Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) launched its newest innovation, the BPI Mobile Wallet, held last November 20, 2012 at the BPI’s Paseo Branch in Makati City.
BPI Mobile Wallet is an innovative product that uses a device allowing Near Field Communication (NFC) in certain mobile phones. This service will allow BPI clients to use their phone as a “virtual” wallet to use for over the counter purchases in select stores without the need for cash, credit or debit cards.
“BPI takes pride in being a leader in mobile phone banking in the country. Through our BPI 24/7 Mobile Banking Channel, it has always been our commitment to put together advanced mobile services to meet the changing needs of today’s consumers. Today we are proud to pioneer another service that will make everyday transactions easy for our clients,” shares Mr. Noel Tagaza, BPI SVP and Head of the Electronic Channels Group.
The event was attended by the people from the media, bloggers, friends from the BPI and among others.
I tried to use the BPI Mobile wallet in purchasing my favourite tea in Serenitea and it was really easy and simple. All you need to do is to click the BPI app on your phone then tap your phone over the TAP of terminals to complete the purchase easily and in real-time.
At this moment, BPI Mobile Wallet NFC devices are made available for clients using BlackBerry Bold 9780, BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Curve 8520, and iPhone 4s with iOs 4 and 5. Currently, BPI Mobile Wallet payments are accepted in All Metro Manila Serenitea and Banapple brances, as well Seattle’s Best, Evita Peroni, Mango, Kenny Rogers, Fully Booked, Healthy Options and Mango Branches.
For more information about BPI Mobile Wallet and other BPI’s electronic services, visit www.bpiexpressonline.com.