MAKATI CITY, METRO-MANILA: Contrary to the impression given by your published report on the subject,
Bank of the Philippine Islands opened last October 29, 2014 a representative office, not a branch, in Roppongi, Japan.
A representative office does not engage in banking transactions, whether deposit-taking or collecting fees, nor does it accept remittances directly. BPI, through its tie-ups, provides a fast and affordable way of sending Money to the Philippines. In Japan, these tie-ups include Japan Remit Finance, Speed Money Transfer Japan
K.K. and Unidos Co. Ltd. (Kyodai Remittance) and its global tie-ups, I-Remit and UAE Exchange.
PR & Corporate Communications Officer
Bank of the Philippine Islands
[The BPI letter is dated Nov.
[Publisher/Editor’s comment: The story "BPI opens Japan branch” which we published on October 31, 2014, referred to the BPI office in the headline as a branch and in the first sentence as a "representative office branch.” We regret the error.]