PayMaya, GCash delay bank transfer fees to Nov. 1

We previously reported that banks and e-wallets were going to start collecting transaction fees for InstaPay money transfer on October 1.

However, both PayMaya and GCash has moved their respective schedules to November 1. This means money transfers to banks or other e-wallets via InstaPay is still free until October 31, 2020.

In the Philippines, there are two ways to transfer money to local banks and e-wallets (like PayMaya and GCash). There’s InstaPay which lets users transfer up to PHP 50,000 in real time; and PESONET which offers same-day crediting for much higher amounts (and usually higher fees as well).

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Transaction fees for money transfers by BSP supervised financial institutions were waived to ease the burden of paying additional fees during the quarantine.

Starting November 1, PayMaya will charge PHP 10 per transaction for money transfer fees to banks and other wallets via InstaPay. To avoid fees, users can add money for by linking their BPI account in the app, over the counter via BDO and Ministop stores, and in Pera Hub branches nationwide

GCash, on the other hand, will charge PHP 15 per transaction. They also advise users to link their GCash to their BPI or UnionBank accounts to avoid the fees.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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