Thursday, March 27, 2008

Obopay India and YES BANK Launches Instant Money Transfer Facility Using Mobile Phones

The secure Obopay mobile payment solution will now allow YES BANK customers to send money from any mobile number to any mobile number instantly, either using a mobile application downloaded on their mobile phones (J2ME), or a web application having GPRS connectivity (WAP) or through the popular instant messaging services using the SMS facility. YES BANK customers now have the opportunity to transfer upto Rs 25,000 per transaction to potentially 240 million mobile users in the country using the SMS facility, so long as these users are registered with the YES BANK-Obopay Mobile Payment Solution service. Customers can instantly withdraw cash received through such transfers from over 21,000 ATM’s across the country using the YES BANK debit card.

“Together, Obopay and YES BANK are giving Indian mobile consumers power over their money no matter where they are,” said Obopay Executive Director Aditya Menon, "This service is built for today’s mobile lifestyle, making funds available to consumers anytime they need it and makes your money truly mobile in every sense. We’re excited to bring this innovative service to new and existing YES BANK customers in India”
Commenting on this Strategic Alliance, Mr. Rana Kapoor, Founder/ Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK, said “We are pleased to announce our alliance with Obopay India to relentlessly serve the growing consumer demands and enabling YES BANK customers transact anywhere, anytime. The Bank is committed to executing a concerted strategy by continuously launching innovative and secure banking channels to enhance customer satisfaction and increase focus on providing convenience and choice to our clients”.
YES BANK customers can sign up for this unique service nationally through forms available at 60 YES BANK Retail Branches and across 75 ATM’s in Mumbai and National Capital Region (NCR). Customers registering for this service by April 30, 2008 will be given a special incentive of Rs 100 by Obopay which will be credited to the customers account. The incentive will be provided in two parts - Rs 50 at the time of registration and another Rs 50 on completion of three successful transactions.

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