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RBI Streamlines Net Banking with Interoperable Merchant Payments

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das recently announced the forthcoming launch of an interoperable payment system for internet banking, aimed at enhancing the efficiency of digital payments in India. This move addresses the current challenges faced by both customers and merchants in net banking transactions.

NPCI Bharat BillPay to Spearhead Implementation

  • NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd. has been authorized by the RBI to implement the interoperable net banking payment system.
  • Expected launch within the current calendar year, as confirmed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

Merchants Set to Reap Quick Settlement Benefits

  • Quicker settlement of funds for merchants facilitated through the interoperable system.
  • Elimination of the need for individual tie-ups between banks and payment aggregators, enhancing operational efficiency.

Enhanced Convenience for Customers

  • Customers empowered to pay businesses through net banking, irrespective of bank and payment aggregator integration.
  • Expanded payment options and convenience for customers in online transactions.

Addressing Existing Challenges

  • Governor Das highlighted the existing hurdles, such as non-integrated banks not appearing in net banking payment options for customers.
  • Lack of a standardized payment system and rules leading to delays and settlement risks for merchants.


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