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Visa launches Bill Pay in Singapore

Travel News Asia Thursday, 10 August 2006

Visa International has launched Visa Bill Pay, an online service that enables Visa cardholders in Singapore to make bill payments conveniently using their Visa cards. Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to introduce Visa Bill Pay.

The service is being offered through Singapore Post, which provides and manages bill payment services in Singapore under its vPOST service. Cardholders can visit www.visabillpay.com.sg to pay bills and set up reminder services on the Visa Bill Pay website. The service is also available on StarHubs i-mode, which allows users to make convenient secure bill payments on their i-mode mobile phone using their Visa cards. There is no subscription fee for this service.

Gordon Cooper, Visas country manager for Singapore and Brunei said, Visa Bill Pay is a convenient service that will change the way bills are paid in Singapore. The convenience appeals both to billers and consumers. Consumers can now simplify the task of paying several bills. Consumers need only log onto one site and pay all their bills using their Visa cards. He added that cardholders could avail of the credit period for repayment as well as earn applicable reward points for every payment. Billers have access to a faster, efficient and secure way to receive payment from consumers, thereby reducing their administration costs.

Singapore Posts track record of innovation and quality made them the ideal long-term partner for Visa to bring electronic billing and payment services to Visa cardholders, he added.

On the partnership with Visa, Ms Lynette Koh, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Singapore Post, said, By combining vPOSTs electronic billing and payment expertise and Visas payment brand leadership, we are now able to offer a more attractive and convenient service to both billers and cardholders.

In addition to www.visabillpay.com.sg, the service enables all Visa cardholders in Singapore to pay a variety of bills at the vPOST website or through StarHubs i-mode service. Some of the current billers include M1, StarHub, Community Chest, The Salvation Army and HomeTeam NS. New billers are expected to be added in the coming months.

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