• 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 over 1,176 branches in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Europe, and close to 3,000 ATMs and CAMs (cash accept machines).

The establishment of BPI, originally known as El Banco Español Filipino de Isabel II, ushered in the start of the Philippine banking and finance industry. The bank back then performed many functions—from providing credit to the National Treasury to printing and issuing currency—making it in effect, the country's first Central Bank. Today, BPI proudly carries on this tradition, financing many private and public sector initiatives and enterprises in support of economic growth and nation building.

BPI is acknowledged as a leading provider of financial services in the Philippines.

Our Vision

We aim to build a better Philippines.

Our Mission

We nurture every Filipino’s future with a trusted approach to managing money and innovation that makes life easier every day.

Review of Mission and Vision Statements: In the Board strategy session last November 9, 2020, 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 9, 2020, 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.

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

Customer Service

We establish lasting relationships with clients, putting them first in our list of priorities. We delight them with our service and we always try to anticipate their needs.


Whatever our functions are, we always give our best and continuously upgrade our knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes. This way, we meet each challenge with determination and drive, opening ourselves to unlimited possibilities.


We are proud of BPI. We are true to our ideals and vision, and we actively promote and defend what BPI stands for.


We build relationships founded on mutual respect. We are totally committed to the achievement of the objectives of our respective teams in BPI and of the Bank. We actively participate as one in any undertaking and contribute our individual knowledge and talents for the benefit of all.


As bankers, we maintain and protect the credibility we have earned from BPI, our clients, and our shareholders. We earn the trust of those we meet and interact with, and always do what is morally and socially correct, contributing in our small way in shaping the future of the Bank.

Concern for People

We are fair, supportive, friendly, caring, and sincere in our relations with the people around us.