How to send money to family and friends with PayMaya and Smart Padala


Staying safe is everyone’s first priority as the country endures increased community quarantine measures. The best thing we can do to help stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading is to limit our excursions outside. We can complete our routine transactions, including sending money, through our mobile phones, thanks to financial technology.

With PayMaya and Smart Padala, sending money to relatives and friends or paying someone – even if they don’t have a bank or an e-wallet account – is considerably safer and more convenient. With your PayMaya mobile wallet app, you may send money to practically anyone in the Philippines from the comfort of your own home, thanks to the Philippines’ largest Smart Padala agent network.

Recipients can immediately locate a Smart Padala agent using this service. These agents are usually sari-sari stores in the neighborhood, so it’s as though they’re walking to the house of their trusted kapitbahay to claim the monies — no need to commute or wait in lines at remittance centers.

On top of the convenience it brings, this service is also affordable. The sending fee for this transaction is just 1.5% of the amount you’re transferring – that’s as low as P1.5 per transaction!   

How to send PayMaya credits to your recipient’s trusted Smart Padala

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  1. Ask your recipient for the 16-digit account number of their preferred Smart Padala agent
  2. On your PayMaya app, tap “Send Money”
  3. Enter the 16-digit Smart Padala account number on the mobile/account number field
  4. Input the amount you wish to send and tap “Continue”
  5. Check the transaction details, make sure they’re correct, and tap “Send”
  6. Share the transaction’s reference number with your recipient. They will need this plus one valid ID to claim the money.

PayMaya users can use the mobile app to send money for free to millions of PayMaya users anytime, anywhere. 

It’s now easier than ever to send some love to your family across the country while staying safe at home, whether it’s money for bunso’s tuition price or an additional budget to buy food.

PayMaya is the Philippines’ sole end-to-end digital payments ecosystem facilitator, offering platforms and services for consumers, merchants, communities, and government.

Through its consumer platforms, it provides financial services to more than 38 million Filipinos as of June 30, 2021. Customers can use over 300,000 digital touchpoints across the country to pay, add money, cash out, or remit money. It’s Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 45,000 partner agent touchpoints acts as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, bringing digital services to the unbanked and underprivileged. It is the country’s leading digital payments processor for important industries, including “everyday” merchants like the largest retail, restaurant, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units, through its enterprise business.


Tito Raffy

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