BPI Mobile Wallet, the future is now.

BPI Mobile Wallet, the future is now

 

BPI Mobile Wallet, the future is now.
BPI Mobile Wallet, the future is now.

One of our dreams is turning into a reality. No, it’s not a personal want but rather for a better society, improving lifestyle through BPI Savings Bank break-through technology – BPI Mobile Wallet, the future is now.

We fell in love with Hong Kong’s Octopus Card and we aspire that our government could follow suit. Octopus Card has that convenient feature used in Hong Kong to pay for fares and purchases, making it a cashless city.

If Octopus Card could be copied here, life could be easier.

Yet, we do not have the Octopus Card, but we have BPI Mobile Wallet – the latest in mobile banking technology developed by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) which is bound to make lives more easier.

BPI Mobile Wallet
The latest in mobile banking technology, on it’s beta testing period has been introduced as BPI Mobile Wallet – an application on mobile phones (iPhone, BlackBerry and soon on Android Smartphones) allowing users (BPI account holders) to make purchases, by tapping the phone using near field communication (NFC) technology through a device connected to a merchant’s POS (Point-of-Sale) that will introduce Filipino consumers to a cashless society.

A near field communication device which allow clients to tap their mobile phones for faster and secured cashless transactions.
A near field communication device which allow clients to tap their mobile phones for faster and secured cashless transactions.

With an estimated $1M worth project, BPI Mobile Wallet is another first from the banking institution that pioneered the ATM technology in the country.

From bricks and mortar up to the rise of the internet, the mobile banking is believed to be the next big thing in banking – which is already happening in other advanced nations in most part of the globe.

We welcome this technology, for this will improve our ways of living where banking is not just going to, but doing it.

For the test run, merchants like Serenitea and Healthy Options have positive reception on this technology and are now applying this on their daily transactions. More merchants and major transportations are being eyed for this project as BPI Mobile Wallet develops and gains more acceptance from the people.

The BPI Mobile Wallet comes with a kit given FREE by BPI to its clients who owns specific iPhone (4/4S), BlackBerry (8750, 9700, 9720 and 9220) units and soon, those with other compatible Android Smartphones. To get a hold of this first hand experience, visit any BPI branches to know more about the BPI Mobile Wallet; call any BPI Mobile Wallet representatives; or visit www.bpiexpressonline.com.

A sample kit for a BlackBerry phone that includes a micro SD card use for the NFC technology.
A sample kit for a BlackBerry phone that includes a micro SD card use for the NFC technology.

BPI Savings Bank most recent leading innovations and rewards

The Bank of the Philippine Islands, one of the largest banks in terms of market capitalization and asset size, together with Globe Telecom, the leading full service telecommunications company in the country, brings the BPI-Globe Reload Rewards Promo. The promo started last October 1 and will end on December 31, 2012. See related article for details.

BPI recently launched its newest game-changing innovation called BPI Bankers Online, an app that promises to make getting financial advice easier for Filipino Facebook users. BPI tapped one of the leading social networking sites as the vehicle to distribute and channel financial conversations between clients (or even non-clients) and the bank’s financial bankers with a 24/7 services as far and across the globe, wherever the bank customer’s location is. Read more.

In partnership with Zest Airways Inc., Philippine Hotel Reservations Service Inc. (PHRS), BPI launches a travel and rewards campaign, “Get Out More” which gives BPI clients a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for four (4) to the seven (7) of the top destinations in the country, just by paying bills online, over the phone, or through their mobile phones.

Seven (7) lucky winners of an all expense paid trip to Bohol, Davao, Boracay, Cebu, Legazpi, Iloilo, and Puerto Princesa will be chosen. Each winner will receive Round-trip Airfare Transfers for four (4) via Zest Airways, Inc., 3 days (2 nights) accommodations, and pocket money worth Php 24,700.00. More details here.

This is the future and we are going to be there through out its wide implementation in the country.

Photo shows a real-time NFC transaction in Serenitea branch at Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas.
Photo shows a real-time NFC transaction in Serenitea branch at Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas.




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