OCBC Bank Malaysia the first to offer all-in-one digital payment terminals

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank (Malaysia) Bhd ( Bank) has become the first foreign bank in the country to offer all-in-one digital terminals for merchants to integrate and accept all cards and e- transactions on a single device.

The initiative was made possible through the bank’s recent partnership with cashless payment solutions provider Revenue Group Bhd (RGB).

The all-in-one digital payment terminal developed by RGB will simplify the payment acceptance process as it enables physical retail merchants to accept both card and mobile wallet payments using a single digital payment terminal.

According to OCBC Bank head of consumer lifestyle finance Ryan Kong, the deployment of the all-in-one digital terminal enables the bank’s merchant partners to accept multiple payment services such as major e-wallets as well as multiple card schemes.

“The Android-based terminal also allows OCBC Bank to maximise the potential of the application, with the option to expand to include features like reward points accumulation and redemption at merchant purchase points. This places us in the forefront of the development of payment technology.

“OCBC Bank currently has more than 11,000 electronic data capture (EDC) terminals nationwide through a diverse range of merchants spanning a variety of industries including food and beverage, retail, fashion, electronics, telecommunications and petrol stations,” he said in a statement today.

The fashionable and compact payment device is powered by the Android operating platform and comes with a high definition colour touch screen display and a super-fast thermal printer that is neatly hidden below to maximise screen usage for customers performing electronic transactions.

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The digital payment terminal has a wide range of connectivity, including 3G, 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth networks, enabling physical retail merchants to process electronic transactions wirelessly and offer their customers a fast and convenient service experience.

It also generates electronic transaction reports every business day to enhance operational efficiency.

RGB managing director and group chief executive officer Eddie Ng Chee Siong said the company’s all-in-one digital payment terminals can handle a myriad mobile Quick Response (QR) code payment services including Alipay, Boost, Touch ‘n Go, UnionPay and WeChat Pay, as well as MasterCard, MyDebit, JCB and Visa, making payment management simpler and more efficient for physical retail merchants.

“Through this digital payment terminal, physical retail merchants will be able to accept payment through multiple channels involving QR codes, near-field communications (NFC), chip cards and traditional magnetic strip cards,” he said.

Ng also added that this will augur well for RGB as the deployment of more EDC terminals will translate to higher revenue for the Group from the rental or sale of terminals as well as electronic transaction processing services.

RGB’s three business segments are the distribution, deployment, and maintenance of EDC terminals, electronic transaction processing services for credit and debit cards as well as solutions and services related to payment infrastructure.

As at October, RGB managed more than 45,000 EDC terminals nationwide.

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