It’s ECQ time once again in my cities in the Philippines due to the rising cases of Covid-19. Is this another wave? What wave we are right now, we can just be thankful to companies who heed our call for help. Leading mobile wallet and digital payment solutions provider GCash is extending a new service called GCash Padala. From August 6 to 20, GCash is waiving its GCash Padala fees to help ease the burden of the pandemic.
What is GCash Padala?
GCash Padala is a more affordable, faster, and easier way for Filipinos without an e-wallet account to send and receive money instantly — free of charge. You can do this anywhere in the Philippines via the GCash app.
In an effort to reduce our travels and keep our activities to only the essentials, GCash Padala allows senders to save time and effort from physically going to remittance centers. You can now have the option to do all these from your mobile phones.
While GCash Padala boasts of having one of the lowest remittance rates in the Philippines, they are waiving their fees throughout the ECQ period. Usually, they are charging as low as a 1% remittance fee with a minimum send of P500. But this time, it is an effort to extend much-needed help and alleviate today’s Filipino of worrying to go out of their homes this ECQ, GCash is waiving all Padala fees from August 6 to 20, 2021.
“We hope our new service brings more Filipinos the ease and convenience of sending money during this ECQ,” said Winsley Bangit, GCash Chief Customer Officer. “GCash Padala aims to make everything Pinabilis, Pinamura, at Pinadali for users and recipients alike. Hopefully, this also encourages those who are still reluctant to use financial technology to download the GCash app and experience the convenience and ease.”
How to Avail of Free GCash Padala
To claim the transaction, recipients just need to present 1 valid ID through any of the 2,000 GCash Padala partners located nationwide like Posible, Go VIP Center, Tambunting, Panalo Express, and local authorized “pera outlet” sari-sari stores. The claiming process is made easier and more convenient to also prevent recipients from spending too much time outdoors.
To access the service, the sender logs into the GCash app, selects “Send Money,” and taps the “GCash Padala” option. A user interface pops up next where the sender will key in the intended recipient’s full name, mobile number, and the amount of money to be sent.
Afterward, the sender has to confirm the transaction and pay for it using existing funds from his GCash account to send the money successfully. A notification with the reference number of the transaction, and other detailed information, will be sent via text message to both the sender and the recipient in real-time..
- GCash Link: https://go.gcash.com/padala
- Website: https://www.gcash.com/services/padala
- List of Partners: https://www.gcash.com/partners/padala