S’pore travellers can use DBS and OCBC apps to pay in Thailand

S’pore travellers can use DBS and OCBC apps to pay in Thailand

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans going to Thailand can scan QR codes there and make funds utilizing DBS PayLah! and OCBC Pay Anybody apps at greater than eight million retailers, retailers and amenities corresponding to prepare stations throughout vacationer scorching spots in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket.
UOB TMRW customers will likely be in a position to take action from subsequent yr.
Retailers right here also can settle for funds from visiting Thai nationals who use apps or e-wallets from collaborating banks.

The banks embrace Financial institution of Ayudhya, Bangkok Financial institution and Krungthai Financial institution.
This comes after a tie-up between Community for Digital Transfers (Nets) and Thailand’s Nationwide ITMX to facilitate inbound and outbound funds between each international locations.
Singaporeans purchasing at locations corresponding to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Platinum Mall in Bangkok can look out for a PromptPay QR code.

They’ll then use the DBS PayLah! or OCBC Pay Anybody app to scan the QR code, which can get them to verify the quantity to be paid in baht, view the alternate charge, and pay the ultimate quantity in Singapore {dollars}.

Mr Lawrence Chan, chief government of Nets Group, stated: “Singapore shoppers travelling to Thailand can look ahead to purchasing with out trouble. Extra small retailers that beforehand accepted money solely at the moment are in a position to settle for QR funds by way of this service.”
He added that retailers in Singapore also can enhance their buyer base by providing extra digital fee choices to travellers from Thailand.
“Having a QR fee possibility with aggressive alternate charges will enhance comfort for buyers as they not want to fret about having money readily available,” stated Mr Chan.
Mr Ngai Yi Li, 27, who was in Thailand final month, stated the DBS PayLah! app will turn out to be useful when he goes there once more together with his buddies in mid-August.
The monetary guide, who often travelled to Bangkok earlier than Covid-19 hit, stated: “It is a actually handy possibility as a result of I don’t actually really feel comfy carrying an excessive amount of money round, particularly in crowded areas.
“So I believe I’ll undoubtedly be utilizing the QR codes to buy issues, like my prepare tickets, so it’s much less of a trouble. I simply hope that many streetside meals stalls and boutique retailers there can have the choice for us to pay through the app too.”

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