The phrase “new normal” is a buzzword these days, given that the government is planning to implement a set of rules in line with the upcoming general community quarantine (GCQ). In the tech scene, what also can be classified as the new normal is the emerging use of cashless payments in the country like GCash, the digital wallet of Globe Telecom.
Why exactly are the government and private sectors pushing for the wide use of cashless payments? The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is aiming to reach 30% of transactions in the country done through cashless methods. This is so that more and more Filipinos will have access to the digital and financial economy through bank services.
Apart from this, going cashless also has a multitude of benefits. It’s a convenient, seamless, and safe way to pay and transfer funds, it can help you save money efficiently, and it can help you live a ‘dukot-free’ life.
Dukot-free can be defined in two meanings. One, using mobile wallets such as GCash will help you walk the streets worry-free from carrying huge amounts of cash, which honestly is a magnet to those inclined to do unlawful things, or the so-called ‘snatchers.’
With GCash, you can roam around to shop and pay for things you need using the GCash card, using the GCash app on your smartphone, or through the scan-to-pay option found at select GCash store partners even without a single peso in your wallet. All you need is your GCash account and your smartphone.
Currently, GCash has over 73,000 partner stores encompassing food, clothing, entertainment, and the likes, where you can pay through the cashless way. Through the app, you can also pay for the ‘adulting stuff’ like utility bills.
The other meaning of the ‘dukot-free’ life is helpful when saving money. Unlike instances when you have actual cash at hand, with GCash, you can be at peace that your savings are safe from everyone, even from your mindless and unnecessary shopping sessions.
For this, GCash offers an easy way to cash in through its wide option of partners including banks, remittance centers, and through over-the-counter transactions in supermarkets and grocery stores.
Are you ready for a new mantra? Live a ‘dukot-free’ life and get to know more about GCash and its services through https://www.gcash.com/.
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