How To Send Money Online To Remittance Centers

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The enhanced community quarantine has stifled our ways of life, including financial transactions—but it’s necessary in flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases in the country. Because of this, personal visits to banks have been restricted—some even halted their operations.

But although most of the banks have suspended cash pickup at their local branches, your family can still claim the money from payout centers instead. If you’re new to online banking, here’s how you can send money online to remittance centers.

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Philippine banks and their local remittance partners

Here are the banks that are partnered with local payout centers:

Banco De Oro

These are the BDO remittance partners: 

  • Cebuana
  • M Lhuillier Kwarta Padala
  • Palawan Pawnshop
  • RD Pawnshop
  • Villarica Pawnshop

Bank of Commerce

Bank of Commerce (BOC) lets you claim money transfer through:

  • Cebuana Lhuillier

Bank of the Philippine Islands

You can transfer your funds to these BPI remittance partners: 

  • Bayad Center
  • Cebuana
  • LBC
  • M Lhuillier
  • Palawan Express

China Bank

Process your cash pick-up to this China Bank Savings (CBS) payout centers:

  • Cebuana Lhuillier
  • LBC
  • M Lhuillier 
  • Palawan Express 
  • SM Global Pinoy Center

Citi 

Citibank allows you to receive funds transfer via: 

  • Gcash outlets

Development Bank of the Philippines

Send money to these DBP remittance outlets:

  • Cebuana Lhuillier
  • M Lhuillier

Landbank of the Philippines 

Send your remittances from Landbank to these partner centers:

  • Puregold
  • LBC
  • RD Pawnshop
  • Palawan Express

Maybank

For Maybank, you can send your money to:

  • Palawan Pawnshop

Metrobank

Money transfer for Metrobank is receivable at:

  • Cebuana Lhuillier

Philippine National Bank

For PNB, you can receive your online remittance via these cash pick-up outlets:

  • Cebuana Lhuillier
  • Palawan Pawnshop Locations
  • RD Pawnshop Locations
  • Robinsons Department Stores
  • Villarica Pawnshop

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

RCBC lets you receive money transfer through these remittance outlets: 

  • LBC
  • M Lhuillier
  • GCash outlets

Security Bank

Send your family money from Security Bank through these payout centers: 

  • LBC
  • M Lhuillier
  • GCash Outlets

United Coconut Planters Bank

Transfer funds from UCPB to these payout centers: 

  • M Lhuillier
  • Western Union

UnionBank

Here are the remittance centers where you can send your money via the UnionBank mobile app:

  • LBC
  • Palawan Express
  • Cebuana Lhuillier
  • Pera Hub

(Read: Bank Advisories For The COVID-19 Enhanced Community Quarantine Period)

Steps in sending money online to remittance centers 

For the sender, online transfer of money from your banks to payout centers come in these easy steps:

  1. Log in to your bank’s online platform or mobile app.
  2. Choose funds transfer/send money and type in the amount.
  3. Choose where to send the cash pickup (local remittance partner of your bank)
  4. Submit the transaction and wait for the confirmation
  5. Send the reference number to the recipient of the money transfer.

Note: the following steps above may be slightly different from the processes of each bank. This only serves as a general guide.

How to pick up cash at the remittance centers 

For the receiver or recipient, these are the steps to claim the cash:

  1. Go to an open remittance partner of your bank.
  2. Accomplish the “receive money” form and make sure to write the correct details (name of the sender, your name as the receiver, amount of the remittance, and most the reference number).
  3. Submit the completed form to the outlet personnel
  4. Present one government-issued ID at the counter.
  5. Receive the money and count.
  6. Sign the computer-generated “receive money” form and keep your copy.

The sender can track their transactions online or via the mobile app. If you want to cancel the money transfer or you are debited in spite of the unsuccessful transfer, contact your bank’s customer service immediately. Usually, your account will be auto-credited within eight banking days with applicable terms and conditions.

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