Unionbank, in a special media event held at Valkyrie At The Palace in BGC two Fridays ago, launches a new easy-to-use and more secure Eon E-money Card.

I have had my chance of owning a couple of debit cards and eletronic money accounts in the past that gives a certain amount of leverage when it comes to retail purchases but not one as innovative and filled with generous mobile features as the new Eon E-Money Card.

There’s absolutely no other card like it here in the Philippines. An internet-based deposit account that also functions as an online wallet making everyday shopping, payments and other purchases more convenient plus the ease of making electronic fund transfers to any local bank anytime and anywhere.

No branches. No passbooks or checkbooks. No transaction slips. No time wasted. Do your transaction at home, or anywhere where you have Internet access.

Embracing the all new principle of “Selfie Banking” and the power of consumers as co-creators of Eon, Unionbank CEO Justo Ortiz unveils to the public the all new Eon E-Money Card with features that answered most of the wishes of Eon users and non-users.

Justo Ortiz

Hosting the Eon Digital Me Event at Valkyrie is Gelli Victor and spicing things up during the after program is DJ Nina!

Gelli Victor
DJ Nina

Top priority was SECURITY, so the Eon Card comes with various in-app security features like the usual log-in requirements and one time passwords or OTP that will be sent to the mobile number that you provided during registration. Or for that added security, you could also go for that facial recognition feature in the app so not unless you have an identical twin, you’re account is completely safe from unauthorized users in case your phone is stolen.

Another upgraded feature is the EASE OF USAGE.

You can actually purchase your very own Eon Starter Kit at 711 branches nationwide and online through Lazada. The kit already comes pre-loaded with a value of 50 pesos.

Now once you purchased your card, you can now register it online via the Eon App which you can readily download through your Android or Iphone devices. You will just need to have one valid ID with you, provide the system with the ID number and snap a front and back photo of the Id you presented. Once registered, you are now all set to go!

Keep in mind though that Eon is an E-Money account not a savings account, so your money do not get bank interests. But unlike savings account, you don’t have to worry about maintaining balances. Also, it’s a hassle-free system of managing your online banking transactions – whether you’re getting payments or purchasing online – it’s so easy!

I am so glad that I already have one.



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  1. It’s been 8 days and my eon starter is still a starter card. All I get is an auto reply email. Upgrading is really frustrating and happened to my friend as well. He just ended up not pursuing the request. They also have very bad customer service. Smh

    1. I agree. really really bad customer service, took me almost 3 weeks to find a 711 selling the card in the first place, then that selfie log in thing was a hassle too, and now upgrading and getting details about withdrawal fees and limits etc.. total waste of time and money….. even got a smart aleck remark from one of their customer support reply one time. should have just gotten the old one from the bank, would be using it by now..

      1. You can change the login setting. you can either choose selfie, touch or typing out your password and username. I have trouble linking it to paypal, maybe I should put money in it first.

  2. Your app doesn’t work on iOS. So I now have a card that I bought for 150 pesos which I cannot use because I cannot activate it anywhere else other than on the app. I got this card on Tuesday. Today is already Thursday and I haven’t gotten anywhere with this card. This is by far the most frustrating, useless piece of plastic I have ever tried n my entire banking life. Get your thing together Union Bank Board. You’re so proud of your product but the app required to jumpstart the account doesn’t work on all mobile platforms. Seriously. I could’ve spent my money somewhere else. Or simply saved it.

  3. dont ever make a mistake of buying this card.. they don’t even have a video how to use this card.. I tried searching on youtube and it says you have to take a selfie, i’ve tried 3 phones (2 oppo, 1 huawei and it didn’t work..tried searching how to do it via laptop and no results..

  4. good day I have an EON lite virtual account and Im trying to funds using BDO transfer my idea kaba sa ganito sir? d kc pumasok ung transfer ko sabi ng BDO account not found daw, pero other side eonph said eon holder
    can accept funds from other banks.