Touch ‘n Go (TnG) has been teasing their first Visa prepaid card since December 2022. Last year, only a limited number of users can apply for it. But, not anymore.
Today, TnG launched its first numberless Visa prepaid card and TnG eWallet users can start applying the card now. The card is now available for free, but there is an RM 5 delivery fee.
This Visa card is linked to the user’s TnG eWallet account balance, and can be used for payments at a number of terminals that accept Visa card payments and PayWave. So, you can bring this card with you when you go travelling overseas.
In addition, users can also withdraw money through ATMs that support this Visa card, in addition to using this card for online purchases. In Malaysia, ATM withdrawals cost RM 1.40, whereas international withdrawals cost RM 15. There’s a RM 8 annual fee and a RM10 application fee but users don’t have to pay for that until further notice.
The card’s daily maximum transaction amount is RM 5,000 or RM 1,000 limit per transaction. For PayWave, the maximum transaction limit is RM 1,250 or maximum 5 transactions per day at RM 250 per transaction.
According to SoyaCincau, the numberless Visa card attempts to protect against fraud and offer greater privacy. The TnG eWallet app allows users to view the actual card information and conduct online purchases. The app also controls card security, including card freezing and PIN setting.
Even though the Visa card bears the TnG’s name, you cannot use this card as a TnG card because it’s not possible to have both functions in one card due to interference.
The design of the Visa card was created by Damien Wong, an artist from United Voice who was diagnosed with autism and TnG will donate RM2 to United Voices for every card applied.