PayMaya and Facebook Launch Payment Tools in Messenger

PayMaya, a pioneer and leader in mobile money and digital financial services in the country, in partnership with Facebook, is excited to announce a safe and effective new way for people in the Philippines to send money to friends, pay bills, and buy mobile load and data using Messenger.


PayMaya is a leader in transforming the mobile phone into a virtual wallet and is continually looking for ways to expand its services. PayMaya recognizes that Facebook Messenger’s community offers a unique opportunity to make PayMaya services available and accessible to even more users.

“This integration with Messenger represents an exciting new way to reach the unserved and underserved people and communities in the country by making payments available via social,” said Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer of PayMaya Philippines. “Our mission is to make cashless payments available for all and this new channel via Messenger will help us enable more people.”

“We’re excited to work with PayMaya to give people in the Philippines new tools to access their money using Messenger,” said Facebook Product Manager Ginger Baker. “Our goal is to amplify the reach and impact of providers like PayMaya by enabling tools that allow them to connect people with the services and friends they care about.”

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Smart Padala Brings The Christmas Holiday Giveaway Discount and Raffle Promo

For Filipinos, Christmas is one of the most important occasions of the year. We make time for it — come home from the city or abroad — just to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones and families. Filipinos are so excited about it that we start feeling the Christmas spirit as early as September!

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To make this important occasion more meaningful for Filipinos, Smart Padala, the leading remittance network in the Philippines with more than 15,000 centers nationwide, released a new promo as an early Christmas treat. Dubbed Holiday Giveaway Discount and Raffle Promo, the promo allows consumers to enjoy not only lower padala fees but also will get a chance to win cash prizes, Happee pang-negosyo package, and Kawasaki motorcyles when they transact from September 30-December 31, 2016.

With Holiday Giveaway Discount and Raffle Promo, breadwinners will be able to express their love to their families by sending the fruits of their hard work with even lower remittance rates wherever they are. In Mindanao, the padala fee is now only 10pesos for transactions worth P500 and below. For transactions amounting to P501-P1,000, the fee is only P20. For transaction amounts P5,001 and above, the padala fee is determined by adding P10 every additional P500 sent. For every transaction with Smart Padala, you may win 10,000 cash bi-monthly. Fifteen 915) Happee pang-negosyo packages and ten Kawasaki (10) motorcycles will be given away in the grand raffle draw. To register for the raffle, follow the format below;

SMARTPADALA <space> <Reference number> and send to 2948. To make sure that the entries sent will be valid, do a one-time registration for free by typing SMARTPADALA <space> REG <space> name/age/address and send to 2948.

These are the prizes at stake for you!



“Filipinos love to celebrate occasions as a family. For those who are far away from home, Smart Padala makes home feel closer by sending their hard-earned remittances to their loved ones in the most convenient, safe, and cost-efficient way. The Smart Padala Holiday Giveaway Discount and Raffle Promo is our early early holiday treat to family heads and breadwinners for their hard work and dedication.” said Benjie Fernandez, co-COO at PayMaya Philippines, the leader in mobile money and payments, which offers Smart Padala as one of its key services.

PadaLapit Lang with Smart Padala!
Recentely, Smart Padala launched a new campaign with Angel Locsin as it further strengthens its leadership in the remittance service industry. The new campaign aims to reinforce the brand message of Smart Padala, which is PadaLapit.

Smart PadaLapit

Based on data from the first National Baseline Survey on Financial Inclusion released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2015, it is estimated that on average, Filipinos take around 22 minutes to reach the nearest financial services touchpoint. It also costs an average of P43 a roundtrip fare.

With 15,000 Smart Padala centers nationwide, there is a Smart Padala center in almost every municipality so Filipinos do not need to spend time and money to travel just to send or receive remittances. These centers include the recently launched Smart Padala International flagship stores that enable consumers to receive money from abroad.

Earn more by becoming a Smart Padala Ka-partner!
Having a Smart Padala center is a good source of income entrepreneurs, and is extremely easy to set up. All they need to do is complete the basic requirements (permits), have a physical store and a minimum amount to be able to facilitate processing of remittances. Being a Smart Padala center allows microentrepreneurs to be a ne-stop shop for all the remittance and payment necessities of their cocmmunity, whether sending or receiving money, loading prepaid accounts, or paying bills.

Cagayan de Oro’s Smart Padala Ka-partners giving their testimonies on how being a Smart Padala Ka-partner have helped them improved their lives

“Smart Padala has touched the lives of millions of Filipinos by enabling individuals to extend a helping hand to their families so they can grow and celebrate milestones. Smart Padala is committed to shaping the remittance industry and leaving a long-lasting positive impact on communities by offering innovative services that are relevant to the needs of Filipinos,” said Paolo Azzola, co-COO and Managing Director of PayMaya Philippines.

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