Everything You Need To Know About DuitNow

Fatin Haris

Fatin Haris

Last updated 06 September, 2022

Thank god technology continues to evolve and life gets easier each day! Not being dramatic, but imagine if we don’t have an instant option for a fund transfer like DuitNow? Imagine waiting a few working days for funds to transfer... 

Before we dive into details on DuitNow, let’s pause and talk about another option to transfer money locally which is the Interbank Giro (IBG)

Interbank Giro transfer is one of the ways for customers to move money to other accounts, and pay credit card bills or loans. Usually, an IBG transfer will take some time before it's reflected depending on a few factors such as the time you transfer the fund and bank cut-off time. Learn more, here

If you want to send or receive money instantly, opt for DuitNow

What is DuitNow?

Launched in 2018, you can transfer money instantly and securely with just the recipient's phone number, MyKad, Passport number, Army/Police number, or Business Registration number.

Which bank supports DuitNow?

Currently, you can register with DuitNow and perform transfers via more than 17 banks in Malaysia, including: 

  • Maybank
  • HSBC
  • RHB
  • UOB
  • Click here for the complete list of participating banks.

Do I need to register to transfer money via DuitNow?

No registration is required to transfer money via DuitNow. However, you do need to perform a one-time registration in order to receive money via DuitNow Transfer.

How to register for DuitNow Transfer?

You only need to register for DuitNow Transfer if you’re going to receive money via DuitNow Transfer.

If you’re transferring money, no registration is needed. Refer below for step by step to register for DuitNow Transfer

Step 1: Log on to your choice of Internet or Mobile Banking. Register by selecting your DuitNow IDs (MyKad or Phone Number).

How to Register DuitNow-1

Source: DuitNow.my

Step 2: Make sure all information such as DuitNow IDs and the receiving account details are correct before clicking the confirm button.

How to Register DuitNow-2

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Step 3: You’re all set!

How to Register DuitNow-3

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Alternatively, you can watch this video for a simple guide on how to register DuitNow via your preferred bank. 


Source: DuitNow.my

How can I receive payment via DuitNow?

Payers can transfer or pay you via your registered DuitNow ID. If you haven't registered yet, learn how to do so, above. 

Are there any fees or charges to use DuitNow?

No! It's FREE to send and receive money up to RM5,000. There will be an RM0.50 fee for transactions above RM5,000. However, this fee differs depending on each bank. Some banks will waive this fee.

What are other services offered by DuitNow?

Aside from transferring money locally, you can also use DuitNow QR which allows you to make payments and receive money from any participating banks and eWallets.

Read more on how to pay and transfer money with DuitNow QR in this link, here

Another service offered is DuitNow Request. It’s a service that enables you or businesses to send digital requests to collect funds from a payer. You can send payment requests at any time and is available via e-Wallet, Mobile, and Internet Banking

Check out this visual on how to use the DuitNow Request service: 

DuitNow Request

Source: DuitNow.my

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