Articles about Unified Payment Interface (UPI)

You may pay extra for mobile recharges on PhonePe

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.

Netflix introduces UPI AutoPay feature to make subscription renewal easier

01 Sep 2021

Netflix introduces UPI AutoPay feature to make subscription renewal easier

Streaming giant Netflix has begun rolling out support for UPI AutoPay payments in India. This will ease recurring payment of fees like the monthly subscription to Netflix, all using just your UPI ID.

Now, you can add personalized background while using WhatsApp Payments

17 Aug 2021

Now, you can add personalized background while using WhatsApp Payments

As part of its ongoing push to woo users toward using the in-app payments feature, WhatsApp has introduced the ability to customize the background of the message bubble when you send money to people using WhatsApp Payments.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's the e-RUPI system and how does it work?

02 Aug 2021

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's the e-RUPI system and how does it work?

Accelerating the transition to a digital financial ecosystem in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-RUPI digital payment system today.

How to use WhatsApp Pay to send money to contacts?

26 Jun 2021

How to use WhatsApp Pay to send money to contacts?

Facebook-owned WhatsApp first introduced an in-app money transfer service in 2018 as part of a trial. Named WhatsApp Pay, it officially launched last year and is now available to 20 million users in India.

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

03 Jan 2020

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

If you are looking to use your technical expertise to make quick money then Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has something that might fit the bill.

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

08 Aug 2018

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

Recently Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State for Railways, declared that the percentage of train tickets booked digitally is on the rise, having risen to 66% of total reserved tickets in 2017-18, from 60% in 2016-17.

Seems like you have to wait longer for WhatsApp Payments

01 Aug 2018

Seems like you have to wait longer for WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp's Payments service has hit yet another hurdle in India - now, the government has reportedly told WhatsApp that it can't roll out the service till it sets up an office and recruits a team in India.

After Android, UPI-based Truecaller Pay comes to iOS

24 Jul 2018

After Android, UPI-based Truecaller Pay comes to iOS

Last year in March, popular caller identification app Truecaller, launched its UPI-based payment service - Truecaller Pay - for Android users in India.

From August 1, NPCI bans UPI payments within same account

23 Jul 2018

From August 1, NPCI bans UPI payments within same account

In a bid to curb fake and artificial payments made to receive cashbacks, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has decided to ban all payments within the same account from its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform.

How Flipkart-owned PhonePe aims to reinvent UPI

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.

Now book an Ola cab on Hike Messenger!

13 Feb 2018

Now book an Ola cab on Hike Messenger!

Hike Messenger has announced a partnership with cab-booking app Ola. With this, Hike users will now be able to use Ola on the messenger itself.

How to send and receive money on WhatsApp

11 Feb 2018

How to send and receive money on WhatsApp

Earlier this week, WhatsApp started testing its Unified Payment Interface-based payment service in India.

Airtel Payments Bank gets UPI-integration: All you need to know!

30 Oct 2017

Airtel Payments Bank gets UPI-integration: All you need to know!

India's largest telco Bharti Airtel, which forayed into banking to launch Airtel Payments Bank earlier, recently integrated Unified Payment Interface (UPI) on its payments bank platform.

Google to launch digital payment service in India next week?

14 Sep 2017

Google to launch digital payment service in India next week?

If reports are to be believed, Google is launching a localized digital payment service in India as early as next week.

HDFC becomes the first bank in India to launch DigiPOS

23 Aug 2017

HDFC becomes the first bank in India to launch DigiPOS

Revolutionizing the way customers make payments to merchants, HDFC Bank has become the first Indian bank to unveil the DigiPOS payment solution that offers a slew of digital payment options.

BHIM cash back scheme extended for merchants till March

21 Aug 2017

BHIM cash back scheme extended for merchants till March

The cash back scheme, that offers merchants incentives of up to Rs. 1,000 when they accept payments via BHIM application, has been extended.

Independence Day: Government to give higher cashbacks to BHIM users

07 Aug 2017

Independence Day: Government to give higher cashbacks to BHIM users

Get ready to have cashbacks as rewards this Independence Day as the government is all set to offer some if you opt for digital transactions using the BHIM App.

Uber, Amazon, Google: Big players taking to UPI

11 Jul 2017

Uber, Amazon, Google: Big players taking to UPI

Uber and Amazon are planning to launch the unified payment interface (UPI) on their platforms soon.

Going cashless to support "Digital India"

25 Mar 2017

Going cashless to support "Digital India"

Indians are more accustomed to having money in their physical wallets than a digital one.

PhonePe stops UPI payments on Flipkart

22 Jan 2017

PhonePe stops UPI payments on Flipkart

Payment services firm PhonePe has issued a temporary halt to all UPI payments on Flipkart's Android application.

ICICI-PhonePe tussle: ICICI defies NPCI's directive

20 Jan 2017

ICICI-PhonePe tussle: ICICI defies NPCI's directive

After a week-long tussle with Flipkart-owned PhonePe payments app, ICICI Bank has now defied a directive of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).