We bring exciting news for GCash users! While we’re already enjoying fast, safe, and convenient transactions online through the finance app, GCash recently announced 10 more ground-breaking innovations set to make Filipinos’ lives easier.
Last Thursday (March 30, 2023), GCash updated their platform with GStocks PH and Global, GCrypto, GCash Card, GFunds, and GGives, as well as additional features such as GInsure Online Shopping Protect, Global Pay, GChat, and DoubleSafe to provide users with more tools for financial freedom.
“GCash has empowered and enabled every Filipino to remain hopeful and pursue progress. As the Philippines’ #1 Finance Super App and the first finance app to be a household name in the country, GCash is positioned to be everyone’s enabler to be future-ready. With the 10 new innovations at GCash, our hopes for a better tomorrow begins today,” shares GCash CEO Martha Sazon.
Here’s a quick guide on what you should expect to see and access via your GCash app in the next few months:
MORE SAVINGS, DOUBLE THE PROTECTION
GStocks PH is AB Capital Securities, Inc.’s (ABCSI) online retail securities trading services made accessible through the GCash app. Its user-friendly and simplified trading interface was designed through a collaboration with the Philippine Stock Exchange. Through GStocks PH, users can now trade stocks of over 280 local companies. GStocks PH will be available to more users soon.
GCrypto allows users to discover and explore the world of Crypto and NFTs. Users get access to curated NFT collections, like The House of OhLala by Filipino contemporary artist, Reen Barrera, on the GCrypto NFT Hub. Buying and selling Crypto is also made easier with an exchange powered by PDAX, the Philippines’ leading homegrown cryptocurrency exchange.
GInsure Online Shopping Protect insurance offers users 60 days of coverage up to P20,000 for all their online purchases for just P34. The insurance covers scenarios when orders are not delivered, are accidentally damaged, are not as described, or are stolen. The insurance product, powered by Chubb, is embedded in the user’s online GCash payment journey across 1,500 online shops and platforms.
GCash has also taken steps to make transactions safer and more seamless through two new features:
GChat is a new, user-friendly messenger feature that makes it easier to chat and transact with contacts, share receipts instantly, and trace transaction histories. The feature makes it easier to search for conversations with friends, merchants or customers, while the Gigi and Advisories features allow users to get help anytime in real-time. GChat will be rolling out to users in the next few months.
DoubleSafe is the latest GCash security feature that prevents fraudsters from taking over accounts. It provides an additional layer of security on top of the 2-Factor Authentication and mobile pin (MPIN). DoubleSafe will be activated for every first login to a new mobile phone, and will use facial recognition to secure an account should the user inadvertently share their MPIN and OTP to fraudsters
ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
GCash Global Pay allows Filipino travelers to do cross-border QR payments at Alipay+ merchants in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. This eliminates the hassle of paying with cash, or withdrawing money at ATMs where you can incur high service fees. It offers real-time Forex charging, with no service fees.
GCash Card gives travelers the advantage of real time Forex charging at low exchange rates and no service fees. With this, users can access their funds in a single tap at over 100 million shops across 200 countries and territories around the world through VISA’s expansive network.. This enables travelers to enjoy hassle-free shopping and dining experiences wherever they may be. The new GCash card will be available later this year.
GCash Overseas allows overseas Filipinos in Japan, Australia, Italy and the USA to download GCash using international SIM cards. Now they can send money, buy load, and pay bills for their loved ones back home. They can enjoy the convenience of sending money for free with GCash to GCash transactions, saving them the cost of remittance fees. GCash also announced that it is now available in the UK and Canada. GCash Overseas is currently on Beta and is limited to a number of users, but will expand to more users soon.
BORROWING MADE EASY
GGives supports Filipinos with the ability to buy now, pay later with zero credit cards, zero additional documents, zero down payment, and now with zero interest at select merchants. GCash users are now free from the barriers normally associated with installment plans, for both in-store or online purchases.
Borrow Load will allow eligible users to borrow their favorite load promos today at zero cash out, giving them access to their preferred entertainment – even if they’re short on budget. They can now afford to access data-heavy apps with load promos valid for up to 7 days. Borrow Load will be rolling out to more users soon.
I’m excited to access all these features and grow financially with GCash! With over 79 million users, I just hope they’ll also be able to help with educating more Filipinos on how to make the most out of their savings.
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4 Replies to “GCash welcomes future of fintech — stocks, crypto, cross-border payments and more at Futurecast 2023”
So Nice and Amazing Experience to meet the Celebreties in this Event., grabe Dbest po talaga tong Gcash. sobrang Laking Naitulong sa bawat isa mula noon. At mas lalong gumaganda ang Service
Wow this is great news , thank you for sharing this . Very informative . Mas lalo na tlga convenient ang Gcash . Laking tulong ng Gcash Global , Gcash card and etc. Sayang ma meet ang mga celebreties na ito 🥰💙
Gcash user here at mas pinabongga na ngayon ang Gcash , that’s niceeee
At napaka convenient talaga nito 💯💯💙
Ang gaganda ng bagong features ng Gcash, talagang iniisip nila ang kapakanan ng kanilang users. Ang pinakagusto ko dito ay iyong DoubleSafe lalo na talamak pa rin ang mga scammer. Bet ko din iyong Gcash Overseas and Gcash Global Pay.