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Tips for getting started with Wise

Wise is an online account that lets you send money, get paid, and spend money internationally. With a Wise account, you can send money abroad, get paid in other currencies, and spend abroad on the Wise card.

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Here are some tips to help you get started.

Get verified to open your Wise account

With a Wise account, you’ll be able to:

  • hold 50+ currencies in balances in your account

  • convert currencies instantly in your account with low fees

  • get account details to receive money in AUD, CAD, GBP, HUF, EUR, NZD, RON, SGD, TRY, and USD

  • set up Direct Debits in AUD, CAD, GBP, EUR, and USD

  • order a Wise card (currently available in Europe, US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Singapore)

  • spend on the debit card in any currency with low fees

  • set aside money in any currency with Wise Jars.

To open your Wise account, you’ll need to get verified, usually with some photo ID, proof of address, and/or a picture of you holding that ID. It usually takes about 2 working days. Log in to your account and follow the steps to get set up.


Cashless transactions with the Philippines’ leading e-wallet! 

Shop with GCash QR, Buy Load, Pay Bills, and more – all through your GCash App.

The verification process (also known as the Know-Your-Customer process) is required by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. It is a one-time validation process that we do to make sure you are a genuine GCash user. When you are verified, you will have access to more features and GCash services. 

Have your account verified and have access to more GCash features and services, such as:

  • Cash-Out
  • Send Money
  • Using your GCash MasterCard to purchase items and make ATM withdrawals
  • Cash-In through PayPal, banks, and debit cards
  • Receive international remittances
  • GCredit

…and many other features!

Levels of Verification

  1. Basic User (Level 1/Non-verified) –  you’ve only just registered to GCash and can access basic GCash services, but you have the option to be verified further.

    Basic Users only have access to:

    • Cash-In (Over-the-Counter channels only)
    • Pay Bills
    • Buy Load
    • Borrow Load
    • Book Movies 

  2. Fully Verified (Level 3) – you’ve gone through the whole verification process and submitted a valid ID. You now have access to all GCash services and features!

    Enjoy the following features as a Fully Verified GCash customer:

    • Increased wallet limit to Php 100,000
    • Full access to all GCash services
    • ATM withdrawal up to Php 40,000 daily and Buy Load transactions (to Globe and other networks) up to Php 20,000 daily.


List of Valid IDs Available in the GCash App:

    • UMID
    • Driver’s License
    • PhilHealth ID
    • SSS
    • Passport
    • Voters ID
    • Pag-IBIG ID 
    • Postal ID
    • PRC ID
    • National ID
    • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR I-Card)

GCash MasterCard

Using a GCash MasterCard, you can pay for your online and in-store purchases and withdraw cash from over 20,000 BancNet and MasterCard ATMs all over the Philippines. The GCash MasterCard works like any other debit card so you can use it to pay, shop and dine without paying in cash.

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