RuPay Global Cards crosses 64 million issuances

RuPay Global Cards crosses 64 million issuances

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has reached a milestone by issuing over 64 million RuPay Global cards, since first issuing it in 2014.  File photo for representation

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has reached a milestone by issuing over 64 million RuPay Global cards, since first issuing it in 2014. 

NPCI which manages the RuPay card network in the country issues RuPay Global cards that run on the Discover Network when used outside India. 

This partnership helped Indian homegrown card payment network RuPay to expand its footprint globally as well.  Praveena Rai, Chief Operating Officer of NPCI said, “We have been focusing on growing international acceptance for our 64 mn RuPay Global Card consumers.

The acceptance of RuPay Global cards with the partnership of Discover reaches 41 mn plus merchants, across 190 countries and is constantly growing. With 200+ international offers for RuPay Global Card holders, the acceptance gets sweetened for the consumer”.

Leveraging the established interconnection between the two payment networks, the scope of this strategic relationship covers issuance of co-branded RuPay-Discover debit and credit globally accepted cards by NPCI member banks in India. The RuPay Global Debit and Credit cards are currently issued by 40 banks.