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7 ways PayMaya is helping transform PH’s transport sector

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PayMaya is one of the leading cashless payment solutions in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumer, retail, and government services and over 40,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide.

As the threat of the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom over the country, contactless payment methods are becoming more of a necessity than an option. As some of you may know, the government, as well as some operators in the local transportation sector, have tapped PayMaya to incorporate its services into the public-transport system, transport hubs, gasoline stations, and delivery services, among others, to promote convenient and contactless payment methods.

PayMaya, DOTR, and LTFRB collaboration via Revu Philippines

PayMaya collaborates with the Philippine government, led by the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, in enabling the entire transportation ecosystem with contactless payment solutions to provide a safer experience for Filipinos. In this photo (upper left to lower right): PayMaya head of enterprise Mar Lazaro, PayMaya enterprise head for public sector Marvin Santos, LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III, MRT director for operations Michael Capati, and DOTR assistant secretary for road transport and infrastructures

If you’re new to PayMaya, or if you haven’t opened an account yet (you really should; it only takes a few minutes), here’s a list of ways customers can use their PayMaya account to make commuting or using private transport safer and less of a hassle, especially during these times:

  1. For commuters, the PayMaya app can be used to top up the Beep smart cards used for public railways. They can also scan to pay in PayMaya QR-enabled vehicles or use their credit or debit cards in transport-service providers with PayMaya terminals.
  2. Some P2P, airport-shuttle, and taxi services accept card and QR payments when commuters book through their apps or websites. The new ride-hailing app Hype also extends the same convenient payment options to its customers.
  3. The Araneta City Bus Port allows PayMaya QR and card payments in its hub and through its website.
  4. Major petrol providers in the country, including Petron, Shell, Seaoil, Unioil, Cleanfuel, and RePhil, have adopted PayMaya’s Point-of-Sale device to offer contactless payments at gas stations.
  5. Customers can also use their PayMaya account to book deliveries through Lalamove and other similar services.
  6. The Land Transportation Office, the Bureau of the Treasury, and PayMaya have recently signed an agreement that will soon allow cashless payments for vehicle registrations and renewals through LTO’s website.
  7. Finally, PayMaya is also in talks with airlines and water-transport providers to empower them with cashless-payments acceptance. By offering cashless solutions for their services and limiting physical cash handling, these companies can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Now, if you’re connected with a transportation provider that’s interested to know more about PayMaya’s solutions for the sector, your company may email transportation@paymaya.com.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.