Verify Your Paypal Account via BPI More Fun Prepaid Card



I was looking for a debit card that could verify my PayPal account. Luckily, I stumbled upon BPI's More Fun Prepaid Card which was launched last 2013. It's not a credit nor a debit card. It's a prepaid card accredited by VISA. It acts like a credit card since you can use it to pay online purchases like hotel bookings, flight bookings and online shopping! You can also use it to pay for your restaurant bills, groceries, tuition or anywhere where VISA is accepted which is almost anywhere in the world! Great for travelling, right? BUT before you can use it, you need to load your card. That's the reason why it's called a prepaid card. You only use the money you put in your card. No minimum amount for deposits and no maintaining balance. There are lots of ways to load your card. One is thru your BPI express online account, SM Bills Payment, over the counter deposit at BPI and deposit machines of BPI. The only down side of this prepaid card is you can't withdraw the money once it's already deposited in the card.

The card costs Php250 which is payable upon claiming. This is the fee used to create your awesome card. Your more fun prepaid card is valid for 18 months from date of purchase. The best part? you get to design your own card. How cool is that?! You can apply at BPI More Fun Website or you can visit the nearest BPI branch and fill out the application form. I prefer to apply online since it's less hassle and you only have to go to the bank once and that's when you have to claim your card. 

I looked for reviews and forums online hoping to find the answer to my question. "Will PayPal verify my account by using BPI's More Fun Prepaid Card?" I looked hard and unfortunately found no answer. I decided to take the risk by applying online without the assurance if it's verifiable by PayPal. After exactly 10 days, I received an email stating that my prepaid card can now be claimed. I rushed to the bank excited to see my first visa card that I designed. Finally, I had the chance to ask if it was verifiable by PayPal. The branch manager immediately said "YES". I'm so happy I chose the perfect card! I now have my own card to make purchases online. I don't have to borrow my parent's credit card anymore. You know...we all have that expense which we can't tell our parents since we know that they're going to say "NO". Verifying my PayPal account thru BPI More Fun Prepaid Card is easy as 1, 2, 3. Just make sure you load your card at least Php200 which will be deducted by PayPal and will return it to your card as soon as you confirm your PayPal account.


Anyway, sorry for being so redundant and mentioning the word CARD a thousand times. haha! This card is a great substitute for people especially young adults who are not yet eligible or doesn't want a credit card. Mainly, this card was made to advocate how beautiful the Philippines is. That's why in every More Fun Prepaid Card, you can choose to put your own witty statement which is followed by "More fun in the Philippines". In my case, I chose "Surf's Up. More fun in the Philippines". If you have any more questions about the BPI More Fun Prepaid Card, feel free to comment below and I would gladly try my best to answer you questions. :)

28 comments:

  1. I have the same card. It's really useful especially when purchasing online. plus! what's cool about it is that you can have it customized personally.

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  2. Have you tried to verify your paypal with this card? Is it successful? Please ket me know 'cause I am planning to get this card just to verify my paypal. Thanks a lot :)

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  3. Have you tried to verify your paypal with this card? Is it successful? Please ket me know 'cause I am planning to get this card just to verify my paypal. Thanks a lot :)

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  4. Have you tried verifying your paypal with this card? How was it? Successful ba? Because I am planning to get this card just to verify my paypal. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Cielle Ann! sorry for the late reply. Yes it's successful and I've used it many times already such as booking our flight for Sinulog 2015 ;)

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  5. Hello! Were you able to use it in Paypal? or iTunes? :)

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  6. Hello! Were you about to use it in Paypal or iTunes? :)

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    1. Hi MonMon! Yes I was able to use it for online purchases via Paypal! :) I haven't used it with itunes tho.

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  7. Hello. Have you tried it for verifying your paypal?

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  8. Hey!
    How did you retrieve your 4-digit code after verifying the paypal account?

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    1. Hi there! The 4 digit code can be found at your statement account. It could be the statement account paper that your bank mails to you, or if your account is registered online you can view it from there. I viewed mine thru bpiexpressonline.com. Paypal will actually e-mail you a step by step guide including where to find the 4 digit code once you open your account. Hope this helps! :)

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  9. Hi! Im looking for a card to verify my paypal account and Im glad I found your blog. One thing though, How did you get your unique 4-digit code?

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    1. Hi Ellaine! The 4 digit code can be found at your statement account. It could be the statement account paper that your bank mails to you, or if your account is registered online you can view it from there. I viewed mine thru bpiexpressonline.com. Paypal actually e-mail you a step by step guide including where to find the 4 digit code once you open your account. Hope this helps! :)

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    2. Hello where exactly can i find the 4 digit code? I have checked my online account couldnt find it there

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    3. Has paypal deducted an amount from your BPI More Fun Prepaid card? The four digit code will only appear on your online statement when Paypal has deducted around 200 pesos. They will only charge your card once you have initially confirmed your card details in your paypal account. This amount will return back to your account within few days.

