Showing posts with label BPI. Show all posts
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

GCash and BPI seek to reach unbanked with BPI #MySaveUp

11:28:00 PM


There's always the need to save and probably saving is one of the weaknesses of Filipinos. We tend to live by the minute but if we want to make our lives better than usual, learning to save help. 

Did you know that 53 million Filipinos have no bank accounts? That is a staggering 69% percent of the country’s population from BSP’s Q3 2021 study.

The problem? Access. Many of them lack the documents required to open bank accounts. They opt to just keep their cash at home for easy access in case of emergency.

To encourage more Filipinos to go into formal banking, GCash, the country's leading e-wallet, recently partnered with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) to reach unbanked Filipinos, particularly working millennials.

This is part of the top mobile wallet’s continuing innovation to empower Filipinos and find solutions to digitalize their financial transactions, including paying for their purchases and bills, sending money to their loved ones, and building up their savings so they can have greater financial security and freedom in life.

The partnership between GCash and BPI offers BPI #MySaveUp, an in-app feature in the GSave marketplace.

"The goal of GSave Marketplace is to provide savings account options that would best fit their needs," Winsley Bangit, chief customer officer at GCash said. “The collaboration with BPI allows GCash users to enjoy the bank's wide reach and services nationwide. BPI #MySaveUp gives the underbanked and unbanked Filipinos access to formal banking through the GCash app.” 

Helping further scale up financial inclusion, BPI #MySaveUp paves the way for unbanked Filipinos to easily apply for and own a formal and all-digital account sans the long application process, allowing them to start their saving journey and achieve their financial goals while earning higher interest rates.

Through this partnership, doing financial transactions and managing an account become plain sailing thru their GCash account or BPI mobile app. This new feature also offers free fund transfer from a user’s BPI #MySaveUp account to his GCash wallet and vice versa.

Users also have an option to get a BPI Debit Mastercard in any BPI branch for only P150 so they can access their account and withdraw from thousands of BancNet and Mastercard ATMs worldwide.

"We, at BPI, are committed to realizing our vision of building a better Philippines. We are committed to continuously pursue financial inclusion programs in support of the BSP's goal for 70% of adult Filipinos to have formal financial accounts by 2023. This partnership with GCash brings us closer to this target as we provide more Filipinos a path towards financial wellness," said Maria Cristina L. Go, Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Banking at BPI.  BPI #MySaveUp users can also win monthly prizes. Every Php 10,000 saved by the end of the month or have at least Php 3,000 worth of valid transactions within the month earns them 1 #Coin which they can use to buy a game card to win electronic GCs or eGCs from BPI. Applicants can open their BPI #MySaveUp account on their GCash app. They simply need to click the GSave icon then choose BPI #MySaveUp. Once in, they can open a savings account and proceed with using their GCash profile. After receiving the email confirmation from BPI, they can then finally start accessing BPI #MySaveUp. 

For non-GCash users, they just need to download the app, upload one valid ID and wait to be verified. Once done, they can enjoy all the products and services of GCash. 

Friday, July 13, 2012


9:22:00 PM

Two proudly Pinoy companies namely the Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the country's largest restaurant chain, and Bank of the Philippine Islads (BPI),  ne of the country's leading commercial bank, have teamed up to introduce the first cashless payment rewards card in the country.  They've launched the Happyplus card which was held at the Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.  One of my correspondent, Jefferson Montas had witnessed that ceremony and was gladly to be there.

JFC Chairman and CEO Tony Tan Caktiong and BPI President Aurelio Montinola led the ceremonies of introducing the happyplus card to the public.

“This is another milestone for JFC as we have managed to consolidate easy and fast transaction for our customers ordering and paying for their favorite food in any participation JFC stores nationwide through the use of the happyplus card,” Tan Caktiong said.

The happyplus card is JFC's customer loyalty program that rewards its members points every time they eat in any participating Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon and (soon to be) Mang Inasal establishments. These points are accumulated and can then be used as payment for any item sold in any participating JFC stores.

BPI, a foreplayer in cashless payment innovation, serves as JFC's technology and infrastructure provider for the happyplus program. BPI envisions this type of payment scheme, Offline contactless, to perpetuate in the next few years and they aim to take a lead at it.

“As one of the most trusted banks in the country that provides sterling banking services to millions of ustomers nationwide, we are proud that BPI is our partner in this endeavor,” Tan Caktiong added.

Aside from the convenience of cashless transaction in all participating JFC stores, customers will be given corresponding raffle entries when they use the happyplus card for their food transactions, which are eligible for monthly raffle cash prizes.


What is the happyplus card?
Happyplus card is JFC's customer loyalty program that rewards members with points every time they eat in Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon (and soon to be) Mang Inasal establishments in Metro Manila. The points cn then be used as currency for any item sold in any of the participating stores.

How do I become a member?
Just buy a happyplus Membership Kit at any cashier counter of Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon (and soon to be) Mang Inasal establishments in Metro Manila for only P100. Fill out the enclosed Membership Application Form and submit to the cashier counter of Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon (and soon to be) Mang Inasal establishments in Metro Manila. You can also register online at

What is the duration of the membership?
Membership in happyplus is valid for three (3) years from date of application.

Can I renew my membership?
To renew for another three (3) years, simply go to any cashier's counter of Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon (and soon to be) Mang Inasal and pay the P100 renewal fee using cash or points.

How do I earn points?
Just use your happyplus card in paying your bill in any participating Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon (and soon to be) Mang Inasal store. For every P50 purchase you earn one (1) happyplus point. One (1) happyplus point = P1. No card. No points.

How do I redeem?
Just go to any participating store and after ordering, advise the cashier that you will be utilizing your happyplus points for payment of your food order.

How do I join the monthly raffle?
Raffle entries will automatically be awarded every tim you load.

How do I check my happyplus purse and points balance?
You may go to any participating store and tap your card in any card reader. It will automatically display your purse and point balance. Your happyplus points balance is also printed in your official receipt everytime yo do a load or payment transaction. You may also visit and log on to to manage your account online, find out your lates transactions and card balance, and check all the pertinent information regarding yuour happyplus card.

What happens If I lose my card?
Your card is good as cash. All happy points and happy purse loaded in the card will be lost as well.

What happens if I damage my card? Can I have it replaced? 
For replacement of damaged card, surrender the card to the cashier counter of any particiapting store of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon (and soon) Mang Inasal.

Damaged cards will be validated and will be replaced for free if found defective within 15 days.

A damaged card caused by cardholder's mishandling will be considered a lost card. All happyload and happypoints will be forfeited.

Is there a maximum purse and reload limit?
Yes, P10,000.00 is the maximum purse and reload limit.

What is the minimum load amount?
The minimum load amount is P100 and in increments of P100.

What is the advantage of loading more in the happyplus card?
Aside from the convenience of cashless transaction in all participating stores, you would be getting more raffle entries.

Reload Amount and Raffle Entry
PhP100.00 - 1
PhP300.00 - 5
PhP500.00 - 10
PhP1,000.00 - 25

To be able for a customer to avail of a happyplus card and chck for more details about the happyplus card, he can just visit any participating JFC stores nationwide and buy a happyplus membership kit from the cashier or register online at

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Giveaway Contest: Big Outlet & Travel Sale

1:52:00 AM

I know this is kind of late but I still want to share this for those who don't have their tickets yet for the BIG OUT & TRAVEL SALE 2011.

I'll be giving away four (4) tickets!  TWO WINNERS of TWO TICKETS EACH.

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Leave a comment below with the following details

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Deadline of entries will be on October 11, 2011 midnight.

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