You can either pay your helper's salary by cash or bank transfer. Please ensure that monthly payouts are recorded.
Paying by bank transfer is strongly encouraged as you will both have a record of payments if you need it. If your helper's new permit is issued in 2019 onwards, your helper will have a POSB bank account set up automatically if she does not have an existing bank account in Singapore. Her POSB bank card should arrive by mail within 14 working days after the work permit is issued.
If you and your helper have agreed to salary payments via cash, you should both sign a salary receipt every month and both keep a copy of this. Our agency also provides a Salary Sheet in the Annexes of your Employment Contract for both parties to record and acknowledge monthly payments made.