Issued by EZ-Link Pte Ltd, the ez-link card was the very first contactless stored value card introduced for public transit use on the MRT, LRT and buses in April 2002. Due to its contactless nature, the card completes all its transactions within 0.2 seconds and in this way, revolutionarily makes travelling on buses and trains that much faster and smoother. The new ez-link card which is CEPAS* compliant was the first CEPAS card to be launched in Singapore in 2008 and to date, remains the number 1 choice for contactless prepaid card payment in Singapore. Today, the ez-link card has become synonymous with convenient, quick, accurate and secured cashless transactions. Almost every Singaporean carries at least one ez-link card in his or her wallet not just for transit purposes but for all kinds of lifestyle payment needs such as ERP charges, shopping at retail outlets, dining, government services and so much more. *CEPAS stands for Contactless ePurse Applications, a Singapore standard.