Financial technology is becoming more and more advanced here in the Philippines as Globe excitedly announced their partnership with Facebook to bring its famous GCash to one of, if not, the most used online messaging app in the Philippines, Facebook Messenger.
The future of cash is finally here as people can now pay their bills and buy discounted prepaid load using Messenger, with the ability to send money to friends and family coming soon. That’s how GCash is transforming the mobile phone into a virtual wallet and continually creating new ways to achieve cashless convenience for its users or to people who might not otherwise have access to its services.
This integration with Messenger represents an exciting new way to reach the unbanked in the Philippines. We want everyone to enjoy cashless convenience on their mobile phones, and we think that these new tools will improve the financial lives of our customers.
Albert Tinio, President and CEO of GCash
Now, with a push of a button, Filipinos can get access to financial services, removing the need to travel to the local stores or Bayad Centers. Through GCash’s partnership with Facebook, regardless of whether they have a bank account or a mobile money account, Filipinos will have an easy option for paying bills on Messenger, and will soon be able to send money to friends and family as well.
We’re excited to work with GCash to give Filipinos new tools to access their money using Messenger. Our goal is to amplify the reach and impact of providers like GCash by enabling tools that allow them to connect people with the services and friends they care about.
Ginger Baker, Facebook Product Manager
Using GCash on Messenger is simple. People can also buy discounted prepaid load on their phone anytime, anywhere, directly in Messenger.
Get started now by searching GCashOfficial on Messenger. This would aid you to link your GCash account to Messenger, after which is you are good to go!
This is available on Android and will soon be ready for iOS later this year.