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How to Get or Apply a UnionBank EON Card (bank account)?
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UnionBank EON Card is useful for offline and online transactions. Though EON Card is not a credit card, it has more advantages than the credit card. EON Card (or EON Debit Card) has minimal fees and no maintaining balance. You can open an EON Debit Card Account for only 350 pesos. 350 pesos is its annual fee for the bank. You can initially deposit any amount for as little as 100 pesos. It has less documents required for opening the account.

The documents required to open an EON Debit Card are listed below. You can use EON Debit Card to purchase in any Unionbank affiliated stores such as SM, Robinsons, Ayala, Gaisano mall and many other major stores in the Philippines. You can also use this card to purchase products or services in the internet - "online shopping". Online shoppers and online entrepreneurs are using this card to purchase anything in the internet. Like me, I use this card when I purchase products in Ebay, Amazon or any other e-commerce websites. I also use EON Debit Card to purchase domain and hosting for my websites.

Below are pictures of a real Unionbank EON Card:

Unionbank EON Card - front view
Unionbank EON Card - front view photo

Unionbank EON Card - back view
Unionbank EON Card - back view photo

Opening an EON card is easy and simple. To apply for an EON Card, follow the steps below:

Step 1

Bring the needed requirements to open a Unionbank EON Card:
  • Only 350 pesos - initial deposit.
  • At least two (2) valid ID's:
    • School ID
    • Company ID
    • Postal ID
    • NSO Birth Certificate
    • Barangay Clearance/Certificate
    • Passport
    • Current Driver's License
    • Permit to Carry Firearms
    • New Social Security System (SSS) card
    • Government Services Insurance System (GSIS) eCard
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
    • New Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card
    • NSO authenticated Marriage Certificate
    • Original & unexpired National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
    • Police Clearance
    • Digitized Voter’s ID
    • Philhealth card
    • Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) / Senior Citizen card
    • ACR Identity Card (I-Card)
    • Consular ID
    • Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA) / Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
    • OFW ID
    • Seaman’s Book
    • Government office ID (e.g., Armed Forces of the Philippines, Home Development Mutual Fund [HDMF] IDs)
    • Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)
    • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certification
    • PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) ID
    • Other valid IDs issued by the Government and its instrumentalities
  • 2 pieces 1x1 or 2x2 ID pictures
Bring the original copies of the ID's and you must photocopy/xerox them. The bank requires a photocopy of the id's. Please note that the branch may require other documents and information such as your Tax Identification Number (TIN) and SSS Number so please have this ready.

Step 2

Go to a nearest or to your preferred UnionBank branch and submit a fully accomplished EON Cyber Account Application form. This form will be provided by the bank.

Step 3

Pay P350 for your first year annual fee. Bring your initial deposit (not required but recommended) so that you can start using your EON account. For me, I initially deposited 350 pesos. You'll be told by the bank to fill-out an application form. And pass the necessary requirements. 

Waiting Period for Claiming

You can claim your EON Debit Card after 1 week. After you receive your card, you need to wait 2 days. Then, enroll your EON card in Unionbank website (www.unionbankph.com/).

Enrolling Your EON Account to Unionbank's Online Banking

Go to the official website of Unionbank (http://www.unionbankph.com). Click the EON Cyber Account link on Unionbank's homepage. This where you are going to enroll for Unionbank's online banking.

After registering and logging in to their website, you can see your amount deposited there.


Unionbank EON card will expire in three (3) years. After 3 years, you should renew your EON card to continue using it.

Using Unionbank EON on Online Transactions

Before you can do online transactions (online banking), it's very important and it's required to link your EON Cyber Account Debit Card to Paypal. Paypal lets you pay online transactions worldwide. Here is the video tutorial. When your EON Cyber Account Debit Card is already linked to Paypal, you can now use your EON in paying online transactions.

What are you waiting for? You should apply for an EON Debit Card now! For faster, easier and more convenient way of shopping and transacting business online, EON Debit Card is a must.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a person below 18 years old open or apply an EON card?
  • No. 18 years old and above is the age requirement in opening an EON account.
Is EON card a credit card?
  • No. It's a debit card
Does EON card have a required maintaining balance?
  • No. It's a zero-maintaining balance

Note: I'm not endorsing Unionbank here. I'm just sharing my experience and the great benefits you can enjoy in using Unionbank EON Debit Card

Do you have any question or concern? Please tell me in the comment below.

