Mastercard and Beep recently unveiled a revolutionary initiative: the introduction of contactless payments on public transport in Manila. This ambitious collaboration promises to completely reinvent the travelling experience for Filipinos. Find out more about the aims of this alliance, which combines Mastercard’s cutting-edge technology with Beep’s innovative card system…
An optimised user experience in Philippines
The strategic alliance between Mastercard and Beep promises a revolution in the world of public transport in the Philippines. The collaboration aims to radically transform the experience of public transport users by enabling the acceptance of contactless payments. It will eliminate the hassle of purchasing tickets and reduce long queues at ticket offices. This partnership is part of a drive to optimise travel, offering users a practical and secure alternative to traditional payment methods.
This should benefit millions of Filipino commuters in Metro Manila by improving smart mobility through initiatives that align our transit systems with global transportation standards. We are delighted to collaborate with Mastercard to enhance the acceptance of contactless payments in transport and further improve the payment experience for commuters.JJ MORENO, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BEEP
Towards large-scale intelligent mobility
The gradual roll-out of this project will begin with MRT stations, then extend to BGC and EDSA buses. The ultimate goal is to extend acceptance of contactless payments to ferries and other modes of transport. In the capital, Manila, but also in other cities across the country. This initiative is in line with the vision of a digital economy that is inclusive and accessible to all. And in so doing, offering intelligent mobility to all travelers in the country. Mastercard’s mission is to fuel a digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere. This is achieved by making payments secure, simple, smart and accessible.
This partnership also supports the government’s objective of fostering financial and digital inclusion by improving the delivery of public services through innovative payment technologies.SIMON CALASANZ, COUNTRY MANAGER FOR THE PHILIPPINES AT MASTERCARD
This alliance between Mastercard and Beep paves the way for a new era in public transport. From now on, technology and innovation will combine to offer simple, fast and secure payment solutions for Phillipinos.