Ola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICICI Bank to bring forth a range of integrated offers to their customers and driver partners.
The two will bring together their respective technology platforms to offer Ola booking facility on ICICI Bank’s mobile banking platforms, access to instant small ticket digital credit, enable digital payments to driver partners and co-branded credit card.
The solution will enable ICICI Bank customers to seamlessly book an Ola and pay the fare by using the bank’s mobile banking applications; ‘iMobile’ and ‘Pockets’.
The facility will help Ola customers to get small ticket digital credit instantaneously from ICICI Bank, on the Ola Platform. The digital credit will be available on the basis of a real-time credit assessment algorithm created by the bank. The bank will instantly ascertain the creditworthiness of a customer and extend digital credit within a few seconds. The entire process will be completely digital, without requiring any paperwork.
ICICI Bank will offer a ‘Pay Direct’ card for Ola’s driver partners. With this, Ola’s auto and cab driver partners will be able to get their daily earnings directly into their ‘Pay Direct’ card accounts. Additionally, driver partners can also swipe this card at merchant outlets for their purchases.
ICICI Bank will launch a new co-branded credit card in association with Ola. With this card, customers will benefit from several exclusive offers such as cashbacks and accelerated reward points.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Ola said, “This alliance will provide increased convenience to customers on both the platforms, as well as hundreds of thousands of driver partners. From API integration, to launching new products and solutions tailored to suit our common pool of millions of customers, the two brands will capitalise on each other’s strengths to deliver superior experience and enable smart, sustainable and inclusive mobility for India.”
Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank said, “We are delighted to partner with Ola to introduce a range of new integrated offerings that will deliver unparalleled convenience for customers as well as Ola’s driver partners. These new propositions will help Ola driver partners to manage their finances in a better way, while also enable Ola customers to get easy access to instant credit in a simple and secured manner.”