Are you among the hirna ride-hailing app users in Davao, Butuan, Iloilo and Bacolod? I have fantastic news for you! Digital financial services leader PayMaya is partnering with hirna and its partner-taxi drivers so that the latter can accept cashless payments in accordance with the government’s directive to promote a safer and more convenient commute for the riding public.
Soon, users of the hirna ride-hailing app can book rides and pay using PayMaya QR and do away with the need to pay their fares using cash, which is seen to aiding the spread of the virus causing the COVID-19 disease.
hirna and its partner-drivers are among the first transportation service providers that PayMaya is empowering with digital payments capabilities in support of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) mandate requiring transport providers to offer contactless payment options to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
Today, drivers can instantly begin accepting cashless payments through PayMaya QR by installing the PayMaya Negosyo app on their phones, where they only need to register and upload a valid ID in order to apply for an account and receive a QR code in as fast as 24 hours.
Through the PayMaya Negosyo app, drivers need not go through complex application process just to have their own QR code that can be scanned by their passengers for safe, contactless payments. They also get a digital financial account specifically built for micro-entrepreneurs, with higher account limits and other features helpful for business.
Equipping PUVs with cashless payments
PayMaya earlier expressed its support for the directive released by the DOTr and LTFRB encouraging the use of contactless payments in public utility vehicles as part of the measures in what is dubbed as the “new normal.”
Any PUV driver can now accept digital payments just by downloading the PayMaya Negosyo app. Currently, PayMaya is finalizing partnerships with a number of taxi, bus, and TNVS operators and drivers to quickly enable them with cashless payment acceptance through PayMaya QR as well as card acceptance in their fleets and digital booking channels.
Operators may also utilize PayMaya’s PayOut disbursement solution to easily distribute salaries and other incentives through their drivers’ PayMaya accounts.
Previously, PayMaya has equipped taxi operators in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Baguio. It has also 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.
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