September 4, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia has awarded the Grand Prize of RM50,000 for its BMW e-Direct Debit Sign-Up and Win campaign winner Bob Wang ZhongFeng.
The campaign which ran from October 15, 2019 to March 31, 2020, was organised in collaboration with its direct debit partners – Citibank Malaysia Bhd and Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet).
“As the first captive financial services provider in Malaysia to offer this payment solution, we are happy to see such a welcoming uptake of the service amongst our customers nationwide. BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia is committed to continue innovating our payment solutions to ensure more flexibility and accessibility in the years to come.
“The loyal support of our customers – even throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period has been our greatest source of motivation; and we would like to offer our gratitude to all who have participated in this campaign,” said its managing director Tobias Eismann in a statement.
The cash prize was awarded by Tobias to the winner, accompanied by Citi Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Lee Lung Nien, and PayNet Group CEO Peter Schiesser.
“Signing-up for BMW e-Direct Debit online was an extremely easy and seamless process. The service took so much hassle out of my monthly loan repayments; now, I can just relax and wait to be notified of a successful fund transfer every month. I would like to commend BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia for their professionalism and care for their customers,” Wang said.
BMW Group Financial Service Malaysia has collected more than RM 6.4 million through the BMW e-Direct Debit registration service, since its introduction in April 2019. It offers payment convenience and efficiency to BMW customers nationwide.
Direct Debit is a payment solution that allows customers of businesses or billers to make automated recurring payments from their bank account. In line with the BMW premium ownership experience, BMW customers can register for e-Direct Debit service easily via the BMW Group Loyalty+ mobile application.
“The partnership between Citi Malaysia and BMW is one that continues to drive innovation and usage of e-payment solutions which are simple, convenient and more secure. We recognise that digital is the way forward, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership enables Citi to boost the adoption of e-payment solutions among consumers as part of our commitment in making Malaysia a cashless society,” said Lee.
Meanwhile, Peter said “PayNet is pleased that our collaboration with BMW and Citi Malaysia with our Direct Debit service has given their customers the convenience of a secure and hassle-free payment option. Direct Debit provides consumers with peace-of-mind as they no longer need to worry about missed payments.
“The provision of cashless channels that complement and add value to customers’ financial lifestyle is important in accelerating the shift to a cashless society,”
To find out more about BMW e-Direct Debit and other range of payment solutions, please visit https://www.bmw.com.my/en/topics/bmw-owners/bmw-financial-services/overview.html