NETS Prepaid Card
The stored value card for shopping, dining and traveling on public transport
The latest payment card for public transport travel and everyday spending
The NETS Prepaid Card is accepted at all NETS retails points and for public bus and train fares. Simply tap to pay with your card and be on your way.
Use NETS App to top up and manage transactions on-the-go, prevent overspending by setting daily limits and alerts, lock lost card and recover balances.
A modern alternative to cash, NETS Prepaid Card can be used for various purposes – from traveling to shopping, dining and managing dependants' allowances.
Need to spread some joy? Purchase a NETS Prepaid Card as a gift card for your loved ones, so that they can buy and enjoy what they truly want. It is the perfect gift for any occasion.
Make the most of your NETS Prepaid Card with NETS App
Download NETS App and link your NETS Prepaid Card to the app.
Perform top-up, set transaction limits, view card balance, transaction history and lock card to prevent unauthorized use right from the app.
No more time wasted queuing for physical top-ups.
Benefits of NETS Prepaid Card
A payment card for all
Everyone can own a NETS Prepaid Card as no credit approval or bank account is needed.
Manage your transactions on-the-go
View your card balance, transaction history and perform top-ups easily via the NETS App. No more time wasted queuing for physical top-ups.
Enjoy wide acceptance
With over 130,000 retail points island-wide, you can use your NETS Prepaid Card practically everywhere in Singapore*. Simply tap to pay at the cashier, as well as for your rides on buses, the MRT and LRT.
*At all NETS accepting stores and merchants
Safeguard funds from fraud and misuse
Misplace or lost your NETS Prepaid Card? Use the lock card function on NETS App to prevent fraud and misuse. Card balance from the lost card can also be refunded directly to your bank account easily.
Top up anytime, anywhere
Top up on-the-go, or opt in for Auto Top-up and never have to worry about insufficient card value. You can easily top up your card via the NETS App using NETS bank cards, credit or debit cards. Your preferred payment card can also be stored on-file to speed up the process. For a one-off top-up without registration, simply top up from NETS App (skip account registration) or at https://prepaid.nets.com.sg/top-up.
Link multiple cards in one account
You can link up to ten (10) cards to a single NETS account in NETS App.
Start sharing the benefits and convenience of the NETS Prepaid Card with your family and friends today.
Keep track of your budget
Use NETS App to manage expenses by setting daily spending limits and spending alerts for your card, making this exceptionally useful for your dependents and domestic workers.
Using your card for public transport travel
1. Minimum card balance
For travels on buses, LRT and MRT, kindly ensure that you have at least $3 in card balance to avoid waiting 15 minutes for your card to be unblocked after top up. $3.50 will be reserved from your card balance if you have less than $15 in balance so as to ensure sufficient funds for public transport.
Notice: The previous $3 reserved amount has been changed to $3.50 since January 2023.
2. Card unblocking
Cards with less than $3 will be blocked from further use for public transport.
If you are unable to enter, top up your card immediately, then tap your card on the MRT fare gate/card reader on buses to initiate unblocking. Wait 15 minutes for card to be unblocked before the card can be used.
If you are unable to exit, approach the Passenger Service Centre at MRT stations for assistance.
3. View fare and card balance
Link the NETS Prepaid Card to NETS App to view your card balance, transaction history and receive notification alerts when the balance is low. Viewing of fare and card balance on the MRT fare gate/ card reader on buses is not available for NETS Prepaid Card.
4. Charges of public transport fares
Train and bus fares are not deducted immediately from the card balance. Instead, the daily total ride transactions will be reflected as a lump-sum amount a few days later on NETS App.
Available for purchase from these partners and locations
TransitLink Ticket Offices
Price: $10 ($5 non-refundable card cost and $5 stored value)
Where to top up?
Sign up for a NETS account and link the NETS Prepaid Card to the app. Opt in for Auto Top-up for the ultimate convenience.
If you are gifting this card or visiting as a tourist, do not link card to your own device. Once a card is linked to NETS App, it is not transferable to another user.
7-Eleven convenience stores
Top up with cash at over 400 stores island-wide. A top-up convenience fee of $0.50 is charged for every top-up transaction.
Commonly Asked Questions
Your card has a validity period of five years. The validity date is indicated on the back of the card. You may seek a full refund up to 12 months after the validity period. Please use the NETS App to assist in the refund process. It takes up to seven business days for the refunds to be credited to your bank account. No refunds are allowed 12 months after the validity period.
You can top up any amount between $10 and $100 each time using your credit/debit card. You can perform a maximum of 5 top-ups per card per day.
Top-up convenience fees are waived for the following funding sources:
- DBS/POSB issued Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards
- UOB issued Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards
Top-up convenience fee of $0.50 per top-up is applicable for the following funding sources:
- All other bank issued Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards
- Amex credit/debit cards
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