How to Franchise: Bayad Center in the Philippines

In the past years, the Bayad Center has made bills payment convenient for most Filipinos. No need to line up for hours. Because with hundreds of Bayad Center outlets nationwide, it has now become easier and hassle-free to pay your Meralco bill, cable, internet, or other utility bills, and even your credit card bill.

With this in mind, are you considering to franchise your own Meralco Bayad Center outlet soon?

Read below to find out how much the franchise fee is, your potential earnings commission, payback period and return on investment, and who you should contact to be able to start your own Bayad Center franchise in the Philippines.

About Bayad Center

franchise-logo-bayad-centerThe Bayad Center is a pioneer in the Philippines in the industry of Outsourced Payment Collections. It was established in May 1997 and was originally known as the Payment Collection Service, a division of Corporate Information Solutions (CIS).

In 2006, Bayad Center has spun-off from CIS to become the CIS Bayad Center, Inc. A year later, as part of its mission to expand nationwide, CBCI transitioned into a franchising organization.

At present, Bayad Center is owned by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and is part of the Metro Pacific Investments (MPI) group of companies under Manny V. Pangilinan.

It is recognized as a leading player in the global outsourced payment collection, money remittance, e-loading, and application acceptance.

Main Services Offered

  • Bills Payment
  • Remittance
  • Business Service
  • E-Loading

Companies Accepted for Bills Payment in the Bayad Center

  • Meralco (and other regional power companies such as Visayan Electric Co., PANELCO, Beneco, Davao Light, APEC, etc.)
  • Maynilad, Manila Water and other water companies (Laguna Water, Subic Water, Silang Water, BP Water Works, etc.)
  • Smart Communications, Sun Cellular, and PLDT
  • Globe Telecom
  • Digitel, PilTel, BayanTel, Subic Telecom, PT&T
  • PhilHealth
  • Pagibig
  • Social Security System (SSS)
  • National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Air Asia
  • SkyCable, Cignal, Global Destiny, MyCATV
  • PhilamLife, Manulife, SunLife Financial, PruLife, CocoLife, etc.
  • Others

Franchise Fee

The franchise fee for a Bayad Center is P350,000 pesos for a term of five (5) years, plus 12% VAT.

But there are other investment costs the franchise owner also has to pay, including equipment (around P120,000), site renovation costs (P150,000), and cash bond (P600,000).

The franchise fee already includes support from Head Office such as training, constant feedback, and marketing activities.

Bayad Center requires the minimum floor space to be 15 sq. m.

Pay for Performance / Return on Investment

Franchisees earn a fixed amount per transaction processed in the Bayad Center.

In the case of bills payment processing, for example, Bayad Center franchisees get P5.00 to P7.50 per paid bill.

Other transactions are charged a different fixed commission amount.

According to Bayad Center, the payback period or return of investment period is two (2) years.

Contact Details


Telephone Number: (02) 672-5700 loc. 5040

Mobile / Cellphone Number: 0917-8363000 / 0920-9663000

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Sources: Official Company Website

18 thoughts on “How to Franchise: Bayad Center in the Philippines”

  1. For those who are planning to start a BC outlet. Please do not hesitate because it is not profitable. Here is the breakdown, we collect around 2M / month and we only get around 3K. For the expenses, we need to go to the city to deposit the money, which means fare is at least 200/day + internet + electricity + water + teller salary + rent. Aside from the expenses, we can never ignore the dangers around us.


    Good day!
    I’m very much interested to franchise this Bayad Center. Please send me complete details on how to?
    1. What are the cost involve upon renewal if there’s a renewal after 5 years?
    2. Is there opening within SM Fairview, Robinson Nova or Ayala Terreces?
    3. Send me sample computation showing 2 years payback period.
    4. Is the bond returnable after contract expiry?
    5. What will happen to the 120k worth of equipment after contract expiry?
    6. Who shoulder the cost in upgrading the computer system? And how much?
    7. Who will shoulder the salary of my staff?

    Appreciate your feedback.

  3. Hi. My name si Arjay Co. I very interested to know how much will it cost to have an lbc franchise. And the acceptable smallest size of the building required.? Thank you!

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