You Can Now Send and Receive Money Using Your Own Username—Here’s How


MANILA, Philippines—The all-in-one digital bank Maya, introduces a new game-changing feature that allows you to send and receive money using your own username – yet another first-of-its-kind feature from the country’s leading digital bank and fintech.

This provides you with more personalized, convenient, and secure money transfer options. When requesting payments, you can use your @username in the same way you would tag your family/friends on social media – no need to memorize and enter 11-digit mobile numbers. If you own a small business, you can use this feature to easily set up your store name as your account username for an easier, hassle-free mode of payment.

You can also use Maya’s username feature to keep your personal information private, such as your account name and mobile number. This feature is available to upgraded Maya app users, ensuring the Maya community has a secure experience.

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“We’re excited to be the country’s first digital bank to launch this feature as we continue to help Filipinos master their money and enable meaningful personalization,” said Pepe Torres, Chief Marketing Officer for Maya Philippines.

Maya has also collaborated with Giphy to help you personalize your Send Money transactions. You can even include some GIF action in your send money transaction to make it even more interesting! With over 10 billion GIFs to choose from, you’re sure to find one that perfectly expresses how you feel.

Setting up your Maya @username is easy. You simply need to:

  1. Tap the “Profile” icon on the upper-left corner and tap “Get Started.”
  2. Key in your preferred @username and hit “Confirm.”
  3. Finish off by keying in the One Time Password (OTP) sent via SMS.

Once you’ve registered your preferred @username, your friends can now use this to send money to your account with these easy steps:

  1. Tap “Send Money” on the Maya app
  2. Key in the recipients @username, input the amount to send, and tap “Continue.”
  3. Review the “Send Money” transaction details and tap “Send.”
  4. Wait for Maya’s confirmation via SMS.

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Each Maya account holder has a unique username. When you want to receive money through Maya, you can present your username or the mobile number associated with your Maya account. In general, registration of usernames is on a first-come, first-served basis, and Maya has provided guidelines for username registration here to ensure protection.

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