EPS Company (Hong Kong) has introduced a service that enables the territory’s elderly to withdraw small amounts of cash at Circle K convenience stores.
The first phase of EPS EasyCash for Senior Citizens has been launched as an extension to the EPS EasyCash service. It allows senior citizens to withdraw money at designated stores without needing to make a purchase.
EPS GM Raymond So says the company hopes to engage more business partners and plans to expand the service to most districts in Hong Kong by the end of this year.
“Making customers’ lives easier is Circle K’s core motto,” says CEO Richard Yeung of parent company Convenience Retail Asia. “With Circle K’s extensive network, we hope to provide the community in need with a convenient and fast cash withdrawal channel through this co-operation.”
To use the service, elders simply go to the counter at Circle K store and present their senior-citizen card and ATM card issued by EPS member banks. Circle K staff members will help elders make withdrawals of up to HK$500 (in multiples of HK$100).
In the first phase, the service will start in 34 Circle K convenience stores across Tin Shui Wai, Sheung Shui, Yuen Long, Cheung Chau and Tung Chung, Lantau Island. By the end of the year, the service will be available at most Circle K stores in Hong Kong.
Established in 1884, EPS Company is a consortium of 20 major banks in Hong Kong with a mission is to provide greater convenience for customers and merchants through electronic payment transfers. Its EPS secured cashless retail payment system is available at more than 30,000 locations in Hong Kong and Macau.