In an endeavour to serve the customers better, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is pleased to launch Unified Payments Interface (UPI) 2.0. Dr. Urjit Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Advisor – Innovation, NPCI, Mr. Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India launched the service in the presence of Mr. Biswamohan Mahapatra, Non- Executive Chairman, NPCI, Mr. Dilip Asbe, MD & CEO, NPCI and senior bankers from the industry.

The key features of UPI 2.0 are:

Overdraft facility

In addition to current and savings accounts, customers can link their overdraft account to UPI. Customers will be able to transact instantly and all benefits associated with OD account shall be made available to the users. UPI 2.0 will serve as an additional digital channel to access OD account.

One Time Mandate

UPI mandate could be used in a scenario where money is to be transferred later by providing commitment at present. UPI 2.0 mandates are created with one time block functionality for transactions. Customers can pre-authorise a transaction and pay at a later date. It works seamlessly for merchants as well as for individual users. Mandates can be created and executed instantly. On the date of actual purchase, the amount will be deducted and received by the merchant / individual user.

Invoice in the inbox

This feature is designed for customers to check the invoice sent by merchant prior to making payment. It will help customers to view and verify the credentials and check whether it has come from the right merchant or not. Customers can pay seamlessly post verifying the amount and other important details mentioned in the invoice.

Signed intent & QR

This feature is designed for customers to check the authenticity of merchants while scanning QR code. It notifies the user with information to ascertain whether the merchant is verified UPI merchant or not. This provides an additional security to the QR as well as intent. Transactions are processed faster as app passcode is not required in case of signed intent. It also negates the chances of QR tampering. Customers will be informed in case the receiver is not secured by way of notifications.

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