Tagged: Banking

Info and articles related to banking in the Philippines.

Which Cryptos to Buy? ETH Hits $350, BTC $3000

Bitcoin graph Since I bought some Bitcoin 7 months ago and did a post on it the value of BTC rose from $650 to almost $3000 today. In April Japan legalized Bitcoin which pushed the value up a lot. I bought some Ethereum (ETH) / swapped some BTC for it, and that rose from $40 to $350...

Avoiding the 200 Peso ATM Fee for Foreign VISA Cards

HSBC Makati 10k Peso Limit + Fee Philippines ATMs (BDO, PNB, etc.) all charge a 200 pesos ($4) additional fee for foreign bank cards and withdrawals are capped at 10000 pesos at a time. BPI 20k Limit + Fee One exception is the 20000 peso withdrawal limit at BPI ATMs (Bank of the Philippines Islands). The red ones....

Opening a Bitcoin Wallet in Thailand / Philippines?

I’ve always been a bit of a fish when it comes to investing, stocks / shares / bonds etc. (why don’t they teach us this in school?) and had only vaguely heard of Bitcoin. A friend of a poker friend bought a ton of the cryptocurrency in late 2013 when it was on a huge upswing, then...

Get More Bang For Your Buck in Asia Ebook

This ebook details how I live on around $1k/month in the Philippines and around South East Asia. Whether you’re on a short trip or making a permanent move, this should help you out with budgeting and getting more bang for your buck – with chapters on apartments, banking, food, and of course girls. If you don’t have a Kindle...

charles schwab moving to the philippines

Charles Schwab Account = No ATM Fees

If you’re from the US this is probably the best advice you can receive before moving abroad.  Getting a Charles Schwab account (at the time of writing only open to Americans) will make living in the Philippines or anywhere else so much easier for you. They refund all ATM fees even internationally.  Put all of your money...

Retiring in the Philippines

Why Everyone’s Retiring in the Philippines

If you take a trip to the Philippines there will be something about the expats that stands out. They are old. There are lots of retired expats all over Asia but in the Philippines there is definitely a much higher percentage of old expats then young expats. There are entire online magazines about it like RetireToThePhilippines.com. That’s...

Opening a bank account in the Philippines

Opening a Bank Account in the Philippines

Opening a bank account in the Philippines can be a bit more of a hassle than in some other Asian countries. At every bank I have been to you must get an ACR card (Alien Certificate of Registration) before you can open one. That really slows down the process for any expat because I have heard conflicting reports...

Tips on how to move to the Philippines

13 Tips For Making the Move to the Philippines

While I’ve written lengthier stuff about some of these topics in this section here is a quick breakdown on what you need to do before making the move to the Philippines. Move to the Philippines – #ProTips 1. Don’t expect every Filipina girl you meet here to be a stunner.  If you read on some other...

sending money to the philippines

Sending Money to the Philippines

Before sending money to the Philippines you need to do your homework to make sure that you don’t end up paying to much in fees. Not all transfers are created equal and you can lose a lot of money in transfer rates. There are certain things you need to do before you send money to the Philippines...