NextGen Tech: School IDs that double as PayMaya PayMent Cards

NextGen Tech: School IDs that double as PayMaya PayMent Cards

PayMaya is a mobile app anyone can use to pay online. Just download it from the App Store or Google Play Store and register with a mobile number. It comes with a prepaid physical card for swiping when making purchases. Several schools are now using a PayMaya-enabled school IDs and reaping its benefits – it’s an attendance monitoring tool, a cashless transaction card, and a way for parents to remotely provide money to their kids by loading the card/ ID via any 15,000 touch points nationwide (7-eleven, Smart Padala, BDO, etc.).

Here are the schools that went cashless with PayMaya

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila Educational System (RCAM ES) Clusters 5 and 6 schools are going cashless with PayMaya. These member schools are St Joseph School, San Pablo Apostol Learning Center, San Rafael Parochial School, Manila Cathedral School, Espiritu Santo Parochial School of Manila, and Holy Child Catholic School.
  • The students of these schools are issued PayMaya all-in-one co-branded cards which will serve as their school IDs. Since these IDs are PayMaya cards at the same time, the students will be able to use these cards to transact at canteens, bookstores, and other establishments inside and outside the campus that accept Visa.
  • As students top up their IDs as they enter school gates, their parents will receive real-time SMS notification that will tell them that their kids are at school already. Furthermore, as students top up, their attendance will be automatically saved in the admin server of schools, freeing teachers from the manual way of making attendance records.

About PayMaya

PayMaya is a free and secure app that allows everyone to pay and shop online without a credit card. 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 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 Malls Business Centers, Bayad Centers, 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 request a physical Visa card that allows to pay and swipe at any physical Visa-accepting store, here and abroad. A variant of the physical card comes with a beep wallet, which can be utilized to ride any beep-powered transportation such as the MRT, LRT, and most recently, some city buses. PayMaya users can upgrade their account to enjoy more benefits: withdraw money through any Bancnet ATM and facilitate money transfer to other PayMaya users.

PayMaya recently launched #NowNation, a campaign that aims to inspire and enable the millennials to seize the day and pursue their passions be it in sports, music, fashion, gaming, and travel. Alyssa Valdez, the heart-strong Volleyball player we all love, is one of the campaign ambassadors.

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