First Globe GCASH ATM Cards Out in the Wild
Looks like Globe has delivered on its promise to make its GCASH electronic cash system more accessible. By adding a hint of customization to the ease of ATM cards, the telco may have a winner on its hands.
Globe has managed to establish GCASH as a relatively mainstream payment option for its users. Lots of online commerce is driven by the system, with sellers on Multiply and eBay.ph among the sites supporting the service. One of the drawbacks of GCASH however was the relatively limited options to convert the electronic capital into cold hard cash.
By letting GCASH users link their accounts to an ATM card, Globe has reduced this limitation significantly. GCASH cards work on any of the 9000 Bancnet, Megalink, ExpressNet or Encash ATMs throughout the country—which are more widespread than GCASH cash out centers.
On top of that, it’s also possible to apply for a customized GCASH ATM card. Mukhang Pera’s dementia helpfully details out the procedure:
- Head over to http://www.globe.com.ph/gcashcard and fill up the application form.
- Upload your photo and choose your design. There are pre-made templates or you can use the whole photo for the card just like what I did.
- Upon submission of the form, GCASH automatically sends an SMS to your number to confirm the application.
- Reply with your MPIN to complete the transaction and allow GCASH to collect P100.00 for the application processing, production and delivery.
- A reference number will be given on the success page upon confirmation of the payment.
The only caveat is that all GCASH ATM withdrawals cost ₱20, an amount deducted from the account (I’m surprised that this withdrawal fee also applies to ExpressNet, as network owner BPI is also an Ayala Subsidiary like Globe). Yet as dementia concludes: “I recommend GCASH and the GCASH Card for hassle-free and instant transactions.”
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