Starting mid-next month, travelers can use Grab to book another kind of ride to the airport. Introducing the GrabPay mobile e-wallet. GrabPay has partnered with KLIA Ekspres to allow commuters at KLIA, KLIA2 and KL Sentral to use GrabPay credits to pay for their rides and enjoy limited time offers.
You can use the Grab app to pay merchants or partners that use a GrabPay QR code. Spending GrabPay credits will earn users GrabReward points, which can be used to redeem items and services on its GrabRewards catalogue.
That’s not all—users can also transfer money to each other directly via the app!
“What’s stopping many in Malaysia from going cashless is the perceived lack of safety and convenience,” says GrabPay Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines managing director Ooi Huey Ting. “By working with partners who share our vision, we put ourselves at the centre of Malaysians’ day-to-day lives. When users are accustomed to paying for daily essential services, such as transport, food delivery and payment, we can help to expedite Malaysia’s transformation towards a more cash-like economy.”
GrabPay is also directing its initial roll-out on food and beverage merchants; GrabFood. They include chains like Tealive, Teochew Chendul, KGB Burgers, Tedboy Bakery, and Devi’s Corner to name a few.
It’s also partnering up with Maybank, allowing users to top up credit into their GrabPay account via Maybank’s Internet banking portal.
Seems like Grab is steering itself into some really interesting stuff!