NPCI introduces UPI AutoPay facility for recurring cost

New Delhi, July 22

National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) on Wednesday launched UPI AutoPay performance for recurring funds.

With this new facility launched underneath UPI 2.0, prospects can now allow recurring e-mandate utilizing any UPI utility for recurring funds — like cellular payments, electrical energy payments, EMI funds, leisure/OTT subscriptions, insurance coverage, mutual funds and mortgage funds, paying for transit/metro funds, amongst others — of as much as Rs 2,000.

If the quantity exceeds Rs 2,000, prospects need to execute each mandate with UPI PIN, NPCI stated in an announcement.

Any UPI-enabled utility may also have a ‘Mandate’ part, by way of which prospects can create, approve, modify, pause in addition to revoke auto debit mandate, it stated.

The part will enable prospects to view their previous mandates for his or her reference and data. UPI customers can create e-mandate by way of UPI ID, QR scan or Intent, it stated.

The sample for auto debit mandate has been created maintaining in thoughts prospects’ spends on recurring funds. The mandates might be set for one-time, every day, weekly, fortnightly, month-to-month, bi-monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly, it added.

“Both, individual users and merchants can benefit from this feature tremendously, as mandates are generated instantly and payments get deducted automatically on the authorised date. The customers have to authenticate their account through UPI PIN for one-time and subsequent monthly payments would be debited automatically,” NPCI stated.

Some of the banks, retailers and aggregators who’ve already gone dwell with UPI AutoPay are Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, Paytm Payments Bank, AutoPe-Delhi Metro, AutoPe-Dish TV, Policy Bazaar, The Hindu, Times Prime, Paytm, PayU, RazorPay, amongst others.

Jio Payments Bank, State Bank of India and YES Bank will quickly go dwell with UPI AutoPay, it stated.

 “We believe this unique facility would enable customers streamline their recurring bill payments and help them get rid of paying those bills manually,” SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar stated.

With the RBI constantly encouraging prospects to undertake digital funds, choices just like the launch of UPI AutoPay would additional appeal to prospects to on-board UPI and witness a brand new area of digital funds.

The UPI 2.Zero provides options similar to overdraft facility, one-time mandate, bill within the inbox and signed intent and QR and international inward remittance amongst others to the purchasers. — PTI

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