e-Tunai Rakyat: Touch ‘n Go eWallet selected to distribute MYR30 e-wallet credit

Touch ‘n Go eWallet announced today that it has been selected as one of the e-wallet partners of the government’s e-Tunai Rakyat programme. Announced under Budget 2020, the key objective of the initiative is to spur the growth of e-wallets and digital payments in the country.

Under the programme, Malaysians above 18 years who earn less than MYR100,000 annually will be entitled to receive a one-off MYR30 credit into their e-wallet of choice, in this case, the Touch ‘n Go eWallet. The campaign will kickstart on 15 January 2020 and will run for two months until 14 March 2020.

According to the media release by Touch ‘n Go eWallet, claims can be made and fully utilised within the two-month time frame.

The leading Malaysian e-wallet’s onboarding will enable Malaysians to seamlessly claim this benefit through the e-wallet. Eligible Malaysians can claim and use the funds at any of Touch ‘n Go eWallet’s 110,000 merchant acceptance points to-date including F&B, petrol stations, movies, flights, utilities and groceries. Users can also make payments for mobile reloads, in-app purchases like street parking and toll payment via features like PayDirect and RFID, as well as use it as a payment options for mobile app stores like the Apple App Store.

“We are in full support of the Government’s initiatives to spur a digital economy and we want to ensure that no Malaysian is left behind as the country powers towards becoming a fully digital economy. As the pioneer in micropayments, the government has entrusted Touch ‘n Go eWallet to implement the e-Tunai Rakyat to bridge the gap between cashless and cash in Malaysia. We hope to give Malaysians the confidence they need to adopt the inevitable cashless lifestyle,” said Ignatius Ong, CEO, TNG Digital Sdn. Bhd.

What you need to do

In order for you to be eligible to make the claim via the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, you will first have to register for a Touch ‘n Go eWallet account and complete the quick Account Verification process (eKYC process). To verify the Touch ‘n Go eWallet account, you will have to take a snapshot of your Identification Card (IC), a selfie and fill in your details, after which, your account will be verified. Verifying your account also gives you protection against fraud with Touch ‘n Go’s Money Back Guarantee (MBG) policy.

By the way, here are five reasons why you should claim your e-Tunai Rakyat credit from Touch ‘n Go eWallet.

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The Touch ‘n Go app is available for download for Android and iOS.

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