New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India has proposed to allow linking of credit cards to the Unified Payments Interface. RBI said, the facility would initially be enabled for Rupay Credit Cards, that too after the required system development is complete. It has informed that UPI is the most inclusive mode of payment in India with over 26 crore unique users and five crore merchants onboard the platform. It added that 594 crore 63 lakh transactions amounting to 10.40 lakh crore rupees were processed through UPI in the month of May 2022 alone.
The apex bank hopes that the linking of credit cards with UPI will provide more avenues and convenience to the customers in making payments. RBI said, the necessary instructions in this regard will be issued by the National Payments Corporation of India. It may be recalled that NPCI had developed UPI as an instant real-time payment system, facilitating inter-bank peer-to-peer and person-to-merchant transactions.
In another important announcement, the Reserve Bank has enhanced the limit for e-mandate based recurring payments from five thousand rupees to fifteen thousand rupees. In a statement issued today, RBI said, it has been receiving requests for stakeholders to increase the limit to facilitate payments of larger value like subscriptions, insurance premia, education fee.
The apex bank informed that over 6.25 crore mandates have been registered under this framework till date. It added that the limit is being increased to further augment customer convenience and leverage the benefits like convenience, safety and security of payments.