Uber service in the Philippines will start accepting cash payments as an alternative to credit card or debit card. The company is now experimenting to use cash payments because many Filipinos did not have credit or debit cards.

Uber Philippines will start accepting cash payments

According to Uber, there only a small percentage of Uber riders in the country because some of them are prevented from using the service due to the option of payments. Many potential riders are not using credit cards and debit cards.

That's why Uber will try to roll out the cash payment options in their application, it said, “Starting immediately, a small percentage of Uber riders will have the option to pay for their Uber rides in cash should they choose to. Over the coming weeks, this will roll out to all Uber riders.”

The Philippines is the 5th country in the world and 2nd in Southeast Asia where it will try out cash payments. India is the first country in Asia that began experimenting with accepting cash payments.

Uber Philippines GM Laurence Cua said, “Having the option of paying with cash is really important for people in Metro Manila, so this is an exciting experiment for us. We want everyone to enjoy the hassle-free convenience of ordering a safe ride at the push of a button.”

GrabTaxi is the main competitor of Uber in the country. It accepts cash payment.

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