GCash partners with seafarers for financial empowerment

GCash, the Philippines’ leading finance app and largest cashless ecosystem, has announced a new partnership with the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) and graduating cadets of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP).

The collaboration was celebrated on the Day of the Seafarer, an event dedicated to recognizing the contributions of seafarers to Filipino lives, the global community, and international trade.

“The purpose of the Day of the Seafarer is to honor retired, current, and future seafarers. AMOSUP is involved in taking care of its members and ensuring comprehensive assistance. Meanwhile, MAAP prepares cadets to be confident and competent assets to their respective companies. We take care of our seafarers, especially with the difficulties they may encounter in their day-to-day jobs,” said AMOSUP Executive Vice President and MAAP President Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma. R. Santos.

Filipino seafarers, who comprise a significant portion of the global maritime workforce, have long been recognized for their dedication and hard work. GCash is committed to supporting this community as part of its vision of financial inclusion for all Filipinos, no matter where they are in the world.

“Our suite of products that now cater to overseas Filipinos stands as a testament to our dedication to empowering every Filipino, no matter where they may be in the world. We understand the challenges faced by our kababayan abroad, as well as their families. Through GCash, we provide a powerful tool for marinos and all our overseas Filipinos to have direct control over their finances, ensuring that distance is no barrier to financial management and financial progress,” said Jules Abalos, Head of Product, GCash International.

During the celebration, GCash presented its suite of services to AMOSUP members and MAAP cadets, emphasizing how its digital financial services can support seafarers globally. These services include secure money transfers, savings accounts, insurance, and investment options, all accessible through the GCash app.

“Convenience and safety are at the heart of what we do. With our suite of digital financial products, including real-time money transfers, we facilitate seamless transactions so that family members of migrant workers can receive support instantly, wherever they may be. This real-time capability not only enhances convenience but also strengthens familial bonds across borders,” Abalos explained.

Among the financial solutions offered by GCash are Send Money and Save features, which allow users to manage their funds efficiently. The GCash Card enables payments at millions of Visa-accepting merchants worldwide and cash withdrawals from affiliated ATMs.

Additionally, GCash provides opportunities for financial growth through products like GSave, GInsure, GCrypto, and GStocks, which offer accessible banking, insurance, and investment services.

“More than just a mobile wallet, GCash is an everyday companion,” said Cash Maghirang, Account Manager, Public Sector at GCash. “We help seafarers and their families achieve financial stability through our comprehensive range of financial services.”

Rox Samin, Head of Executive Escalations at GCash, highlighted the company’s robust security protocols and cybersecurity education initiatives to ensure the safety of users’ funds. “We are committed to keeping our users’ money safe and educating them on best practices for cybersecurity,” Samin said.

The partnership with AMOSUP and MAAP signifies GCash’s ongoing efforts to empower Filipino seafarers, providing them with the tools needed to manage their finances effectively and achieve financial security both at sea and on land.

“GCash remains steadfast in our mission to empower every Filipino with financial freedom, bridging distances and creating opportunities,” Abalos said.

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