Uber announced on Monday (28) three new solutions in the finance area. Two of them are geared towards drivers and company partners: a digital account and a debit card to speed up payments for private car racing and Uber Eats deliveries. Already the Uber Credit credit card intended for end customers and offers 5% cashback and other benefits arising from spending on the company's services. All three products can be managed via mobile phones in the redesigned Uber Wallet digital wallet.
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Developed in the new Uber Money division, the products begin to be offered first in the United States and will soon be expanded to other countries. For now, there is no forecast to launch the news in Brazil.
Uber lana credit and debit cards and digital account for drivers Photo: Divulgao / Uber
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Uber digital account and debit card
Drivers will have access to a fee-free digital account where payments with updated balance are deposited in real time. According to the company, the worker will have access to the amount paid right after a race and the amounts can be spent on Uber Debit, a debit card that offers cashback of 3% at gas stations in the US, or 6% for Uber Pro. .
The values can be managed at Uber Wallet, a revamped digital wallet that is now integrated into the Uber Driver app for drivers. It allows you to track the history of transactions and balances deposited, make transfers and access other Uber financial products. In the future, it will also appear in conventional Uber and Uber Eats apps.
New Uber Wallet lets you manage race payments Photo: Release / Uber
It is not yet known what would be the molds of any Brazilian versions of Uber's card and digital account. According to the company, drivers have been requesting the possibility to deny races with cash payment and only accept cards. Tests in this sense are already taking place in Campo Grande, Cuiab, Joo Pessoa, So Jos dos Campos (SP), So Lus, Sorocaba (SP) and Ribeiro Preto (SP). In the coming weeks, the experiment will be expanded to Mogi Guau, Bragana Paulista and Marlia.
Nevertheless, the offer of a faster deposit payment solution is not new in the country. Rival 99 already has Carto99, a debit card with which drivers who work for the company can make purchases or withdraw money from same-day trips.
Focused solely on end users, the Uber Credit credit card is non-annual and offers a 5% rebate on all company services, such as racing, Eats, scooters, motorcycles and electric bicycles, in addition to Uber Copter. You can also get a 3% refund on hotels, accredited airlines and restaurants, and an additional 1% on all purchases where 5% and 3% returns do not apply. By spending $ 500 in the first three months, the card also yields $ 100 back.
According to the company, the user can redeem any card value to the Uber account and manage everything through the digital wallet. For every $ 50 accrued, the amount automatically transfers to your Uber account. The amount can be used to spend on company services.
Uber d credit card 1% to 5% cashback Photo: Divulgao / Uber
Uber had already announced a credit card in 2017, but the project did not take off. Just like last time, the new plastic issued by the British bank Barclays, which has not been operating in Brazil since 2016. It is not known if the company will release the card in the country.
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