• Who we are
About Us

Founded in 1851, Bank of the Philippine Islands is the first bank in the Philippines and in the Southeast Asian region. BPI is a universal bank and together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, it offers a wide range of financial products and solutions that serve both retail and corporate clients.

BPI's services include consumer banking and lending, asset management, payments, insurance, securities brokerage and distribution, foreign exchange, leasing, and corporate and investment banking.

The bank has a network of 1,173 BPI, BPI Family Savings (BFSB), and BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo) branches and branch-lite units (BLU) nationwide. We also have over 2,700 ATMs and CAMs (Cash Accept Machines).

Overseas, we offer diverse value-added services through two banking subsidiaries: BPI International Finance Limited in Hong Kong and Bank of the Philippine Islands (Europe) Plc, which has a head office and a branch in London. This global presence is further strengthened through 139 international tie-ups, remittance centers, and representative offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Dubai, which have been established to meet the financial services needs of overseas Filipinos.

The establishment of BPI, originally known as El Banco Español Filipino de Isabel II, ushered in the birth of the Philippine banking and finance industry. During this period, the bank performed many functions—from providing credit to the National Treasury to printing and issuing currency—effectively making it the country's first Central Bank.

Today, BPI proudly carries on the tradition of reinventing and redefining the country’s economic landscape by financing many private and public sector initiatives and enterprises in support of economic growth and nation building. Our digital banking innovations and commitment to sustainability have helped build a better, more inclusive Philippines.

BPI is acknowledged as a leading provider of financial services and an industry pillar in the Philippines.

Our Vision

Building a better Philippines—one family, one community at a time.

Our Mission

We are your trusted financial partner, nurturing your future and making life easier.

BPI Credo

We believe our first responsibility is to our CLIENTS. If we understand and address our clients’ financial needs, we will be entrusted with their most important financial transactions, and we will build lasting relationships. We do well when our clients do well.

We believe in our responsibility to our PEOPLE. We seek to hire the best people for each job, provide them with the means to perform at a high level and reward them fairly. We value integrity, professionalism, and loyalty. We promote a culture of mutual respect, meritocracy, performance, and teamwork. We strive to be the employer of choice among Philippine financial institutions.

We believe in our responsibility to our SHAREHOLDERS. We treat capital as a most valuable asset and seek to generate superior returns while being prudent in risk-taking, spending, and investment.

We believe in our responsibility to our COUNTRY. Our prosperity is greatly dependent on the well-being of our nation. We aim to be inclusive and responsible in nation building. Through BPI Foundation, we are committed to the welfare and sustainability of the communities we serve.

Our Core Values

N – We are Nurturing

  • We show concern for others
  • We help our customers achieve a better life
  • We serve with passion and care

I – We act with Integrity

  • We act honestly, responsibly, and respectfully at all times
  • We treat everyone with fairness
  • We deliver on our commitments and take ownership of our actions.

C – We are Customer Obsessed

  • We anticipate our customers’ needs and serve with a heart
  • We innovate to give them the best solutions
  • We make it easy for our customers

E – We act with Excellence

  • We work as one to get the job done
  • We do things right the first time
  • We give our best to all


Review of Mission and Vision Statements: In the Board strategy session last November 29, 2021, the Board and the senior management committee reviewed and approved the Bank's mission and vision and strategic plans for the coming years.

Review of the Corporate Strategy: The Board, at its annual Strategic Planning session on November 29, 2021, reviewed and approved the company's corporate strategy as part of its continued commitment to its duties and responsibilities as stated in the Manual on Corporate Governance.