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PhonePe: The First Payment App to Link 2 Lakh Rupay Credit Cards to UPI

PhonePe, a Digital payment service provider announced that it has become the first digital payments app to enable the linkage of 2 lakh Rupay credit cards to the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). It has also processed a Total Payment Value (TPV) of Rs 150 crore through Rupay Credit on UPI. TPV refers to the total transaction value processed through the platform in a given time period.

Particularly, linking the credit card to UPI simplifies the utilization of credit for customers by leveraging the flexibility and widespread acceptance of UPI. According to PhonePe, the company has already enabled the acceptance of Rupay Credit Cards on UPI across 12 million merchant outlets in the country, achieving the highest merchant penetration in the ecosystem.

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PhonePe Becomes the First Payment App to Link 2 Lakh Rupay Credit Cards to UPI : Key Points

  • This widespread acceptance has ensured that customers have ample opportunities to utilize their Rupay credit cards for transactions through UPI.
  • Credit cards work on a deferred payment basis, allowing customers to use products or services now and pay for them later.
  • With the integration of Rupay credit cards into the UPI ecosystem, users now have an added advantage as they can seamlessly utilize their credit cards through the UPI platform, providing a viable alternative to swiping a physical debit or credit card. Several lenders across the country have already linked their Rupay credit cards to the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) network.
  • Mehul Mistry, Global Head informed that linking credit cards to UPI apps will allow credit card customers to participate and leverage the UPI QR ecosystem created by offline payment players like PhonePe, G-Pay, etc. to make fast, secure, and convenient payments to small merchants, along with the benefits of credit cards, including rewards.
  • PhonePe aims to collaborate closely with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to further expand the penetration of Rupay Credit in the country through enhanced functionalities.
  • PhonePe has also been pushing customers to embrace Rupay credit cards through UPI through intuitive nudges within its app.

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