PayMaya, Facebook launch payment service for Messenger platform users

Monday 25 September 2017 | 10:35 CET | News
PayMaya, a provider of mobile money and digital financial services in the Philippines, in partnership with Facebook, has introduced a mobile money service in the Philippines. Customers can send money to friends, pay bills, and buy mobile load and data using Messenger. 

This integration with Messenger represents a way to reach the unserved and underserved customers and communities in the country by making payments available via social, said Paolo Azzola, COO of PayMaya Philippines.

To use the PayMaya service in Messenger, customers should search for @PayMayaOfficial on Messenger on an Android device to start a transaction. The chatbot will guide the user on the available menu options. New PayMaya users can create their account using Messenger while those who already have the PayMaya app installed on their Android phones can link their wallet to Messenger. Once in Messenger, users can inquire about their PayMaya wallet balance, pay bills and send money to other Messenger users, regardless if they are already on PayMaya or not. People can also buy mobile load on their phone with a substantial discount anytime, anywhere, directly in Messenger. Aside from accessing PayMaya in Messenger, PayMaya also comes with a physical card that can be linked to the mobile wallet. This physical card can be ordered through the Paymaya website. free of delivery charges and can be used at any Bancnet ATM nationwide, and anywhere VISA and Mastercard are accepted. PayMaya users can link up to three PayMaya physical cards to their app.

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