Digital financial services leader PayMaya is giving public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators more cashless payment options in line with government’s measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019.
PayMaya’s mobile app will provide taxi drivers and transport network companies with QR scan-to-pay capability as well as access to digital financial account which can be used to pay bills, reload or transfer money to their family or friends.
Apart from that, drivers and transport operators may also receive contactless payments through credit, debit and prepaid cards via PayMaya’s tap-to-pay technology. Transport operators may also use PayMaya’s PayOut disbursement solution for the easy distribution of salaries and other incentives to their drivers’ respective PayMaya accounts.
Aside from providing more cashless payment options, PUV drivers and operators will also have an opportunity to use the app’s features and technology to gradually recover from financial losses brought about by the pandemic.
“In the ‘new normal’, we must help everyone adapt to new and safer ways to lead our lives, and that includes the transportation industry. PayMaya is proud to support the government and transport operators not just in helping them accept contactless payments, but to chart the path towards their full recovery as well,” PayMaya founder and CEO Orlando B. Vea said.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) welcomed the move of PayMaya to provide contactless payment options to PUV drivers.
“The public’s health and safety remain the topmost priorities of the DOTr. Ngayon, at higit kailanman, mas kinakailangan nating pangalagaan ang kapakanan, hindi lamang ng ating mga PUV drivers, kundi maging ng ating mga pasahero. We have to end this pandemic. One of the ways to end this is to limit direct human contact to stop transmission of COVID-19,” DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark De Leon expressed.
The DOTr–LTFRB recently partnered with mobile wallet GCash to promote cashless or contactless transactions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.