EZ-Link Now an Accepted Mode of Payment on
oBike Mobile Application
All Android users in Singapore to top up oBike Wallets on the go with ez-link cards
SINGAPORE, 03 October 2017 – Starting today, ez-link card users will have one more attractive and seamless travel option to choose from. EZ-Link Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest issuer of CEPAS-compliant cards, and oBike Asia Pte Ltd today announced a new partnership that enables ez-link card payment for oBike Android mobile app users. The acceptance of ez-link cards will allow even more commuters to enjoy cycling as a healthier and eco-friendly travel option.
Leveraging on EZ-Link’s Near-Field Communication (NFC) mobile payment technology, users simply need to tap their ez-link cards onto the back of their Android mobile phones to top up their oBike wallets. They can then see EZ-Link M-Payment as a payment option when they login to their oBike app on their Android phones and select it to initiate payment for the top-up.
Screenshots of using ez-link card to top up credits in oBike wallet
EZ-Link is working with MGG Software, the solution provider of EZ-Link M-Payment platform, to add more features progressively, like the refund of oBike deposit to ez-link cards, in the Android mobile app. There is no additional charge for using EZ-Link M-Payment.
“EZ-Link is excited to embark on this new journey with oBike to enable more commuters to enjoy oBike rides with their ez-link cards. Beyond public transit and retail, we are always looking for opportunities to enhance the benefit of the ez-link card and expand the usage to new lifestyle categories. It is our way of contributing to Singapore’s smart nation goal by using technologies to bring about better, more enjoyable living. This is a momentous start for EZ-Link as we continue to bring many other mobile payment options to our customers in the near future,” said Mr Nicholas Lee, Chief Executive Officer, EZ-Link Pte Ltd.
“As a homegrown and leading bike-sharing operator in Singapore, oBike is thrilled to partner EZ-Link in supporting all Singaporeans on their journeys; whether it is on their first or last mile commute, or simply having a family day out. With the added convenience of being able to top up their oBike wallets via EZ-Link, we hope to empower all users across ages and lifestyle needs, to travel seamlessly whenever they hop on an oBike,” enthused Mr Edward Chen, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of oBike.
“The launch of contactless payment for oBike users in Singapore is a major milestone for us. Enabling the local community to use our service easily has always been at the top of our priority and we are excited to partner EZ-Link to make this happen,” Mr Chen added.
About EZ-Link Pte Ltd
EZ-Link’s core business is in the sale, distribution and management of ez-link cards, as well as the clearing and settlement of all ez-link card transactions generated in transit and non-transit (retail/merchant) sectors. To date, more than 17 million new CEPAS-compliant ez-link cards have been issued. In 2015, EZ-Link unveiled two new innovations in Singapore, EZ-Charms, the first non-card form factor, as well as the “EZ-Link Rewards with Perx” to reward commuters for using public transport with the ez-link card. EZ-Link continues to set new cashless trends with the “My EZ-Link Mobile” application, the world’s first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile application for contactless card top-ups; “EZ-Link NFC SIM”, the first NFC payment service on Singapore’s public transit; and “EZ-Pay”, Singapore’s first free card-less ERP payment service.
oBike is Southeast Asia’s first smart bike-sharing company which aims to become the next generation transportation company designed for first- and last-mile commuting. oBike’s mission is to make environmentally friendly transportation affordable, available and accessible by everyone and everywhere.
oBike first launched in Singapore as the country’s first station-less smart bike-sharing operator, and has since expanded to over 30 cities in 10 countries worldwide in under a year. The company has made cycling a convenient, fun and environmentally-friendly commute option to more than 2 million users across Southeast Asia alone.
For more details, please visit https://o.bike/. The oBike App is currently available on the App Store and Google Play.