As I mentioned in my other post that I went to New York to open a BPI account. And I also mentioned my whole ordeal in getting my ATM, which I don't want to go through again.. That ATM is in the hands of my mother now and she has the authority to get money from there.
Coz I am going home for good soon, I wanted to start transferring my money in peso but I couldn't do it coz my BPI-ATM account is in my mother and she always get money without my permission so, I need another bank account just to be safe:)
Notes and Requirements:
- There is a $47 charge on opening an account with them. They said its for all the mailing fees. My frugal self was saying no but my practical self said yes,after all the walking I did that day!
- Money order or check with minimum deposit of $300
- 2 valid Identification cards. Credit Cards are acceptable as a second ID as long as name is printed on the card.
- Processing takes 2-3 weeks
How long did it take for me to get everything? Here's the list:
July 6, 2013 - Went to their branch. Filed paperworks and all.
July 26, 2013- Received an email.
August 1, 2013- PIN MAILER and ATM arrived in two separate envelope.
I hope someone out there find this post helpful.
I will register my account so I can access the PNB's online banking. I'll let you know how it goes.