The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) guidelines have gone by means of some key changes in the New Year to enhance on-line banking and fee transaction experiences.
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) have instructed fee apps to deactivate inactive UPI IDs that haven’t been lively for multiple 12 months.
The NPCI has additionally introduced the launch of ‘UPI for Secondary Market’ in its Beta section.
HDFC Bank has executed transactions by way of the NPCI’s UPI funds app as a part of the ‘UPI for secondary market’ facility.
During this pilot, buyers can block funds in their financial institution accounts, which is able to solely be debited by the Clearing Corporations upon commerce affirmation throughout settlement. This Beta launch is facilitated by Groww because the brokerage app, alongside BHIM, Groww, and YES PAY NEXT as UPI apps.
Initially, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank clients will be capable of avail this facility.
Other stakeholders, together with stockbrokers resembling Zerodha, Customer’s banks like Axis Bank and Yes Bank, and UPI-enabled apps like Paytm and PhonePe are in the certification stage and set to take part in Beta launch quickly.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has additionally raised the UPI transaction restrict for hospitals and academic establishments from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. The RBI additionally plans nationwide introduction of UPI ATMs, permitting money withdrawal by scanning a QR code.
Hitachi Payment Services has launched ‘the nation’s first-ever UPI-ATM’ as a White Label ATM (WLA) in affiliation with NPCI.
The RBI additionally proposes a 4-hour time restrict for customers making first funds over Rs 2,000 to new recipients.
(With inputs from IANS)