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11 thoughts on “PERA Investment in the Philippines (2017 Comprehensive Guide)”

  1. dodo says:

    this is not being implemented as far as I know, i inquired bdo and bpi and told me they still don’t have this facility. has anyone tried opening an account thru other means?

    1. James | PinoyMoneyTalk.com says:

      Hi Dodo, yes the PERA implementation is still on hold until now due to issues among various entities that are not being addressed. I hope they finalize everything ASAP so that we can start investing in PERA!

  2. oso says:

    wow PERA IRR approved in 2009 but more than five years later, still absolutely NOTHING! I can’t imagine what possible private interest is there that might be getting in the way of PERA implementation. Wouldnt all parties be in a hurry to have this running? Tax for the government! Commissions and fees for the administrators and custodians! Savings for the accountholders! What else do they want?!

  3. Dennis Batt says:

    This is good news! I’ve been waiting for this. A few questions here: Is your initial contribution to PERA subject to the 100k limit? Is the 100K limit is across all the age group? Tax-deductable din ba ung contribution since contribution made is after-tax money or un na ung 5% tax incentive? Up to what age your allowed to open PERA? Thanks!

    1. James | PinoyMoneyTalk.com says:

      Hi Dennis, we’re not experts in the PERA Law but based on our understanding:

      1. Any investor can contribute up to P100,000 per year to his PERA account. Every P100,000 contribution annually gives the investor P5,000 tax credit every year.

      2. Based on the current guidelines, any person below the age of 55 may open a PERA account.

      3. The annual contribution is not taxable per se, since it’s not earnings or income. But up to P5,000 of which is tax deductible, and this is the maximum tax credit that an investor who will place P100,000 will get per year.

      Hope this helps!

  4. ken says:

    what bank offers PERA as of today?

    1. PinoyMoneyTalk says:

      Hi Ken as of 2017, only BPI and BDO have been accredited as PERA administrators.

  5. Alfred says:

    Today, Aug 3, 2017, I went to a nearby BDO, checkbook in hand, ready to open a PERA account.

    They have heard of it, but as far as they know, it’s not being implemented.

    They just got my contact info and will hit in touch with me.

    It’s disappointing because the information itself is not being disseminated to the banks, and they don’t know much about PERA, much less accept investments.

  6. Janice Bernardo says:

    Is it the same po bas a BDO PERA Equity Index Fund and BDO PERA Bond Index Fund?
    Looking at BDO UITF, meron po silang ganyan investment product. But I’m not sure if this is the same with PERA Investment.
    Can someone enlighten us about this matter? Thank you!

  7. Gail says:

    I also went to my BPI branch and they also don’t know how to handle PERA investments yet.

    And seems the process is quite complicated, BPI has to coordinate with some licensed PERA personnel and I have to make an appointment in advance with that personnel.

  8. Rhoderick Ajon says:

    Yes, You can invest already in PERA investment through BPI Investment and BDO Investment, they are offering an array of PERA products.

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