The Human Settlements Adjudication Commission (HSAC) has signed a memorandum of agreement with Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) for a partnership that will allow HSAC to digitize the payment of fees for its services. The signing ceremony took place last November 23 at the HSAC Office in Quezon City.
Through the agreement, HSAC will utilize UnionBank’s proprietary payment platform UPAY to help digitize the settlement of fees for those who avail of the agency’s services. This makes transactions easier and more convenient, and is a milestone in the agency’s ongoing efforts to transform digitally.
UPAY by UnionBank is a platform that brings together various payment methods together in one place, giving users access to a wide selection of payment options available today. These include payments through the UnionBank Online mobile app, InstaPay, debit and credit cards, digital wallets, and over-the- counter payments through official partners, to name just a few.
“It is now time for HSAC to give its stakeholders a faster and simpler method of paying their legal fees with only a few clicks,” said HSAC Executive Commissioner Atty. Melzar Galicia.
“Through UPAY, HSAC hopes to provide stakeholders a quicker and more convenient way of paying the required legal fees for their cases with HSAC,” said HSAC Commissioner and Adviser of TWG for Digital Transformation Atty. Sergio Yap II.
“We are delighted to introduce this newest service to you through which HSAC litigants can now pay their legal fees conveniently right on HSAC’s own website,” said UnionBank EVP and Transaction Banking Head Mon Duarte. “This partnership is in line with UnionBank’s mantra of ‘Tech-up Pilipinas’ where we seek to make banking enjoyable and safe through digital for all Filipinos.”