🇵🇭 Monzo in the Philippines [Wiki]


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Currency

Philippine Peso, ₱, PHP

Card usage

ATMs

The Philippine banking system is moving to EMV and is in it’s implementation stage, this is the reason some new ATMs are Chip and Pin and older ones aren’t due to them not being upgraded yet. To withdraw cash at the older ATMs turn on Magstripe ATMs in the app settings.

All machines nationwide, in my experience, charge 200 PHP per transaction. I would suggest withdrawing the daily card limit £300/day or ~20,000 PHP to maximize this fee. There are two exceptions, Citibank and HSBC ATMs do not charge these but their branches/ATMs are very scarce and mostly in Metro Manila.

Payment and withdrawal limits

Crowdsourced merchant data

Miscellaneous


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Monzo in Philippines