Without the required minimum balance, you can withdraw all the money you want in your bank account without the consequence of getting a service charge or penalty. This is very helpful in case of emergency or if you badly need all the money in your bank account to finance your small business venture. Those people who have very limited resources can benefit with these type of bank accounts.
As we know, banks impose penalty or service charge to those who falls below the minimum maintaining balance. Choosing which banks and which types of accounts that don't have minimum maintaining balance can really help a lot.
Here's a list of of major banks in the Philippines and the types of accounts they offered that have no minimum maintaining balance:
|Name of Bank||Type of Account||Required Monthly Average Minimum Maintaining Balance|
|Banco de Oro (BDO)||Direct Deposit Peso Savings Account||none|
|Metrobank||OFW Peso Savings Account||none|
|World Cash Card||none|
|Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)||Easy Saver Account||none|
|ChinaBank||Overseas Kababayan Savings Account||none|
|Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)||Payroll Savings Account||none|
|MyWallet Card (RCBC MyWallet, RCBC MyWallet Visa, Mercury Drug-MyWallet Card)||none|
|Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)||Electronic Cash Card (EC)||none|
|Philippine National Bank (PNB)||TAP MasterCard||none|
|EastWest Bank||Prepaid Card||none|
There may be some other banks which offer accounts with no minimum maintaining balance. Please tell us in the comment below if you know one. We'll be glad to add them in the list above.
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