Jason Thompson (L), Managing Director, GrabPay SEA with PayTren Founder Ustadz Yusuf Mansur

Jason Thompson (L), Managing Director, GrabPay SEA with PayTren Founder Ustadz Yusuf Mansur

Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation company Grab has announced a strategic partnership with Indonesia’s mobile payments and transactions app PayTren.

The partnership will allow PayTren and Grab to combine the forces of its partners and driver-partners, and form a network of more than three million micro-entrepreneurs.

The PayTren app will be integrated with Grab’s Kudo platform, making available Grab driver recruitment as an additional service in the PayTren app, starting 2018. Kudo, a platform providing opportunities to people in Indonesia to grow their current business through technology, was acquired by Grab in earlier this year.

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PayTren partners and Kudo agents help Indonesian consumers who have little or no digital experience to access online services. In turn, agents get additional revenue; since Grab driver recruitment was added as a service in Kudo platform, its agents earn up to 30 per cent in additional monthly income.

Headquartered in Bandung in West Java, PayTren was founded by Ustad Yusuf Mansur with a focus on digital technology and community network with more than 1.7 million registered partners. Over 60 per cent of its members are listed as active partners spread all over Indonesia as well as abroad.

PayTren’s network of partners include farmers, housewives, SME owners and white-collar employees. Partners sign up for a range of income opportunities, which include selling airtime and internet packages, electricity vouchers and airline tickets, and now Grab driver-partner recruitment. From today, PayTren partners will be trained on how to sign up new Grab drivers.

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“Partnering with Grab is a step for PayTren into the world of financial technology and SME empowerment. PayTren and Grab have the same vision of Indonesia’s future. We want to enable the Indonesian middle class and help them earn income through the digital economy. As a start, our PayTren partners can benefit from the income for referring drivers to the Grab platform,” said Ustadz Yusuf Mansur, Founder and  Owner of PayTren.

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform, with services in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.