ICICI Bank Now Lets NRIs Use International Numbers For UPI Payments In India - Eastern Mirror
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ICICI Bank now lets NRIs use international numbers for UPI payments in India

By IANS Updated: May 06, 2024 7:28 pm

NEW DELHI — ICICI Bank on Monday announced that it has enabled NRI (Non-Resident Indian) customers to use their international mobile number to make UPI payments instantly in India.

This will allow the bank’s NRI customers to make payments for their utility bills, merchant and e-commerce transactions with their international mobile number registered with their NRE/NRO bank account held with ICICI Bank in the country.

“This launch reinforces our commitment to provide our NRI customers with innovative solutions, for them to have a safe, secure and hassle-free payment experience,” Sidharatha Mishra, Head – Digital Channels and Partnerships, ICICI Bank, said in a statement.

To provide UPI facility to NRI customers, the bank partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The bank will make this service available via its mobile banking app, iMobile Pay.

Earlier, NRIs had to register an Indian mobile number with their banks to make UPI payments.

“With this facility, our NRI customers residing in 10 countries do not need to switch to an Indian mobile number to pay using UPI,” Mishra said.

The bank offers this facility in the US, the UK, UAE, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

NRI customers of the bank can make UPI payments by scanning any Indian QR code, sending money to a UPI ID or any Indian mobile number or Indian bank account.

By IANS Updated: May 06, 2024 7:28:49 pm
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