Paying for goods in Europe is now easy as scanning QR codes via GCash.
The mobile wallet owned by the bilyonaryo Zobel de Ayala clan announced a partnership with Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s Alipay+ service, which allows the GCash app to accept Euro-denominated payments.
Transactions will be converted to Philippine peso in real time with no service fee, GCash said in a statement.
Among the merchants covered by the GCash-Alipay+ partnership are:
– United Kingdom: Harrods, Liberty London, and Harvey Nichols
– France: Printemps
– Germany: Müller and dm-drogerie markt
– Italy: itTaxi and IVS Group
At the counter, a GCash user must open the app, select pay via QR, scan the code, and click pay for the transaction to proceed.