bKash Limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country and Pathao, one of the fastest growing app based on demand ride service platform signed an agreement recently allowing passengers to pay through bKash while taking a ride.
Mizanur Rashid, Chief Commercial Officer of bKash and Hussain M Elius Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pathao signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at the bKash head office in the city.
Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer, Moinuddin Mohammed Rahgir, Chief Financial Officer, Azmal Huda, Chief Technology Officer of bKash and Fahim Ahmed, Chief Finance Officer of Pathao were present during the signing ceremony.
To make the payment through bKash, the customers have to select ‘Digital Payment’ and then ‘bKash’ from Pathao app after completion of rides. After clicking on “bKash” payment option, a secured bKash Payment Page will show up on Pathao App screen. Now, bKash payment can be completed in simple 3 step process by entering bKash account number, verification code and bKash PIN on the bKash Payment Page
This simple and hassle-free bKash payment process will make customers’ lives comfortable as they will not have to solely depend on physical cash for making payment for Pathao rides. Pathao users will also get attractive offers in future on bKash payment for Pathao rides. bKash payment will also be available for Pathao food delivery and parcel services soon.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation of World Bank Group, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, offers broad range of mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh.
Pathao is founded in 2015 by Hussain M Elius and Shifat Adnan, Pathao is among the fastest growing tech startups in Asia, dedicated to the development of tangible solutions for minimizing the region’s biggest infrastructural problems. It is a platform that enables entrepreneurs to seamlessly connect to consumers, accelerating the dream of a digital Bangladesh. Currently the market leader in ride sharing, food delivery and e-commerce logistics services in Bangladesh, Pathao aims to provide all sorts of services in one platform. Using a dynamic fleet of motorbikes, cars and bicycles, their solutions are harnessing the power of technology to change the face of Asia.