EZ-Link plans to turn cards into e-wallets with digital push

EZ-Link chief executive Nicholas Lee demonstrating how customers at Cheers convenience stores can use the change from their purchases to top up their ez-link cards. EZ-Link also aims to get users to migrate the monetary value stored on physical cards
EZ-Link chief executive Nicholas Lee demonstrating how customers at Cheers convenience stores can use the change from their purchases to top up their ez-link cards. EZ-Link also aims to get users to migrate the monetary value stored on physical cards into online accounts next year, in a digital push that will help the firm stay relevant, said Mr Lee.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Travel card issuer EZ-Link plans to go digital next year by getting users to migrate the monetary value currently stored on their physical cards into online accounts.

With these digital wallets - akin to Alipay and WeChat Pay - EZ-Link says it can offer a range of new services, such as payment to bike-share operators, peer-to-peer transfers and payment for online shopping.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2018, with the headline 'EZ-Link plans to turn cards into e-wallets with digital push'. Print Edition | Subscribe