Bayad Center strengthens relations with PLDT



The Manila Times

Public Square

BAYAD, a full-service fintech subsidiary of Meralco and the pioneer brand in the outsourced payment collection system in the Philippines, beefs up its partnership with PLDT Global Corp., the international arm of the country’s leading integrated telco company PLDT. Under the partnership, PLDT Global’s one-stop-shop payment platform Tinbo (Tindahan ni Bossing), enables Filipinos overseas to conveniently settle their bills for Philippine brands that are powered by Bayad. These cover payments for electric and water utility, cable and internet, government contributions, loan payments, school tuition fees, online shopping, insurance, and many others. Through Tinbo’s web-based portal, that’s accessible across Asia, Europe, and United States, customers can pay for their bills using any MasterCard or Visa debit card or credit card, or via available payment channels activated in their respective locations. Successful registration at will activate a Smart Virtual Number (Tinbo Number) for the user. The Tinbo number serves as a SIM-less Virtual Smart Mobile Number which allows users to receive calls and texts from family and friends, as well as secure one-time PINs (OTPs) from the Philippines. Bayad President and CEO Lawrence Ferrer shared: “With PLDT Global, we share a collective vision in elevating the quality of living of our countrymen, as we proactively scale up our real-time bills payment services, to provide an efficient and accessible one-stop-shop payment solution for our Overseas Filipino Workers and residents. Our partnership aims to ignite.”