BPI app becomes an e-wallet; can now be used to pay in stores

Press Release

In a move to enhance convenience, the BPI app proudly introduces its latest featurePay via QR. While scanning QR codes to pay in stores has been mostly associated with other e-wallet apps, BPI seeks to change user habits and make cashless payment even easier for its clients by offering the feature right on the BPI app. BPI app users can now pay thousands of stores and restaurants directly using QR Ph codes, dropping the need to cash in to e-wallets first, simplifying the payment process.  

“We are excited to introduce Pay via QR on the BPI app, providing our users with an easier way to pay merchants straight from their BPI accounts,” said Fitzgerald Chee, Head of Consumer Platforms at BPI. “They can simply open their BPI app and tap the QR icon on the upper right, then scan and pay. With this feature, customers can go cashless, without the need for wallets or cashing in to e-wallets, making payments for shopping and dining more seamless.” 

It’s important to note that some stores may use QR Ph codes that are linked to personal accounts rather than merchant or business accounts. Upon scanning the QR Ph code with the BPI app, the top of the screen should say ‘Pay merchant.’ If it shows ‘Transfer to other banks,’ it means that the merchant is using a personal account, and the transaction may have interbank transfer fees.  

“Through the Pay via QR feature, we aim to create awareness among our users about the convenience and benefits of using QR Ph codes for payments,” added Chee. “We encourage everyone to try this feature and experience the ease of cashless transactions with the BPI app.” 

For more information on how to use the Pay via QR Ph feature on the BPI app, please visit https://www.bpi.com.ph or contact (+632) 889-10000, 1-800-188-89100 (domestic toll-free for PLDT), and 63+2+889-10000 (mobile phone and international calls).