Payment systems: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

SBI launches contactless mobile phone payments facility

The SBI Card has  launched the ‘SBI Card Pay’ that allows contactless payment using mobile phones at PoS terminals. Using SBI Card Pay, customers can make contactless payments at Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled point of sale terminals with just one tap of their mobiles, without using the physical credit card or entering any PIN. ..

Google joins hands with Union Government for ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’

Nasscom’s Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has recently collaborated with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google India to launch a nationwide awareness campaign ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’. The campaign will educate end-users on the benefits of making digital payments and urge them to adopt security and safety best practices. The pan-India ..

RBI Report pushes for Digital Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report Payment and Settlement: The Plumbing in the Architecture of India s Financial System makes the following observations about digital payments: India s effort to build a less-cash economy is gathering momentum. Digital transactions have witnessed phenomenal growth in digital transactions until March 2019. RBI has set an ambitious ..

Benchmarking India s Payment Systems

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report “Benchmarking India s Payment Systems” provides a comparison of the payment ecosystem in India with the payment systems and usage trends in other major countries. Findings of the Report Even though there was robust growth in the volume of retail electronic transactions amid a strong regulatory framework, India ..

Wirecard teams up with India to issue PAN cards

German payments company Wirecard has teamed up with India to simplify the process of issuing tax identity cards required to open bank accounts, transfer money or complete business transactions. The deal, with state company UTI Infrastructure Technology and Financial Services, seeks to widen the distribution of so-called PAN cards in the country of 1.3 billion ..