Uber logo.
Uber logo.

Uber has launched a new wallet service called Uber Cash in South Africa, which will allow customers to load money for upcoming rides, as well as for food from its meal delivery service.

Users can load money via credit and debit cards or bank transfers. Purchased funds never expire. 

Uber says it is adding this feature as demand for contactless payment solutions grows amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Digital payments help ensure the well-being of both the rider and driver by limiting unnecessary physical contact," says Uber's Sub-Saharan director, Alon Lits. In Johannesburg, Uber passengers have the option of making a cash payment for a ride. 

Uber Eats also allows cash payments in certain regions, including Durban and some suburbs of Cape Town.

How it works:

Uber Cash
The Uber Cash feature is currently live

Go to Payments on your Uber app.

Select Uber Cash wallet, the amount you would like to add, as well as your payment method.

SA e-hailing app Yookoo Ride offers a similar wallet service, allowing frequent users to load money for future rides.

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