Snapdeal has announced a partnership with BOB Financial and NPCI to launch a co-branded contactless RuPay credit cards targeting the online buyers from smaller cities, an official statement highlighted.
Snapdeal has joined hands with BOB Financial and NPCI to launch a co-branded contactless RuPay credit card that aims to popularise the adoption & usage of credit cards among the growing number of online buyers from India’s smaller cities and towns. The co-branded credit cards will be equipped with contactless features and will be offered on the RuPay platform.
BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda (BoB), one of India’s largest public sector banks. RuPay is the first-of-its-kind Global Card payment network from India, with wide acceptance at ATMs, POS devices, and e-commerce websites. RuPay is conceived and operated by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organization that powers retail payments in the country.
The Snapdeal-BoB co-branded contactless cards, powered by RuPay will be rolled out to users by March 2022 and will provide a range of reward points and other benefits to the cardholders – both while they shop on Snapdeal and also when they use the card at other online and offline transaction points.
Himanshu Chakrawarti, President Snapdeal Limited commented on this partnership, and said “We are particularly delighted to partner with BOB Financial and NPCI for the launch of this credit card. Just like Snapdeal, both Bank of Baroda & RuPay have a deep connection with users in Bharat. The synergies of this partnership will help accelerate the adoption of digital payments, especially amongst users living beyond India’s metros and Tier 1 cities”.
Shailendra Singh, MD & CEO, BFSL, also added “We are pleased to partner with Snapdeal in our shared objective of making credit card payments popular and rewarding for a large number of new users, who are now getting familiar and comfortable with online shopping options. We continue to acquire more customers from non-metros and other smaller locations and believe that Snapdeal’s close connect with buyers in those locations, along with Bank of Baroda’s stature and distribution strength will provide the right opportunity to promote credit card usage among new users.”
The partnership between Bank of Baroda, NPCI & Snapdeal brings together parties with a strong understanding of digitally-evolving Indian consumers. Between April 2018 – September 2021, more than 50 million (Mn) unique customers have shopped one or more times on Snapdeal. A pioneer in the space of credit cards, BOB Financial offers an array of credit cards, catering to all segments of customers.