• http://markpogi0121.blogspot.com/ mark pogi

    I’ve been reading nothing but positive reviews on FAMI. Actually, I’ve considered them as my first choice though I just need to reach my target for my emergency fund first (1-year equivalent).

  • Arnold Lapiz

    Nick, I find your blog spot very informative and friendly user. Just a question, is Philamfund a family company of Bank of the Philippine Islands? Most of my investments are invested in Philamfund. Im a bit worried if this company has a good financial foundation.

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  • kevin

    nick pag mag open ba ako ng online monitoring acct na yan db kelangan muna mag start ako mag open ng bank accnt sa metrobank….. is it ATm or passbook?

    • Nick Raquel

      Yup.. Basta meron ka online banking account ng metrobank, either ATM or passbook.

  • eve

    Hello Nick,

    I am interested to invest in Fami mutual Fund, but one requirement i dont have . which is very difficult for me to take as of now as i am here in abroad? is it ok wihout TIN yet?

    • tim yoro

      yes pwede. wer ka nka base?

      • Cris

        am also outside the country, FMSBC asked me to provide TIN which i don’t have.

  • Christian

    Sir goodpm po, ask ko lang po sa inyo kung paano mag additional investment kahit alang metrodirect? Ung sa payslip lang po muna, concern ki lang po is ung sa subscriber no and reference no.? San po ba makikita un? Sa cor po ba or eemail ng fami? Salamat po godbless =)

    • Nick Raquel

      I’m not sure about the COR eh, haven’t looked at mine. Ang ginamit ko is ung Client Number na nakalagay sa SOA na inemail hiningi ko sa FAMI. Have you received your SOA already?

  • Joe L. Naynes

    Hi Nick,

    Please differentiate UITF & Mutual Fund?

    Thanks,

  • Arnel

    sir may fami account na po ako then may account din po ako sa metrobank atm kailangan ko pa po bang mag apply ng metrobankdirect para ma access yung kanilang online banking salamat po..

    • NickRaquel

      Yes Arnel, kelangan mo iapply sa metrobank branch yung metrobankdirect. Ang tanda ko magfifillup ka lang naman ng forms..

  • Cristina

    Hi Nick! So does it mean if i don’t have FMSBC Account it won’t be possible for me to monitor my FAMI online? I have my trading account na kasi sa COL so as of now i don’t have plan to open new trading account pa as i’m still learning eh. Thanks again.

    • NickRaquel

      Hi Cristina,

      Apparently, yes. Wala pa kasing dedicated system ang FAMI for their investors. As of now nakikiride lang sila sa FMSBC.

      Kung meron ka naman Metrobankdirect account, you can still open an FMSBC without any cost. You can still continue using COL. Your FMSBC account will just be dedicated to monitor your FAMI investments.

      Actually, from there, you can also buy and sell your mutual fund holdings from FAMI, online.

    • nao

      One may also monitor any stock, mutual fund or uitf at this website: http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/watchlist/ You just need to register, then add your investments to the watchlist.

  • Kat

    Hi Nick!

    I tried following your instructions on how to open a FAMI online account but I encountered some problems.

    You can locate your FMSBC Account Code in your Trading Account. Just login and refer to the figures on the right side of your Username

    - login where? in MFP? I’ve logged in but can’t find any figure beside my username.

    For your FAMI Account Number, you can refer to your Statement of Account (SOA) at the topmost right. If you haven’t received an SOA yet, just email FAMI at fami@firstmetro.com.ph.

    - Still no letters/SOAs from them till now. I also emailed them around a week or 2 ago but i didn’t get any replies.

    Also regarding PhilEquity, I haven’t been receiving monthly SOAs as you mentioned in your email.

    Thanks!

    • NickRaquel

      Hi Kat,

      With regards to opening an account on FAMI’s online SOA facility, you have to open an account first on First Metro Securities Brokerage Corp. (FMSBC). You can read this post for a tip on how you can open account with them with zero initial investment http://mutualfundphilippines.com/2012/10/stock-market-investing/how-to-open-a-stock-brokerage-account-with-zero-initial-cash-outlay/

      From your account on FMSBC, you can find your Online Trading Account Code.

      For your FAMI account number, you can refer to the soft copies I I have provided you. You can find the needed information there (I also used the soft copy of the SOA)..

      For your Philequity investment, the customer service there mentioned to me that they are sending monthly SOA. If in case na wala talagang pinapadala, please contact Philequity here http://www.philequity.net/contact.php

      Let me know if this clarify your concerns.

      • Kat

        Ok, clarification lang though.

        The required initial investment for clients with MetrobankDirect account is ZERO. However, for clients with no Metrobank account, the minimum initial investment is P25,000.00. Have no Metrobank Account? No sweat, just open an ATM account only for P2,000.00.

        I don’t have a Metrobank account but I already have a FAMI investment. So does that count already, or do I have to open an ATM account pa?

        • NickRaquel

          Yes, you still need to open a Metrobank account, then apply it to metrobankdirect.