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MANILA, Philippines – You can now deposit your loose coins straight into your e-wallet using the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) new coin deposit machines.
Since the project’s launch last June, there are currently ten coin deposit machines located around Metro Manila. Looking for the machine nearest you? Here’s a list:
- SM City Fairview – ground floor, The SM Store Customer Service
- SM City North EDSA – upper ground floor, near Boys Teen Wear
- SM City San Lazaro – ground floor, The SM Store Customer Service
- SM Mall of Asia – ground floor, The SM Store
- SM Mall of Asia – ground floor, SM Hypermarket
- SM City Bicutan – upper ground floor, Curex counter
- SM City Bacoor – upper ground floor, The SM Store Customer Service
- Robinsons Place Manila – ground floor, Robinsons Supermarket
- Robinsons Galleria – Level 1, Robinsons Supermarket
- Festival Mall Alabang – ground floor, near Savemore Market
- SM Megamall – third floor, The SM Store Customer Service
- Robinsons Place Metro East – lower ground floor, Robinsons Supermarket
- SM City Grand Central – second floor, The SM Store Customer Service
- SM City Marilao – second floor, The SM Store beside Home World Décor
Here is an interactive map by the BSP showing the location of currently deployed machines:
The BSP intends to deploy 25 coin deposit machines in SM Stores, Robinsons Supermarkets, and Festival Malls across the Greater Manila Area.
Users currently have the option to put the value of their deposited coins in their GCash e-wallet or to claim it as SM shopping vouchers. The central bank is also in talks with Maya to add a coin deposit option for Maya wallet users.
So far, the coin deposit machines have already been a resounding success, accepting over P18.8 million worth of coins as of July 31. The overwhelming majority of these – 98% – were claimed in the form of e-wallet deposits, according to BSP Deputy Governor for Regional Operations and Advocacy Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
Rappler will update this story as more machines are rolled out. – Rappler.com