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Paytm app will keep working beyond Feb 29: Founder & CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Paytm's associate Bank recently received the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) directions in response to which Paytm's Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma assured users that Paytm app will continue to work beyond February 29.

New Delhi, Feb 2,2024:  Paytm’s associate Bank recently received the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) directions in response to which Paytm’s Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma assured users that Paytm app will continue to work beyond February 29.

In a tweet, Vijay Shekhar Sharma said: “To every Paytmer, Your favourite app is working, will keep working beyond 29 February as usual. I, with every Paytm team member, salute you for your relentless support.

In his tweet, he also added, “For every challenge, there is a solution and we are sincerely committed to serve our nation in full compliance. India will keep winning global accolades in payment innovation and inclusion in financial services – with PaytmKaro as the biggest champion of it.”

Following the RBI’s directive, Paytm customers need not to worry as it has said that the app is up and running.

Paytm and its services continue to remain operational beyond 29th Feb, as most of the services offered by Paytm are in partnership with various banks (not just associate Bank).

Paytm has been informed that this does not impact user deposits in their savings accounts, Wallets, FASTags, and NCMC accounts, where they can continue to use the existing balances.

The recent RBI directives on Paytm’s associate bank won’t affect Paytm Money Ltd’s (PML) operations or customers’ investments in Equity, Mutual Funds, or NPS.

Paytm’s other financial services such as loan distribution, and insurance distribution are not in any way related to its associate Bank and will continue to work as usual.

Paytm’s offline merchant payment network offerings like Paytm QR, Paytm Soundbox, Paytm Card Machine, will continue as usual, where it can onboard new offline merchants as well.

Mobile recharges, subscriptions and other recurring payments on the Paytm app will continue to operate smoothly.

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