Press Release

YES BANK has Taken Proactive Measures to Enhance Customer Convenience and Support Digital Payments

  • Waives MDR Charges at Merchants (including online shopping) for all Debit Card Transactions

Mumbai/New Delhi, November 23, 2016: YES BANK, India's 5th largest private sector Bank, has significantly ramped up proactive measures to support the Government of India’s landmark demonetization and propel digital payments in our country India. Some of the measures taken by YES BANK include

  • YES BANK has waived MDR charges (Merchant Discount Rate) for all Debit Card transactions across RuPay, MasterCard and Visa platforms at all its Merchant locations, including online transactions. MDR is the fee charged to the merchant by the Bank to cover its costs and in turn passed onto Card schemes (RuPay, MasterCard and Visa). The waiver of MDR will ensure greater acceptance of Debit Cards by the Merchants thereby resulting in greater use of cards as a preferred payment method by our customers for their transactions

  • YES BANK does not levy any additional charges on spends at Merchant locations for its Debit Card customers, and this practice will continue.

  • YES BANK ATMs are being recalibrated to dispense new INR 2000 and INR 500 rupee notes, at an expedited pace with over 500 ATMs fully recalibrated. YES BANK has also waived off all transaction fee on ATM withdrawals from Debit Cards, within prescribed limits, across all YES BANK and other bank ATMs upto December 30th 2016.

  • No charge for Cash Deposit- All charges for cash deposits, without any limit, for YES BANK Savings Account customers have been waived off until the 30th of December 2016

  • State of the Art Digital Offerings - Given the unique need as well as preference for every customer, as a leader in technology & innovation in the banking sector, YES BANK has ensured state-of-the art offerings for its consumers across all these platforms like YES PAY digital Wallet, YES Tag – Chatbot Banking offering money transfer services and social media banking, partnership with Tone Tag and UltraCash for sound wave based payments, integration of NFC into our Credit Card offerings.

YES BANK remains fully committed to help realize this significant initiative of demonetization of high value notes.


YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its Top Management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India.

YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.

YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “BUILDING THE FINEST QUALITY LARGE BANK OF THE WORLD IN INDIA”.

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Jitesh Patel
Ph.: +91 22 3347 9753, +91 9820813570

Delna Irani
Ph.: +91 9820660467

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