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NETS launches top-up service on FlashPay Reader App for motorists

Zafirah Salim | Feb. 23, 2016
Motorists can now top up their FlashPay and AutoPass cards using Android-based smartphones on the go instead of visiting specific locations in Singapore.

NETS has launched a new top-up service on its FlashPay Reader app, allowing motorists to top up their NETS FlashPay and AutoPass using Android-based smartphones with Near-Field Communication (NFC) capability.

Issued to foreign-registered vehicles, the Autopass Card is a stored-value card that serves as an electronic vehicle entry permit.

Previously, foreign motorists could only top up their Autopass Cards at specific top-up locations in Singapore. With this new top-up feature, foreign motorists can now use credit cards issued by Singapore or Malaysian banks to top up their Autopass Cards on the go.

Cardholders will receive a one-time password (OTP) on their phones, where they are required to authenticate the transaction and place the card on the phone to complete the top-up. For Singapore credit cards issued by DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB, a flat fee of $0.25 will be charged for each top-up, while a fee of S$0.50 applies to credit cards from other banks. The maximum top-up amount per transaction is S$50.

"About 55,000 foreign vehicles arrive in Singapore daily. This new feature on the FlashPay Reader app offers great convenience and enhances visitor experience for motorists driving into Singapore, be it for business or leisure. This will be very welcomed by motorists who plan to visit Singapore during the festive periods when vehicular traffic tends to spike," said Joseph Chua, Head of Business Services, NETS.

"We are constantly exploring the use of technology to provide greater convenience to our customers. With the new top-up feature on the FlashPay Reader App, motorists will no longer have to search for top-up locations. LTA will continue to work with third-party service providers to offer more innovative, people-centred solutions that will enhance the service experience of our customers," added Alison Tan, Group Director, Vehicle Services, Land Transport Authority.

The app is currently only available for Android users, and is available for download on Google Play Store. The app will be extended to iOS users once wireless-enabled functionality is available to iOS users.

 

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