WhatsApp Gets OK to Extend Payments in India

National Payments Corp. of India green-lit up to 20 million people via its UPI multi-bank model

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National Payments Corp. of India gave WhatsApp the green light to extend its Payments feature to up to 20 million people in the country.

The Facebook-owned messaging application can offer Payments via NPCI’s Unified Payments Interface multi-bank model.

WhatsApp said in a blog post Friday, “WhatsApp designed our Payments feature in partnership with the NPCI using the UPI, an India-first, real-time payment system that enables transactions with over 160 supported banks. We’re excited to join India’s campaign to increase the ease and use of digital payments, which is helping expand financial inclusion in India.”

Users must have a bank account and debit card in India to use Payments.




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