Uber has teamed up with Marqeta, Mastercard and Branch to launch a business debit card for drivers and couriers that use its booking platform.
The Uber Pro Card is designed to help drivers and couriers save money on fuel, fees and other expenses through customised perks such as cashback.
An expansion of the Uber Pro driver loyalty programme, the new card offers drivers and couriers that use the US tech company’s platform up to 10% cashback on fuel purchases when they achieve ‘Diamond’ status, along with other perks and rewards.
The card comes with a business checking account powered by Branch and enables users to have their earnings automatically deposited into their Uber Pro Card account after every trip.
It is also a Debit Mastercard BusinessCard and so comes with built-in tools and benefits to help drivers and couriers better manage cash flow, record keeping and safeguard their devices.
Jason Gardner, founder and chief executive officer of Marqeta, which is serving as the card issuer, said: “Thanks to the benefits of modern card issuing, workers can access their earnings immediately, and with growing use of new digital wallets and payments capabilities can more easily manage their cash flow and better plan for their future.”
“Uber is changing standards in payments and we’re thrilled to partner with Uber, Mastercard and Branch to help them bring this vision to life.”
Andrew Macdonald, senior vice president of mobility and business operations at Uber, commented: “The new Uber Pro Card will allow drivers and couriers take home more of what they earn. Drivers and couriers will now have the ability to get more cash back on gas and EV charging and have their earnings automatically deposited to their accounts after each trip—free of charge.”