PayMaya is making it easier for overseas Filipinos to pay for government fees and for their utility bills through the PayMaya e-wallet app.
The company opened the service on Labor Day, May 1, for Filipinos overseas so they can use their Philippine mobile SIM on roaming to register for a PayMaya account. This allows them to perform transactions like paying government dues or utility bills, in addition to sending money to other PayMaya users, while abroad.
“Our vision of Digital Finance for All Filipinos includes our hardworking countrymen abroad, our modern-day heroes. Having a PayMaya account wherever you are in the world can empower Filipinos overseas and help them stay connected with their loved ones in the Philippines.”
Orlando Vea, Founder and CEO of PayMaya
According to 2020 data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are an estimated 2.2 million Filipinos who are currently working abroad and millions who have already migrated.
The company partnered with the Social Security System (SSS) in 2019 and you can use your account to pay for your SSS contributions using the SSS mobile app and nominate your account to receive loan proceeds and other disbursements from the agency.
“Since 2019, this partnership between the Social Security System (SSS) and PayMaya has opened doors for many overseas-based Filipinos to easily and speedily remit contributions and receive disbursements to the pension fund–made all the more crucial during these trying times when mobility is limited to help curb the spread of COVID-19. This new offering from PayMaya will allow even more Filipinos to derive benefits and take advantage of the services offered by SSS, from practically anywhere in the world.”
Aurora C. Ignacio, SSS President and CEO
In addition, some of the government agencies that you can transact with through the app include PAG-IBIG Fund, Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and 60 over other agencies and local government units.
To start using PayMaya abroad, you’ll have to download the PayMaya app on your device and register using your Philippine mobile SIM with international roaming activated, your address in the Philippines, and a valid Philippine ID like Passport, Driver’s License, UMID, SSS ID, etc. Once done, you can Add Money to your account via your VISA, Mastercard, or JCB debit or credit card, or through PayMaya’s international remittance partners.
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