PayMaya #NowNation campaign empowers Millennials to pursue their passions

PayMaya #NowNation campaign empowers Millennials to pursue their passions

PayMaya’s #NowNation campaign wants Millennials to enjoy their lifestyles and pursue their passions. Everything a credit card can do, the PayMaya virtual credit card can do, too: shop online, book airline seats, pay for Uber fares, buy groceries or dine out without cash, and download songs from Spotify and the best PC games from Steam – all without the hassles of applying for a credit card. Just download the app, load it up, and shop. 

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Most Millennials, set to the be dominant earning segment of the population, are financially excluded. Nearly 70% of Filipinos have no bank accounts [1] and only 7 million have credit cards [2]. The lack of a credit card bars, for example, potential travelers from booking flights when they spot a seat sale. PayMaya brings credit card payment convenience to Millennials, without the application hassles. Simply download the app from Google Play or App Store, register an account, and you get an instant virtual Visa card you can use to book flights, shop online, and more.

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(L-R) Paolo Azzola, Managing Director and co-COO of PayMaya Philippines; Ram Cortez, PayMaya Student Ambassador; Carlo Atendido, DJ Champion; Seph Cham, Lifestyle Guru; Camille Co, Style Maven; Orlando Vea, President and CEO of Voyager Innovations; Chichi Tullao, Foodie Extraordinaire; Alyssa Valdez, Phenom of Philippine Volleyball; Jonas Roque, Weekend Wandering Warrior; and Benjie Fernandez, co-COO of PayMaya Philippines and COO of Voyager Innovations.

Joining the PayMaya #NowNation campaign are PayMaya’s newest brand ambassadors, who all pursue their passions with zeal: volleyball player Alyssa Valdez, fashion designer and style blogger Camille Co, up-and-coming men’s fashion and lifestyle guru Seph Cham, Happy Tummy Travels food stylist Chichi Tullao, 2015 Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Champion DJ Carlo Atendido, Wandering Weekend Warriors blogger Jonas Roque, and professional Philippine DoTA team Team Mineski.

The top transactions on PayMaya from May 1 to June 13, 2016 based on transaction count are: (1) Google, (2) PayPal, (3) iTunes, (4) Uber, (5) Spotify, (6) Valve, (7) Steamgames, (8) Facebook, (9) GrabTaxi, and (10) Lazada. Filipinos are also splurging on travel and lodging—services that were once exclusive to the banked and carded segments of the society.

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You can buy separately a physical PayMaya Visa card that you can use for paying and swiping at physical stores such as apparel outlets, restaurants, groceries, bookstores and more – anywhere Visa is accepted.

The Incredible Convenience of PayMaya

PayMaya is the only payment app and prepaid card accepted on Uber. If you don’t have a credit card or don’t want to use one for online purchases, getting a PayMaya virtual card is the way to go. Use it to pay for your subscriptions on Spotify, HOOQ, Neflix, and iFlix. Freelancers can connect their PayPal to their PayMaya account, bloggers can use PayMaya for their website needs, and merchants will find it a painless way to get payments from customers.

Here’s a list of what you can do with PayMaya.

Load up your PayMaya account anywhere

Consumers can now reload their PayMaya accounts in more than 15,000 establishments nationwide including all 7-Eleven convenience stores, all Robinsons Mall Business Centers, all SM Malls Business Centers as well as the Smart Padala centers.

Send Money feature and the future

PayMaya also has “Send Money”, a feature that lets users send money to anyone with a PayMaya app. On top of that, PayMaya users can now send and pick up funds at any Smart Padala Center, which has more branches than banks and pawnshops combined. Soon, users will also be able to pay their bills and government services like SSS via the app.

About PayMaya

PayMaya Philippines, part of the Voyager Group, is the digital financial services unit of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). The PayMaya is the leading payment app and prepaid card in the Philippines. PayMaya is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and is powered by Visa. The company has also announced that interoperability trials between PayMaya and Globe’s GCash have been successful.


[1] 2015 Gross Domestic Product, Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved from http://nap.psa.gov.ph/sna/2015/4th2015/2015gnpe4.asp

[2] 2015 GDP by Industry, Service Sector, PSA. Retrieved from http://nap.psa.gov.ph/sna/2015/4th2015/2015trade4.asp

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.