The PayMaya One Lite is an all-in-one, pocket-sized device capable of accepting all types of digital payments, including cards, e-wallets, and QR.
The approximately two million Filipinos living and working in the US will now be able to use MoneyGram to send money via Visa Direct either on MoneyGram’s website or mobile app, to any PayMaya account holder in the Philippines using their 16-digit Visa physical or virtual card number.
During the “Sulong Negosyo” campaign launch, PayMaya also announced it has tied up with entrepreneurial advocacy group “Go Negosyo” for various income opportunities and mentorship programs in the next several months.
Sending money from PayMaya to PayMaya also remains free of charge.
PayMaya reported a 900% increase in government payments last June as more opted to pay digitally for government fees.
The Covid-19 contagion is proving to be a major factor in the digital transformation of the local transport sector with the government now pushing for contactless and cashless solution for various modes of mass transportation in the country.
The deployment of PayMaya in the city will allow those transacting with city hall to use digital payment for traffic violation fees, real property and business taxes, health, and other miscellaneous accounts.
The national government is urging LGUs to ramp up usage of digital tools and services to better cope with the economic setback brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, even as access to ICT remains riddled with deep-seated problems.