Uber resumes credit card payments
BENGALURU: You can now pay for your Uber rides using international and Indian credit cards. The taxi-hailing app that had come under the RBI scanner for flouting the two-step credit card verification process has worked through the regulatory rigmarole to restart its credit card payments in the country all over again.
"Adhering to RBI regulations, there shall be a two-factor authentication flow built into the app and we'll need you to enter your online banking PIN or one-time password before we can charge the fare to your card," the company said in a statement. Riders have the option to add as many cards as they like as a payment option.
Uber said the new feature was available to all Android users immediately and will be available on iOS (Apple devices) in the coming weeks. Uber will also continue to accept Paytm wallet as a mode of payment.
The RBI had come down heavily on Uber for storing customers' credit card details and deducting fares without a second-factor authentication. Following that, the much-storied San Francisco-based startup tied up with Paytm to launch a mobile wallet within the app, allowing riders to pay for their trips without using cash. Filling cash in the mobile wallet involves use of a second-factor authentication, thus meeting the RBI's requirement. But it still is slightly less convenient than a credit card because users need to constantly refill the wallet.
Uber has expanded exponentially, to 18 cities in India in just over a year of its launch. Rival Ola is also growing at a scorching pace, riding on the back of a $400 million funding led by Russian investment firm DST Global.
从初入印度的18座城市开始，通过一年时间优步已经经历了指数级的扩张。在以俄罗斯投资公司DST Global领衔的四亿资金的支持下，Rival Ola也迅猛成长。
Superman Cid MARS 22 hours ago
UBER is black listed. It must quit India !!!
Praveen Kumar Unknown 19 hours ago
If you go to chennai, Taxis are always better than the auto's. The chennai autowallas loot your. They don't put meter even in front of the police.
Sidharth New Delhi 21 hours ago
Dear Cid, did you ever booked a taxi in your life? please dont talk non sence here. UBER has improved a lot and its helping people to opting nice and affordable cabs.
Subrata Pramanick Unknown 20 hours ago
Right Uber Taxis are affordable and easy to get compared to yellow taxi and some other cabs. But they should keep the option of cash payment at least for the elderly persons.
Gautam New Delhi 22 hours ago
uber is good thing that happened to Delhi.. help a lot..thanks..
Subrata Pramanick Unknown 21 hours ago
To get more riders Uber must accept cash. Many people who want to ride Uber are not capable of paying though PayTm or Credit card.
Shashi Srivastava Auckland 23 hours ago
Why is Uber not banned in India yet????