Here’s why you should upgrade to the UnionBank SSS UMID Pay Card

UNIONBANK, SSS partnership upgradesUMID card. | Photograph courtesy of Unionbank

In case you missed it — Union Bank of the Philippines has partnered with the Social Security System for the new UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card, which functions as a government-issued ID card and an ATM card linked to a UnionBank savings account.

Since the launch, many qualified SSS members have upgraded to a UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card and are 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 straightforward 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 about 15 banking days after applying to the UnionBank app.

At the same time, 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, and there was no hassle.”

There are also various 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 upgrading. “(My friend) uses it right now to receive her SSS loan proceeds,” she said. “Back then, she experienced difficulties connecting her bank account to receive her SSS loan. But since she now has the UnionBank Pay Card, the proceeds go straight to the connected (UnionBank savings) account.”

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