When we think of online payments, one of the first apps that come to our mind is Paytm. That is the way it has been since the mobile payments app garnered popularity post demonetisation. However, Paytm’s popularity was not short-lived. The app continues to be a method of payment among masses even today.
Paytm Payments Bank, which initially started in 2017, has launched its new mobile banking app in an effort to make smartphone payments even simpler for users. According to Paytm, the payments that will be made by the new app will be quick and effortless and at the same time, users will have secured access to their bank account on the go.
With the newly launched mobile app, users will be able to check their account balance, raise a request for physical debits cards, access digital debit cards, and so much more. The mobile banking app will also provide customers with 24×7 help and support.
According to Paytm, with this app, it aims to bring millions of under-banked Indians to the economic mainstream.
Speaking about the app, Satish Kumar Gupta, MD & CEO Paytm Payments Bank said, “The new app has been introduced exclusively for its bank’s customers to provide a wide range of banking services in a phased manner. The purpose of the new app is to segregate its operations from the existing app which caters to customers of several group entities. However, PPB customers will continue to serve its customers on its older app should its customers desire so. Both apps will co-exist.”
Like we mentioned earlier, Paytm Payments Bank Limited was launched in May 2017 and according to the company, it has enrolled over 43 Million saving bank customers and issued over 2 Million physical debit cards. The bank has also issued virtual debit cards to all its 43 million saving bank customers.
The customers of Paytm Payments Bank enjoy free banking services and earn an annual interest of 4% on their savings. Paytm Payments Bank lets its customers deposit up to Rs 1 lakh in their savings account and/or wallet. Any amount that exceeds the limit of Rs 1 lakh is automatically converted into a Fixed Deposit via auto sweep with PPB’s partner bank. This allows customers to earn up to 8% per annum interest on their Fixed Deposit amount. The customer can also instantly redeem the desired amount in their Fixed Deposit at any time free of charge.