there are many ATM's..down in station 3 there is an Allied bank ATM, which did now work that often, but near to that area at Hotel Oro I think its called...just up past Queens. BPI has a machine up the beach as well . There are at least two or 3 on the main road, and a couple in Da Mall. You will be okay. Metro Bank, Allied Bank, BPI and RCBC all have branches on the main road with ATM machines. Not sure if RCBC is functioning yet thou.
great thanks for letting me know : )
We left Boracay a week ago and noticed that Allied bank were charging 150 pesos for withdrawals on international issued cards. BPI wasn't charging while we were there and we didn't try RCBC, although the RCBC machine in NAIA Terminal 3 was charging 150 pesos (we didn't find out until after we had got the money and it was printed on the receipt, so were quite annoyed).
It's a fairly new thing this charge (ie it's come into effect in the last 2 weeks) but a lot of Philippines banks are now charging for ATM withdrawals with international cards.
yes, that p150 charge is common now...sadly..
Being charged $3.50 for use of an ATM that is not your own bank is normal in Canada....What I did was open an account at PNB (who are now merged with Allied) before I left Canada, and used that ATM card when I was in the Philippines. Made things much easier.
PNB and Allied bank still seem to function as two separate entities as of now, even though they have joined together. .
Withdrawal for international cards are common. I'm even charged for withdrawal if not in my own bank here in nyc :)
Allied Bank and PNB are still separate banks, but will form one shortly. Allied Bank had to sell a bank in California, in which they held a majority stake, as per US Bank laws, before the merger can take place, . The sale is almost done, and once sold, they can form the one bank they're aspiring at.
Even with local credit cards and ATMs fees apply. Higher fees if you withdraw money from another banks ATM
Banco De Oro (BDO) charges P 200 per transaction for international issued cards.
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