PETALING JAYA: The Touch ‘n Go Group, through its e-wallet services provider TNG Digital Sdn Bhd – more popularly known as Touch ‘n Go e-wallet – has entered into a strategic partnership with global digital payment titan Visa, to launch the first corporate social responsibility-linked Visa prepaid card in Malaysia.
As the first numberless payment card in the country, TNG Digital said the card comes with stronger privacy features with enhanced card security controls, while also acting as a complementary payment channel to the e-wallet, enabling users to make payments even at merchants who do not have a Duitnow QR code.
In a statement yesterday, the company said the new card also allowed users to perform withdrawals at automated teller machines as well as transact online and offline payments internationally.
TNG Digital chief executive Alan Ni said the company is expecting strong demand for the new card as it would expand its e-wallet customers’ payment horizon internationally.
“Together with Visa, we have integrated innovation and advanced technology to deliver enterprise-grade security and features for this Visa card.
“With all the features incorporated in this card, Touch ‘n Go eWallet is now able to offer all the services equivalent to an alternative bank to all e-wallet users for free,” he said.
Meanwhile, Visa country manager for Malaysia Ng Kong Boon said the digital payment group was excited to partner Touch ‘n Go e-wallet for the launch of this prepaid card.
He pointed out that the collaboration would enable cardholders to pay at Visa’s wide network of over 80 million merchants worldwide.
The prepaid card also features TNG Digital’s and Visa’s alliance with non-governmental organisation (NGO) United Voice, the first NGO managed by individuals with learning disabilities.
United Voice promotes self-advocacy to reduce the isolation of people with learning disabilities, as well as providing them with the tools, training, platforms and experience to take control of their lives.