Electronic payment services like PayLah! allow customers to pay for their purchases seamlessly without the need to carry cash. Now, PayLah! users can look forward to the same level of convenience when they travel overseas.
DBS recently launched its collaboration with UnionPay International (UPI), allowing customers to tap into the latter’s QR payment network which comprises 31 million physical retailers across 45 countries.
With the integration, PayLah! customers will be able to pay for their purchases at participating outlets overseas by simply scanning their corresponding QR codes using the popular app.
DBS announced the availability of DBS PayLah! in overseas countries through a press release on Tuesday (21 Jun).
Users can now use UnionPay’s existing QR code payment network of 31 million brick-and-mortar retailers in 45 countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, and China.
DBS is also the first Singapore bank to enable such a service for its customers.
The new service will allow DBS PayLah! users to make secure payments to UnionPay QR code-enabled merchants worldwide. The service also saves users the trouble of queueing to exchange currencies as the app will handle the currency conversion for the transaction.
To scan and pay for your shopping expenses, simply heed the following steps:
1. Open the DBS PayLah! app and tap ‘Scan’.
2. Hold the phone over the UnionPay QR code to scan it and key in the payment amount
3. Review and confirm payment details, before hitting ‘Let’s Go’.
To generate a QR code for the merchant to scan, follow these instructions:
1. Open DBS PayLah! app and tap ‘My QR’.
2. Select UnionPay and choose either Mainland China or SG & Others.
3. Show the QR code to the merchant to scan.
4. Once scanning is complete, select ‘Begin Payment’.
5. Review and confirm payment details before hitting ‘Let’s Go’.
DBS and UPI will also be celebrating the launch of the service with a series of promotions, available only for DBS PayLah! users.
Customers need only scan the UnionPay QR code with the PayLah! app at selected merchants to enjoy the offers.
With access to UPI’s payment network, making payments at participating overseas merchants will be a breeze — no longer will we have to suffer through long queues at money exchangers the day before our trips.
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