Mumbai, Apr 12 (PTI) Reliance Jio and employee benefits firm Sodexo today joined hands to integrate Sodexo Meal Cards with JioMoney, the PPI wallet offered by the Jio Payments Bank, to allow mobile-based payments through Sodexo Meal Cards.

The partnership will enable thousands of Sodexo merchants like grocery shops, kiranas, restaurants and cafes across the country, to accept digital payments via Sodexo, a joint statement said.

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Cash Suvidha ties up with StoreKing for rural loans * Cash Suvidha, a trade name of Usha Financial Services has today announced its partnership with rural digitisation and commerce optimisation platform, StoreKing.

This technology-enabled distribution platform is connecting small towns and villages across the country to a range of products and services, via an app. Through this partnership, Cash Suvidha has disbursed loans worth Rs 1 crore in just one month, the company claimed in a release.

Going forward, the company plans to extend loans worth Rs 30-40 crore to over 2,500 retailers per year, it said.

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Cox & Kings inks pact to promote Great Britain in India * Leading tour operator Cox & Kings has collaborated with VisitBritain to promote Great Britain in India.

The joint marketing collaboration will publicise Great Britain through innovative advertisements and contests in the Indian market, according to a company release.

Karan Anand, head – relationships, Cox & Kings said, “Indians love Great Britain for its picturesque countryside and most alluring experiences. The campaign has successfully attracted the attention of the discerning travellers in India.

We are glad to promote Great Britain not only as a summer destination but a year-round one.”

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Lemon Tree expands in Goa, to open 1st Red Fox Hotel in Morjim * Carnation Hotels, the wholly-owned subsidiary and management arm of Lemon Tree Hotels, today said it has signed an operating agreement with Unicorn Real Estate for the group’s first Red Fox Hotel in Morjim, Goa.

With this signing, Lemon Tree Hotels doubles its consolidated inventory in the city, a company release said.

The new Goa property with 111 rooms is expected to open by October.

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