Hawker centre meals set to be an ez tap away

This is the first time the two local payment giants - Nets and EZ-Link - are working together, and the move will widen the acceptance of ez-link cards beyond a hawker centre in Jurong West.
This is the first time the two local payment giants - Nets and EZ-Link - are working together, and the move will widen the acceptance of ez-link cards beyond a hawker centre in Jurong West. PHOTO: NETS

From April, commuters will be able to tap their ez-link cards, including concession cards, on Nets terminals to pay for their food at hawker centres here. This is the first time the two local payment giants - Nets and EZ-Link - are working together, and the move will widen the acceptance of ez-link cards beyond a hawker centre in Jurong West.

The firms said the move signals their commitment to building a unified cashless ecosystem at hawker centres. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for such unification at the National Day Rally last August.

The firms said their partnership will ensure senior citizens and students - who may not have bank accounts - are not left behind in Singapore's journey to a cashless society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2018, with the headline 'Hawker centre meals set to be an ez tap away'. Print Edition | Subscribe