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Old 19th January 2019, 06:39 AM
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Here's an update: BPI no longer allows a BB stamp holder to open an account. We simply wanted to change from ATM to checking account - to them that's a new account.
ESV1226 do you have an ACR card and as a Balikyban?

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Well got ACR thought now I can get stuff rolling. Not so fast it says tourist on it. BPI, Security Bank and BDO no luck to open an account.
BDO said girlfriend couldn't even put me on her account or open a joint account.
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Well got ACR thought now I can get stuff rolling. Not so fast it says tourist on it. BPI, Security Bank and BDO no luck to open an account.
BDO said girlfriend couldn't even put me on her account or open a joint account.
I wouldn't give up just yet Canounggoy I'd try some other branches and even the same banks in different area's each branch is autonomous and bring with you your passport and other forms of ID and bills. I use the PNB bank but they require a $500 US deposit so when you open a dollar account and then deposit checks, but I do remember that BDO only requires a $200 US deposit with no interest given, so if you no longer have dollars you can use a money changer to exchange your pesos into dollars.

When we opened up our bank account we had to provide photos they will either be 1x1 or 2x2, a utility bill showing our address and names, cable or internet bill some form of billing that shows your address and links you to it. We also had to add an additional $40 US dollars on top of the $500 deposit.

For many years my wife would cash checks with a money changer but on every dollar, we lose 4 pesos or more so once I arrived I opened up the bank account and the money saved getting the correct dollar to peso exchange paid for my deposit in just a matter of months.

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Well got ACR thought now I can get stuff rolling. Not so fast it says tourist on it. BPI, Security Bank and BDO no luck to open an account.
BDO said girlfriend couldn't even put me on her account or open a joint account.
I opened my account at PS Bank without an ACR-I card. I was on a tourist visa at the time and since have changed across to a BB. My ACR-I is also a tourist, no problem with my bank. How much cash are you intending to use to open the account? Not suggesting that would make a difference, but sometimes, money talks. We now have 3 separate accounts, mine, my wife and a household account.

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You don't say what year, things change here seems like faster than the US. Some government official decided to implement the law on the books or interpret a act a certain why bam it's Changed.
I will call them their subsidiary of metro bank which I didn't check. Guess I got discouraged. Thanks for info will keep plugging away at it would be nice to have place to stash some Cash.
Swabb ATM is working great though reimburse all my ATM fees.
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You don't say what year, things change here seems like faster than the US. Some government official decided to implement the law on the books or interpret a act a certain why bam it's Changed.
I will call them their subsidiary of metro bank which I didn't check. Guess I got discouraged. Thanks for info will keep plugging away at it would be nice to have place to stash some Cash.
Swabb ATM is working great though reimburse all my ATM fees.

I opened my account approximately 18 months ago.
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Okay I will ask, all They can do is say no
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