GCash brings OFWs closer to their families
“Although I can’t be with my family right now, I was able to celebrate my recent promotion with them. I transferred some money and it went straight into their GCash accounts,” said Kamae Magsanoc, a marketing professional based in Sydney. Magsano has since used the app’s Money Transfer feature on several occasions. Cashing in your GCash account is easy and convenient through GCash's remittance partners in more than 31 countries around the world. “I like to support small Filipino businesses. Most, if not all of them, now accept GCash, so I can purchase from these small shops, send them to my family and pay directly through GCash. For example, my parents recently celebrated their anniversary and I was able to send my mom flowers from their local florist because they accept GCash. It’s really convenient,” she said.
“I prefer GCash since it is safe and more convenient. It needs less details compared to bank transfers. I just need 3 details – full name, address, and cellphone number and can do it through my mobile phone anytime I want to,” he said. Gcash, Daluz said, has made it easy for him to manage his finances, even from overseas. “I do not have to stress over asking for details for those I want to send money to for help. It is quick and easy and I can focus on more important things. I highly recommend it. There are a lot of people getting sick nowadays because of the pandemic and the consequences of being in a lockdown. GCash allows me to extend my help in an efficient way.” Filipinos overseas also have access to GCash’s bills payment feature, where they can pay for bills such as water and electricity directly.