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India’s NPCI International Signs PayXpert as UK’s Acquirer for UPI, RuPay

NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the organization behind the largest real-time payment solution, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and the RuPay card Scheme, has  “signed an MoU confirming a partnership with the payments solutions provider… Read More

IATA Pay Introduced in India with Assistance from Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) recently confirmed that it teamed up with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to introduce IATA Pay in India. IATA Pay, which is available in several European markets, is an airline industry payment platform that provides optionality, convenience and an improved… Read More

UnionPay International Continues to Focus on Supporting Contactless Payments Adoption in Southeast Asia

UnionPay International (UPI) has introduced its SoftPOS (Point-of-Sale) solution for the first time using a payment tech that’s powered by SoftPOS provider, Soft Space. The SoftPOS solution will reportedly be launched in Malaysia and it’s expected to create various market opportunities for UPI to expand… Read More

Payments Fintech Paytm Explains how Unified Payment Interface Improves Digital Transactions in India

Unified Payment Interface, the easier way to transfer money from one bank in India to another, requires people to successfully complete the process of UPI registration. In order to do this, consumers need to create a unique UPI ID on any mobile payments app, like… Read More

NPCI, the Global Unit of National Payment Corp of India, and Liquid Group to Support QR Enabled Transactions

NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the global division of the National Payment Corporation of India, has teamed up with Liquid Group Pte. Ltd., a cross border payments provider, in order to support UPI QR-enabled payments acceptance in 10 different markets across North Asia and Southeast… Read More

India’s Paytm Payments Bank Approved for @Paytm UPI Handle by SEBI to Enable Seamless Payment Mandates for IPO Applications

Indian digital payments giant Paytm recently confirmed that its pleased to share that Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has been given approval for its @Paytm UPI handle from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to “enable fast and seamless payment mandates for IPO… Read More

Digital Payments are Now Being Used by A Third of Indian Households with Usage Spread Across Different Income Groups: Survey

A third or around 33% of households in India are now using digital payments, with usage being evenly spread across different income groups, according to a survey performed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and People Research on India’s Consumer Economy (Price). The… Read More

Banks and Digital Payments Providers in India Ask Government to Bring Back Merchant Discount Rate on RuPay and UPI Transactions

Banking institutions and online payments providers in India have asked the nation’s government to bring back the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on RuPay, which is an international card payment service launched by the National Payments Corporation of India. Digital payments providers in the country also… Read More

Facebook Owned WhatsApp Finally Approved to Fully Launch Digital Payments Services in India

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) owned WhatsApp has reportedly received approval to introduce its digital payments services in India. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which is an umbrella organization for operating or managing retail payments and settlement systems in the country, has given WhatsApp the green… Read More

Consumer Spending in India Is Significantly Lower due to COVID-19 related Uncertainty, UPI and Digital Payments Also Decline as Lockdowns Eased

The COVID-19 outbreak and nationwide lockdowns in India have forced many local residents to re-evaluate how they conduct business and manage their finances. An analysis performed by ETMoney reveals that the overall spend by India’s residents between March and June 2020 dropped by around 40%,… Read More

Google Pay and India’s Digital Payments App PhonePe were Most Frequently Downloaded Fintech Apps in February 2020

Google Pay was reportedly the most downloaded Fintech app (globally) during the month of February 2020 with 15.6 million downloads. It was closely followed by Indian digital payments firm PhonePe’s app which was downloaded 6 million times. For Google Pay, this is notably more than… Read More

Contactless Payments: National Payment Corporation of India Requests Locals to Perform Digital Transactions to Reduce Physical Contact During Coronavirus Outbreak

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), a local, non-profit umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in the country, has requested the nation’s residents to make digital payments in order to reduce physical contact during the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The NPCI,… Read More

UnionPay Teams Up With PayPal to Accelerate Digital Payments Growth

UnionPay International (UPI) announced on Thursday it has teamed up with PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) to accelerate the growth of their networks. According to UPI, PayPal has committed to supporting UPI acceptance globally where PayPal is accepted. Speaking about the partnership’s benefits, Jim Magats, Senior Vice… Read More

MobiKwik Co-Founder Upasana Taku Comments: No Transaction Fee for Unorganized Retail Merchants ‘Til 2017!

No transaction fees until 2017! The India-based online recharge and mobile wallet company MobiKwik announced that it is waving its per transaction fee for all unorganized retail merchants until December 31 to promote the adoption of e-cash among the local grocery stores, chemists, apparel stores… Read More

Indian Fintecher MobiKwik’s UPI Takes Off, Partners with ICICI Bank

India-based mobile wallet company MobiKwik announced the launch of a UPI (Unified Payments Interface) on its platform which enables users to access online payments with added services including netbanking, wallets, and credit/debit cards. In addition, MobiKwik entered into a partnership with ICICI Bank which allows users to load money into their… Read More

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