UnionBank, Grab empower partner-drivers via EON

POSTED BY: Lionell Go Macahilig
2018-09-18 13:10:00 PHT

UnionBank, through EON, recently joined forces with Grab Philippines, to provide Grab Peers with EON Grab cards. Through the partnership, Grab Peers will get their incentives on their EON Grab cards, withdraw from any ATM here and abroad, and pay for purchases at VISA-accepting stores.

"EON continues to be co-created by the e-gig community which includes online freelancers, online sellers, and now, the Grab Peers. It's a privilege to partner with Grab to showcase the world-class capabilities of EON's neo banking platform," said Paolo Baltao, Senior Vice President, EON Banking Group Head.

With the help of the EON app, Grab Peers will get to enjoy the convenience of sending money, paying bills, and buying load and prepaid credits for AutoSweep and EasyTrip RFID through their smartphones and other compatible mobile devices.

The use of UnionBank's EON card also ensures that Grab Peers' money is safe. With the capability to lock his EON card by using the app, a Grab Peer can make sure that his account is protected even if a thief attempts to withdraw using a fake card. Moreover, he will be alerted via text and email that a transaction attempt was made while the card is locked.

What's more, a Grab Peer can set his withdrawal limit anytime, anywhere through the EON app. He can lower his daily ATM withdrawal limit to PhP 2,000 on regular days, or increase to all the way to PhP 50,000 for unexpected expenses.

"We at UnionBank aim to provide financial services to the unbanked and underserved Filipinos so we will continue to revolutionize our products and services, and remain open to powerful partners like Grab that will lead us to this objective. We are very excited to partner with Grab - a market leader in the region in the ride-hailing and logistics services - and tech up their accredited drivers," Edwin Bautista, UnionBank President and CEO.

The partnership with UnionBank augments to Grab's "Kita Ka Dito" program which aims to uplift the overall welfare of driver-partners. The program also includes initiatives such as Grab Driver Academy, Misiskolar, Ka-Grab Rewards Program, Walang Luging Byahe Subsidy, fare rebates, and other discounts and offers. With the launch of GrabFood and GrabAssistant, Grab hopes to expand more livelihood opportunities for more driver partners.

"As Grab moves forward to become the everyday app for consumers, it also aims to empower the lives of 100 million micro-entrepreneurs and driver-partners. Our mission is to continue improving the lives of our partners and consumers. We are glad to have UnionBank onboard to bring more benefits and convenience to our hardworking driver-partners through technology," said Brian Cu, Country Head of Grab Philippines.

In line with the launch of Grab and UnionBank's partnership, the bank sponsored five financial literacy workshops for more than 100,000 Grab drivers and their espouses in Metro Manila and Cebu. The workshop targets to empower the drivers and help them make sound financial decisions.