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FreeCharge to offer e-wallet protection

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Published Dec 20, 2016, 4:48 pm IST
Updated Dec 20, 2016, 5:43 pm IST
The Snapdeal-owned company has partnered Reliance General to provide free insurance on wallet balance to customers.
The Snapdeal-owned company has partnered Reliance General to provide free insurance on wallet balance to customers.
 The Snapdeal-owned company has partnered Reliance General to provide free insurance on wallet balance to customers.

Digital payments company Freecharge today said it will provide free insurance on wallet balance of up to Rs 20,000 on their e-wallets to users in case of loss or theft of mobile phones.

The Snapdeal-owned company has partnered Reliance General to provide free insurance on wallet balance to customers, including consumers and merchants.

 

"With this move, FreeCharge takes another step in proactively addressing consumer concern around the usage and security of e-wallets, safeguarding the money of the consumer in the event of theft or loss of his/her phone," Freecharge said in a statement.

Under the arrangement, the wallet balance of customers will be insured up to a limit of Rs 20,000, as long as the user is transacting at least once a month. In case of loss or theft of phone, the customer needs to lodge an FIR within 24 hours at the local police station and report the same immediately to FreeCharge via e-mail or by calling customer care.

 

"Over the course of operations, we have realised that consumer perception of wallet safety is critical to drive both adoption and retention of our customers and hence, we are offering this plan to our consumers free of cost.

"FreeCharge is faster, convenient and more efficient than cash and now much safer too. We believe this is another step to help realise the vision of a less-cash India," FreeCharge CEO Govind Rajan said.

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