GCash Futurecast 2021: A Peek Into the Latest Innovations of the #1 E-Wallet in the Philippines

GCash Futurecast 2021: From starting out as an e-wallet for making fast and secure online transactions to being the undisputed #1 mobile wallet app in the Philippines, GCash is now transforming itself once again to respond to the call of the times. Recently, GCash launched new products and services to further its vision of making Filipino lives better every day, with finance solutions made for all.

GCash as a platform has enabled Filipinos with digital finance which is easily accessible through their phones. 1 in 3 Filipinos is currently using the app after growing its user base from just more than 20 million in January 2020 to over 40 million to date. GCash is going beyond just providing seamless and secure transactions through cashless payments. This does not stop the leading mobile wallet to just be still and not look forward to the future. First, the organization has anchored its thrust towards building robust financial services offerings and extending the app capabilities to fit the lifestyle of its users. Next, they want to empower businesses and entrepreneurs across different enterprise sizes. Finally, they want to anchor the app’s ecosystem, partnerships, and capabilities to be a change agent and to commit to doing its part of nation-building.

GCash Futurecast 2021

With new financial and lifestyle services, GCash now allows its users to shop, save, invest, get insurance coverage, and more. All these can be done within the GCash app. This means a more frictionless user experience and convenience for all. Additionally, it means that many Filipinos will now have access to services that could help unlock a better every day, and eventually, a brighter financial future.

Martha Sazon – President and CEO

“We want to make a real difference in the lives of every Filipino and break the existing boundaries to enable financial freedom. We envision a Philippines where people have equal access to financial opportunities and lifestyle choices. Where everyone, whether rich or poor, has a chance to unlock and achieve their dreams,” shared Martha Sazon, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCash.

GCash Futurecast: Unlock Your Financial Potential

GCash continues to stand by its commitment to making finance accessible to all. Its 2021 suite of affordable products and services is built to kickstart success for everyone.

Consumers can now unlock their life goals at any stage with GInvest. GInvest is the new easy investment feature in the GCash app. It lets you invest for as low as P50 in professionally managed local and global funds.

Those who are looking for affordable coverage can turn to GInsure. GInsure lets users get insurance for medical emergencies such as Dengue, COVID-19, and accidents for as low as P300. With this, consumers can also get financial assistance via Cash For Medical Costs and the Cash For Income Loss due to any cause. All of these are accessible through GInsure within the GCash app.

For easy money management, GSave is the fully digital, secure, and hassle-free savings account that was built in partnership with CIMB Bank. The only requirement to start is an ID and a smartphone. It’s fully accessible once the account is created. Additionally, it has no maintaining balance, no fees, and no initial deposit.

GCredit serves as a fully verified user’s personal credit line within the App. It is a better alternative to high-interest loans and borrowing money for emergencies. GCredit can provide those with high GScores up to P30,000 credit line and up to 3% prorated interest rate. This means that the earlier the due is paid, the lower the interest rate is.

Financial Services Team Jerome Lim (Head of GInsure), JF Darre (Chief Data Officer), Maxine Pinpin (Head of Invest)

“At GCash we want to be able to democratize access to financial services,” shared JF Darre, Head of Financial Services and Advanced Analytics of GCash.

Unlock a new lifestyle with GLife

GLife is an e-commerce feature within the GCash app. It aims to provide more than just convenience. GLife allows users to shop and enjoy exclusive deals from a wide array of merchants. Users can shop at GOMO, Gong Cha,  Kraver’s, McDonald’s, Puregold and PureGO. They can also enjoy deals from Lazada, Recess, Boozy, Bo’s Coffee, Mama Lou’s, GawinPH, KFC, Datablitz, Cherry Shop, Gameone, and Goama Games. THe GCash payment system is an easier e-commerce experience for everyone, making GCash the new super life app.

Winsley Bangit – Chief Customer Officer _ Prabh Singh – Head of GLife

With GLife, “you can already enjoy more than 35 brands across retail, food, gaming, entertainment and transport. And we have more coming every week that will surely cover all your lifestyle needs,” said Winsley Bangit, Chief Customer Officer of GCash.

Unlock The Entrepreneur in You with GCash QR on Demand

GCash aims to help mobilize the economy and support all types of entrepreneurs. For this reason, GCash introduces GCash QR on Demand. This is a new way to send and receive money. Users do not have to worry about “wrong sends” due to incorrect numbers. They don’t even have to worry about giving away personal information such as mobile numbers. Users can easily make their own Personal QR and use this in place of giving their GCash number. This is perfect for safe and hassle-free payments whether for personal use or for small businesses.

For fellow Filipinos abroad, GCash intends to aid and empower OFWs to take control of their finances by making the same products and services accessible to them. Every OFW with a verified account can now cash in to his/her own GCash wallet via international remittance partners. This means that they can remit those funds instantly in the app. Through GCash’s upcoming GPadala service, OFWs can also send money to a non-GCash user for cash pick up anywhere in the country.

Fe Olivia Mir – Head of Growth Marketing _ Fred Levy – Chief Commercial Officer

“We have great ambition for 2021 for MSMEs and Filipinos in every corner of the globe; we know how this whole sector will be more critical than ever for our economy, and GCash can make a real difference in this sensitive situation. People need it. The country needs it.” shared Fred Levy, Chief Commercial Officer of GCash.

GCash Futurecast: Unlock Social Impact

As part of its holistic sustainability agenda for 2021-2025, GCash is one with the nation as it aligns itself with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This includes pursuing efforts beyond business results such as helping make financial literacy and education accessible for all.

Plans to make this happen include the Kaya Mo, GCash Mo Roadshow, the design and roll-out of Future-Ready Hackathons, and the launch of G NA! IDEAS Para Sa Pinas. This 2021, GCash continues to pursue collaborations to achieve even bigger things with efforts like GCash For Good and the GForest platform.

Chito Maniago – Head of Corporate Communications with caption

“At the end of the day, we will all go back to our core purpose— to help one another in times of need and indeed unlock our desired impact on the society as a whole,” said Chito Maniago, GCash’s Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.

GCash is all about breaking existing boundaries through efforts to democratize access to financial opportunities and lifestyle choices while making sure that all these innovations and initiatives lead to a better and healthier community for all.

GCash Futurecast 2021 – May 12, 2021

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