Touch ‘n Go eWallet users in Malaysia can now enjoy even wider cashless payment options when travelling to Singapore. The popular eWallet has announced that users can now make payments at any merchant displaying NETS QR via NETS payment terminals or SGQR in the republic. This new partnership is made possible thanks to the recently-announced cross-border partnership between DuitNow and NETS.
The expansion of the payment coverage means that Touch ‘n Go eWallet users can now pay for their purchases at more than 130,000 touchpoints in Singapore, making it the widest payment coverage for any Malaysian eWallet in the republic. This includes popular local kopitiams and hawkers that do not accept cards, which makes it even more convenient for users.
According to TNG Digital Sdn Bhd CEO Alan Ni, “As a company that emphasizes addressing customer needs, we are excited that this feature broadens cashless payment acceptance for our users. We are also thrilled to welcome visitors from Singapore to Malaysia to enjoy the seamless transaction of using their respective eWallets to make payments at more than 1.5 million merchant touchpoints nationwide by scanning the DuitNow QR code.”
The cross-border payment feature is not only convenient for users but also helps to enhance the tourism industry as well as economic activity among small and medium retail businesses. Additionally, Touch ‘n Go eWallet users now have access to the first numberless card in Malaysia, which is applicable even at merchants that only accept cards.
Users can conveniently transact in their own local currency using live foreign exchange rates, and their eWallets are guaranteed to be safe and protected while making the transaction. The company also stated that “Malaysians who are travelling to Singapore can have peace of mind as they enjoy cashless payments, knowing the foreign exchange rate upfront and track their expenses immediately.”
17 April 2023