BPI really sucks big time, literally. It sucks more and more money from my account.
I’ve been transferring money from Paypal these past few weeks to my BPI Family Savings account since my Unionbank EON account had already expired. I knew they were charging me 150 Pesos per transaction, but just recently they were charging me more.
Today I saw my BPI Express Online shows this:
Here is my last transaction with Paypal:
This is nuts! How can they ever charge me almost 400 Pesos in one transaction? Is this reasonable? What is going on?
Although BPI charges 150 Pesos per transaction, I don’t understand why they charge me more?
Regardless about whether or not BPI or Bank of the Philippine Islands is affiliated with PayPal, how did they come up with that amount of deduction? From the original transfer amounted to 9,325.90 minus 8,958.97 equals 366.93. They charge me 366.93 for one transaction.
BPI really sucks big time! The bank claimed that the account it opened for us can also be used as debit card. But I can’t connect it to Paypal because it doesn’t have the three-digit security code. And the card number is useless. No Visa or MasterCard logo in it.
Well, I should have been informed. Or I should have inquired. But this account was opened by a company I used to work for in my behalf for both payroll purposes and personal account.
Now I think this is the perfect time to renew my Unionbank EON or open a new BDO account. What do you think? What is the best bank account for Paypal withdrawals?
UPDATE: 02/03/2013 3:21 PM
Here’s what BPI has to say. Or at least this is what the Twitter account holder of BPI Talk twitter page:
And this is what I have to say in reply to those tweets:
Well, I don’t know what the Twitterer meant about 1/3 or 2/3. Though he or she referred me to the customer service through the hotline number 89-100. That is the problem. I can’t get through it with that hotline number. Mmmmmm. Email takes me a lot of time wherein I have to wait for a couple of days before they’ll reply back.
Makes me lazy to settle with that, and besides, I got so much things to do. Maybe the customer service will call me or maybe I give that 366 Pesos and 93 centavos as a tip or a reward for being concerned about my issue. hehehe.
Meanwhile, I have to go for a nice swim. Woooooot!