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PayMaya Wins International Award


PayMaya, the country’s pioneer in mobile and online payment systems, was recognized yesterday as the World’s Best Online Payments Solution at the 9th Annual Emerging Payments Awards in London.

“It’s all about enjoying the benefits of the digital life.” – Orlando B. Vea, President and CEO at PayMaya Philippines

PayMaya bested other international finalists such as Pakistan’s Easypay, Austria’s paysafecard, and the US’s Splitit. The Emerging Payments Awards is a prestigious industry recognition body in the global payments space that celebrates outstanding innovations, programs, and collaborations that have made an impact in the lives of consumers and in the payments technology industry.

PayMaya COO Paolo Azzola looking sharp at the Awards Show. He’s definitely channeling his inner Bruce Wayne here, hehe.

“At the first instance, we are solving the digital payments challenge with PayMaya – a card for the uncarded. But beyond that, we are also addressing the pain points of convenience, affordability, and security. It’s all about enjoying the benefits of the digital life,” said Orlando Vea, President and CEO at PayMaya Philippines.

The Card for the Uncarded

PayMaya is a free and secure app that allows everyone to pay and shop online. All users need to do is download it from the Google Play Store or App Store and register with any Philippine mobile number. After registration, it generates an instant virtual Visa prepaid card with a unique 16-digit card number. Once activated, it can be used to shop online, anywhere Visa is accepted. Since it is prepaid, users can load it up at any of the over 15,000 touchpoints nationwide which include SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, UnionBank ATMs, 7-Eleven stores with Cliqq Kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers, on top of online banking via BDO.

While consumers enjoy the PayMaya app, they can also get a physical card that can be used in over 30M establishments worldwide that accept Visa. PayMaya users can upgrade their account to enjoy more benefits: withdraw money through any Bancnet ATM and facilitate money transfer to other PayMaya users.

Congratulations to the PayMaya Philippines Team!

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