Looking for a step-by-step tutorial on how to activate BDO online banking abroad?
If you have an existing BDO credit card or BDO savings account and you want to enroll it online, then this blog post is exactly what you’re looking for.
You can also use the steps in this blog post to enroll your BDO checking account to your online banking today.
Before we talk about the instructions on how to set up BDO online banking abroad, let’s cover the requirements below.
You can also skip to the sections you want by clicking on this table of contents:
- What are the requirements for BDO online bank?
- How to enroll an account to BDO online banking (abroad)
- Frequently Asked Questions on BDO online banking
What are the requirements for BDO online bank?
For you to open an overseas BDO online banking account, you need to have:
- An active email address: make sure you can open this email, and that it can accept messages
- An active BDO account: it can be a credit card, savings account or even checking account
- Your chosen username: something related to your name, so you can easily remember it
- Your strong password: it needs to be strong enough, with numbers and punctuation marks, so you can lower of chances of being hacked
- An active mobile number: BDO will send you an OTP (one-time pin) on your phone, so keep your phone and mobile number near you
Once your requirements are complete, you can now start signing up to your overseas BDO online account.
How to enroll an account to BDO online banking (abroad)
With your trusty laptop or desktop and your mobile phone in hand, together with a reliable Internet connection, you can enroll your BDO account to online banking in just 4 steps:
1. Visit the official BDO website
To get started, go and visit the official BDO website at www.bdo.com.ph.
2. Click “Enroll Now!”
Once you’re at the official BDO website, look for Online Banking Login at the top right side.
Place your mouse over there until you see the Enroll Now! link. Click on it.
3. Agree to the terms and click “Submit”
After you’ve clicked on the “Enroll Now!” button, you’ll be directed to another webpage.
Here, you can find the online/electronic banking terms and conditions of use for BDO online banking accountholders.
Make sure to read the online banking terms thoroughly. Then, once you’re done reading, check the box next to I have read, fully understood and agreed with the Terms and Conditions.
With the box checked, clicked on the Submit button and go to the next step below.
4. Complete the BDO online enrollment form
Now, you’ll be taken to a new page where you would need to fill out your personal information online.
First, you need to choose your bank account with BDO. It can be a credit card account or a bank deposit account. Only the following accounts are allowed for initial enrollment:
- Individual or Joint “OR” ATM-based Savings or Current Account
- Credit Card (Principal Card)
You can enroll other BDO accounts like Time Deposits, Cash Card, Consumer Loans and Trust Accounts as soon as you have activated your online banking.
Next, since we’re talking about how to activate BDO online banking abroad, select the option Outside the Philippines when asked where you’re enrolling from.
If you’re an OFW living outside the country while you set up your online bank, select the same option too.
Scroll down for a little bit and you can see the Nominate Your Online Banking Information section.
Under this section, you can put your own User ID and Password. Want more tips on how you can secure your login credentials when banking online? See this post on precautions you can take for account confidentiality in BDO online banking.
You also need to give your mobile number and e-mail address when setting up your electronic bank account in BDO for the first time.
Please make sure these are both accessible and valid, so you’ll have no problems when doing your BDO online banking login.
Finally, make sure you copy the captcha image correctly.
For example, in the image above, the captcha reads as FOWA so that’s what you’re going to type in.
The captcha won’t be the same for you, so please pay attention when you’re setting up your online bank account for the first time.
Once everything has been properly filled out and completed, click on the Submit button.
5. Wait for a BDO officer to call your mobile within 5 business days
Remember the mobile phone you entered earlier?
That’s important, because that’s the one BDO will use when contacting you so you can activate your online banking even if you’re abroad.
After you’ve submitted your online form earlier, expect to receive a phone call from a BDO banking officer within 5 business days.
Once they’ve called you and confirmed your BDO online banking account, you’ll receive a confirmation email from BDO so you can finally activate your account.
You may access your BDO online banking account once you’ve received the activation email.
Frequently Asked Questions on BDO online banking
“Can I access online banking from abroad?”
Yes, you can. Make sure to log into your BDO online banking account by going to the official website at www.bdo.com.ph.
Every time you log in to your online bank, BDO will send a one-time pin (OTP) to your mobile number so you need to have your phone with you at all times.
“Can I use international number for BDO OTP?”
Yes, you can use an international number for your BDO one-time pin (OTP).
You’ll get your OTP if your registered international mobile number or local mobile number on international roaming is enabled to receive text messages.
Getting your OTP is free, except when your mobile number is on international roaming. If your number is on international roaming, you can be charged depending on your network provider.
“Can I receive BDO OTP when abroad?”
Yes, you can receive BDO OTP when abroad as long as your registered mobile number can receive text messages.
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Want to know the BDO ATM savings account requirements? Check out this next post on BDO savings account steps and requirements for more info.