We thank Ms Annie Ng Lee Hoon for her letter (Use of QR codes preferred; Jan 29).
Nets introduced QR code payments at hawker centres in September last year (2017), and we are pleased with the positive response to QR code payments by both consumers and hawkers.
To date, there are some 1000 stalls across 70 hawker centres that accept payments via QR code, and more of them are coming on board every day.
However, there are consumers, such as senior citizens and students, who may prefer to use concession cards for payment, or others who would rather pay with their Nets card.
Thus, Nets will continue to provide terminals to hawkers to enable payments via cards.
Nets will also waive all installation costs and fees for hawkers for the next three years.
We thank Ms Ng for supporting our efforts to promote e-payments at hawker centres and hope that more diners will adopt e-payments too. Lim Yin-Fern (Ms) Head, Corporate Communications Nets