KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) – PayLink Global (M) Sdn Bhd is ready to launch Paylink Global Kiosk, its first multi-payment kiosk for the Malaysian market, in August this year. The company was set up in January this year.
Its chief marketing officer K. Gouripagan said Thursday that PayLink Global was in talks with some services providers in the utilities and telecommunications sectors interested to sign up for the services.
Based on this, he said the company was confident of putting up at least 500 kiosks in the Klang Valley before year-end.
“We expect to have about 10,000 kiosks across Malaysia by 2013 to facilitate and function as a one-stop payment centre for all Malaysians,” he told Bernama at a preview of the PayLink Global Kiosk here.
The multi-payment kiosk enables consumers to make payments to service providers or merchants for mobile prepaid top-ups, utility bills, payment to municipalities, purchase of cinema tickets, remitting funds overseas and other services.
This kiosk, which uses GSM (global system for mobile communication) signals without fixed line connectivity, accepts cash and other modes of payment, Gouripagan said.
The GSM network, he said, allowed greater reach at locations in remote areas, providing customers the convenience of making payment at any time.
Having established its brand in Kazakshtan and Vietnam, PayLink Global’s mission is to become a leading integrated solution provider for the payment collection needs of its partners in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
The company has put up more than 13,000 kiosks in Kazakshtan. It started its pilot project with the country’s largest cellular operator KCell and is now accounting for 40 per cent of the payments collected for KCell, with the transactions valued at more than US$400 million in 2008.
“We also aim to extend our services by providing e-money and mobile banking facilities, thus catering to different needs of the people,” Gouripagan said.
“Service providers will also be able to advertise their products and services through the kiosks,” he said.