Wednesday, January 13, 2016


I remember using Gcash wallet as my form of receiving payment for my online shop from my Multiply glory days. It was easy to use, better alternative for paying (receiving for me and payment from my buyers) compared to lining up at banks and because we have to deal with long lines, offline and cut-off, GCash was (and still is) an excellent partner for businesses. Fast forward to today's technology, we can now have modern payment solutions provided by GCash beep MasterCard which they can use for everyday spending and activities.

GCash beep MasterCard is an “everyday-all-in-one” card which functions as an ATM Card for cash withdrawals, a prepaid card for purchases, and a beep card for daily MRT/LRT commute. No need to worry in queuing for buying MRT/LRT card. It saves time too!

GCash beep MasterCard is the first value-added card to be beep ready. Since the start of September 2015, GCash started selling GCash beep MasterCard in parallel with the expansion of the tap payment facilities in various MRT/LRT stations. beep is the authorized reloadable electronic payment under the unified LRT/MRT ticket system which started full implementation on October last year.

As GCash beep MasterCard features the MasterCard functionality, cardholders can swipe their cards for all their purchases. They can use it for grocery, shopping and dining to name a few. Furthermore, cardholders need not worry as they can use it locally or overseas.

“Here in the Philippines, three out of four adults do not have bank accounts. And even within the banked population, there are hugely underserved segments with only 3% credit card penetration. We at GCash are enabling this market with financial services such as GCash beep MasterCard to give them all the convenience of cashless shopping and payment, among other benefits,” said Xavier Marzan, President and CEO of G-Xchange, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, which operates GCash.

Poch Villa-Real, MasterCard country head said: “We are very pleased with our collaboration with GXI on the launch of the new GCash beep MasterCard.  As a valued MasterCard member, all GCash beep MasterCard users will now have access to over 40 million MasterCard merchant locations and ATMs worldwide.  This card certainly provides a powerful tool to consumers in the Philippines, enhancing their daily lives given their expanding purchasing needs locally, overseas and in the digital space.”

Aside from using GCash beep MasterCard to swipe payments at various merchants, the card also allows every Filipino to have access to online payments. With MasterCard acceptability, cardholders can now purchase apps for their smartphones, buy gems for their online games and shop at online retailers and deal sites.

The GCash beep MasterCard may be availed at any of the 35 selected Globe Stores nationwide and roving caravans for only P150.  It includes a free prepaid Globe SIM card and P30 in GCash load. The personalized GCash beep Mastercard can be ready in just a few minutes once a valid ID is presented.

Funds for the card may be loaded by cashing in at any of the 10,000 GCash outlets nationwide. These outlets include all Globe Stores, 7-11 convenience stores, SM Department Stores, Puregold Supermarkets and pawnshops such as Tambunting and Villarica, among others. In addition, GCash subscribers can also use mobile and online banking to fund their Gcash beep MasterCard.

On the other hand, to reload the beep account, customers just need to place the GCash beep MasterCard on top of the Stored Value Card reader of the Ticket Vending Machine at any LRT/MRT station, choose the Stored Value option on the screen, insert the corresponding amount of money on the slot provided, and wait for the transaction receipt to come out.

Since GCash beep MasterCard is powered by GCash, cardholders can also enjoy other features and benefits. As a cardholder with a GCash account, customers may easily buy discounted prepaid Globe/TM phone load, send money to any Globe/TM user for free, receive remittances, pay bills and even withdraw cash from any automated teller machine (ATM) worldwide.  

Furthermore, with GCash, customers can also check their GCash balance anytime and monitor all their transactions.

Here's the list where you can apply for GCash beep MasterCard:
Ali Mall • EDSA Shangri-La • Gateway Mall • Glorietta 3 • Greenbelt 4 • Greenhills • Market Market • Lucky China Town Mall • Robinson’s Place Manila •
SM Fairview • SM Mall of Asia • SM Manila • SM Marikina  • SM Megamall • SM North EDSA • SM San Lazaro • SM Sta. Mesa  • Trinoma

SM Bacoor • SM Baguio • SM Batangas • SM Calamba • SM Clark • SM DasmariƱas • SM Lipa • SM Molino •  SM San Fernando • SM Sta. Rosa

SM Cebu • SM IloIlo

Abreeza Mall • CDO Centrio Mall • Limketkai Mall CDO • SM General Santos

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