Uber Technologies Inc is partnering with bank BBVA and payments processor Mastercard to launch a debit card for drivers in Mexico, an Uber executive said on Tuesday, the company’s latest gambit to promote banking in a country that runs on cash.
“Uber supports the extension of financial services in the country,” Federico Ranero, Uber Mexico’s general manager, said at an event announcing the program.
The launch marks the first time that Uber has offered such a card outside of the United States, Ranero said. The debit card will be rolled out in six cities, including Mexico City, Tijuana . . .