Online reservations for UOB and POSB customers to get new notes this Chinese New Year

POSB ambassadors will also be on hand to guide customers at various locations.
POSB ambassadors will also be on hand to guide customers at various locations.PHOTO: DBS

SINGAPORE - Customers of DBS Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB) can make online reservations for new notes for Chinese New Year from Jan 9.

DBS/POSB is offering customers the option to reserve their new and good-as-new notes online and select their preferred collection dates at all full-service branches. This online service will be available from Jan 9 at go.dbs.com/sg-cnynotes.

UOB customers can reserve the notes - which come in two packages - using their personal Internet banking account, and collect them from selected outlets from Jan 16 onwards, UOB said.

Each package is $500: The Prosperity Package includes $200 worth of two-dollar notes and $300 of ten-dollar notes. All $500 in The Abundance Package comes in ten-dollar notes.

The nine UOB branches for collection are at JEM, Ang Mo Kio, Woodlands, City Plaza, VivoCity, Bedok, Orchard, New Bridge Road and Jalan Sultan.

Customers who prefer to exchange new notes at the bank branches will be able to do so from Jan 11, UOB said.  

DBS also announced that pop-up ATMs for new notes will be set up from Jan 11.

Customers will be able to withdraw new and good-as-new notes at 41 POSB pop-up ATMs located in 22 community clubs, up from 36 machines in 12 places last year, DBS said on Friday (Jan 6).

All the pop-up ATMs will work around-the-clock with the exception of those located at Chong Pang and Toa Payoh West which will be available from 9am to 10pm daily.

POSB ambassadors will also be on hand to guide customers at various locations from Jan 11 to 27, 9am to 9pm.

Customers will be able to use their DBS/POSB ATM card to withdraw new notes in sums of S$100 (S$2 x 50), S$300 (S$10 x 30) and S$500 (S$50 x 10), up to their individual card limit.

As in previous years, customers can also send 'eAng Baos' via a feature on the DBS PayLah! app on their mobile phones. They can personalise the "eAng Baos" with photographs, stickers and personal messages.


PHOTO: DBS