To make it more convenient for Singaporeans to obtain spanking new dollar notes for the Lunar New Year, DBS/POSB will be setting up 29 pop-up ATMs at 10 community clubs islandwide.
In addition, DBS/POSB customers can also get crisp notes at all 58 SingPost branches in Singapore, up from six SingPost locations last year.
The pop-up ATMs will be located at community clubs in Bukit Batok, Chong Pang, Henderson, Kreta Ayer, Kampong Chai Chee, Mountbatten, Toa Payoh West, Yew Tee, Yuhua and Teck Ghee. (Full list with addresses below)
The ATMs located at Chong Pang, Kampong Chai Chee and Teck Ghee will be in community clubs which opens from 9am to 10pm daily while the rest are operational round-the-clock.
In a media statement, Mr Jeremy Soo, managing director and head of consumer banking group (Singapore), DBS Bank, said: "The Lunar New Year season is a cherished time for our customers, their families and loved ones. We want to ensure that banking with us during this busy season will be as simple and fuss-free as possible, hence our push to provide as many alternate locations for notes exchange as possible."
Customers will be able to use their DBS/POSB ATM card to withdraw new and good-as-new notes in sums of SGD 100 (SGD 2 x 50), SGD 300 (SGD 10 x 30), SGD 500 (SGD 50 x 10) and SGD 1,000 (SGD 10 x 20; SGD 50 x 16) from the pop-up ATMs, up to their individual card limit.
At all SingPost branches, customers can also use their DBS/POSB ATM card to withdraw new notes in two pre-packed options - SGD 500 (SGD 2 x 100; SGD 10 x 30) and SGD 1,000 (SGD 10 x 50; SGD 50 x 10).
The bank is also offering innovative ways for customers to celebrate Lunar New Year via its new digital offerings.
DBS PayLah! (go.dbs.com/PayLah), a mobile wallet that allows customers to easily send and receive cash via their mobile phones, now has a special "eAng Bao" feature. Users who have loved ones working or travelling during the festive season can now send them an eAng Bao via DBS PayLah! anytime, anywhere.
DBS will also introduce DBS Joyous Moments, an online social tool that gives one that extra spark and push to spend quality time with loved ones. You can send tailored e-calendar invites to ensure that the holidays will be well-spent with fun activities with family and friends. This service will soon be rolled out in Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
DBS/POSB red packets
Customers withdrawing new notes at DBS/POSB branches and SingPost outlets will receive a set of either DBS or POSB red packets. Bank staff at the pop-up POSB ATMs will also distribute the hongbao packets to customers who have made withdrawals.
This year's highly anticipated DBS red packets showcasing the iconic and adorable DBS Girl and Boy, Xing and Jaan, will come in more varieties.
Each packet now contains four designs featuring Xing and Jaan at play and celebrating the Lunar New Year. With the nation celebrating its golden jubilee this year, Singapore's well-loved mascot, Smiley, is placed in the front of the POSB red packets.
Always "Neighbours First, Bankers Second", POSB's red packets also depict multi-generations of Singaporeans celebrating the festive season in the heartlands and around Marina Bay.
Customers can also look forward to customising their red packets with auspicious red packet seals or stickers and sending mobile/online greetings to their family and friends by scanning the QR code on the back of the red packets
ATMs at 10 Selected Community Centres (CCs)
Bukit Batok CC, 21 Bukit Batok Central S659959 (Open 24 hours on Level 1)
Chong Pang CC, 21 Yishun Ring Road S768677 (Open from 0900 - 2200hrs)
Henderson CC, 500 Bukit Merah View S159682 (Open 24 hours)
Kreta Ayer CC, 28A Kreta Ayer Road S088995 (Open 24 hours on Level 1)
Kampong Chai Chee CC, 200 Bedok North Ave 1 S469752 (Open from 0900 - 2200hrs)
Mountbatten CC, 35 Jalan Satu S399479 (Open 24 hours)
Toa Payoh West CC, 200 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh S319642 (Open 24 hours on Level 1)
Yew Tee CC, 20 Choa Chu Kang Street 52 #01-01 S689286 (Open 24 hours on Level 1)
Yuhua CC, 90 Boon Lay Way S609958 (Open 24 hours on Level 1)
Teck Ghee CC, 861 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 S569734 (Open 0900 hours - 2200 hours)
For more information on DBS/POSB's new notes exchange initiatives, visit www.dbs.com.sg/cnynotes or www.posb.com.sg/cnynotes.