I'm looking for a way to top up my Octopus card without having to go to the counters in the stations.
Unfortunately none of my credit cards can have the Octopus function and I don't want to apply for another one.
There is the AAVS function, but I'd like to retain better control of what's coming out of my bank account.
So there is this O!ePay thing.
The way I understand it, it's a free service offered by Octopus and works kind of like a virtual wallet. I transfer money from my bank account to this wallet, the transfer can be "pulled" from the Octopus app via the signing of an Autopay with my bank, and then I can transfer money from my this wallet to my Octopus card. Not the simplest but... once setup it looks easy enough. I realize that it takes 2 business days for the transfer from my bank to O!ePay to be effective, probably because they use eTransfers, which is also okay with me, it's not like I use my Octopus card like crazy in the first place.
Anyone here having bad experience with this O!ePay or does it work in practice as advertised ?
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