Making digital payments? Know if you should you sanitize credit card, debit card, smartphones

Making digital transactions, instead of cash, is being seen as one of the many ways with which the spread of Covid-19 disease can be slowed down. According to National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), the use of digital payments can reduce social contact and reduce the chance of transmission of novel coronavirus. Digital transactions can be made using smartphones. However, some people may have no option but to use credit card and debit card for making payments or cash withdrawals from ATMs. As we know that the novel coronavirus spreads through surfaces. Hence, is it important to sanitize debit card, credit card or smartphones as well? FE Online talked to some experts in the fintech sector on this. Here’s what they said:

“It is important to thoroughly sanitise mobile phones at regular intervals to reduce the risk of contamination since it comes in contact with our faces and hands,” said Anand Kumar Bajaj, MD & CEO, PayNearby. He also advised sanitising debit, credit and ATM cards, especially if used by someone other than the owner, since it could be swiped at crowded POS terminals or ATM machines.

  • Source – Financial Express