Reliance General Insurance has launched a new feature in travel insurance, ‘Tap and Buy’, which enables users to get insurance instantly by activating the NFC (near-field communication) in their smart phones. Once a customer pairs up his/her device with an NFC-enabled device that is installed in airports, the latter prompts to open the user’s WhatsApp from which payment can be made.
It works for smart phones including iPhone X and above, and Android phones using version 4.0 or above. Currently, the firm has installed 46 NFC-enabled display screens at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on a pilot basis. The facility will be extended to other airports in the future.