Paying zakat is easier with MyPay app

The app features the most intuitive calculator on the market that will ease the process for Muslim to fulfil their obligations 

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PERTAMA Digital Bhd yesterday announced its partnership with the Zakat Collection Centre of the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (PPZ-MAIWP) on the MyPay app. 

Launched in time for the December peak zakat contribution season, it is operated by the majority-owned subsidiary of Pertama Digital, Dapat Vista (M) Sdn Bhd. 

Pertama Digital director of strategy Saify Akhtar said the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for digital government services, including cashless zakat payments. 

“At the same time, our asnaf are facing disproportionate challenges during these unprecedented times due to the digital divide. We identified an urgent need for this pro- blem through digitalisation,” he said in a statement yesterday. 

Meanwhile, Dapat CEO Amanda Sabri said MyPay was built after gaining a detailed understanding of what each stakeholder required and what competitors were not addressing. 

“In 2020, MAIWP collected RM756 million of zakat, of which only RM122 million was collected online. 

“We saw an opportunity to give back to the people by applying our expertise at launching and scaling digital solutions for government services,” she said. 

She believed that Dapat’s expertise lies in being able to drive the digital adoption by the masses, as demonstrated in its widely adopted digital bail payment solution, the eJamin. 

PPZ-MAIWP acting CEO Abdul Hakim Amir Osman said MyPay has created a digital solution that will enhance PPZ-MAIWP’s zakat collections. 

“Furthermore, the MyPay zakat payment feature includes the most intuitive calculator on the market that will ease the process for Muslim to fulfil their obligations,” he added. 

Being listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd, Pertama Digital has proved to back the govtech and fintech initiatives by providing impactful and inclusive solutions for the nation. 

Furthermore, Pertama Digital’s consortium took the initiative to apply for a digital banking licence from Bank Negara Malaysia to focus on a collaborative approach with ecosystem players to fuel the post-pandemic activity by providing ethical and productive financing for the financially underserved.