22 April 2024


Notifications & Circulars

Reserve Bank of India

20.12.2023

Banking

Card-on-File Tokenisation (CoFT) - Enabling Tokenisation through Card Issuing Banks

MANU/RMIC/0130/2023

1. The card tokenisation services are being currently provided by card issuers and card networks in terms of Reserve Bank of India circulars DPSS.CO.PD No.1463/02.14.003/2018-19 dated January 8, 2019 on "Tokenisation - Card transactions", CO.DPSS.POLC.No.S-516/02-14-003/2021-22 dated September 07, 2021 on "Tokenisation - Card Transactions: Permitting Card-on-File Tokenisation (CoFT) Services" and CO.DPSS.POLC.No.S-567/02-14-003/2022-23 dated June 24, 2022 on "Restriction on Storage of Actual Card Data [i.e. Card-on-File (CoF)]".

2. As announced in the Statement on Development and Regulatory Policies dated October 6, 2023, it has been decided to enable CoFT directly through card issuing banks / institutions also. This will provide cardholders with an additional choice to tokenise their cards for multiple merchant sites through a single process.

3. This directive is issued under Section 10 (2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

Tags : CoFT Tokenisation Banks

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