McDonald's® Malaysia Partners Maybank To Move Malaysia Closer Towards Cashless Society
10 Aug 2016
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AZMIR (kanan) dan Abdul Farid menunjukkan proses pembayaran tanpa tunai di kaunter pembayaran McDonald's Seksyen 3, Shah Alam, pada majlis pelancaran kerjasama antara McDonald'€™s Malaysia dan Maybank ke arah mewujudkan masyarakat tanpa tunai, hari ini. - Foto NSTP

Kuala Lumpur, 10 August 2016 – McDonald's® Malaysia has partnered Malaysia’'s largest bank, Maybank, to offer cashless payment options at its restaurants nationwide in line with Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) vision to transform Malaysia into a cashless society by 2020. Customers can now pay for their favorite meals at McDonald's® with their credit card, debit card or even MaybankPay (mobile wallet) at over 140 McDonald's® restaurants across the nation.

“Here at McDonald's®, we are committed to delighting our customers with great food and service, as well as modern conveniences that enhance their overall experience of the brand. At the same time, we also see ourselves as a key player in serving broader national initiatives designed to move the nation forward. The key advantage of cashless payments is clear; it’s convenient and will help customers save valuable time when making payments by simply scanning a bank card,” said Azmir Jaafar, McDonald's® Malaysia Managing Director. “By deploying cashless payment system in all McDonald's® restaurants nationwide, we aim to do our part in taking Malaysia one step closer towards becoming a cashless society. This collaboration with Maybank as our official banking partner is another milestone in our continuous efforts to strengthen and grow our operations in Malaysia.”

Group President & CEO of Maybank, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias said, “This collaboration reinforces our commitment to provide unparalleled payment convenience to customers wherever we operate, as well as to support the government’s agenda in promoting cashless payments in Malaysia. It is also very much in line with our strategy to become a digital bank of choice in the region.”

“As a leader in electronic banking and the Cards business, we believe that Maybank is well positioned to offer McDonald's® a convenient and secure digital platform to enhance customer experience and shorten payment processing time at its restaurants,” continued Datuk Farid. “We will continue to use our wide reach and robust technological capabilities to work with partners such as McDonald's®, to meet the ever-changing needs of customers in the region today.”

No minimum order is required for payments by cards at McDonald's®. To further encourage the use of cashless payments during purchases, McDonald's® Malaysia is offering a free Frozen Coke or Sundae Cone on a minimum purchase of RM10, which are paid by cards[1].

Since 2015, Bank Negara Malaysia has undertaken significant reforms in the card payment industry as part of its vision for Malaysia to move towards a cashless society by 2020. In line with this, McDonald's® started to roll-out cashless payment systems beginning January 2016 and aims to complete this exercise at all of its restaurants by the end of the year.

KUALA LUMPUR– McDonald's® Malaysia menjalin kerjasama dengan Maybank untuk menawarkan pilihan pembayaran tanpa tunai di semua restorannya di seluruh negara.

Ia seiring dengan visi Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) ke arah mewujudkan masyarakat tanpa tunai menjelang 2020.

Pengarah Urusan McDonald's® Malaysia, Azmir Jaafar, berkata dengan mengaplikasikan sistem pembayaran tanpa tunai di restoran McDonald's® seluruh negara, pihaknya berhasrat untuk memainkan peranan penting ke arah mewujudkan masyarakat tanpa tunai di negara ini.

"Sesungguhnya, dengan kerjasama Maybank sebagai rakan perbankan rasmi, hal ini adalah satu lagi pencapaian penting dalam usaha kami untuk mengukuh dan mengembangkan operasi kami di Malaysia," katanya pada majlis pelancaran kerjasama itu di sini, hari ini.

Menerusi kerjasama itu, pelanggan kini boleh membayar hidangan kegemaran mereka di lebih 140 restoran McDonald's® seluruh negara dengan menggunakan kad kredit, kad debit atau MaybankPay.

Tiada pesanan minimum diperlukan untuk pembayaran menggunakan kad di McDonald's®.

Bagi menggalakkan pembayaran tanpa tunai, McDonald's® Malaysia turut menawarkan Frozen Coke atau Sundae Cone percuma bagi setiap pembelian minimum sebanyak RM10 dengan pembayaran menggunakan kad.

Sementara itu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif dan Presiden Kumpulan Maybank, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, berkata kerjasama itu mengukuhkan komitmen pihaknya untuk menyediakan kemudahan pembayaran tanpa tunai kepada pelanggan di semua lokasi operasi bank itu.

"Malah, ia turut menandakan sokongan kami terhadap agenda kerajaan dalam menggalakkan pembayaran tanpa tunai di negara ini.

"Selain itu, inisiatif ini juga bertepatan dengan strategi kami untuk menjadi bank digital pilihan utama di rantau ini," katanya.

Katanya, sebagai pelopor perbankan elektronik dan perniagaan berasaskan kad, beliau percaya Maybank berada pada kedudukan yang cukup baik untuk menawarkan platform digital yang mudah dan selamat kepada McDonald's®.

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