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141 Erika • 3:55 PM, 07-June-2014
Hi, How can I open an EON account even if I'm unemployed? I am 3 months jobless now and searching for a new work. I do have online work but my income there is not that high, It didn't even reach 100$ a month. Is that ok?
140 elephant • 3:55 PM, 21-April-2014
Im 17 and i badly need money on internet like paypal, I actually have a metrobank debit card but it is not aprroved by paypal. I'm just a year younger would this be possible? maybe? to have my eon account on unionbank
138 nikky • 11:50 AM, 11-March-2014
Hi already have eon account but inactive for the last 2 years. Can i just open another 1? i read that once the account is inactive you have to pay 500 per month, so its reasonably to open another account instead of paying 12000. Old card will expire this July 2014. Thanks in advance.
139 admin • 2:10 PM, 14-March-2014
nikky, you may open a new EON account.
136 mike edhel yusi • 2:19 PM, 06-February-2014
ok if 18 yrs old cnt get an eon union bank account like me. Can my parents get an account but my paypal name and info will n0t match to my parents ? Can i still use or change my paypal name? Pls help me..
137 admin • 1:33 PM, 11-February-2014
mike edhel yusi, your parents can apply and get an EON card. You can create another Paypal account which should be named to your parent(s). It's not possible to change your Paypal account name to another person's name according to Paypal's policy.
135 Jean Bermil • 11:18 PM, 14-October-2013
Hi, I just want to ask if SSS and tin numbers are required to get an EON card. I only have postal ID and NSO birth certificate! Hope to hear from you soon...
134 vanessa • 5:14 PM, 12-September-2013
hi, just wanna ask, i badly need an eon card for linking of my paypal account. i stopped studyiing so i dont have a valid student id, i only have a philhealth id. is that enaf?.
133 leen van roosele • 11:53 PM, 23-August-2013
My question is ....

can i use the paypall
132 Claire Q • 4:36 PM, 08-August-2013
I went to Unionbank SM Cebu branch few months ago. The lady in charge (who was rather grumpy) told me I couldn't get an EON card because I need to present a proof of income or whatever. I told her still a student so she suggested I should ask my parents and have them apply instead. My parents are not in the country and they are very busy they can't attend to such small matter. She told me I need someone that has a JOB in order to apply for this. I also told her I've read stuff on the net about other people who are students(without showing proof of income) being able to get this card.
I should have got that lady's name and reported her, she has a severe attitude problem. UGH. Well, anyway, I hope you guys can help me. I wanted to purchase something online and my parents don't trust me with CC anymore because I maxed ou
131 ian • 10:05 AM, 02-August-2013
it is so easy to get the EON debit card on Union Bank as long as you have all the requirements needed for apply.. like me.. its just 1-2 hours only, it will take 2 hours if there are many customers waiting.. :)
130 Jaysan Cabag • 6:48 PM, 10-July-2013
Can I get my 100 pesos in paypal?
129 jess • 1:13 AM, 04-July-2013
debit card ng unionbank, I am online trading or trader pwede po bang magwithdrw sa debit card ng unionbank ? or via wire transfer? please reply
128 Erick • 3:12 PM, 03-July-2013
Nice instructions, EON Card is the easiest card to use when it comes in online shopping, most important thing is that you can use it with your PayPal Account..

I found some tutorials on doing this like the following:
1. http://www.codestaffs.com/how-to-get-an-eon-card-that-you-can-use-in-online-shopping
2. http://www.codestaffs.com/registeradd-eon-visa-debit-card-in-paypal-for-online-shopping-part-1
3. http://www.codestaffs.com/registeradd-eon-visa-debit-card-in-paypal-for-online-shopping-part-2

Hope this helps other people...
127 bernzz • 10:42 PM, 27-June-2013
i wanna ask lng.... how to get a reference number?? can anybody tell me the steps on how to get the number.. tnx..
126 Ji Yan • 3:11 PM, 23-June-2013
Hi. Can I use passport size or 1.5x1.5 recent pictures rather than the written 2x2 or 1x1? Thanks!
125 Chris • 11:37 AM, 20-June-2013
Hi, thanks for the helpful post. I just graduated and the only ID I have is the official alumni ID issued by the college. If I bring an NSO Birth Certificate and a Barangay Clearance/Certificate together with my alumni ID, would these be enough? Thanks.
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