Central Bank of India launches ‘RuPay Select’ Contactless Debit Card
By Edil Corneille
Today, Central Bank of India in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched a unique variant of the contactless Debit Card – ‘RuPay Select’ on the occasion of bank’s Foundation Day. The offering by the bank in the form of the RuPay Debit Select Card will focus on customers’ lifestyle, fitness, rejuvenation, nutrition and personal care.
Users of the Central Bank RuPay Select Debit Card can avail complimentary membership and concessional access to golf courses, gyms, spas and restaurants. Additionally, they would be entitled to discounted health check-ups with the National Common Mobility Debit Card (NCMC) which also has the feature of facilitating offline transactions in transit as well as retail purchases.
Pallav Mohapatra, MD & CEO, Central Bank of India expounded, “Central bank is launching two customer utility products on the occasion of 110th foundation day of the Bank. First product is RUPAY SELECT DEBIT CARD, which is launched in association with NPCI. This premium card designed especially for select category with wellness as key feature. Customers having select card will enjoy benefits such as complimentary Health check-ups, Gym, Golf, SPA and lounge access at selected centres besides Accidental Cover of Rs.10 lakh at no extra cost to customers. FASTAG is other product launched in association with OSTA. Customers using our FASTAG will not lose any interest by transmitting the funds into FASTAG account, instead the customer will cross the Toll Plaza with Central Bank of India FASTAG based on recharge amount blocked in his Savings account and the account will be debited on next day of transaction unlike other players having such product where the fund is transferred to a wallet by debiting account of the customer.”
Dilip Asbe, MD & CEO, NPCI enthused, “We are happy to partner with Central Bank to offer the exclusive RuPay Select Debit Card to the customers. The RuPay Select Debit Cards reflect customers’ lifestyle – from complimentary lounge access, cashbacks to exclusive concierge services, it provides an enriching experience to the users. This Card is a step ahead by NPCI to ensure that customers get ‘select’ experience of exclusivity and superiority with safe as well as hassle-free contactless payment option. RuPay Debit Select Card also adds a new dimension to our RuPay portfolio and we believe it would act as a change catalyst for the customers to follow the path of better wellbeing.”
The Central Bank RuPay Debit Select Card comes up with features such as airport lounge access to over 20 domestic and more than 500 international lounges along with accidental and permanent disability insurance cover up to INR 1 million.
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