PLDT, Xoom tie up for online payments


PLDT’s e-money services PayMaya has partnered with international money transfer provider Xoom, expanding payment options available to customers, particularly Filipinos in the United States.

PayMaya and Xoom’s partnership allows Filipinos in the US to pay for Smart and PLDT postpaid bills online through XoomBills Pay.

The PayMaya-powered service combines PLDT’s e-money services and Xoom’s money remittance service.

“With this collaboration of PayMaya Business and Xoom Bill Pay, we’re providing our countrymen abroad and their families back home with a convenient and innovative digital payments arrangement,” said Benjie S. Fernandez, co-chief operating officer at PayMaya.

Filipinos in the US can have access to all of Xoom’s Bill Pay features such as real-time inquiries. Xoom users are charged a fee of $2.99 for every bill they pay, but the service is free for  account holders in the Philippines.


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