In a recent press release sent to us by Voyager Innovations and Smart eMoney, Inc., just announced that PayMaya Visa Card with beep is now available to the commuting public! It is the first live beep card available in the market today that combines the best of online transaction with a physical payment card.
|Paymaya with Beep|
The commuting Filipino Public via MRT and LRT trains can now get this PayMaya beep card via their activation booths and Smart Padala centers across the selected train stations in Metro Manila.
With the use of this PayMaya Visa card with beep, commuters can now easily purchase train fare just like a regular beep stored value card and tap it on contactless terminals. Paymaya can be also be used to swipe for purchases in physical store and for online shopping, even without the a regular credit card.
"As our group leads in building the physical infrastructure of a modern Philippines, we are also at the forefront in deploying digital and citizen-friendly services. We look forward to bringing even more innovations to the Filipino consumer in the near future," - Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of PLDT and Smart.
They're also putting a special limited offer until the end of the year where commuters can avail of the PayMaya for free plus a bonus 30 pesos beep stored value by just loading their PayMaya account with 100 Pesos in PayMaya activation booths in selected MRT and LRT stations.
"This is another breakthrough in Smart Money's storied journey since the introduction of its pioneering mobile money Smart Money platform more than fourteen years ago, " - Orlando B. Vea, President of Smart e-Money.
PayMaya also comes with an app that can instantly provide a virtual visa card that can be used for online payments, anytime, anywhere - regardless of your mobile operator even if you don't have a personal bank account. PayMaya also comes with a physical Visa card that can be used to purchase over 30 million shops worldwide accepting Visa.
"PayMaya Visa card with beep is similar to the Hong Kong subway and payments Octopus card plus more. Through this and the PayMaya app, the Filipino consumer will leapfrog into the digital life through an easy to use, versatile and fun solution," - Benjie S. Fernandez, managing director and co-COO at Smart eMoney.
They're also in partnership with eCommerce sites like Zalora, AirBNB, Philippine Airlines as well as face to face shopping establishments like SM and Robinsons Malls. Users of PayMaya mobile app can also buy discounted prepaid Smart and TNT load.
For upgraded PayMaya accounts, they can also use their PayMaya Visa card with beep to withdraw cash from the PayMaya wallet from any ATM, as well as easily send money to other PayMaya users with upgraded accounts.
Smart eMoney is broadening the availability of PayMaya load centers to include not only presence in train stations but also to establishments such as 7-11 stores, Robinson's business centers, SM business centers, MiniStop stores, Smart Jump centers and Smart Padala outlets nationwide, among others.
Smart eMoney launched the PayMaya app and stand-alone card last August. It is the most recent innovation to come out of its pipeline as the company broadens the product offerings under its platforms from mobile money based services such as Smart Money and Smart Padala to digital with PayMaya. Behind the PayMaya card and app is the internationally acclaimed Smart Money platform, which currently supports mobile money services in emerging growth markets such as Brazil, Egypt, and Indonesia.
The PayMaya mobile app is the product of the partnership of PLDT through Smart eMoney with Rocket Internet, the global technology eCommerce leader that has presence in 110 countries including the Philippines in various regions such as Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Europe among others.
"Rocket Internet is proud to be the PLDT group's joint venture partner for PayMaya with Smart eMoney. We are set to deploy PayMaya as a world-class solution in other emerging markets," - Paolo Azzola, Co-COO at Smart eMoney and Managing Director at Rocket Internet.
Smart eMoney, together with Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations arm of PLDT and Smart, has been introducing several innovative services and partnerships in the areas of payments and eCommerce. Smart eMoney and Voyager Innovations are the key vehicles in the PLDT group's global innovations thrusts. While supporting the group's digital transformation, the two companies are exporting, among others, financial technology, digital commerce and communications innovations mostly to emerging markets.
Smart eMoney is the first non-financial institution in Asia to be granted by Visa with an issuing and acquiring license. It also counts MasterCard as its partner giving it the unique opportunity to offer both Visa and MasterCard products.
For more information, just visit www.paymaya.com.