Digital financial services company PayMaya Philippines partners with beep to strengthen cashless payments for transport services.
PayMaya users can choose among three beep load packages on their PayMaya app: P100, P250, and P500 with an additional P5 convenience fee. To buy a load package on PayMaya, simply follow these easy steps:
- Tap treats on the app homepage
- Select a beep card load package
- Input your beep card number, then tap continue
- Wait for a purchase confirmation in-app and via SMS
- Head over to a beep e-load station and tap your card to receive the load package.
“We recognize the challenges and health risks that the daily Filipino commuter faces during the pandemic,” said Sharon Fong, head of Business Development, AF Payments. “We want to help mitigate those health risks by promoting contactless commuting. So instead of paying for your fare with cash that gets passed around by different people, you just tap your beep™ card. Loading your card is also safer and more convenient when you use cashless options, such as PayMaya.”
“As the country reopens, more Filipinos are starting to go back to work and use public transportation. At PayMaya, we’re committed to making cashless options widely available in the transportation sector in order to promote a safer and more convenient commute for the public. Our partnership with beep™ is just one of the many steps we are taking to achieve this goal,” said Shailesh Baidwan, president, PayMaya .
Apart from PayMaya, commuters can also reload their beep cards through select Smart Padala agents in their neighborhood for a quick and convenient transaction. All they have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Go to your trusted Smart Padala agent and ask if beep load packages are available.
- Give the beep card account number and load amount. You can load P100, P250, and P500.
- Pay for the load amount with the additional P10 service fee.
- Head over to a beep e-load station and tap your card to receive the purchased load.
PayMaya has previously announced its support to the directive released by the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board mandating the use of contactless payments in public utility vehicles as part of the measures in what is dubbed as the “new normal.”
In June, it has entered into an agreement ride-hailing app Hirna and its partner taxi drivers to be able to accept cashless payments from its customers via PayMaya QR.
PayMaya has also previously equipped taxi operators in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Baguio with contactless payments, and enabled the first digital bus ticketing system with the Araneta Bus Port for cashless payments through credit and debit cards as well as via PayMaya QR.