GCash President and CEO Albert Tinio (right), receives the Best Mobile Payment Service Award from Juvanus Tjandra, KPMG Partner Head of Telco Media & Technology Industry Sector (left)
The country’s leading mobile money provider, GCash, recently bagged the Best Mobile Payment Service Award in this year’s Telecom Asia Awards 2018. The ceremony was held in Suntec, Singapore.
GCash was the only Philippine-based mobile money provider that made the cut in the nominations. Other huge contenders for the award were Maldives’s m-Faisaa, India’s PayTM, Hong Kong’s PCCW Global’s Mobile Payment Solution, Singapore’s Singtel Dash, and China’s WeChat Pay. Winners were determined on the basis of innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance.
“We’re very honored to be recognized by Telecom Asia. To me, this reaffirms that we’re on track of realizing our vision of a cashless nation leading to finance for all in the Philippines”, said Albert Tinio, President and CEO of GCash.
Tinio’s tenure have seen GCash in a year-on-year upward trend in just 36 months, with ever-expanding app features every month. The former Sales VP from Globe Telecom was also named “Fintech Influencer in the Philippines” by online financial technology digest fintechnews.sg, as he speaks with authority based on their expertise and passion in spreading the word about fintech adoption. On a bigger picture, GCash is the micropayment arm of Mynt (a joint venture among Globe Telecom, the Ayala Corporation, and Ant Financial). He is also the current president of Philippine eMoney Association.
GCash now has over 9 million subscribers and 15,000 partner outlets nationwide. A customer can simply download the GCash App for free from their respective app stores and register to be able to enjoy its features.
The Telecom Asia Awards is one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the whole Asian region. The body, now in its 21st year, rewards innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives.