DBS is back this Chinese New Year (CNY) with an enhanced version, boasting new features that deliver greater convenience and ease of use to customers.

First piloted during CNY 2019, DBS’ pioneering solution enabled users to ‘load’ desired cash values onto unique QR codes via DBS PayLah!, one of Singapore’s most popular mobile payment platforms with some 1.6 million users.

Enhanced DBS QR Gift with new features

To deliver greater convenience, time savings and festive cheer to consumers this CNY, DBS is rolling out a suite of new features for the DBS QR Gift:

DBS PayLah! for teenagers

Teenagers can now access DBS PayLah! with their parents’ consent (the service was previously open only to those aged 16 years and above). This allows youths to redeem DBS QR Gift cards on their own, saving parents the hassle of doing so on their behalf.

Open to all PayNow users

Previously exclusive to DBS PayLah!, DBS QR Gift cards can now be redeemed by both DBS PayLah! and PayNow users. All Singapore bank account holders with SingPass and a PayNow-linked bank account can now conveniently scan and redeem funds from DBS QR Gift cards and have the loaded value credited directly into their accounts.


The new bulk-loading feature enables customers to save time by loading up to 10 DBS QR Gift cards at once, instead of having to scan and load each at a time. The 10 DBS QR Gift cards will feature the same loaded cash value, message and animation.

New design

The DBS QR Gift is made of environmentally-friendly paper and designed so they can be given out without the use of red packets, with space for users to pen personalised messages for their recipients.

DBS QR Gift cards come in packs of eight and are now available for free at all DBS/POSB full-service branches, DBS Treasures Centres and POSB Pop-up ATMs located island-wide. The DBS QR Gift cards will be valid for use from 9 January 2020 to 21 February 2020; funds not redeemed by 21 February 2020 will be refunded to the givers.

Win up to SGD 888 in the DBS TapLah! Contest

DBS will be rolling out “TapLah!”, a mobile game hosted on DBS PayLah!. Players are required to collect as many gold coins (+3 points) and red packets (+25 points) as possible within 30 seconds, whilst avoiding the bombs (-10 points). Top players’ points will be listed and ranked on a public scoreboard.

The game will be live on the DBS PayLah! app from 25 January to 8 February 2020 (“game period”). Throughout this period, daily prizes of SGD 88 will be awarded to the top 25 players with the highest game scores at the end of each day. The player with the highest score of the entire game period will walk away with the grand prize of SGD 800.

To participate in the DBS TapLah! Contest, DBS PayLah! users simply need to partake in a qualifying transaction – giving and receiving of a DBS QR Gift between a unique giver-receiver pair (i.e. multiple transactions between the same giver-receiver pair are counted as one transaction) that takes place by 8 February 2020 is considered as a qualifying transaction. DBS PayLah! users gain one chance to play for every qualifying DBS QR Gift given and received.

For more details on DBS QR Gift and the DBS TapLah! Contest, please visit here.