AUGUST 11, 2011 – The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced that beginning August this year, its more than 1.4 million members may already choose to have their loan proceeds and other benefits credited to a UMID (Unified Multi-Purpose Identification) eCard issued by the Land Bank of the Philippines.
By choosing LANDBANK as servicing bank, GSIS members would be able to benefit from LANDBANK’S wide network covering 327 branches and more than 900 ATMs nationwide.
With a LANDBANK-issued UMID eCard, members can withdraw their loan proceeds and other benefits in any Expressnet, Bancnet or Megalink ATM nationwide.
LANDBANK-issued UMID eCards also serve as a debit card in more than 20,000 accredited merchants nationwide and as a discount card for GSIS corporate partners such as Pfizer and STI.
The card is free with no maintaining balance required for members transferring to LANDBANK.
To recall, the GSIS renewed its partnership with LANDBANK in December last year, to give its more than 300,000 pensioners the choice to receive their monthly pension and other benefits through a LANDBANK ATM or thru their eCard.
“This renewed partnership with LANDBANK makes it easier for our members and pensioners, especially in the provinces to access their benefits and other loans,” said Robert Vergara, GSIS President and General Manager.
For her part, LANDBANK President and CEO Gilda Pico said, “As a partner of the GSIS in delivering improved service to its members especially in the rural areas, we share the commitment of the new GSIS leadership to provide excellent service for its stakeholders.”
To transfer to LANDBANK, members can visit the GSIS website www.gsis.gov.ph, log on to the eCard member transaction page and click the CHOOSE LANDBANK AS YOUR SERVICING BANK icon.
They can also email their name, date of birth, and UMID Common Reference Number (CRN) to email@example.com, or visit the nearest GSIS Field Office.
Ana Marie O. Macuja
Staff Officer III
Public Relations and Communications Office, GSIS