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  10. Hi! I just got my more fun visa card yesterday. I just can't figure out how to enroll/transfer funds from my BPI account to the visa card via bpiexpressonline. Do you have any idea how to do it? ^_^

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    1. Hey there! :) Let's do it one by one.
      HOW TO ENROLL YOUR MORE FUN PREPAID CARD TO BPIEEXPRESSONLINE
      1.Log in to bpiexpressonline
      2.Go to "Payments & Reloading" Tab
      3. Go to "Prepaid cards"
      4. Click "Enroll Prepaid Cards"
      5. Choose method of enrollment (I recommend choosing the SECOND option)
      6. Fill out the form, print it and submit at any BPI branch near you.
      7. Once your prepaid card has been enrolled, you will see it in "My Portfolio" (it usually takes 2-4 working days)

      TO TRANSFER FUNDS FROM YOUR ATM TO BPI MORE FUN PREPAID CARD
      (you can only do this once your prepaid card has been enrolled)
      1. Go to "Payment and Reloading" tab
      2. Go to "Prepaid Cards"
      3. Click "Reload Today"
      4. Enter the amount
      5. You can leave the Remarks blank
      6. Click Submit!
      Voila! you have just transferred funds to your prepaid card as easy as that. You can view it on "My Portfolio"

      Hope this helps! Have a great day! <3

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  11. Hello there! Thanks for the very informative blog! I just want to know, since I plan to earn money online, after verifying this prepaid card with PayPal, Am I allowed to accept payments from other countries? And can I withdraw the money accepted as well? If not, what card should I use?

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    1. Hello Ruth,

      Sorry for the late reply. One thing i can assure you is that you can verify your paypal account using BPI more fun prepaid card. With regards to accepting payments, i think it depends on what type of paypal account you have. There's a paypal account that can only be used for shopping online and there's a paypal account for sellers who can accept payments. But if youre using BPI more fun prepaid card to accept payments, I don't think you can encash it since BPI more fun prepaid card don't allow withdrawals using this card. Hope this helps!

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  12. Hi! I linked my fun card wih paypal and bought some items online. But i want a refund though. Will they deposit it through my bpi fun card??

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    1. Hello, yes the refund will be deposited to your bpi fun card. If it doesnt reflect there, it should reflect on your paypal balance.

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  13. I've read your comment that you viewed your 4 digit code from bpiexpressonline.com, I went there and had no idea where to go. I dont even know how to login or atleast register my more fun card.... can you please instruct me, I need my 4 digit code.

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    1. Hi Joshua,

      First, create an account at BPI express online. This article will help you get started: http://www.akosiallan.com/how-to-enroll-a-bpi-express-online-account-in-3-easy-steps/

      If you already have an account at BPIexpressonline.com, log in to your account.

      From there, you should see your BPI more fun prepaid card account number. On the left side of the account number, you can view your account statement. The four digit code should reflect on you statement of account online.

      The four digit code will only reflect in your account statement once PayPal has deducted around 200 pesos in your account. Dont worry, theyll return it within few days. :)

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    2. Hi do you think its really possible, have tried all you suggested but to no avail, still wasnt able to get the code because fun card does not issue a statement where i was able to view my verification code and im already been charge 200 by paypal. I tried to call there customer service but always busy

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    3. Yes thats true, BPI more fun prepaid card doesn't issue a 'hard copy' of statement of account. But still, you may view your statement of account/previous transactions with this card ONLINE by logging in to your BPI Express Online account. You should see the word PAYPAL xxxx (<--4 digit code) on your statement of account online. I am very sure with this because I have done and seen it myself. If you cant still find it, try to call BPI's hotline, just be patient tho, sometimes it really takes time before you could talk to one of their customer service representative :)

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  14. Hi Kristel. You could also try the BPI My-Eprepaid Card. It's just like the VISA counterpart; however, instead of VISA, it is a Mastercard and instead of 18 months validity period, the Mastercard is valid for a full 24 months. Yes that's 2 years. I just have mine renewed this week. It has all the same features of the moreFUN VISA and you could also use it to verify your PayPal account. However, you cannot customize the design of the card. That's the only drawback. Nevertheless, using both cards are worth it and you will not regret any peso you spent! diba? God bless :-)

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  15. Yup, I agree. Will give BPI My-Eprepaid card a go for its longer validity. I appreciate your comment. Thank you!

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