In case you missed it – Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has partnered up with the Social Security System (SSS) for the new UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card, which functions as both a government-issued ID card and ATM card linked to a UnionBank savings account.
Since the launch, many qualified SSS members have already upgraded to a UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card and are currently enjoying its perks and benefits.
“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.”
Interested? Right now, qualified SSS members may apply for or upgrade their card to the UnionBank SSS UMID Pay Card, which will be linked to a regular savings account with no required maintaining balance. Members will be able to receive their SSS benefits, loans, and refunds through here.
Members will also be able to use the UnionBank mobile banking platform to check their balance, withdraw cash, transfer funds, pay bills, or deposit cash through UnionBank’s branches, self-service machines, and BancNet automated teller machines nationwide.
Upgrading to the UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card is FREE, and members who fund their account with a minimum of Php 1,000 are entitled to 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. This promo is extended to April 30, 2023 – so don’t miss out!
To learn more about the UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card, visit https://www.unionbankph.com/sss-umid.