Singapore-based OCBC Bank says it will work with the country's contactless transit card scheme EZ-Link to launch a mobile-phone top-up service for commuters. Consumers in Singapore use EZ-Link cards for trains, buses and retail purchases. The mobile top-up service would require customers to use credit or debit cards to add value to EZ-Link accounts. Customers would use their mobile phones to access OCBC's mobile banking or the EZ-Link Web sites, the bank says in a statement. Customers would receive the added value when tapping their transit cards at an "EZ-Online" station, Patrick Chew, the bank's head of group delivery, tells CardLine Global. EZ-Link has installed the stations at five "high-traffic" train stations, Chew says. Ten schools also "have agreed to provide a dedicated [computer] with an EZ-Link card reader attached to allow their students to update the increased value in their cards for immediate use," Chew adds. EZ-Link customers make more than 4 million transactions each day, the bank says.


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