I was invited to attend the Maybank2u 2.0 exclusive preview last Monday, at Delicious in Marc Residence, just next to KLCC. Maybank2u is the most visited website in Malaysia with 157 million pageviews per month, even more popular than The Star Online (local news) and Malaysia Today (political blog).
I’ve got some goodies from the event and it will be given to you. Read this whole post to find out how you can participate to get these exclusive items.
Are you a M2U user?
I have been using M2U for many years. Honestly, I am not facinated by the existing M2U service, but I still use it a lot because most people has a Maybank account. There are Maybank branches everywhere. It is easy for you to get paid, and also save you the inter-bank transaction cost if you are going to pay someone online.
You shouldn’t be too worried about the security of internet banking. It is now much safer than before to do transaction online.
How’s the new look?
This is how existing M2U looks like. In the secured login page, you will find a very long list of items and functions you can perform on the left sidebar. It is indeed very confusing and takes some time to get used to it if you are a new user.
But with the new M2U 2.0, it is much better! Everything is neat, tidy and easy to navigate with tabs on the top header. The login button is shifted to the top right corner.
Functionality wise, it is pretty much the same as before. You can do a lot of money-related transaction with M2U. I think the best part is that M2U recruited more than 600 corporation payees. You can practically pay most of the bills online that you can think of.
This is the new login page.
I really like the new layout too. All the essentials stuff are above the fold, meaning that you don’t have to scroll down in order to look at the whole page.
The best part is that you can directly request a TAC on the bottom right corner. I believe that if you are an existing M2U user, you must have encountered the problem of TAC late delivery. Whenever we need to do a new transaction that is not registered before, we need the six digit TAC delivered to our mobile phone for security reason. There are occasion when the TAC only came several hours later after the request. You can now request for the TAC at the first moment you login with the new M2U 2.0.
This is the first time I attended this sort of gathering that involves other bloggers. I met YowChuan from Meshio.com, who is also a local personal finance blogger. I thought I am very tall (182cm), but YowChuan is even taller! We have a great chat and I believe we will be working together on some projects in the near future.
There are many other bloggers who attended the preview session. Some of them had already blogged about it.
Here is just a short list:
Did you know that Maybank2U.com (M2U) has over 1 million active users each month?Â
I was skeptical especially when there are too much user involvement during the user experience studies…
All in all, its pretty straightforwardly nice and well organized. The grid layout is consistent, and makes things easy to find.Â
Do you want this Pendrive?
I got a very nice exclusive PenDrive during the event. I am going to giveaway the 2.0 Gb Pendrive to one of the commenter on this post. Just leave a comment to get a chance to win this Pendrive.
Just tell us what you think about Maybank2u? What’s your experience with it? What is the new features you anticipate?
I will draw a winner next Wednesday. If you write a post about this giveaway and link to this post, you will get another entry.
Happy internet banking!