How to avail GCash MasterCard with EMV? (Part 1 & 2)

Psst! I know you’ve been wanting to get some information about getting GCash MasterCard right? Well, you’re in the right place since I’ll be sharing my experiences using the new EMV-enabled GCash MasterCard from getting the GCash MasterCard physical card itself, activating it, linking Paypal to GCash to cashing out your GCash wallet.

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What is GCash Mastercard?
It is a type of GCash card with a MasterCard logo that is linked to your GCash wallet. It lets you shop securely from partner establishments that accept MasterCard as a mode of payment.

With this card, you can also withdraw funds from your GCash wallet from any Cirrus powered ATM. You can pay bills, shop online and pay for purchases as well as buy Globe/TM load with 4% rebate.

What is EMV?
EMV (stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is the global standard for credit, debit, and prepaid card payments using the chip card technology. EMV chip-based payment card is a more secure alternative to traditional magnetic stripe payment cards.

Let’s start!

Part 1: How to avail GCash MasterCard (EMV-enabled)?

You may visit Globe Stores near you and ask the agent that you’re applying for GCash MasterCard.

In my case, I got my GCash MasterCard physical card through an online acquintance. I just met her online since 2013 through an online job and we’ve been friends on FB. I saw her FB status that she process GCash MasterCard so I immediately PMed her along the personal info needed such as:

First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Address:
Birthday:

I also sent her a photo of my valid ID and even a selfie pic with white background. lol.

Moving on…

The processing only took a day and another day to be shipped directly to my home address. The card, itself, cost P270 plus P99 for the shipping fee.

Upon receiving it, I immediately followed the steps that was provided along with the card. It also comes with FREE prepaid sim card.

Part 2: How to link your GCash card

Step 1: Register to GCash
Text the following message to 2882

REG(space) desired 4-digit MPIN/Mother’s Maiden Name/First Name/Last Name/Complete Address

Example:
REG 1234/Maria Clara/Juan/Del Cruz/12 Tirad Pass St., Mabini Avenue, Quezon City

Step 2: Link your card by dialing *143#

Dial *143#
Choose GCash
Choose Activate GCash Card
Enter your 4-digit MPIN and card information

NEXT, proceed to Part 3: GCash MasterCard KYC (Know-Your-Customer).

Thank you for reading!

QUICKLINKS:
Part 1 & 2: How to avail GCash Mastercard / How to link your GCash card
Part 3: How to get GCash Verified KYCed Online
Part 4: How to link PayPal to GGcash using GCash app
Part 5: How to withdraw funds from PayPal to Gcash