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IDFC Bank partners with Zeta to launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’- an employee benefits solution for corporates

The IDFC Bank Benefits Card, powered by Zeta, bundles all employee benefits into a single card; Makes spending and claiming of benefits by employees, and review by employers, fully digital and paperless via Zeta’s digital technology

IDFC Bank has partnered with Zeta, a leader in the digitised employee benefits space, to launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’ - an innovative solution for corporates that digitises employee spends and claims, making the process simple, real-time and paperless.

The end-to-end digital solution comprises an IDFC Bank Benefits Card and Zeta App which integrates the full suite of allowances and reimbursements offered by an employer into one preloaded card. Employees can also access the Benefits Card via the Zeta app on mobile or web. This enables them to track spends, entitlement limits and submit claims, digitally, while on-the-move.

Avtar Monga, Executive Director, IDFC Bank, said, “Our intent is to truly transform the way payments are made.  The IDFC Bank Benefits solution developed jointly with Zeta allows for bank-like payment features outside the traditional banking relationship. It offers a strong value proposition to both employers as well as employees.  The Benefits Card and Zeta app enhances user experience as it places convenience and flexibility in the hands of the employee, while enabling employers to digitally review and manage reimbursements.”    

Ramki Gaddipati, CTO and Co-founder, Zeta, said, “We are very happy to partner with IDFC Bank. Now together, we can take employee benefits to the next level by offering state-of-the-art digitised tax benefits to the bank’s customers. This partnership is forged at a time just when Zeta is foraying into cutting-edge banking tech solutions, and we look forward to reaching lakhs of salaried professionals across industries with the digital programme.”

Employee reimbursements form a significant component of pay-outs by corporates, the processing of which involves time and cost. The IDFC Bank Benefits Card, powered by Zeta, completely eliminates year-end paperwork related to claiming of tax benefits, as employee expenses are recorded and segregated digitally. Besides being convenient for employers and employees, it minimises processing costs. It also enables employers to analyse digital records of reimbursements and discover usage patterns.

While the solution is being initially launched as an integrated Benefits Card for medical, meal, LTA and fuel reimbursements, it can be extended to other categories of allowances as well.

Employees can avail the benefits of the IDFC Benefits card also via the Zeta app on the mobile or on the web and Zeta Super Tag™ (Zeta’s NFC payment solution).

The Zeta app offers employees a real time view of spends, reimbursement limits and claims. It also allows for selecting the dependents for whom the purchase is being made and tagging it to the corresponding expense; and finally, submitting the claim for review without any paperwork. Integrated in-app shops allow for easy online purchases. The Zeta Super Tag™ can be attached to any device to turn it into a payment device.

Zeta has been disrupting the employee benefits space with its digitised employee benefits and a host of other digital solutions catering to corporate India. More recently, 2 million transactions and is expanding its clientele, which currently includes over 1500 corporate clients and 3.5 lakh users.

About IDFC Bank

IDFC Bank (BSE: 539437, NSE: IDFCBANK) is a subsidiary of IDFC Ltd (BSE: 532659, NSE: IDFC). Headquartered in Mumbai, IDFC Bank is a universal bank, offering financial solutions through its nationwide branches, internet and mobile. Envisioned as a new age bank, IDFC Bank seeks to set a new standard in customer experience, using technology and a service-oriented approach, to make banking simple and accessible, anytime and from anywhere. In keeping with IDFC’s legacy of building the nation, IDFC Bank will focus on serving the rural underserved communities and the self-employed, while continuing to support the country’s infrastructure sector. IDFC Bank provides customized financial solutions to corporates, individuals, small and microenterprises, entrepreneurs, financial institutions and the government. With best-in-class corporate governance, rigorous risk management, experienced management and a diversified team, IDFC Bank is uniquely positioned to meet the aspirations of its customers and stakeholders. www.idfcbank.com or Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

About Zeta

Zeta is a leading fin-tech company start-up on a mission to digitise employee benefits, cafeteria solutions, and rewards and recognition solutions. Zeta started this journey by launching an innovative cloud-based smart benefits suite called Zeta Optima™ in January 2016. The Optima™ range includes smart benefits such as digitised meal vouchers, fuel and communications card, medical reimbursements, gadget card, gift card and LTA card.

Zeta's offerings also comprise Zeta Express, an innovative payment solution aimed at making corporate cafeterias cashless which includes the Zeta Super Tag™, Zeta Kiosk, Express Remote Ordering and Zeta Super ID. Zeta also offers a rewards and recognition programme, which is a one-stop gifting solution called Zeta Spotlight™.

Launched in April 2015, Zeta has over 350 employees spread over 11 Indian cities: Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Nashik, Baroda, Kochi and Ahmedabad.  Our corporate clientele includes over 1500 clients across industries ranging from large conglomerates to small start-ups. Zeta is ISO certified and PCI-DSS compliant.

Bhavin Turakhia (CEO) and Ramki Gaddipati (CTO) are the co-founders of Zeta. To know more about Zeta, log on to www.zeta.in or follow @ZetaIndia on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

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