Global Handwashing Day: Go Contactless, Go Safe

Global Handwashing Day

While the pandemic continues to dip and peak, the most promising ways to stay safe is by wearing a mask and keeping your hands clean. Research, too, has proven that by following good hygiene practices, you and your family can keep the infection at bay. There is also an abundance of information circulating on the right way to wash your hands with soap and the duration; at-least 20 seconds. All of this only proves that the basic cleanliness practice of handwashing is the need of the hour. 

Global Handwashing Day is celebrated every year on October 15, but the gravity of this particular day has never been more apparent. With its theme ‘Hand Hygiene for All’, the day highlights how an easy habit like handwashing is most efficient in preventing infections and saving lives. Therefore, in today’s world, you need to be conscious of keeping your hands clean while going about your activities. One way of doing this is by minimising contact. This is especially important when you are exchanging cash, as there is a risk of coming in contact with contaminated surfaces. Fortunately, HDFC Bank’s contactless payment options offer safe and convenient alternatives to traditional cash exchange, which means better safety for you. Here's how these work.

1. Scan and pay - PayZapp

With HDFC Bank's PayZapp make fast, easy and safe digital payments for all your needs. Just link your HDFC Bank Debit & Credit Card to PayZapp and get started. If you are shopping at a store that accepts QR-code based payments, simply scan the QR code with PayZapp and pay. This way, you can do away with cash exchanges, ensuring your safety in the current times. That's not it! If you need to recharge your mobile/DTH, pay any bills or buy grocery, use PayZapp and enjoy convenient digital payments.

2. NetBanking and MobileBanking

If you have a laptop or a smartphone, you do not necessarily have to visit the bank to complete your banking tasks physically. With HDFC Bank's NetBanking and MobileBanking facilities, you can perform all your banking tasks at any time and from anywhere. Fund transfer, balance check, reviewing statements, starting investments and deposits, cancelling cheques and much more; everything can be done with just a few clicks. HDFC Bank NetBanking and MobileBanking are designed with a user-oriented interface to help you accomplish transactions without the stress of standing in long queues. And with the HDFC Bank MobileBanking Lite app, you don’t even need an internet connection to access banking services, making it ideal to bank on the go. These services are a boon in a society where social distancing and contact minimising is a necessary norm. Click here to know the benefits of digital banking. 

3. Tap and pay - Contactless Cards

A popular method of payment that most people resort to is card transactions. You might think that it is safer than cash exchange, but this may not necessarily be true. Consider this, you hand over your card to the cashier and press buttons on a POS (point of sale) device that has been used by others as well. Hence, you might still be exposing yourself to a potential infection. So how can you make card transactions safer? HDFC Bank Contactless Cards is the answer. With these cards, you don’t have to enter your PIN or sign each time you make a transaction. Just tap or hold your card against the POS device and complete any transaction of Rs 2,000/- or less in a few seconds. Apart from being safe, Contactless Debit and Credit Cards help you save time by cutting short the dragging minutes at billing counters. What’s more, get 5X Reward Points on your HDFC Bank Credit Cards. And as part the of limited period offer, October 10th to November 10th – per customer can earn maximum 500 Reward Points by making minimum five transactions of Rs 500.

While HDFC Bank misses your presence in our offices and the chance to interact with you, we’ve made sure that you don’t miss out on our services. With a range of contactless banking options, you can access banking services right from the comfort of your home and transact money safely. So, this Global Handwashing Day, take a pledge to uphold the newfound urgency to protect yourselves by keeping your hands clean. 

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