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Security Bank Features (A Short Review)

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Surprisingly, the money that I have transferred form PayPal to my Security Bank account only took three (3) business days which is awesome. Unlike the other bank I've tried, the transfer takes as long as 5 days.
Aside from the transfer, I've also decided to create an e-Secure Savings which allows my money to earn interest starting at PhP 5,000. I have yet to see how it would fare so, I'll be posting some updates as well how this one goes.
As for the other features, what I like most is how every transaction or change requires a One-Time-Password (OTP) which ensures the account security. From changing phone numbers, to enrolling other accounts/mobile number for reloading, they'll all require an OTP.
Together with the OTP, I like Security Bank's e-give Cash which allows me to send money to anyone via my online portal. I don't have to go through long lines in Western Union, and pay for additional fees for sending. I personally hate going to "Padala" cent…

Update: Security Bank Online Banking Activation

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Yesterday morning, around 10, I went back to the branch where I opened my savings account with Security Bank to activate online banking. I was advised that it would be activated in 24 hours. But then I got an email just a few minutes ago stating that my online account has been activated. It hasn't even been 24 hours yet. So happy!
So I went in and explored the portal, so far, it exceeded my expectation. The interface was quite clean and easy to navigate. I wasn't expecting to have an option to reload my mobile through the online banking portal as it was documented that they only support Suncellular for now--I think that's the only information in their website that's outdated. But it's okay, at least I didn't expect too much.
I also learned that the account number of the savings account is different from the card number, contrary to what I've been reading from other posts online. This is another plus for me as it ensures that the account number isn't re…

Open A Bank Account With One Valid ID

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I've decided to post this since I've been receiving comments/ messages related to my previous posts about RCBC MyWallet as it's one of the most widely used method of verifying Paypal as well as transferring Paypal to bank and for Odesk LFT. However, it's been so stressful dealing with RCBC lately as it's really hard to get my information updated (updating mobile phone, resetting transaction password).
So I went out looking for some other alternatives and I chose  Security Bank which is quite a great alternative. The staff are friendly, and there's not too many people (actually, there were only 3 people in the bank when I went to the Rizal Street Branch in Cabanatuan). They don't make a fuss about getting 1x1 pictures and you could open a savings account with just one (1) valid ID. The best part is that you'll get the "Everyday Card" which is their ATM card with a MasterCard logo and you'll get this on the same day of your account opening.…