Philippine-based UNO Digital Bank has partnered with Philippine mobile wallet app GCash to integrate its services in GSave.

Through #UNOready@GCash, GCash customers can open an UNO Digital Bank account directly from the GCash app and access UNO Digital Bank products, UNO Digital Bank said in a statement.

“Through this partnership with GCash, we will open the door for more people to experience fast, seamless, and well-protected digital transactions so they can avail of high-rate savings products to get started on their financial growth journey. We hope more Filipinos will be able to achieve their financial goals through GSave & UNO Digital Bank,” said Lester Cruz, Head of Liabilities and Payments -Products and Partnerships at UNO Digital Bank.

Through the GSave Marketplace, customers can manage their UNO savings accounts in one app.

Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old, and who are fully verified GCash App users with active mobile numbers and mailing addresses registered in the Philippines, are eligible to open an #UNOready savings account and an #UNOboost and/or #UNOearn Time Deposit account.

Customers also get to enjoy seamless and free cash in and cash out from their GCash wallet to their UNO accounts.

#UNOReady@GCash is a high-rate savings account that offers up to 4.25 percent interest per annum, higher than what is currently offered by traditional banks.

Interest is credited daily, and it has no requirements for either a minimum or maintaining balance and has no service fees.

Additionally, customers can get free life insurance coverage worth PHP50,000 ($919) for a minimum monthly average daily balance (ADB) of PHP10,000 ($184).

In addition to the #UNOready@GCash services provided, UNO Digital Bank is the first to offer time deposit products in GSave through its #UNOboost@GCash and #UNOearn@GCash accounts.

#UNOboost@GCash provides up to 6.50 percent interest per annum time deposits.

Customers have the flexibility to choose their desired term ranging from 3-12 months, while #UNOearn@GCash is also a high-yield time deposit with a guaranteed interest rate of 6.50 percent per annum that can be locked-in for 12 or 24 months.

It also provides monthly interest payout. Customers can open up to five tranches each for #UNOboost and #UNOearn and can deposit up to Php100,000 ($1838) per tranche.

“We are a customer centric bank, and all our products and services are designed to cater to our customers’ financial needs,” said Amit Malhotra, Chief Business Officer of UNO Digital Bank.

“We are initially offering our savings products that will help them grow their money by offering better than standard industry interest rates backed by superior digital experience,

“Other products and services like loans, insurance, and investment products will soon follow. Our goal is to provide the platform that can help them meet their financial goals in a convenient, simple, and safe manner,” he added.

Manish Bhai, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of UNO Digital Bank, said the firm is excited about this partnership with GCash who have been pioneers of inclusion and innovation in Philippines.

“Discussions around present & potential opportunities have been very progressive with like-minded approach, and with GCash as our partner, we are well-positioned to create meaningful impact by providing financial inclusion and innovative products to majority of Filipinos,” he said.

He also said the 77 million+ subscribers of GCash will now have access to UNO’s products and services that can help them accelerate the achievement of their financial goals.

Martha Sazon, GCash’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said that the partnership with UNO Digital Bank is in line with GCash’s goal of giving Filipinos a secure and convenient banking experience by being an all-in-one app for all their financial needs, from banking to lifestyle essentials.

“Thanks to like-minded partners like UNO, we can make sure that more Filipinos can have access to essential banking services and help them gain financial freedom,” he added.

UNO Digital Bank is a full-spectrum credit-led digital bank licensed under the Digital Banking License framework promulgated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in the Philippines.

Since beginning operations in 2022, the bank has made its mission to provide services for the unbanked population and help create a better financial system with online banking solutions hinged on the latest technology.

The company was one of the first Fintech companies to receive a Digital Banking License from the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

UNO Digital Bank said it continues to partner with trusted and effective members of the banking and financial services industry to help elevate the banking experience to one that is more accessible, reliable, and secure.

GCash is a finance app in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 76 million registered users can purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2 million partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and more through their smartphones.

GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

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