Finance & Business

How To Send Money From Paymaya To Smart Padala

With the enhanced community quarantine currently in effect in the whole of Luzon and in other provinces in Visayas and Mindanao, many Filipinos have been looking for ways to send money to family, friends, or organizations they want to support within and outside Metro Manila.

Fortunately, PayMaya allows its users to send money directly to a Smart Padala center anywhere in the country. And with more than 30,000 Smart Padala touch points nationwide, it’s easy to locate one that’s near your street or barangay so you can continue to receive remittances from friends or family–even without having to step out of the house to be able to send money, which can help you and your family practice strict social distancing during the quarantine.

Employers who want to support the families of their kasamabahay in the province or those who want to mobilize resources in their hometown can quickly use the Send Money feature of PayMaya to transfer funds to virtually anyone in the country.

Here’s how:

  1. Check if the Smart Padala center near you is open and ask for their 16-digit account number.
  2. Log in to your PayMaya account and click Send Money.
  3. Enter the account number in the field provided, followed by the amount you wish to send to your recipient, then click “Continue”
  4. Review and verify the transaction details, then click “Send”
  5. To claim the money transfer, the recipient must proceed to the Smart Padala center you sent the funds to and present (1) valid ID, his/her mobile phone number, as well as the reference number of the transaction as proof.

To be able to send money to another PayMaya user or to a Smart Padala center, you must have an upgraded PayMaya account. This will also raise your monthly transaction limit to P100,000, from just P50,000 for non-upgraded accounts.

To upgrade your account, simply click the “Upgrade My Account” button in the menu, fill in the required details, and upload any of the following IDs for fast and seamless review and approval of your application: Driver’s License, Passport, UMID, Postal ID, SSS ID, or PRC license.

Make sure that you have also entered the same full name and birth date details as reflected in the ID that you uploaded, and that the photo of the ID is clear and unobstructed.

Meanwhile, for those who want to send money to other banks, they can do so by clicking the “Bank Transfer” button in the PayMaya app. The transfer fees for this service have been waived until further notice.

To know more about PayMaya’s products and services, visit For information about Smart Padala, visit

PayMaya is the only financial technology company in the country that offers end-to-end payment solutions, providing a more convenient and rewarding cashless lifestyle for all Filipinos. For those who don’t have the app yet, it’s easy to start—just download PayMaya for Android or iOS and register an account to use the fastest, safest, most rewarding, and hassle-free way to pay for anything both online and in stores.  



  1. Merrydee
    April 1, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Joined fb giveaway

  2. Mischelle
    April 1, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Wow paymaya😊

    • Lhyzie Bongon
      April 1, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      Hello, what’s your FB po?

  3. Winnie Tumbaga
    April 2, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Wow! Paymaya user here. And because of the crisis that is happening ang daming saradong remittance center near sa place namin. Thank you for sharing this information to us.

    FB: Weng Tumbaga
    YT: Winnie Batayo

  4. Pam
    April 24, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Hello. I get an error message everytime I try to send money to a smart money account. It says, “Your account has already expired.” What to do po? Thanks.

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