Jump to content

Govt to allow households to pay utility bills via PromptPay


snoop1130

Recommended Posts

Govt to allow households to pay utility bills via PromptPay

By The Nation

 

165809f6a85edf20f8e647590a6aaa29.jpeg

Apisak

 

The government is going to allow households to pay their tap water and electricity bills via the PromptPay channel without being charged a transaction fee, as part of its efforts to promote a cashless society, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said on Monday.

 

The government will also ask banks to waive fees for e-payments worth up to Bt700,000 per transaction, from the current fee-free limit of Bt5,000, beginning in the next few months. After that, the value of fee-free transactions may be raised to Bt2 million a time, the minister said.

 

The government will also start to give value-added tax rebates for the poor holding welfare cards, from next month, he added.

 

Since the government initiated the PromptPay service early last year, 44.3 million accounts have been registered with the system and some Bt2.6 trillion worth of e-payments have been made.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30353072

 
thenation_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright The Nation 2018-8-27
Link to post
Share on other sites

"...as part of its efforts to promote a cashless society"

 

Think about it !

No cash means no freedom ! Every online payment can be [and will be] tracked by the Government.

100% full surveillance of every payment ... a nightmare to come and nobody bothers - insanity on the highest level !!!

 

... you don't comply to anything the Government wants - they simply cut you off the system.

A dream come true for any Tyrant !!!

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

Has anyone been using this service? I have tried and tried to pay my electric bill online. The PEA site is horrendously designed. I cannot find this promptpay site anywhere. 

It's not a site ! It's a payment tool designed by banks.

Any bank in Thailand offers the service.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, brain150 said:

It's not a site ! It's a payment tool designed by banks.

Any bank in Thailand offers the service.

 

It is just as easy to go to 7/11 as it is to go to the bank to make a payment. Actually easier, as there is no waiting time. When will this country get it's act together, when it comes to online services?

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, spidermike007 said:

 

It is just as easy to go to 7/11 as it is to go to the bank to make a payment. Actually easier, as there is no waiting time. When will this country get it's act together, when it comes to online services?

Who goes to a bank to make payments? All utility payments can be made online although I have a standing order for electricity.

 

Having said that I don't really understand the purpose of Prompt Pay although I'm registered for it with my bank (SCB).I can make instantaneous payments on the bank website to anyone with a bank account for a fee of Bt 25.

 

Anyone care to explain?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...