M2u Visa Direct – International Money Transfer

Maybank2u users are now be able to use M2U Visa Direct, an international fund transfer service which allows Maybank Savings and Current account to transfer funds to an overseas Visa debit, credit or prepaid cards via Maybank2u.

This service will bring a lot of convenience to Maybank2u user to transfer fund overseas and the most importantly, it only cost RM10 per transfer. On top of that, there is no service fee charged to the beneficiary for receiving funds.

Upon transfer completion, the funds will be credited directly to the beneficiary’s card account. The method for the beneficiary can access the funds depending on card type and shown below.

  • Visa debit card – Funds will be credited into the beneficiary’s banking account linked with the Visa debit card. Beneficiary can do cash withdrawal, bill payment or retail purchases.
  • Visa credit card – Funds credited into Visa credit card will offset the Visa credit card’s outstanding balance. The beneficiary can directly use the available credit balance for bill payment or retail purchases.
  • Visa prepaid card – Visa prepaid cardholder can directly use the available credit balance amount for bill payment or retail purchases.

With M2U Visa Direct, Maybank2u users may transfer money to more than 200 countries with an exception to Visa card issue in Columbia, Cuba, Iran, Israel, USA, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela.

Another good feature of M2U Visa Direct is the money will be fast credited to the beneficiary card. For card with fall under Fast fund category, the money will be available almost realtime (within 30 minutes) while for Non fast fund category, the money will be available within 2 working days.

The transaction limit are as below

  • Minimum transfer amount – RM300.00
  •  Maximum transfer amount – RM7,500.00
  •  The limit is also subjected to a total of RM50,000 per calendar month or 8 transactions per calendar month whichever is earlier.

The service is available 24 hours x 7 days a week except during Maybank2u maintenance hours.

MyDebit Payment System in Malaysia

MyDebit 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 MyDebit service providing the cardholder who made the purchase is present to authorize the refund transaction.

MyDebit 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.

MyDebit payments system is managed by MyClear (Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Negara, the Central Bank of Malaysia.