Want to cash in to GCash for free? Try out these hacks

Avid GCash users are finding ways to save after the Ayala-owned e-wallet started charging a P5 convenience fee for cashing in to their account through other banks.

The fee came into force this October 2023 and includes fund transfers sourced from partner banks like the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Union Bank.

Enterprising netizens have suggested sending money from their BPI app to GCash to avail of free transfers. Another said the amount should be deposited to Shopee Pay first, then sending to a Seabank account, and finally to GCash.

Netizens are unhappy over the introduction of the cash in fee, saying it’s another inconvenience.

GCash responded to some netizens by saying that the charge is “due to increasing costs” incurred for operating the app.