On-demand service app taps PH fintech firm for salary disbursements

MyKuya, an on-demand services company, has tapped financial technology company GCash for its workers’ salary distribution as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company has been providing services in Metro Manila such as on-motorcycle delivery, personal shopping, and even standing in line for users at payment centers, the platform has seen a surge in users during the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

“At MyKuya, we really want to drive home the point that while we want to provide meaningful employment that helps the community, we also care about giving our workers what they need to get the job done,” said Shahab Shabibi, founder, MyKuya. “The partnership with GCash will allow us to make salary disbursements easier and on time.

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Operated by Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), GCash s over 20 million registered users.

Online job fair

As the demand for these services increased as a result of the lockdown, the company onboarded more than 10,000 workers since March and they were tapped for the services offered through MyKuya. Job and income loss have become prevalent during the quarantine as evidenced by the 1,000 applications the company received at the online job fair it held recently.

With the partnership with MyKuya for salary disbursement, the workers get a comprehensive, end-to-end payroll service on top of all the other benefits at the GCash PowerPay+ platform. Employees can access their funds through their GCash account and use GCash Mastercard as a debit card. It will also be convenient for MyKuya to securely disburse funds regardless of the place and time.