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How To Make Use Of All The E-Wallets In Malaysia

How To Make Use Of All The E-Wallets In Malaysia

With the launch of Touch n’ Go and Boost e-Wallet on ShopBack, the battle to win the hearts and minds of Malaysians to use their e-wallets is really heating up. With so many players and promotions, it can get a bit confusing for us. Thus, we at ShopBack have curated a list of the e-wallets that are worth getting simply for the deals and convenience.

What Are e-Wallets?

e-Wallets mobile payments

Simply put, an e-wallet or digital wallet refers to an online service or electronic device that enables someone to make transactions electronically. This consists of things like making purchases at online and offline merchants. These e-wallets can be topped up using Netbanking, debit cards, credit cards or using cash to buy prepaid cards. This credit is then used to purchase things that range from e-commerce payment fees, insurance, booking hotels, recharging phone data, paying for food or paying bills. Usually, the user’s bank account, phone number or other forms of identification such as your identity card and driver’s license are tied to the digital wallet for authentication purposes and prevention of fraud.

As only about 10% of the overall transactions made in Malaysia were digital wallet transactions, the technology is still not widely adopted in Malaysia. Things are about to change. With the likes of Alibaba, Tencent, Grab, Boost, Samsung and Razer introducing their e-wallets in Malaysia, these are exciting times. Although this technology is not widespread yet, there are deals and offers to be had when you signup for these e-Wallets. Here are 5 e-Wallets you should look out for.

e-Wallets in Malaysia to Get

1. Boost


Boost Digital Wallet
Image Credit | Boost | Facebook.com

Backed by the huge Axiata Group, the Boost digital wallet has been growing exponentially. On top of having big merchants like Steam, Krispy Kreme, MBO Cinemas KK Super Mart, Fave, Boost Juice Bar and Tealive on board; you can use Boost at places like the Pasar Malam and hawker centers as well. Do note that you’ll have to deposit money into the wallet before you use it.

Why You Should Get it

  • Boost uses the convenience of QR code payments so you won’t need a phone with NFC
  • Allows you to purchase voucher codes and electronic gifts that you can send to your friends
  • Vouchers and cashback on the app
  • Allows you to easily split the bill with friends

Boost Promotion

Currently, Boost is having a promotion where you stand a chance to win an iPhone 11 Pro or a Boost Shake Reward of up to RM500 when you upgrade your Basic Wallet to a Premium Wallet. All you have to do is verify your Boost account!

Applicable Terms & Conditions:

1)  Spending a minimum of RM10 on Scan & Pay.

2) Deposit or using the Send Money feature to get an entry

3) Winners will be announced every Wednesday.

Boost is available on both iOS and Android.

2. Touch ‘n Go

Image Credit: Touch n’ Go

If you’re a Malaysian, you’ve definitely heard of Touch ‘n Go. The transport e-Wallet is used most prominently to pay toll fares at toll plazas throughout Malaysia. All you have to do is tap your Touch ‘n Go card on the reader, and you’re good to go! The service is used by an estimated more than 10,000 Malaysians and continues to serve more today. Not only does Touch ‘n Go has a toll fare card but it also has an e-wallet which you can use to pay for shopping, healthcare products, transferring money through your Touch ‘n Go card, and more!

Why You Should Get It

  • You can pay for movie tickets using your Touch ‘n Go card
  • Easier transfer money between Touch ‘n Go eWallet
  • Top up eWallet for Toll usage
  • Purchase of flight tickets through Touch ‘n Go
  • Retail purchase with attached merchants
  • Drive through tolls using money from your eWallet

Touch ‘n Go Promotions

Purchase movie tickets at TGV for only RM10 all day with the Touch ‘n Go eWallet until 1 Sep 2020! Also, the eWallet is offering 35% off ticket purchases and 10% off Retail & F&B at Legoland Malaysia from 15 October to 31 December 2019.

Touch ‘n Go is available on iOS and Google Play

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