ASIA – AirAsia has become one of the latest companies to join the ranks of digital wallet providers with its own app, BigPay. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Bhd Group chief executive officer, announced the service on Twitter saying it was part of the company’s digital strategy.
“One day this product will be worth more than AirAsia. Many features being rolled out. Soon more cash on AirAsia,” Fernandes said
He also added that the BigPay electronic wallet would eventually offer foreign exchange remittances and there’s a possibility of even money lending to AirAsia’s database of 63 million names. According to the application Google Play page, the app was linked to Mastercard and could be topped up from their debit or credit cards.
BigPlay is said to be accepted at over 30 million stores that accept Mastercard globally. Also, users would earn AirAsia Big loyalty points when they spend and get zero processing fees when they book a flight with the airline.
The app’s page also made assurance that it was regulated by Bank Negara Malaysia and it had the latest security protocols including fingerprint and facial recognition to verify the identity of the user.
The app, BigPay, is available of Google Play store and the Apple App store.