Curbs on Mastercard go, can take new customers


Mumbai, June 16

The RBI on Thursday lifted restrictions on Mastercard that it had imposed last year for failing to comply with local data storage norms.

The central bank had barred the US-based payment gateway from onboarding new customers until it complies with storage of Payment System Data norms.

“In view of the satisfactory compliance demonstrated by Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd…on storage of payment system data, the restrictions imposed…on onboarding of new domestic customers have been lifted with immediate effect,” the RBI said. The RBI had barred Mastercard from onboarding new domestic customers (debit, credit or prepaid) onto its card network from July 22, 2021.

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