Hi, I’m Ian.
I’m currently managing an online business that I’ve started two years ago.
Recently, I’ve received an invitation to a Maybank event as a beta tester for its brand new Maybank2u Mobile App.
I was excited as I personally have multiple accounts with Maybank. This includes a personal savings account, fixed deposit accounts, a stock trading account and a corporate account for my online business.
The event was held in the Happ Cafe at Tropicana Avenue. The entire 90-Minute Demo Session was fun and highly interactive as it was hosted by Prem from Mix.FM.
After the event, I began to reflect on how I’ve been managing my own finances. I’ve realized that I’m pretty old school despite still being in my 20s. This is because, prior to this event, I need my laptop and home WiFi to settle my financial matters.
I’ve decided to repent.
Thus, I’ve downloaded the brand new Maybank2u Mobile App as soon as it’s available on Google Play Store.
In a Glance …
I started by logging into my personal account.
Promptly, I was given an overview of the latest cash position in my accounts. This includes my savings account and fixed deposit accounts. In addition, this app does include a person’s credit card accounts, loan accounts and other wealth accounts. I think, it is pretty comprehensive.
This would give me an idea on my current financial standing first before making or committing to a financial decision.
Pay Bills Anytime & Anywhere
Next, I checked out the Payment function.
I’ve realised that the app allows me to pay bills conveniently. In addition, I found several useful features which include:
Choosing & Register my Favourite Biller
I was given a selection ranging from Astro, Maxis, Tenaga National Bhd, Indah Water, Digi, Celcom, Syabas and Telekom Malaysia. As I’m a Maxis Customer, I’ve chosen Maxis as my Favourite Biller.
Viewing my Outstanding Bill Amount
Sometimes, I tend to forget the amount of my outstanding Maxis bill. Prior to the app, I may need to refer to the invoices sent by Maxis or ask the Maxis staff before making payments. It’s a hassle. Now, with the app, I’ll be always updated on the latest bill amount at anytime and anywhere.
Fund Transfers Made Easy
Moving on, I explored the function on fund transfers. I think, it is pretty useful in many ways.
Firstly, I do incur a number of expenses as I run my online business. To name a few, these include web maintenance fees, web hosting fees, and commission payments to my respective business partners and affiliates. With this app, I’m able to transfer funds to make the necessary payments to them quicker and more conveniently.
Secondly, I’m able to transfer funds from my corporate account to my favourite recipient. That’s me. From my personal account, I’m able to make financial decisions much faster. This includes adding to more fixed deposit accounts, personal spendings, and to invest in local stocks.
On Prepaid Reload
Personally, I’m not a prepaid user. But, my parents are.
The brand new Maybank2u Mobile App allows users to load credit into their prepaid plans.
Cheekily, I’ve decided to test out this function by adding RM 10 worth of credit into my mom’s prepaid plan without her knowing about it.
Soon, my mom was notified and was puzzled on how she’d received the RM 10 credit. My mom looked so confused. I couldn’t help but to put on a cheeky smile on my face. Needless to say, I had fun making fun of my own mother.
Finally, I spilt the beans. My mom has the revelation about the app and how she’d received her RM 10 credit. She felt relieved and gave me a big hug. Then, she said, ‘From now on, son, you load money into my prepaid account. Thank you very much!’
How to Get My Own App?
In short, I find the app pretty useful and would encourage to get it if you are a Maybank customer yourself.
The brand new Maybank2u Mobile App is now readily available on both App Store and Play Store for iOS and Android devices. Just search ‘Maybank’ anda lookout for the icon with the ‘New’ banner on the top left corner of the Image as shown below.
Screenshot from Google Play Store
From there, it’s a one-way traffic towards installing and using your Maybank2u Mobile App on your smartphone.
This article is contributed by Ian Tai, Content Producer of KCLau.com.