by: Robelyn M. Yambao
Opening An Account
I am back! I am sorry I was not able to publish any article last month because I've been busy making vlogs in my YouTube channel. Today, I'm gonna share with you all how I opened a bank account in BCR Palmares.
We went to the bank at Palmares in the morning last month to open a dollar account. The information window asked us to provide our passport and TIN # or SSS #. Without these two requirements for foreigners, we won't be able to open an account. The teller encoded all our information in the computer including the telephone number and our address. It took an hour for her to finish it since we opened two accounts and their system was so slow. After preparing all the documents we signed it all. She then told us to return Thursday to pick up our atm cards and the PIN. So, it took 3 working days before we got our cards that day was Tuesday.
How To Register In An Online Banking
After we received our atm cards, we went to the machine to try the card but I was not able to change the PIN yet because I don't understand Spanish. I wanted to register in an online banking because I wanted to check my account whenever I'm at home through internet. We went to the teller to present my request. I just gave him my card and passport, he then encoded all my information. After half an hour, he gave me a piece of paper listing the steps or instructions on what to do next when I get home. He told me to wait for the email that his boss sent to my email as temporary password. He also gave me another card which is a security pass codes (the card is shown in the picture above, Clave dinamica) that I will need every time I'm gonna log in to their website. That's it!
When I went home, I just followed what he said and finally, I was able to log in to their website to check my account.
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A licensed teacher in the Philippines who shifted her career into another direction to follow her passion to be a blogger. Her blogs are related in traveling and simple living as an expat in a foreign land.