Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. on Tuesday launched electronic payment options for motorists plying its toll roads.
“The use of digital payments is helping usher a new era of tollways operations in the country where consumers can enjoy faster, more secure and more convenient electronic transactions. This is very much aligned with the National Retail Payment System program of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas that aims to transform 20 percent of the country’s payment transactions to electronic by 2020,” MPTC chairman Manuel Pangilinan said.
Aside from cash, motorists traversing North Luzon Expressway can now pay toll by using Easy Trip RFID, beep cards and Mastercard contactless debit, prepaid and credit cards, including Smart Mastercard powered by PayMaya.
Mastercard acceptance for Manila-Cavite Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will commence soon. Motorists will also be able to pay at MPTC expressways with Visa contactless debit, prepaid and credit cards soon.
“With these payment options, motorists will experience even more seamless, convenient and hassle-travel at the NLEx, SCTEx and Cavitex,” MPTC president Rodrigo Franco said.
Enabling the end-to-end acceptance of contactless card payments at MPTC tollways is PayMaya Philippines’ PayMaya Business, which delivers solutions that allow businesses of all sizes to accept payments.
“We are thrilled to launch the digital tollways campaign with MPTC. The impact of digital transformation in the toll roads space will not only bring a whole new level of convenience to consumers but also place the country at the forefront of the region’s digital global economy,” PayMaya Philippines president and chief executive Orlando Vea said.