Mastercard stops issuing new debit, credit cards from today
The RBI clarified that its supervisory action would not impact the services of the existing customers of Mastercard in the country.
July 22, 2021 / 10:22 AM IST
Mastercard cards seen in a illustrative photograph (File image)
US-based Mastercard will not issue new debit, credit cards from July 22. This action comes after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed restrictions on payment system operator Mastercard, barring it from onboarding new domestic customers.
The regulator announced the supervisory action against Mastercard due to certain rule violations would not impact the services of the existing customers of Mastercard in India. After American Express Banking Corp and Diners Club International, Mastercard is the third company to have been barred by RBI from acquiring new customers over data storage issues.
The RBI said in a statement, "The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed restrictions on Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Mastercard) from on-boarding new domestic customers (debit, credit or prepaid) onto its card network from July 22, 2021."
Under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (PSS Act), Mastercard is a payment system operator authorised to operate a card network in India.
RBL Bank has tied up with Visa
to issue credit cards enabled on the Visa payment network around the globe. RBL Bank only issues credit cards on the Mastercard currently.