SINGAPORE - If you've ever had to drive through an ERP gantry without enough funds in your cashcard to pay the fee, you should know how painful it is to have to pay a fine for a mistake caused by momentary carelessness.
But this may be a worry of the past.
From now, you will have less reason to fret as EZ-Pay has been enabled for motorists with DBS and POSB credit cards. EZ-Pay allows ERP payments to be charged directly to credit cards as long as the motorist has registered to do so on the EZ-Pay website.
EZ-Pay works by linking an in-vehicle unit (IU) to a credit card, so the CashCard does not even have to be in the IU when an ERP charge is incurred.
The payment system was first rolled out last year to Citibank credit card users. No subscription or top-up fees are needed.
Customers can log in to their EZ-Pay accounts online or refer to their monthly credit card statements to check records of the ERP transactions.
EZ-Pay will be made available for carpark charges soon.