SEC expands online payment options

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to add new options for its online payment system, making payment for registration and transaction fees faster and more convenient for the public.

Clients can now use their GCash payment wallets to settle registration and other transaction fees, as well as penalties, with the Commission, through the electronic system for payments to the SEC (eSPAYSEC).

“It has only been a year since we rolled out the eSPAYSEC, but it has already become a preferred payment option for the transacting public because of the convenience and security it offers,” SEC Chairperson Emilio Aquino said in a statement Thursday.

“This is proof of the public’s readiness to adapt to digital solutions when they are available, and strengthens the Commission’s commitment to its digital transformation initiatives to improve the ease of doing business for Filipinos,” he said.

Launched in March 1, 2021, the eSPAYSEC is a web-based system that allows for the payment of fees and penalties to the Commission online using debit and credit cards, digital wallets, and other cashless payment options.

The online payment portal has since accepted payments for fees and penalties amounting to PHP202.32 million from a total of 29,565 transactions as of June 8, 2022.

Of the total amount, PHP99.57 million was recorded in 2022, bound to surpass the PHP102.75 million collected online in 2021.

The transacting public may access the eSPAYSEC through the Commission’s website at

To use GCash for their payments, clients only need to enter the reference number provided in the payment assessment form issued by the SEC, select GCash as their payment option, then provide the required information. Each transaction charges a minimal convenience fee of PHP10.

Other online payment channels that are accepted by eSPAYSEC include debit and credit cards powered by Visa, Mastercard and JCB, as well as PayMaya wallets.

Meanwhile, the Commission continues to accept and process payments across its main and extension offices.

The public may also pay registration and other transaction fees over the counter in select branches of Land Bank of the Philippines.