BDO Unibank is the largest commercial bank in the Philippines, while GCash is the most widely used mobile wallet application in the country. Not a few users are asking how to transfer money from BDO to GCash, so we’ve come up with this short guide.
GCash has several cash-in options such as online banking, credit cards and remittance centers. If you have a BDO online banking account, you can use it to transfer money to your GCash wallet via InstaPay. It’s quicker and easier than over-the-counter cash-in options like Bayad Center and Palawan Pawnshop.
Previously, BDO customers had to use their MasterCard or Visa cards to transfer money from their BDO account to their GCash wallet, since BDO was not available in the list of online banking cash-in options. It was only recently that GCash included BDO among its cash-in options for online banking.
If you don’t have a GCash account yet, you can read this article to learn how to sign up for a free account and use your mobile wallet.
BDO to GCash Fund Transfer Process
Transferring money from BDO to GCash is pretty straightforward.
Tap the “SEND MONEY” tab and then choose “To Another Local Bank.”
Select “Proceed without a template” and press “CONTINUE.”
Fill up the required information, such as name, mobile number and amount.
- Transaction Type: Choose “Credit to Other Bank”
- Transfer From: Select your bank account number
- Destination Bank: Choose “G-Xchange, Inc. 11-digits via InstaPay (GXI)”
- Destination Account Number: Enter your recipient’s GCash 11-digit mobile number
- Purpose of Transaction: Can be anything
- Template Name: Can be anything
Tap “CONFIRM” to proceed.
Review your payment details. Take note that there is a ₱50 service charge for InstaPay transfers through BDO.
If everything is correct, tap “CONTINUE” to go ahead with the transaction.
Congratulations, you have successfully sent money from BDO to GCash.
You will receive a text message from GCash and an email from BDO confirming the fund transfer.
Be sure to check your GCash wallet to see if the money is already credited to your account. In most cases, the money will be transferred instantly to your GCash wallet.
What if you entered the wrong payment details? In that instance, BDO will credit back the total amount, including service charge, to your account within 1-2 banking days.
In some cases, it will take some time for the money to be reflected in your GCash account. If after 24 hours, you still haven’t received the money, call the GCash hotline 2882. Be sure to check your BDO online banking account to confirm that the fund transfer pushed through.
That’s it! You’ve just learned how to transfer money from BDO to GCash easily and conveniently. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends who might be interested to know how to top up their GCash wallets using BDO.