Bayad, the country’s trusted brand and authority in payments, recently partnered with VIA.com, the first B2B and corporate travel portal established in the Philippines to bring trustworthy financial services to more Filipinos.
VIA.com is an online reservations system that enables travel agents to easily surf schedules, check fares and make instant bookings for flights, hotels and holidays, ferries and travel insurance in one platform. More than 10,000 travel agents operating in over 180 cities and municipalities are registered in its network.
Bayad is powering the bills payment capability of VIA.com enabling its users to provide value-added services to its customers on top of its existing travel and tourism related offerings. With the partnership of Bayad and VIA.com, travel agents can now collect bills payments through its agent-based branches.
Similar to Bayad’s more than 60,000 payment touchpoints nationwide, VIA.com agents can now process different bills from electricity, water, internet, cable, telephone, government fees, loan payments, and more. Customers can also pay their Meralco, Smart, PLDT, and Converge bills thru VIA.com agents, processed real-time.
The partnership expands business opportunities for VIA.com travel agents and continues to give the paying public greater accessibility and wider options for bills payment. This way, more Filipinos can enjoy convenience and peace of mind when it comes to settling their monthly obligations.
According to VIA.com President, Ramesh Samineni, “This partnership yields added advantages for our partner travel agents who can now offer financial services leveraging Bayad’s network and ecosystem. For us, it is a strategic move to augment our service offerings and strengthen our business as we look forward to the post-pandemic recovery of the global travel industry.”
Bayad President and CEO, Lawrence Ferrer points out, “Both Bayad and VIA.com are geared toward continuous business innovation. With our combined strength and expertise, we are able to empower small and medium enterprises – local travel agents to broaden their services so that they can attract more customers. At the same time, they also help us amplify our network reach and presence across the country.”
As a full service fintech company with the biggest and widest multi-channel payment platform to date, Bayad remains committed to deliver a whole suite of financial products and services through its physical and digital touchpoints.
To be part of Bayad’s extensive channel network, contact [email protected] or call +63 998 963 7881. For businesses interested in leveraging Bayad’s multi-channel network and seamless bills payment solutions, they may reach out to [email protected], call +63 998 963 7880 or fill out Bayad’s biller onboarding form to get started: https://link.bayad.com/BeABayadBiller.