Airtel Payments Bank launches NCMC Card, Benefits, How to order?

Here’s all you need to know about the Airtel Payments Bank NCMC card launch, and how to order an NCMC card on the Airtel Thanks app.

by Vrushali.S Updated: 20 Apr, 2024, 23:02 IST
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Airtel Payments Bank is one of the top 6 payments banks in India. In a recent partnership with NPCI, the Airtel Payments Bank has launched NCMC cards (National Common Mobility Card) on its Airtel Thanks app. The NCMC card comes in the form of a debit card, prepaid card or credit Rupay card and can be used for contactless payments at metro, grocery stores, toll and even retail outlets (with NFC) as well as on online stores. Here’s all you need to know about the Airtel Payments Bank NCMC card launch, and how to order an NCMC card on the Airtel Thanks app.

Airtel Payments Bank launches NCMC Card, Benefits, How to order?

Airtel Payments Bank NCMC Card launched

Airtel is today buzzing on the internet for hitting a record high on the stock market. The upward move is said to have come after some tariff optimism that suggests a possible tariff hike for telcos post-elections. Moreover, Airtel in partnership with NPCI has launched an NCMC card facility on its Airtel Thanks app.

For those of you who may not know, Airtel Payments Bank also allows customers to open a savings account and use features like UPI, recharges, bill payments, FASTags, and fund transfers. Moreover, the payments bank also has some frequent cashback offers running.

What is an NCMC card?

An NCMC card is a contact + contactless inter-operable transport card launched by the government of India in March 2019. An NCMC card works just like a debit card or a prepaid card. Customers can use it for seamless tap, pay and go payments as well as online payments

Use cases: Metro, buses, parking, toll, grocery stores, offline merchants that accept contactless payments and online stores as well

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How to order an NCMC card on the Airtel Thanks app?
  1. Customers can now order the NCMC-enabled debit card on Airtel Thanks app or by visiting any of the 5 Lakh designated banking points of Airtel Payments Bank

  2. To order the card, customers first need to open a savings account or prepaid wallet in the Airtel Payments Bank

  3. You might need to submit your government ID proof such as an Aadhar card or PAN card

  4. Order the NCMC card on the Airtel Thanks app through its banking section

  5. Get the card delivered to your door

  6. Start using the card for tap and pay payments on metro, buses, and ferries or enjoy deals and discounts on paymentsApply for Airtel NCMC Card

Benefits of Airtel Payments Bank NCMC card:

While explaining the benefits of using NCMC-enabled debit cards, Airtel on its official page mentions the following:

  • Tap & pay & avoid long queues

  • Valid in over 100+ cities across India

  • Multiple fare options: Pay per ride, purchase passes, or top-up as needed.

  • Track travel history, top-up, and manage your card through the Airtel Payments Bank app.

  • EMV Chip-and-pin technology protects and ensures security

  • Exclusive discounts and deals from partner merchants nationwide.

So this was all about sharing the launch of NCMC cards on Airtel Payments Bank. This initiative has also helped Airtel Payments Bank to join the likes of Paytm, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, IDBI Bank, Federal Bank & others that are already in this business.

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Will it work in the BEST buses in mumbai?

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get a metro card for free, that works in BEST also (powered by SBI)

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Here both RuPay card physical card pic, shared by @sauravkumar012 

Note - Airtel saving account holder get RuPay Debit + NCMC Card and Wallet account holder get RuPay Prepaid NCMC card

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RuPay Debit + NCMC Card -


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