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Fund Transfer From One Mobile Wallet To Another Soon To Be A Reality

Fund Transfer From One Mobile Wallet To Another Soon To Be A Reality


  1. RBI's directions now allow users to transfer funds between mobile wallets
  2. Users will also be able to pay across merchant networks wallets
  3. Prepaid payment instruments can inter-operate within 6 months
New Delhi: Users may soon be able to transfer funds from one mobile wallet to another, with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowing inter-operability among prepaid payment instruments (PPIs). PPIs which include the likes of ewallets, gift cards and meal coupons and are used as substitutes for cash. It is expected that PPIs can inter-operate within six months of the revised directions, RBI said in the 'Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies.' Mobile wallet companies supported RBI's latest move saying it will increase adoption of digtal payments in the country.

According to Bipin Preet Singh, Founder and CEO of MobiKwik, interoperability was one of the key challenges in increasing the adoption of digital payments in India.

RBI's latest direction in this regard will provide a homogenous environment for the growth of mobile wallets, said Bipin Preet Singh, Founder and CEO, Mobikwik.

Mr Singh explained that for the consumers, this would mean they do not have to download another wallet if they already have one and they can pay across the merchant network of any other PPI.

This helps us widen our reach and bring enormous value to our business. Collaboration and co-competition are going to drive the digital payments industry into its next phase, said Mr Singh.

This, in turn, would act as a strong boost for digital payments ecosystem in India, said Kiran Vasireddy, CEO, Paytm.

We welcome the decision of RBI to bring interoperability amongst KYC-complaint wallets, Mr Vasireddy said.

Inter-operability amongst Know Your Customer (KYC) compliant PPIs shall be implemented within six months of the date of issuance of the revised master directions, which will be issued within a week, i.e. by October 11, 2017, RBI has said. The RBI said revised framework will pave the way for inter-operability into usage of PPIs, as per the vision for Payment and Settlement Systems in the country. The vision envisages for India to migrate to electronic payments and ensure that such payments are safe, secure, authorised, efficient and accessible.

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The campaign aims to take the message of a cash free India to the country, all while educating them on the ways and means to do it.

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