ComfortDelGro is tying up with Masterpass, a digital payment service which requires no cash nor physical card. This will make ComfortDelGro Taxi the first taxi company in Asia to accept Masterpass for street hail trips.
Passengers would need to select the “Pay for Street Hail” option on the ComfortDelGro App. They then use the App to scan the QR Code that is on the taxi’s cashless payment terminal or key in the taxi number to pair the trip to Masterpass. There will be no administration fees and GST for this street hail fare payment mode.
Ang Wei Neng, CEO of ComfortDelGro Taxi said: “Street hail forms a very significant portion of our daily taxi trips. As such, we are very excited and pleased to work with long-time partner, Mastercard, in becoming the first taxi company in Asia to accept Masterpass for street hails.
“This latest offering on our App is part of our relentless pursuit to provide more options that are innovative, valuable and convenient for our passengers.”
Deborah Heng, country manager of Mastercard Singapore, said: “ We have seen tremendous response to our Masterpass digital payment service within the ComfortDelGro App as commuters in Singapore continue to seek fast, convenient and secure payments. With the extension of Masterpass for Street Hail, the first for Mastercard globally, consumers will enjoy the same seamless experience where passengers and taxi drivers will no longer have to wait and settle payment by cash or card at their destination.”