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  Business   Economy  03 Aug 2018  SBI, Reliance Jio extend deal to digital payments

SBI, Reliance Jio extend deal to digital payments

PTI
Published : Aug 3, 2018, 1:50 am IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2018, 1:50 am IST

SBI and Jio has a joint venture for payment bank- Jio Payments Bank, wherein Jio holds 70 per cent and the balance is with SBI.

RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani joined him saying, “the scale of SBI’s customer base is unmatched.
 RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani joined him saying, “the scale of SBI’s customer base is unmatched.

Mumbai: State Bank and Reliance Jio, which are partners in a payment bank venture, on Thursday extended the same to the digital payments space that will help ramp up the nation’s largest lender’s digital customer base multi-fold.

SBI and Jio has a joint venture for payment bank- Jio Payments Bank, wherein Jio holds 70 per cent and the balance is with SBI. But the JV is yet to operationalise despite getting the licences more than two years ago.

Under the partnership, SBI Yono, an omni channel platform offering digital banking, commerce and financial superstore services , will be enabled through the MyJio platform to customers, while MyJio, the over-the-top (OTT) mobile application, will bring in financial services capabilities of SBI and Jio Payments Bank. “We are delighted to partner with Jio. All areas of cooperation are mutually beneficial, enhancing the digital footprint for SBI customers,” SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said in a joint statement.

RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani joined him saying, “the scale of SBI’s customer base is unmatched. Jio is committed to using its network combined with retail ecosystem to accelerate digital adoption serving all all needs of customers of SBI and Jio.”  

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