Charging money to your UNIcard with Polyright Cashless

Cashless Account setup with Polyright Cashless and loading money to your UNIcard

In order to use your UNIcard as payment card for in e.g. SV refectories, you have first to load money to your UNIcard. Your balance is managed on the UNIcard Server and not directly on your card. Should you lose your UNIcard, your money is still available and is not lost. In addition you should block your UNIcard immediately when you lose it or suspect an unauthorized usage.

Loading your UNIcard with your desired amount is done with Polyright Cashless. You have first to setup a personal Polyright Cashless account. Only having setup the Cashless account first, you can load money with your chosen loading option.

Please consider following informations when setting up your Polyright Cashless account:

  1. You can either use your personal Unibas email address or any other accessible email address when setting up your cashless account (see picture: highlighted green). This email address together with your chosen password is used for your future logins into the Cashless portal.
  2. Using your personal Unibas email address, your Cashless account is automatically connected to your UNIcard. Using another email address, you have to connect your personal Unibas email address to this Cashless account (see picture: highlighted blue) in a second step. Only after connecting your Unibas Email account to the Cashless account, you will be able to load money on your UNIcard.

You have several options to load money on your UNIcard:

  1. Credit card, online banking (only Postfinance) Twint, Masterpass - your balance is nearly immediately available on your UNIcard.
  2. e-Banking option by using the provided payment slip - your balance is available after 2-6 days.

Step 1: Register your personal Polyright Cashless Account

cashless unibas account infos
[Translate to English:] Cashless Account Unibas leer

You can either use your personal Unibas email address (see picture: highlighted blue) or any other accessible email address (see picture: highlighted green) when Registering your Cashless account. This email address together with your chosen password is used for your future login into the Cashless portal.

Using your personal Unibas email address in this step, your Cashless account is automatically connected to your UNIcard after having confirmed your identity with the received email during the registering process.

Using any another accessible email address, you have first to confirm your identity with a received email on this email address and in a second step connect your personal Unibas email address to this Cashless account (see picture: highlighted blue). Only after connecting your Unibas Email account to the Cashless account, you will be able to load money on your UNIcard.

Important: Never use the same password on your different accounts!

Optional Step 2: Connect your Unibas Email address with the Cashless account

[Translate to English:] Unibas Email Adresse hinzuf├╝gen

Using a non-Unibas email address for your Cashless login, you have to connect your personal Unibas email address to this Cashless account. Only after this step, your Cashless account is connected to your UNIcard.

Connecting your Unibas account is done with the function 'Add email address'.

Step 3a: Loading money onto the UNIcard with credit card / online banking / Twint

[Translate to English:] Aufladung UNIcard mit Kreditkarte Twint Online Banking

Loading money onto the UNIcard with with credit card / online banking / Twint, your balance is nearly immediately available.

Step 3b: Loading money to your UNIcard with E-Banking ('payment slip')

[Translate to English:] UNIcard e-Banking Aufladung

By using the E-Banking loading option, you have to transfer the desired amount onto a Post account with a reference number. This payment can be done either on the Swiss Post or via e-banking with the provided payment slip. Your balance will be available on the UNIcard after 2-6 days.

Important: Please use the individual provided reference number out of the cashless portal/app and not the shown reference number from this user guide!

Optional: Polyright Cashless App for iOS und Android

[Translate to English:] Cashless App

Mobile users can install the provided Polyright Cashless App on their devices (iOS/Android). A Cashless account is needed to use this app.

Functions of the Cashless App:

  • Check balance and transactions of your personal UNIcard account
  • Loading money
  • Transfer money to a UNIcard owner (with or without Cashless Account)
  • Block your UNIcard immediately when lost or unauthorized usage

You can find the Cashless App for iOS here and for Android here.

Problems wit the Polyright Cashless Portal?

Should you have problems with the Polyright Cashless Portal please address Polyright directly. Contact informations can be found under following link Polyright Cashless Support.

Having problems with transactions or loading tasks, please address our Service Desk of the University directly.