PUTRAJAYA, 15 January 2020 – Malaysians aged 18 years and above who earn less than RM100,000 annually are eligible to claim E-Tunai RM30 through one of three e-wallet operators – Grab, Boost, and Touch ‘n Go – starting from 8am today.
In efforts to encourage digital payment adoption among Malaysians, the government has allocated RM450 million for this initiative.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Finance Ministry (MoF) will consider increasing the amount if the RM450 million is fully claimed.
Since the E-Tunai kicks off this morning, E-wallet operators have unveiled multiple incentives to attract consumers for registrations: Boost is offering a maximum RM8,888 cash prize, Touch ‘n Go eWallet is offering an RM30 cashback and a weekly lucky draw contest, while GrabPay is offering cash vouchers worth up to RM3,000.
To ensure that the initiative will boost the digitalisation process, the RM30 must be spent between Jan 15 and March 14, 2020, and any unspent portion will expire after that period.