue branch in Barangay South Triangle that have teller machine for deposits that I can deposit my money even if the bank is already closed. Anyway, how can we have BPI Debit Cards?

Requirements are: two valid IDs with photocopy (still they would need to see the original), billing statement, two recent 1x1 pictures, and the initial deposit. But how much is the initial deposit?

There are different initial deposits required depending to your choice of kind of savings. To give you basic idea, here are the lists and some descriptions of the savings account:

1. Jumpstart Savings are for ages 10-17 years old who wants to have savings. Free fees up to four withdrawals
2. Easy Saver has no maintaining balance but has P5.00 charge for every withdrawal.
3. Express Teller Savings only have ATM cards
4. Passbook Savings have ATM cards and Passbook.
(Update as of January 10, 2014: I've learned that for Passbook Savings, ATM is not included. My father opened an account yesterday)

This chart sums up all the initial deposit and maintaining balance:

credits to BPI online

Now, I have my card and activated right away upon changing my pin.


15 comments:

  1. I love their service, sis. I enjoy the card even more kapag stores are accepting eps.

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    1. yeah especially when you shop on the 15th or 30th, u dont need to take the queue at ATM to get cash.. with EPS, it is a cashless transaction. :)

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  2. wow at least i have options what kinds of savings ill open depending on my money :D great post!

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  3. I have both BPI MYePREPAID MASTERCARD and BPI EXPRESS CARD. Now I use my BPI MyePREPAID MASTERCARD for online shopping.

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  4. I think they made the opening of the account much easier. I remember the hassle of opening an account back then.

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  5. That's my main bank too in the Philippines...but since I haven't used it for a long time na they closed it na... will open one again pag mag vacation.. and make sure to use it na :)

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  6. pano pag walang proof of billing?

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  7. Ma.close po b yung account kung may savings kpang ntira? kunti lang less 1k..almost 2yrs mo na di nhuhulugan na deposit ulit??pls help po

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    1. Hi! As far as I can remember nadidisolve na po yun after three months na hindi active. But u can call to their hotline to have the accurate answer.

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  8. can you use the card for online shopping?

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    1. Nope. Those cards allowed for online shopping must have the VISA or MASTERCARD signagee at the lower right of the card like the EON card of UnionBank.

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  9. hi can i transfer cash from easy saver card to myeprepaid card?

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  10. @ian yeah, same case with mine. as long as you have a savings account like the easy saver you can transfer funds to your myeprepaid card, but you must first enroll both of these cards in your bpi online account and mobile to transfer money. If not, you can also transfer funds from ATM machines.

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  11. can i use my easy saver account to shop? yung swipe ko lang ang card para pangbayad sa shopping mall? please help.

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  12. Can I transfer my PayPal funds in my bpi jumpstart?

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