GCash and Facebook launch easy way of paying and selling through Messenger
A big time partnership was unveiled once again as GCash, the micropayment service of Globe Telecom, teamed up with Facebook in introducing an easy new way for Filipinos to pay bills and buy prepaid load through the use of Messenger.
“This integration with Messenger represents an exciting new way to reach the unbanked in the Philippines,” said Albert Tinio, President [and CEO of GCash. “We want everyone to enjoy cashless convenience on their mobile phones, and we think that these new tools will improve the financial lives of our customers.”
“We’re excited to work with GCash to give Filipinos new tools to access their money using Messenger,” said Ginger Baker, Facebook Product Manager. “Our goal is to amplify the reach and impact of providers like GCash by enabling tools that allow them to connect people with the services and friends they care about.”
GCash, known for being the leader in transforming the mobile phone into a virtual wallet, has been looking ways to expand its services and thus lead to them recognizing the Messenger’s community which offers a unique opportunity to connect GCash with people whom might not otherwise have access to its services.
This is made in response to the country and its need for more awareness in financial institutions.
While it is a norm that people in the Philippines to regularly connect with friends and family to send money and pay bills, however, there are at less than one-third of the Philippine population that currently has an account intended for doing financial transactions. That said, the tie-up between Messenger and GCash promises to provide an option of paying bills, as well as sending money to loved ones, regardless of whether one has a bank account or a mobile money account.
Using GCash on Messenger is simple. All one has to do is download GCashOfficial on Messenger on Android.