Singapore / Manila 1 December 2022 - Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the oldest bank in the Philippines and a pioneer in digital banking, has partnered with global B2B digital micropayments platform DT One to launch an international mobile load service.
With this partnership, Overseas Filipinos (OFs) in Australia, Canada, China, Italy, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States can stay in touch with their loved ones in the Philippines. By using their BPI Online credentials, they can easily buy load for their international mobile phones by accessing the International Load facility in BPI QuickPay. To date, BPI has over 3.8 million active online users, of which 600,000 are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Expats in the Philippines will also be able to take advantage of this international mobile load service once they are signed up to BPI Online.
“BPI will be the first bank in the Philippines to launch this kind of service, further driving our mission to achieve more for the Filipino people and create an unrivalled customer-first experience. An easy and reliable way to stay connected with family and friends overseas is more important than ever, especially now as we enter the Christmas season. Our partnership with DT One marks another significant step in our aim to better serve the needs of our clients with digitalization,” said Alexander G. Seminiano, Senior Vice President, BPI Digital Channels Group.
“DT One is delighted to help enhance BPI’s digital solutions, making it easier for the bank’s customers to send mobile load in real-time. An OFW based in Dubai can load a local prepaid SIM from their BPI online account, helping them stay connected to family and loved ones back home in the Philippines over the special Christmas season. Or a mother in the Philippines can load her daughter's Singapore prepaid SIM to keep in touch even when she is studying overseas. DT One continues to look for ways to unlock more value for our customers using non-cash micropayments, whether digital gift cards/vouchers, gaming pins, bill payments, or mobile loads,” said Peter De Caluwe, Chief Executive Officer of DT One.
To send mobile top-ups, customers can access BPI QuickPay via the BPI Mobile app or the website (www.bpiquickpay.com) and select “International Load”, input the international mobile number they want to load and select the transaction denomination. Payment confirmation is sent to their registered email address.
The 171-year-old Bank of the Philippine Islands is the first bank in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It is licensed as a universal bank by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to provide a diverse range of financial services: deposit taking and cash management, payments, lending and leasing, asset management, bancassurance, investment banking, securities brokerage, and foreign exchange and capital markets. BPI has significant financial strength, with robust Tier 1 capital adequacy ratios and profitability, underpinned by stringent compliance and risk management regimes.
About DT One
DT One is the world's largest network of non-cash micropayments and digital pre-pay partners. DT One’s B2B digital transfer network enables transfers for mobile top-ups, data bundles, vouchers, gift cards, utilities and a host of other prepayments, across 160+ countries. With a network of 1,800+ customers and network partners, DT One delivers smart digital connectivity solutions for over 5 billion mobile consumers across emerging economies, helping them maintain quality digital and social connections. www.dtone.com
Among the many customers who have joined DT One’s network over the years, to name a few: mobile operators AT&T, Ooredoo, Saudi Telecom and Vodafone, Southeast Asia’s leading super app Grab, online payments platform PayPal, mobile money wallet Coins.ph, and global money transfer operators MoneyGram, Western Union and WorldRemit.
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