Philippines-based The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) has partnered with PayMaya to offer digital payment options to its members.

The collaboration will enable Pag-IBIG Fund members to transact using any Visa, Mastercard or JCB payment cards.

They can also pay using their mobile number linked to their e-wallet through the Pag-IBIG Fund’s online portal.

According to local media reports, the move is aligned with the government’s plan to make public services more convenient for people.

PayMaya will also soon equip all Pag-IBIG Fund branches with One by PayMaya point-of-sale (POS) devices.

The installation of such POS devices, which is equipped to accept multiple modes of payment, will enable the agency to accept PayMaya QR payments and any Visa, Mastercard, or JCB credit, debit and prepaid card.

Pag-IBIG Fund CEO Acmad Rizaldy Moti said: “With this partnership, our members now have an even wider range of options whenever they need to transact with Pag-IBIG Fund.

“For those who don’t want to leave their homes or offices, they can pay conveniently online. Overseas Filipino Workers would also be able to have easier access to payment options through our website powered by PayMaya.

“This is our way of bringing our services one convenient step closer to Pag-IBIG Fund members, wherever they may be.”

Pag-IBIG Fund is a government-owned entity responsible for administering the national savings programme and providing affordable shelter financing to local workers.

It offers short-term loans and access to housing programmes to the Pilipino workers.