Now that we’re on our second week of “Enhanced Community Quarantine“, in Luzon, Philippines, we should remain steadfast in our fight against the Coronavirus disease – Covid 19!
Aside from “staying at home” and “proper hand washing“, one specific way to maintain “social distancing,” is to avoid or minimize the exchange of physical money / currency in our daily monetary transactions and traditional financial remittance processes such as “Pera Padala“.
One specific way is GCash‘s ‘Send Money‘ feature which provides not only convenience to its users, but also lets us practice social distancing, as mentioned.
GCash Send Money – ‘Express Send‘
For the unfamiliar, GCash is a useful mobile application that enables its users to buy mobile load, pay bills, send money, pay with GCash QR, shop online and more!
For the “Send Money” feature, it enables you to send funds to your family and friends in real-time with a few taps!
Basically, its about transferring money to another GCash wallet for FREE, no matter what network you’re on! This is called “Express Send“. This means people can send much needed money to loved ones anywhere in the Philippines as long as they have a GCash account!
For my part, I personally used “Express Send” to send money to my parents who are currently in Batangas. So even if I’m home quarantined, I am able to send money to my parents in the province!
It’s the convenience and practicality we need in these challenging times!
GCash Send Money – ‘Send to Bank‘
On the other hand, you can also quickly send money from a GCash account to a nominated bank account (over 40 partner banks) for FREE via the “Send to Bank“.
This is a good alternative to customers going to banks and doing manual deposits! Through GCash they can just send money to bank accounts at the comfort of their house with a few taps on the app!
And of course it’s FREE unlike other financial apps that charge fees.
So if you are not yet a GCash user yet, now is a good time to do so! Download the GCash App from Google Play or the Apple Appstore here:
- Android : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.globe.gcash.android&hl=en
- IOS: https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/gcash/id520020791