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Uber drivers affected by a banking outage: no cash no pay

Categories : Cash enables an immediate transfer of value, Cash is a contingency and fall-back solution
December 8, 2016
Tags : Electronic, Immediate transfer of value, Mobile phone, Payment, Payment apps
A glitch in Uber's electronic payment system has resulted in a number of drivers not receiving their pay.
Communication Team / Equipo de Comunicación

A few weeks ago, the Guardian reported that hundreds of Uber drivers working in Scotland and in various cities outside the United Kingdom did not receive their weekly earnings because of a breakdown in the electronic payment process. The glitch appears to have delayed fund transfers and left many employees unpaid during more than a week.

An easy fix to this problem would consist in enabling Uber drivers to accept cash as they already do in Africa, in Asia or in Manchester.

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