bKash Limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country has signed an agreement with Piickme Limited, a fast growing app based on-demand ride hailing platform. This will allow passengers to pay through bKash while taking a ride. Mizanur Rashid, chief commercial officer, bKash Limited and Omar Ali, chief executive officer, Piickme Limited exchanged document on behalf of their respective organisations, said a press release.
To make the payment through bKash, the customers have to select ‘Digital Payment’ and then ‘bKash’ from Piickme app after completion of rides. After clicking on “bKash” payment option, a secured bKash Payment gateway will show up on Piickme app screen. Now, bKash payment can be completed in three simple steps by entering bKash account number, verification code and bKash PIN. This simple and hassle-free bKash payment process will give Piickme users more convenience as they will not have to depend solely on physical cash for making payment after rides.
Shafayatul Islam Khan, head of Telecom & Online Payments; Faisal Shaheed, general manager, Online Payments; Syed Naim Ahmed, account manager; Nouren Sharaf Sadia, key account manager of commercial department of bKash and Meskat Hossain, director; Amit Chakrabortty, chief operating officer; Shariful Islam Tareq, senior business manager, Operations; and Rabiul Islam, assistant manager, Marketing from Piickme were also present at the occasion.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, operates as a payment service provider offering broad range of mobile/digital financial services under the regulation of Bangladesh Bank.
Piickme Ltd. is more than just a ride-sharing platform in Bangladesh. Utilizing data and technology, this service thrives to improve everything from transportation to payments across a region of more than 166 million people in Bangladesh. Working with governments, riders, users, and the community, their target is to bring out the true potential of the region by solving transportation and unemployment problems that will lead further progress for a better future. Their vision is to drive Bangladesh forward.