PhonePe: News

23 May 2023

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Google Pay launches RuPay credit card-based UPI to rival PhonePe

PhonePe and Google Pay are the two dominant forces in India's UPI space. While the former has been making moves to enhance its superiority, Google has been awfully quiet over the past few months.

03 May 2023


PhonePe launches UPI Lite for smaller transactions: How to use

Two months after Paytm launched UPI (Unified Payments Interface) Lite, rival PhonePe has made the feature available on its platform.

24 Apr 2023


PhonePe's localized app store to challenge Google's dominance: Here's how

Walmart-backed PhonePe is India's leading UPI payments app. In the UPI space, it battles with Google Pay, which is the second-most popular UPI app in the country.

04 Apr 2023


Walmart-backed PhonePe launches Pincode app in e-commerce push

PhonePe, India's leading UPI payment app, is making an e-commerce push. The Walmart-backed company has launched a hyperlocal, consumer-facing app dubbed Pincode.

Interchange fee on UPI: How this will affect you

A new National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announcement has UPI users running in confusion.

06 Jul 2022


Indian start-ups that are hiring despite layoff season

Winter has arrived early for India's start-ups. Lack of funding has forced the country's start-ups to layoff over 11,000 people so far.

13 Jun 2022


New WhatsApp features: Increased group limit to WhatsApp Pay cashback

To ensure its competitive edge in the market, the popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has announced several new features.

18 May 2022


Rivaling Amazon, Walmart-backed PhonePe to buy two wealth management firms

Walmart-owned payments platform PhonePe is set to acquire two investment technology firms WelathDesk and OpenQ for a combined value of $75 million.

24 Oct 2021


You may pay extra for mobile recharges on PhonePe

The next time you recharge your mobile phone using PhonePe, you might be charged an additional fee.

16 Mar 2021


PhonePe emerges as India's leading UPI app

Walmart-owned UPI app PhonePe processed 975.53 million transactions amounting to Rs. 1,89,517 crore in February alone. This makes it the country's most popular UPI app, with Google Pay coming in at second place, and Paytm a distant third.

20 Jan 2021


PhonePe beats Google Pay, becomes top UPI app

According to the data recently released by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the Walmart-backed Unified Payments Interface (UPI) app PhonePe has topped the charts for December. The parameters include transaction volume as well as total value of the transactions for the month.

11 Apr 2020


Recharge someone's phone, make money using JioPOS Lite app

In the wake of India's nationwide lockdown, businesses carrying out mobile recharges have come to a complete halt.

13 Dec 2019


Paytm raises another $669.5 million from existing investors

Just a couple of weeks after raising a whopping $1 billion, One97 Communications, the parent of digital payments giant Paytm, has raised $669.5 million (roughly Rs. 4,724 crore) in another round of funding.

11 Dec 2019


Digital payments giant PhonePe raises $82.5 million: Details here

PhonePe, a Flipkart-owned company that offers a payment platform to transfer money instantly, has raised $82.5 million in funding.

24 Mar 2019


Soon, Google Pay will let you invest in 24k gold

In a major development, Google Pay, the UPI-based payments platform from Google, will soon let you invest in 99.99% pure 24 karat gold.

27 Dec 2018


Step-by-step guide to delink your Aadhaar from mobile-number, and e-wallets

After the September 26 Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar authentication, entities like banks, telecom operators, and e-wallet services providers can no longer ask you to provide your Aadhaar information.

11 Oct 2018


Soon, Mumbai Metro commuters can recharge smart cards via PayPal

Reliance Infrastructure's Mumbai Metro has partnered with PayPal, one of the biggest platforms in the world for global online payments.

07 Sep 2018


How to avail discounts, cashbacks on online train ticket bookings

In what comes as good news to Indian Railways passengers, various online e-wallet service providers like Paytm and PhonePe are offering attractive discounts and cashback offers for booking railway tickets online, this festive season.

31 Jul 2018


8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

Smartphones have made our lives extremely easy thanks to a number of apps that enable us to do almost everything with a few taps.

17 Apr 2018


WhatsApp Pay beta-rolls out Request Money feature on Android

WhatsApp recently beta-launched its UPI-based digital payments feature WhatsApp Pay in India that allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

28 Feb 2018


India's first Aadhaar Pay-enabled payment terminal launched

Bengaluru-based payment services company Ezetap has launched India's first open-platform, smart GPRS payment terminal which is enabled with Aadhaar Pay.

21 Feb 2018


How Flipkart-owned PhonePe aims to reinvent UPI

Propelled by demonetization, cashless transactions saw a rise with Unified Payment Interface (UPI) trying to usher users towards a cashless economy.

30 Jan 2018


200 Paytm employees including office boy become millionaires after stock-sale

About 200 former and current Paytm employees have become millionaires after selling their stocks in the company worth Rs. 500cr.

NEFT, RTGS, UPI: Here's everything to know about online transfers

With the government's increasing focus on Digital India, it has gradually attempted to create a cashless economy. Interfaces like UPI are a product of changing times.

IMPS, NEFT, RTGS, UPI: Everything to know about online transfers

With the government's increasing focus on Digital India, it has gradually attempted to create a cashless economy. Interfaces like UPI are a product of changing times.