We have tokenized 28 million cards; empowering Indian consumers with secure transactions

  • Tokenized cards account for 80% of monthly active cards on the Paytm app, in alignment with Reserve Bank of India’s mandate on card-on-file tokenization

We are excited to share that we have made significant progress in the card-on-file tokenization initiative by the Reserve Bank of India. We have tokenized 28 million cards across VISA, Mastercard and RuPay in an effort to make online card transactions safe and secure for consumers. With this rapid pace, we will be able to purge saved card data ahead of the RBI deadline.

The tokenized cards account for 80% of monthly active cards on the Paytm app. This further drives convenience for consumers with faster checkout as well as success rates that are at par or higher compared to saved cards.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO – Paytm said, “Paytm is committed to safe and secure online payments, and in that direction, RBI’s tokenization efforts are a key milestone for the industry. We recognised the need for tokenized cards and implemented the same on Paytm app. We are seeing incredible success and this will go a long way in bringing India’s payment system online while also making it trustworthy and safe for customers.”

As per the RBI’s guidelines, all online merchants/ecommerce stores have to comply with the card-on-file tokenization feature by June 30, 2022.

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