Ola Money, the popular digital payment
solution from Ola, will be accepted at over 20,000 HPCL
(Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd) and IOCL
(Indian Oil Corporation Ltd) fuel pumps across the country.
Users can now pay for their fuel with Ola Money
enabled PoS devices
in any of these fuel stations, with a one step mobile verification process.
Acceptance of Ola Money
in major public utilities and now fuel stations across the country is a major step forward by large PSUs which are supporting the government's vision of a Digital India.
is accepted at over 500 online and offline merchants, as well as for bill payments at over 25 major utilities across India.
amongst themselves serve over 70% of India's fuel needs with over Rs 2,000 crores spent on fuel every single day across the country. By helping move a large chunk of payments for these spends to Ola Money, cash
handling and change hassles are avoided at fuel stations, allowing faster servicing of customers.
With the increased recharge limit on wallets from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 until December 30, 2016, Ola Money
is better positioned to facilitate convenient cashless transactions for citizens and merchants.
Pallav Singh, SVP & Head - Ola Money
at Ola said, "We are honoured to have onboard, the two leading fuel companies in India, accepting Ola Money
from millions of users for their daily fuel needs. Ola driver-partners, will also be able to pay for their fuel using Ola Money
in all of these fuel stations, without having to use cash
or their cards for payments.
We are working to bring more and more use cases for citizens to transact conveniently, without having to depend on cash.
We are extremely delighted that some of India's largest PSUs like HPCL
are working closely with us, to take the mission of a cashless India forward."
G S V Prasad, Executive Director - Retail at HPCL
said, "Over half a million drivers and millions of Ola Money
users can now pay for their fuel at selected HPCL
Retail outlets cashlessly. This will help save valuable time and effort from cash
handling and change hassles, allowing us to serve us more customers. The increased convenience and ease of use that Ola Money
brings is a win-win for everyone." He added, "Gradually this service will be rolled out at all our retail outlets across the country."
Dr. Subho Ray, President, IAMAI, said, "Popular new-age payment solutions like Ola Money
are making it convenient for citizens to pay for a variety of their needs. Mobile payments will drive a majority of India's growth in cashless payments, and hence it's imperative for e-wallets to step up their efforts and partner with right stakeholders to enable a truly cashless ecosystem. We at IAMAI
and through our flagship initiative with Payments Council of India, laud Ola's efforts in enabling a cashless economy through partnerships such as these and more, and supporting Government's decision of curbing black money and counterfeit currency."
The number of merchants and PoS accepting Ola Money
has grown multifold over the last couple of weeks. As a digital payment
solution that is uniquely positioned with high frequency usage and recharge by users, given the primary use case of the wallet, Ola Money
is now being used across a wide range of use cases. With Ola Money, users are able to conserve cash
for other essentials, at the same time, experiencing a seamless payment experience. Ola Money
can be recharged using Net Banking Debit Cards or Credit Cards including MasterCard, VISA, American Express