e-Debit is a simple, secured, precise and cashless payments system. The payments system utilized regular ATM card to pay the merchant at the Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
Consumers only need to present their ATM card, key in the PIN number in order to complete the purchase transaction. Debit request is passed through the Inter-Member Network where the ATM Card, Personal Identification Number (PIN) and required funds for the purchase are verified by the issuing bank.
The payment will be deducted immediately from consumer’s savings or current account and deposit directly into the retailer’s or merchant’s bank account.
This provides consumers with better cash management and peace of mind as all transactions are PIN based. In addition, the new card is embedded with a sophisticated, tamper-resistant smart chip to protect consumers against the risk of fraud.
At the end of a successful transaction, the merchant will hand over the official receipt for the purchase.
Similar to the purchases made by any other payment method, refunds and exchanges are depending on merchant policy. Refunds can be processed through the e-Debit service providing the cardholder who made the purchase is present to authorize the refund transaction.
e-Debit are chip-based ATM cards issued by Malaysian banks. Some of the issuing banks are Affin Bank, Alliance Bank, Agro Bank, Ambank, Bank Islam, Bank Muamalat, Bank Rakyat, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Maybank, Public Bank & RHB Bank.
e-Debit payments system is managed by MyClear (Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Negara, the Central Bank of Malaysia.