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POSB Smart Buddy
At a Glance
Smart Buddy is the world’s first in-school savings and payments wearable on your child’s wrist. It lets your child tap to pay in school and at selected merchants, check on balances, and track fitness levels. All with a tap on the terminal or a simple push of a button.
Paired with a mobile app, you can instantly allocate allowances, check on savings or spending, and be informed of your child’s whereabouts with the bus tracker and in-school locator feature. Most of all, you get to do them all while on the go.
Get your child future-ready by getting his or her school on board now!
How it Works
With the POSB Smart Buddy watch, students are also able to track their fitness activity such as steps taken and calories burnt.
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*trial in progress
- Install FREE payment terminals which accepts Smart Buddy watch, Student Concession Card and EZ-Link Cards.
- Analyse children’s spending, eating and fitness behaviour for improvements in the curriculum.
- Manage disbursement of funds for students under the Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS).
- Please email POSB Smart Buddy Team to find out more.
Setting up the watch
Once you’ve received the Smart Buddy Welcome Pack, download the Smart Buddy Mobile App to get started.
Note: The Smart Buddy mobile app is published by Network for Electronic Transfers (SG) Pte Ltd.
Auto-transfer of Monthly Savings
You may opt to automatically transfer your child’s Allowance and Stamp Savings into his/her Savings Account.
All you need to do is link your child’s Savings Account with POSB Smart Buddy and enable “Auto transfer to child's Savings Account” on your Smart Buddy Mobile App.
Find out if your child’s school has POSB Smart Buddy from the list below. Alternatively, you may email your child’s school and encourage them to onboard Smart Buddy.
|Admiralty Primary School||All|
|Alexandra Primary School||P3 - P6|
|Anchor Green Primary School||P4 - P6|
|Anderson Primary School||All|
|Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)||TBC|
|Bedok Green Primary School||All|
|CHIJ Katong Convent||Teachers|
|Clementi Primary School||All|
|Concord Primary School||All|
|Delta Senior School||Y1 - Y2|
|Evergreen Secondary School||All|
|Fengshan Primary School||Teachers|
|Fuhua Primary School||P3 - P6|
|Grace Orchard School||FAS|
|Guangyang Primary School||TBC|
|Haig Girls' School||All|
|Henry Park Primary School||All|
|Jurong West Primary School||All|
|Keming Primary School||Teachers|
|Lianhua Primary School||All|
|Marsiling Secondary School||All|
|Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)||All|
|Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)||All|
|North View Primary School||P4|
|Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Pri)||TBC|
|Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Sec)||All|
|Pei Chun Public School||All|
|Queenstown Primary School||All|
|Raffles Girls' Primary School||All|
|Riverside Primary School||TBC|
|Rivervale Primary School||P3 - P5|
|School of the Arts (SOTA)||TBC|
|Seng Kang Primary School||TBC|
|Shuqun Primary School||P5|
|Si Ling Primary School||All|
|St Joseph's Institution International||All|
|Townsville Primary School||P3 - P6|
|Wellington Primary School||All|
|West Spring Primary School||All|
|West View Primary School||P4 - P6|
|Woodlands Ring Primary School||All|
|Woodgrove Primary School||P3 - P6|
|Xingnan Primary School||All|
|Yishun Primary School||TBC|
|Zhonghua Primary School||TBC|
Your child may also tap to pay at retailers out of school, subject to the daily allowance limit set on the mobile app. Simply look out for this logo to identify NETS Contactless retailers.
Here are some retailers where Smart Buddy watches are accepted for payments:
- Cold Storage
- HAO Mart
- National Library Board
- NTUC FairPrice
- Sheng Siong
When making payment, simply say “Payment via NETS*”.
Smart Buddy watch is NOT a NETS FlashPay card.
Cashier/Merchant to select NETS as a payment mode per below:
$5 Digital Smiley Stamps
Get 10 free digital Smiley Stamps worth S$5.00 with minimum 5 transactions on your Smart Buddy Watch! Find out more.
Promo ends: 30 June 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, children may opt to pay using their Smart Buddy Watch or cash at the canteen or bookshop.
No, parents' have the discretion of enrolling their child under the Smart Buddy Programme.
No, registration for Smart Buddy is currently available for participating schools only.
Yes, the free watch will be sent to your registered mailing address within 1 week upon successful sign up.
No, the watch is splash & water resistant. Do advise your child not use the watch in the shower or when he/she goes for a swim.
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Deposit Insurance Scheme
Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors and monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under the Supplementary Retirement Scheme are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$75,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under the CPF Investment Scheme and CPF Retirement Sum Scheme are aggregated and separately insured up to S$75,000 for each depositor per Scheme member. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured.