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BSP approves full launch of GCash Overseas

Filipinos in 16 countries can soon use international mobile numbers for the GCash app

GCash, the Philippines’ leading finance super app and biggest cashless ecosystem, gets the green light from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to allow millions more Filipinos overseas to use the app with their international mobile numbers.

Initially available in beta to users in the US, Canada, Italy, the UK, Australia, and Japan, the BSP’s approval now paves the way for the full rollout of the service and expansion to 10 more countries, namely, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Spain, and Germany.

“In 2024 and beyond, we are doubling down on our mission to serve our users beyond Philippine shores. With around 13 million Filipinos living abroad, we recognize and answer the need for them to be present for their families back home and remain in control of helping build the financial future of their loved ones,” said Ren-Ren Reyes, President and CEO of G-Xchange, Inc, the mobile wallet operator of GCash.

GCash users in these 16 countries can sign up with their international mobile numbers with their Philippine passport or other Philippine Valid ID as proof of identity. Once fully verified, they can finally support their families back home securely and seamlessly by sending money for free (GCash-to-GCash), paying for bills on time, and instantly buying them load credits with just a few taps on the app.

“Thanks to BSP’s support, we are now able to provide our Kababayans across the globe access to financial services that would help alleviate difficulties in managing their finances and better support their families back home. We will soon be rolling out more services like savings, gifting vouchers, using their GCash for online payments, as well as more accessible ways to cash-in,” said Paul Albano, General Manager of GCash International.

Aside from enabling overseas Filipinos to use GCash with their own international mobile number, the leading fintech company has also been expanding its global touchpoints in partnership with global payments platform, Alipay+. The Philippine finance super app can be used to pay select merchants across countries like Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macau in Asia as well as Qatar, the UAE, the US, and destinations in Europe such as France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

On top of that, the new GCash card powered by international payments giant Visa, gives users another cashless payment method when they travel abroad. The card can be used to pay in over 100 million merchants across 200 countries and territories.

GCash offers its users a wide variety of accessible financial products and services, such as Send Money, Buy Load, and Pay Bills. Likewise, users can explore other innovative financial services to jumpstart their journey towards their financial goals through GSave, GInsure, and GInvest.


About GCash

GCash is the Philippines’ #1 Finance Super App. Through the GCash App, users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills via partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 6 million partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash’s mobile wallet operations are handled by G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI),  a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt, the first and only duacorn in the Philippines which is a part of the country’s leading digital solutions platform, Globe Group.

GCash is a staunch supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly UN SDGs 5,8,10, and 13, which focus on safety & security, financial inclusion, diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, respectively.

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