May 26, 2023

Effective May 1, 2024, all checks presented for clearing should comply with the new check design standards and specifications in accordance with Memo Circular No. 3743 issued by the Philippine Clearing House Corporation (PCHC). Please be guided by these changes on the check design: 


1. Individual digit boxes provided for the issue date in Month-Day-Year (MM-DD-YYYY) format.


2. Peso sign placed outside the “Amount in Figures” box.


3. Boxed white spaces supplied for the signature portion.


Important reminders:

  • Checks in the old format will only be accepted until April 30, 2024.
  • You may now order checks in the new format online.


Helpful tips:

  • Register in BPI Online.
  • Transfer funds within BPI or to other banks through InstaPay or PesoNet conveniently and securely to anyone.


For any clarifications, visit the Help and Support website.


Published on May 26, 2023