The two companies will work together in handling payments via PIX, an instant payments system created by the Central Bank of Brazil. This is one more step in the growing partnership between the two companies in Latin America.
Brazilians will be able to pay for their Uber rides and UberEats orders with PIX, and EBANX, through its company EBANX Pagamentos Ltda., that offers local payment processing in Brazil, will be the exclusive partner of the tech giant in processing these payments.
The partnership between Uber and EBANX for payments with PIX adds to the existing integration of the two companies for Uber Cash in Brazil, which started in 2019.
For Claudia Woods, General Manager for Uber Brazil, “with the arrival of PIX and given the importance of the Brazilian market for Uber, we want to offer a new payment experience to our millions of users that is aligned with the objective to always provide and think of ways to make life easier through technology. PIX will play an important role as it will be a more modern payment option in our platform and EBANX will give us the necessary tools for processing these payments safely.”
EBANX is a leading global unicorn fintech company with Latin American DNA. It has operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Uruguay. The company was founded in 2012 to bridge the access gap between Latin Americans and international websites.
“We truly believe that PIX will be a milestone of financial inclusion in Brazil, bringing millions of Brazilians into the digital economy. We are happy to partner with Uber for this new payment method, offering more options for Brazilians to enjoy their services, and addressing Uber’s needs of payments, localisation and good user experience through our solutions,” said Henrik Nilsmo, CCO of EBANX.
Users in Brazil are now able to use PIX to get Uber Cash. They will also be able to pay for orders with the new payment method directly at Uber Eats – this feature will be released gradually over the next few weeks.