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Visa now available for use with Singapore transit

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Commuters can choose to pay for public transport in Singapore by tapping their Visa contactless cards or compatible mobile devices at MRT stations or buses, as part of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) SimplyGo initiative.

The project with LTA is one of Visa’s largest implementation for contactless acceptance for transit. All banks – Bank of China, CIMB, Citibank, DBS, HSBC, ICBC Bank, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UOB that issue contactless enabled Visa cards are part of this transit initiative.

Singaporeans will be able to make mobile contactless transactions through compatible devices including Apple Pay, Fitbit Pay, Google Pay™ 2 and Samsung Pay.

Singtel Dash mobile wallet users can tap and pay for bus and train rides with their Dash Visa Virtual Account.

We are excited to bring contactless transit payments to our cardholders in Singapore as part of LTA’s SimplyGo initiative. By opening up contactless acceptance for transit, we are removing friction from the travel experience, eliminating the need for Singaporeans and tourists to wait in line to top up their stored value travel cards.

Kunal Chatterjee, Visa Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei



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