Cash is good but a smart card is better, e-wallet advocate Mondex Taiwan said yesterday.
Mondex Taiwan, a subsidiary of MasterCard, announced that 600 Hi-Life convenience stores would be accepting its store value card starting next Tuesday.
“You can purchase anything from newspapers to pientang (lunchboxes) using our Mondex card,” said company spokesman Harrison Hou. “You don’t have to worry about loose change and large bills anymore.”
Mondex’s electronic cash program can store value for up to five currencies and is globally inter-operable, said Hou. In Taiwan, cardholders are allowed to store up to NT$10,000 in their e-wallets, he continued.