Ride hailing app Uber has announced that it will once again accept payments made through credit cards and even debit cards from its customers in India.
The service has been rolled out in partnership with mobile payments platform MobiKwik and has been live for Android users for over a week and will come to iOS users in the coming weeks.
Uber discontinued accepting credit cards due to RBI’s mandate for 2-factor authentication. Now with the MobiKwik integration the company has built 2-factor authentication flow right into the app.
Customers will be asked to enter their online banking PIN or OTP in order for the company to charge the fare to the customer’s credit or debit cards.
Paytm’s digital wallet will remain to be an option for customers to pay for Uber rides alongside all major Mastercard, Visa and American Express credit cards.
Note that Uber India is also testing cash payment in Hyderabad to take on rivals like Ola and Meru.