BSP team gets award for PH e-payments system | Inquirer Business
Close  

BSP team gets award for PH e-payments system

By: - Reporter / @daxinq
/ 04:12 PM August 13, 2021
Cavite, Batangas, Nueva Ecija LGUs lead 72% spike in requests for BSP loan approvals

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. (File photo / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte will confer the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award to the National Retail Payment System core team of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for its efforts in developing a key reform initiative that now enables the wider use of digital payments in the Philippines.

In a statement, the BSP said the award—a program of the Civil Service Commission—is given to an individual or group of individuals for exceptional contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony.

ADVERTISEMENT

The core team members are Jay Dizon, Anna Lissa Racines, German Constantino, Jr. and Bridget Rose Mesina-Romero. Senior Director Raymond Estioko, of BSP’s Payment System Oversight Department, supervises the payment system’s core team.

“The BSP is proud of the core team’s pioneering work in transforming the country’s retail payment ecosystem into a safe, efficient, competitive and inclusive environment where Filipinos, regardless of social or economic status, are given equal opportunities to access payment services with the aid of technology,” BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said.

FEATURED STORIES

“The National Retail Payment System framework has been instrumental in the development of innovative payment services that Filipinos are now enjoying and have proven essential especially when the pandemic started in 2020,” he added. “These services include PESONet, InstaPay, eGovPay and QR Ph.”

“These interoperable digital payment facilities provided safe and convenient alternatives in sending money to loved ones, paying obligations, or purchasing goods and services,” Diokno added.

PESONet and InstaPay enabled electronic fund transfers among participating institutions and continue to empower Filipinos in making payment choices that are responsive to their needs. These digital payment streams served as crucial foundations in the implementation of eGov Pay and QR Ph, two initiatives that have helped enhance the safety and efficiency of government, merchant and individual payments.

EGov Pay, meanwhile, enables individuals and businesses to digitally pay fees to the government such as taxes and permits through PESONet. On the other hand, QR Ph is the national quick reaction code standard which enables consumers to pay by simply scanning the QR code of the payee, even if the latter maintains an account with a different bank or electronic money issuer.

The BSP fosters the wider use of digital payments, which facilitate transactions, spur economic activities, and ultimately support the inclusive and sustainable economic growth of the country.

With the collaborative efforts of key stakeholders, especially the payments industry led by the Philippine Payments Management Inc., the BSP said it is optimistic that the country can build inclusive pathways towards a cash-lite society and enable more Filipinos to reap the benefits of a growing digital economy.

TSB

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: awards, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Business, Civil Service Commission, digital shift, electronic payments
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Curated business news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.