Kuala Lumpur, February 14, 2007 – In a move to further promote e-Payment in the country, Malaysian Electronic Payment System (1997) Sdn Bhd (MEPS) has teamed up with Maxis Communications Berhad (Maxis) to offer mobile prepaid subscribers the convenience of interbank Automated Teller Machines (ATM) prepaid top-up facility using their Bankcard.

Maxis is the pioneer mobile phone operator to sign up for mobile prepaid top-up service via interbank ATM wherein Hotlink subscribers can make transactions at ATMs via the MEPS Shared ATM Network. This collaboration is also supported by e-Pay Sdn Bhd, the technology partner that provides the link between Maxis, MEPS and participating banks.

At the signing ceremony, MEPS was represented by its Managing Director, Dato’ Mohd Hata Robani and Maxis was represented by its Head of Enterprise Business, En Fitri Abdullah.

According to Dato’ Mohd Hata, there are over 6,000 ATMs in the MEPS Shared ATM Network and Hotlink mobileprepaid subscribers will be able to top-up their Hotlink account directly from bank accounts in real time. This new service is a more convenient alternative to the traditional top-up vouchers or scratch cards.

“Today’s launch of mobile prepaid top up via Interbank ATM reinforces our effort in offering value-added services to our member banks and their customers. For mobile prepaid subscribers, the top-up facility via ATM offers an easy-to-use and convenient way as well as wider access for an immediate reload. It also adds to the overall banks customer experience and allowing them to have better control of their spending,” said Dato’ Mohd Hata.

“This service will immediately allow over 7 million of our Hotlink customers the convenience of real time top up through ATMs nationwide. With over 6,000 ATMs available nationwide, this service we provide yet another practical method of topping up. Currently, our customers can already reload their prepaid credit via SMS and online,” said En Fitri Abdullah.

This service is currently available for Affin Bank and Bank Pertanian customers. More banks and mobile phone operators are expected to participate in this service by the end of 2007.