Singaporean Mandarin Database
This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
General Interbank Recurring Order (GIRO)
A nationwide electronic money transfer service introduced by the Singapore Government, which can be used to pay bills.
- “财路”转账服务的英文名称为“General Interbank Recurring Order”，简称“GIRO”，因此中文音译为“财路”。
- “财路”是1984年成立的转账服务，主要服务的对象为结算机构、客户与银行。“财路”的推出配合了1985年3月14日推出的“少用现款交易运动”（National Campaign to Minimize Cash Transactions）。这项为期三个月的运动主要有三个目的：鼓励国人允许雇主将他们的薪金转入银行，运用财路缴交账单和推广电子付费 （Electronic Funds Transfer）的使用。
- “General Interbank Recurring Order” is abbreviated to “GIRO” in English, therefore the term “财路” is the transliteration of GIRO.
- GIRO is a fund transfer service introduced in 1984. It is a mechanism between billing organisations, customers and the bank. GIRO was launched in conjunction with the “National Campaign to Minimize Cash Transactions” introduced on 14 March 1985. The three-month campaign served three purposes: encourage Singaporeans to receive their salaries from employers via direct transfer to their bank accounts; encourage Singaporeans to pay their bills through GIRO; and to promote the use of Electronic Funds Transfer.
Public Utilities Board (PUB) users can now pay utility bills through the bank GIRO service. (Lianhe Wanbao, 19/2/1986)
TERMS USED IN OTHER REGIONS
自动转账 (Mainland China), 代收代付业务 (Taiwan)