How an OFW Can Apply for PSBank Home Loan

My first experience with housing loan application with Security Bank didn’t turn out well. I was not disappointed about the result; it was how they dealt with a client. Unpleasant experience wouldn’t stop or slow me down in buying my dream house. In fact, it could have been more of an advantage because my family… [Read More]

How to Open a Philippine National Bank Account in Calgary

I thought I would only have a Canadian bank account and wait till I go home before I can open a bank account in the Philippines. Then I received a message from a reader on Facebook that she read my blog post on how to open a Philippine bank account in Canada. I was ecstatic… [Read More]

With Declined Housing Loan Application, What’s Next?

It was late at night or probably early morning when I received a text message that my application for Security Bank Housing loan was declined. The rejection is something I have prepared for because I have to. It’s my first time to apply for a housing loan while abroad. Add the fact that I don’t… [Read More]

Send Money to the Philippines Via Money Transfer Agents in Canada

As a newcomer in Canada, I’ve been advice to send remittance to the Philippines through money transfer agents. I get the idea of what “remittance” is as quickly as balikbayan boxes. It’s a second nature to OFWS; so it’s not surprising that the Philippines is known to be the 3rd recipient country of remittances. India… [Read More]

How an OFW Can Apply for Security Bank Housing Loan

In less than a week, I made two applications. First, I applied for Rogers Platinum Mastercard and got the result: I was approved. Hurray. (Just to let you know I applied for it for a valid business reason. Bakit parang defensive.) Second, my family and I have submitted the application for Security Bank housing loan…. [Read More]

How to Open a ChinaCheck Plus Account in China Bank

I’ve been asking a lot of questions when I was writing How to Open a Philippine Bank Account in Canada. Different kinds of emails arrived in my inbox. Auto reply. Promises of writing back. And a lot of “not possible at the moment.” My time didn’t go to waste since I learned how to open… [Read More]