Switch to digital payments today!


Switch to digital payments today!

At a Glance

Enjoy savings when you use FAST/PayNow instead of cheques!

Digital payments made via FAST or PayNow offer businesses greater agility, efficiency and security; helping you manage your working capital better with near real-time receipts of funds.

Features & Benefits

Why should you go digital?

Manual Transactions have Costs

Manual Transactions have Costs

The cost to use cheques and physical transactions at the branch includes transaction fees as well as administrative overheads to queue, transact and reconcile any transaction. From 1 August 2022, the following charges for cheque deposits and over the counter (OTC) transactions are levied.

Cheque Deposit:

  • S$0.75 per cheque

Fee waived for first 2 cheques deposited every month till end of Jan 2023.

Over-the-counter transactions*:

  • S$5 per transaction for CASA/MCA
  • S$20 per transaction for Business MCA
  • S$40 per transaction for Business Starter MCA

Fee waived for first 5 OTC transactions every month till end Jan 2023.

*Including: Cash withdrawal/deposits, cheque encashment.

Cheques and OTC transactions Take Time

Cheques and OTC transactions Take Time

The transaction settlement for cheques is not immediate. Cheques deposited with the banks typically takes 2 days to process.

For OTC transactions, processing time will be limited by the branch operating hours.

Cheques and Trips to Branch can be Inconvenient

Cheques and Trips to Branch can be Inconvenient

Instances of damaged cheques , incorrect signatures can result in delayed settlement of cheque transactions , hindering cash flow management for your businesses . Making OTC transactions at the branch would require you to commute and to bring your documents and cash with you.

Digital Payment Modes

Instead of issuing cheques or visiting the branches , take advantage of the instant capabilities of FAST that is available 24/7, as well as the convenience of making payment to PayNow registered proxies i.e. Company UEN or NRIC or mobile number . Choose from a wide range of digital payment modes for these purposes:

Supplier and Vendor Payments

Supplier and Vendor Payments

Use any of the following electronic payment modes available on DBS IDEAL:

Payroll and Commission

Payroll and Commission

Manage payroll with our innovative packages under the Start Digital Programme
Provide banking privileges for your employees with DBS Workplace banking packages
Use Giro Payroll on IDEAL.


Tax and Utility Payments

Tax and Utility Payments

Set up recurring Bill payments using DBS Commercial Cards, or use Bill Payment on DBS IDEAL.

How it Works

Switch to digital payments with DBS IDEAL

Simply log in to DBS IDEAL, our internet banking platform and start using FAST or PayNow for payments.

DBS IDEAL also offers the following benefits:

  1. Accessibility to your bank accounts anytime, anywhere via DBS IDEAL Mobile app,
  2. Time-savings through saved templates for repetitive payments and an intuitive payment’s user interface,
  3. Hassle-free reconciliation through a variety of account and transaction reports,
  4. Automated Alerts and reminders across key banking activities.

Enjoy the benefits of Digital Collection solutions too!


STEP 1: Simply link your Company’s UEN to your DBS bank account number

STEP 2: Indicate your UEN, or a generated PayNow QR on your website, invoices or online channels for your beneficiaries to pay you.

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STEP 1: Register and download the DBS MAX app.

STEP 2: Track and reconcile payments made to your merchant QR code instantly.

STEP 3: Get consolidated funds into your bank accounts at the end of day.

Eligibility & Fees

Instead of issuing cheques, take advantage of the instant capabilities of FAST that is available 24/7, as well as the convenience of making payment to PayNow registered proxies i.e. Company UEN or NRIC or mobile number.


S$0.50 per transaction
PayNow lookup fee waived till 31 Dec 2021

  Inward PayNow Waived till 31 Dec 2025  
How to Apply

For more information, please contact DBS BusinessCare at 1800 2222200 or email us at [email protected]