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QR code payments via Caixa app reach BRL 24.5 million in three days

Brazilian state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal launched a new app with QR Code feature last Friday

Brazilian Emergency Aid app by Caixa. Photo: Marcello Casal Jr/Agencia Brasil
  • On the Caixa Tem app, beneficiaries of government emergency assistance can make purchases through Cielo and Getnet POS devices;
  • The emergency aid app has accumulated 91.8 million downloads to date, and Caixa Tem, 110.3 million downloads.

Users of the Caixa Tem app, from Brazilian state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal, spent BRL 24.5 million on purchases in three days using a new feature that allows QR Code payments on POS devices. The bank launched the feature, which comes with the latest version of the application for iOS and Android, last Friday. The information is from Mobile Time.

In virtual debt operations, according to the website, the total spent by users was BRL 1.9 billion. On the Caixa Tem app, beneficiaries of government emergency assistance can make purchases at commercial establishments with acquirers Cielo and Getnet POS devices.

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The Caixa Tem application is in its sixteenth version and only this latest update is able to make payment via QR code.

The emergency aid app has accumulated 91.8 million downloads to date, and Caixa Tem, 110.3 million downloads.