From giving users in Metro Manila access to seamless payment solutions using their GCash app, the country’s leading e-wallet, is now extending its reach to the Visayas and Mindanao (VisMin) region by building partnerships and ecosystems with LGUs through GCash Pay Bills.
True to its mission of providing “financial inclusion for all,” GCash has enabled VisMin customers in the said regions to pay their bills and send payments from the comfort and safety of their homes anytime, offering greater convenience and empowering a digital financial lifestyle in the region.
“GCash remains committed to its mission to enable financial access for all consumers and merchants, including those in Visayas and Mindanao. Aside from financial inclusion, GCash continues to provide Filipinos with seamless access to their digital financial lifestyle and help keep them safe during the pandemic,” said Martha Sazon, President and CEO of GCash.
Traditionally, e-payment penetration at VisMin regions have been low, particularly attributable to lack of access to proper infrastructure, and education and awareness on new payment technologies. But with GCash, both consumers and businesses can benefit because of the app’s easy to use nature for consumers, and an easier integration process for businesses.
GCash covers more utilities
Recently, GCash has onboarded Lapu-lapu City as its first LGU bills payment partner in the VisMin region. With the partnership, Lapu-lapu residents and business owners can now use GCash to pay for their real property tax, business tax, cedula and other fees.
GCash currently covers 49 VisMin billers, including utilities, schools, real estate, loans, and regularly adds more. VisMin utilities include ANTECO, BACIWA, Balamban Enerzone, Boracay Water, CEBECO2, CEBECO3, CEPALCO, COWD, DASURECO, Davao Light, Davao City Water District, Dipolog Water District, Ilagan City Water District, Iligan Light, Tagum Water District, Dipolog City Water District, Butuan City Water District, SAMELCO I, SAMELCO II, LEYECO5, Mactan Electric Company, Inc., CDO Water, Metro Cotabato Water District, Metro Pacific Iloilo Water Inc., MORESCO – 1, and ZAMCELCO.
GCash covers the following schools: Ateneo De Davao University, University of Mindanao, St. John Paul II College of Davao, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, Universidad de Zamboanga, University of San Carlos, and University of San Jose-Recoletos. Additionally, GCash covers billers for finance, properties, real estate and other services, namely FICCO, Flexi Finance, Tagum Coop, Premio Finance, RAFI Microfinance, PHCCI Dumaguete, EMCOR, SAMULCO, Mindanao Consolidated Cooperative Bank, Aboitiz Land, AppleOne Properties, Johndorf Ventures, Cosmopolitan CLIMBS Life Plan Inc, Gothong Shipping Lines, and A Brown Company Inc. To stay up to date on the latest billers on GCash, visit https://www.gcash.com/partners/billers.
To pay their bills using GCash, customers simply need to download the GCash app on their mobile phones via the Google Play or App Store. After registering your number and setting up your 4-digit password, click the “Pay Bill” option. From there, GCash users just need to click which bill categories they need to pay for ─ whether it’s electric, water utilities, telecommunications, cable/internet bills, credit cards, loans, government process fees, insurance, transportation, real estate, healthcare, school, or payment solutions like housing finances fees.
“With GCash, Filipinos in the VisMin area need not travel physically anymore to payment centers to pay their bills. They can simply use the app and pay, saving them precious time while keeping them safe from the pandemic,” added Sazon.
GCash has more than 400 partner billers nationwide, offering customers safe and hassle-free transactions anytime, anywhere.
To have your business listed for Pay Bills via GCash, visit www.gcash.com/business.