Monday, January 30, 2017
Chip Based ATM cum Debit Card from IPPB (India Post Payments Bank)
The India Post Payment Bank will issue chip-based ATM cum debit card to its customers in lieu of conventional magnetic tape based cards. A microchip is embedded on the card and contains all information in an encrypted format. It also comes with a personal identification number (PIN).
When a chip-based card is used at the point of sale (POS) terminal, the terminal reads the encrypted format on the card and asks for a PIN and only then is the transaction processed. A chip-based card cannot be read unless you punch in the PIN.
Following is the first look of Rupay Debit of IPPB to be supplied to its account holders.
So far, only Axis Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd, State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd have launched chip-based cards in India. Some banks offer chip-based cards without a PIN; they use your signature for authentication.
The pilot branches of IPPB will be inaugurated at Raipur and Ranchi through video conferencing by Arun Jaitely and Manoj Sinha on 30th January 2017, at 5PM.