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Uber launches digital account that enables instant payment for partners

New service starts testing period in São Paulo; expectation is that it will be available to everyone in the first semester

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  • Uber’s digital account also comes with a prepaid card for payments, cash withdrawals and transfers;
  • Partners will receive an invitation to join the service, but membership is not mandatory.

Uber launched on Thursday 28th the Uber Account, a digital account through which drivers and delivery partners will receive payment instantly, a few minutes after the end of the race or delivery – very different from what happens today, with weekly payment upon request through the app. The information was published first hand on Broadcast +, from the O Estado de S. Paulo.

Uber’s digital account also comes with a prepaid card for payments, cash withdrawals and transfers. The digital account benefits program will be linked to the rating of the driver or deliverer in the app.

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Partnership with digio, the digital bank resulting from a partnership between Banco do Brasil and Bradesco, Uber Account will initially be available to a smaller number of drivers and deliverers from São Paulo, for the testing phase. Partners will receive an invitation to join the service, but membership is not mandatory.

For Broadcast+, the digio,’s CEO Carlos Giovane Neves said that the expectation is that 80% of the base of drivers and deliverers will make the digital account. The bank’s idea is to start offering other financial services as the service gains more users.

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