How To: Link PayPal account to GCash MasterCard

May 23, 2017

I started using PayPal last September when I had the chance to work for a foreign client. I wrote several articles for him and he paid immediately. However, I wasn't able to withdraw any of that because the first card that I linked in my PayPal account failed. I applied for Unionbank's EON card and have it linked to my PayPal account. Unfortunately, I forgot the PIN and the customer service of the bank is quite disappointing.

Luckily, I found out that Globe and PayPal teamed up to help businesses and freelancers to withdraw funds. Immediately, I visited a Globe store in the mall and applied for the card.

Things you need when applying for a GCash MasterCard

  • Valid IDs (I presented my PRC license and postal ID)
  • 150 php

Step-by-step Process when Applying for GCash MasterCard

  • Globe stores have a designated personnel who will assist you when applying for a GCash MasterCard. 
  • Fill up the form.
  • Pay for the 150 php card fee.
  • Fill up another form to KYC your card.
*"Know your Customer" is a process required by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to validate the identity of a customer availing a financial transaction, ( in this case, GCash). It's a one-time face-to-face requirement that entails the said customer to present one VALID ID to an authorized GCASH KYC OUTLET.*

I highly suggest that you have your GCash MasterCard KYCed on the spot. According to the staff who assisted me, if I won't have it KYCed that day, I need to wait for another 3 days to accomplish the process. Aside from that, there's some issues regarding the Facebook pages out there offering to KYC GCash MasterCard. There are some users who reported that these pages are fake and can access your funds if you give them the information they need.

How to Link your PayPal Account to GCash Mastercard 

  1. Download the GCash app from the Google Play Store for Android devices or the App Store for iOS devices.
  2. Log in and tap the "Hamburger" settings button on the top left corner.
  3. Tap "Link PayPal account" in the Account Menu followed by "Create One Now" and you'll be directed to PayPal's website on your smartphone's browser.
  4. Sign up for a PayPal account by entering a valid email address and password of your choice.
  5. PayPal will send you a confirmation email. Simply click the link found in your email to confirm your email address and you're all set.
  1. Tap on the "Hamburger" settings button in the top left corner of the GCash mobile app, followed by "Link PayPal account".
  2. Enter a valid email address you used to register to your PayPal account.
  3. You will be re-directed to PayPal's authorization page within the GCash app.
  4. Enter an email address and password for your PayPal account.
  5. Tap the "Authorize" button (in yellow) on the bottom right of the page.
  6. If the credentials on your GCash account matches your PayPal account, you will receive a successful account linking message within the GCash app.
  7. You will also receive an email confirmation from PayPal stating that you've signed up for a "preapproved payments plan" with G-Xchange, Inc.
  8. You'll only need to link your PayPal account to your GCash once. After you've completed a one-time authorization, you should be able to withdraw funds from your GCash

Things to Remember 

  • Account name of Gcash and Paypal account should be match (no special character)
  • Paypal to Gcash requires higher android version.
  • Account should be KYC'ed

How about you? Where do you prefer to transfer your PayPal funds?

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