Hey there! Have you heard about the UnionBank SSS UMID Pay Card? It’s a new card that combines a government-issued ID and an ATM card linked to a UnionBank savings account. It’s been getting some buzz lately, with many qualified SSS members already upgrading to it and enjoying its benefits.
The application process is pretty simple and can be done through the UnionBank app. One SSS member shared that they received their card within two weeks and that the courier was pretty strict about verifying their identity before handing it over.
“As soon as I saw the post from SSS [about the card] on Facebook, I tried to apply that same day,” Kenneth Sulmayor, a 32-year-old business owner, said. “I visited my My.SSS account, shared my consent, downloaded the UnionBank app and applied. After that, I received an email confirmation that my application was successful.”
“It’s very easy, since the instructions on how to get the Pay Card are clear on the app,” shared 38-year-old call center agent, Ryan Abouelo. “UnionBank’s app is also easy to navigate.”
SSS members can expect to receive their upgraded UMID cards faster. Sulmayor’s UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card was delivered to him more or less 15 banking days after he applied on the UnionBank app, while Abouelo says he received his within two weeks.
UnionBank also makes sure that the cards are delivered safely and securely. “[The courier] is quite strict, they won’t release the card if the owner isn’t there to receive it,” Sulmayor recounted. “Even then, they still asked me for an ID to verify. There was no hassle.”
There are also a variety of ways holders can use their UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card. One SSS member, a 23-year-old HR officer, shared her friend’s experience after choosing to upgrade. “[My friend] uses it right now to receive her SSS loan proceeds,” she said. “Back then, she experienced difficulties in connecting her bank account to receive her SSS loan. But since she has the UnionBank Pay Card now, the proceeds go straight to the connected [UnionBank savings] account.”
Sulmayor, on the other hand, has already tried using the card in his bank transactions. “It’s just like a typical bank account, the transaction process went well,” he said. “I was able to transfer my funds from my other bank account to this [UnionBank Pay Card account].”
These users, and many others like them, only have good things to say about their experiences with their new UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card, from the simple application process to the quick processing time and ease of use.
“There is so much you can do with it. You can view [your account balance] online, and it doubles as a savings account,” Abouelo noted. “I say grab [the opportunity to upgrade], it’s legit.”
“I’ve already recommended [the UnionBank Pay Card] to the people I know who are still waiting for the release of their UMID card,” Sulmayor shared. “This is the first time I’ve seen and experienced something like this, you have a valid ID, and at the same time, an ATM card and savings account. It’s quick, and easy, and you can receive customer care from both SSS and UnionBank. It’s a great opportunity.”
So, what can you do with this card? Well, for starters, you can receive your SSS benefits, loans, and refunds through it. You can also use it like a regular bank account, with the ability to transfer funds, pay bills, and check your balance online. And the best part? There’s no maintaining balance required!
Here’s How You Can Upgrade to UnionBank SSS UMID Pay Card
Step 1: Log in to your My.SSS account
Step 2: Click on “Data SHaring COnsent for UMID Pay Card” under the “E-services” option
Step 3: Give your consent to share your information with UnionBank
Step 4: Download the UnionBank mobile and accomplish the online form
Step 5: You will get a notification from UnionBank through their mobile app stating that you have successfully opened your UMID ATM Pay Card account.
If you’re interested in upgrading, you can do so for free until April 30, 2023. Plus, if you fund your account with at least Php 1,000, you’ll get a free Jollibee eGC worth Php 200 and a chance to win a brand-new Mitsubishi Xpander GLS or one of three iPhone 14 128GB units. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right?
To learn more about the UnionBank SSS UMID Pay Card, check out their website. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!