BPI, MoneyGram launches OFW remittance pro­gram

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY REYNALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

MABALACAT CITY – The Bank of the Philip­pine Is­lands (BPI), to­gether with MoneyGram in­ter­na­tional remittance firm, im­ple­mented a pro­gram to make it con­ve­nient for Over­seas Filipino Work­ers (OFWs) to send money to their love ones dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son.

The BPI’s part­ner­ship ini­tia­tive is aimed at help­ing OFWs achieve their goals through the righ fi­nan­cial so­lu­tions and ser­vices.

The pro­gram of­fers BPI’s strength of more than 800 branches and 2,000 au­to­mated teller ma­chines (ATMs) na­tion­wide and MoneyGram’s pres­ence in 350,000 lo­ca­tions in more than 200 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries.

BPI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Marie Josephine Ocampo said the part­ner­ship brings BP closer to Filipinos around the world. “Our fo­cus is to make the ex­pe­ri­ence of our over­seas Filipino re­mit­ters sim­pler and eas­ier by pro­vid­ing these in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions through our part­ners.”

MoneyGram Coun­try Man­ager Alex Lim for his part said that “be­ing able to re­mit prac­ti­cally in real time from over 135 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries

gives cus­tomers abroad bet­ter and more con­ve­nient op­tions to send money to their fam­i­lies here in the Philip­pines.”

By sim­ply open­ing an ac­count at any BPI branch, fam­i­lies and ben­e­fi­cia­ries in the Philip­pines can now re­ceive re­mit­tances sent through MoneyGram on the same day.

The ac­count comes with a debit card that may be ac­cessed any­time through over 2,000 BPI ATMs na­tion­wide free of charge.

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