Sunday, September 19, 2021

PayMongo, DiskarTech partner to promote financial inclusion

DiskarTech app

ONLINE payments provider PayMongo Philippines Inc. and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) financial superapp DiskarTech have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to improve access to financial services among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Francis Plaza, chief executive officer and co-founder of PayMongo, said this aligns perfectly with PayMongo’s goal of empowering MSMEs to receive all types of payments over the internet.

“At its core, PayMongo shares the same vision as DiskarTech of promoting financial literacy and increasing access to financial tools and services to meet our overall vision of financial inclusion. We intentionally make our platform really easy to use for our merchants, who are our customers, and to our merchants’ customers as well,” Plaza said.

“We see this in our different products – from our Links products which enables anyone without a website to start accepting payments, to the more advanced and customized ways of integrating like our APIs and plugins,” he added.

Founded in 2019, PayMongo is a financial technology startup that allows businesses in the Philippines to have an easy, safe, and secure way of accepting all types of online payments from their customers.

Its PayMongo Links product, for example, enables businesses without a website to provide a simple digital checkout for their customers through text and messaging apps.

“Para sa amin, hindi mo kailangan maging techie para gumamit ng PayMongo. (You don’t have to be a techie to use PayMongo.) Together with DiskarTech, we’re really about enabling anyone to transact online. Hopefully, with this collaboration, we can build more products and services for our fellow Filipinos,” Plaza said.

The two financial technology companies joined forces to onboard more Filipino entrepreneurs into the digital economy, providing them with faster, easier, and more reliable online payment options.

“We don’t want to make the payments process so complicated and complex na iyong mga Filipino, hindi kayang intindihin. (We don’t want to make the payments process so complicated and complex that Filipinos won’t understand it.) That’s why DiskarTech is in Taglish, and why we will soon launch the Cebuano version of DiskarTech as well,” said Lito Villanueva, executive vice president and chief innovation & inclusion officer of RCBC.

DiskarTech is the first Taglish financial superapp, deploying the language to guide users through the many functions of the app – paying bills, transferring funds, buying load, mobile banking, applying for a loan, or even purchasing insurance. (PR)


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