Send money to family and friends with PayMaya and Smart Padala

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As the country experiences heightened community quarantine measures, staying safe is everyone’s top priority. Limiting our movements outside is the best thing we can do to help curb the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Thanks to financial technology, we can do our everyday transactions through our mobile phones, including sending money.  

Sending money to family and friends or paying someone – even those without a bank or an e-wallet account is so much safer and convenient with PayMaya and Smart Padala.  With your PayMaya mobile wallet app, you can quickly send money from the comfort of your homes to almost anyone in the Philippines through its nation-widest Smart Padala agent network.  

With this service, recipients can quickly head to the nearest Smart Padala agent. These agents are usually sari-sari stores in the neighborhood communities, so it is like walking to the house of their trusted kapitbahay – no need to commute or line up at remittance centers to claim the funds.  

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!   

Ready to send money from PayMaya to your recipient’s trusted Smart Padala agent? The process is easy. Just follow these simple steps:    

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

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

Whether you’re sending money for bunso’s tuition fee or extra budget to buy groceries, it’s now easier than ever to send some love to your family across the country while still keeping yourself safe at home.   

To start enjoying safe, convenient, and rewarding transactions for your everyday needs, download the PayMaya app at and register an account.  

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government.     

As of end-June 2021, it provides more than 38 million Filipinos access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 300,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 45,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including “everyday” merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.   

   To know more about PayMaya’s products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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