Akash Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder, Cashfree Payments
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Cashfree Payments Launches Tokenisation Solutions ‘Token Vault’ For Merchants To Meet RBI Guidelines

●Offers a single solution for both, saving tokenised cards and processing payments using tokenized cards

●Partners with Mastercard, Visa and RuPay

Bengaluru, NFAPost: Leading payments and API banking solutions company, Cashfree Payments (Cashfree) announced the launch of tokenisation solutions, ‘Token Vault’ enabling merchants to save card network tokens effortlessly, while staying compliant with RBI guidelines.

The company’s Token Vault Service offers both, saving tokenised cards and processing payments using tokenized cards as a single solution, eliminating merchants’ need to look out for multiple payment partners.

Card-On-File (COF) tokenization is the process of replacing sensitive card information like card number, card expiry with a cryptographically generated random string, referred to as the card token. A tokenized card transaction is safer because the actual card details are not shared with the merchant during a transaction.

The generated card token can be used for processing payments, as a substitute to the actual card details like card number and card expiry and CVV. This eliminates the issue of loss of sensitive card information while making card payments.

The recent circular by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tokenization states that neither the authorised Payment Aggregators nor the merchants shall store customer card credentials on their servers. Only the card issuing banks or the corresponding networks are authorised by the RBI to save customers’ card details. The deadline for card tokenisation is December 31, 2021.

Cashfree Payments CEO and Co-Founder Akash Sinha said it gives us immense pleasure to launch Token Vault, which will help us to assist entire customer base stay aligned with the RBI’s guidelines.

“The specifications have come at a critical time and will contribute towards sustained growth of a safe digital payments ecosystem in the country. Our tokenization solutions will help merchants save customers’ tokenized card details while enabling a quick and secure card checkout experience. At Cashfree, it is our focus to build innovative and effective solutions, to help provide multiple experiences under one roof,” said Akash Sinha.

Cashfree is one of the certified and compliant payment tokenization service providers which works across all major networks like Mastercard, Visa and RuPay.

With over 50% market share among payment processors, Cashfree Payments leads the way in online payments, vendor payments, e-mandate and bulk disbursals in India with Cashfree Payments Payouts. Recently, India’s largest lender, SBI invested in Cashfree Payments underscoring the company’s role in building a robust payments ecosystem.

Cashfree Payments works closely with all leading banks to build the core payment gateways and banking infrastructure that powers the company’s products and is also integrated with major platforms such as Shopify, Wix, Paypal, Amazon Pay, Paytm and Google Pay. Apart from India, Cashfree Payments products are used in eight other countries including the USA, Canada and UAE.

About Cashfree Payments:

Cashfree Payments is a leading payment and API banking solutions company. It provides full-stack payments solutions enabling businesses in India to collect payments and make payouts via all available methods with simple integration. Cashfree Payments’ offerings include an advanced and easy way to integrate payment gateway, a split payment solution for marketplaces, bank account verification API and Auto Collect — a virtual account solution to match inbound payments to customers.

Founded by IIIT Hyderabad alumnus Akash Sinha and IIT Kharagpur graduate Reeju Datta, www.cashfree.com is among the leading payment service providers in India processing transactions worth USD 20 Billion annually. It has leveraged technology to lead payment disbursals in India with more than 50% market share among payment processors. Cashfree Payments enables more than 1,00,000 businesses with payment collections, vendor payouts, wage payouts, bulk refunds, expense reimbursements, loyalty and rewards.

Apart from India, Cashfree Payments products are used in eight other countries including the USA, Canada and UAE. Cashfree Payments is backed by Silicon Valley investor Y Combinator, Apis Partners, State Bank of India (SBI) and was incubated by PayPal.

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