Saturday, December 31, 2016

All new Indian Govt. Official Apps for Cashless Transaction :BHIM Mobile apps.

After the success for PAYTM and other mobile wallet much awaited Government apps for fund transaction Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is an initiative to enable fast, secure, reliable cashless payments through your mobile phone. BHIM is inter-operable with other Unified Payment Interface (UPI) applications, and bank accounts. BHIM is developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). BHIM is made in India and dedicated to the service of the nation.

How does it work?


You have to use only that Mobile number that is registered in you bank account.

Register your bank account with BHIM, and set a UPI PIN for the bank account. Your mobile number is your payment address (PA), and you can simply start transacting. Yes! It is that simple.The best part of this apps is easy operation and without any hassle the payment is done. Earlier Paytm has done this also but this time this is government initiative to have a apps which will incorporate all the bank on single platform.This apps will be no -doubt a revolutionary apps. The major difference between various Mobile wallet is that in mobile wallet you have to load money using internet banking or via debit/credit card.This BHIM apps is directly connected to bank account hence no internet banking is required or it do not require any wallet load.Once you have registed sucefully will will get a Virtual address starting with your 10 digit mobile number for e.g 9XXXXXXXXX@upi .


Send / Receive Money: Send money to or receive money from friends, family and customers through a mobile number or payment address. Money can also be sent to non UPI supported banks using IFSC and MMID. You can also collect money by sending a request and reverse payments if required.If a receiver is already registered on this apps then you can send him money by just using his mobile number similar to PAYTM or other mobile wallet.

Sending payment method is easy that is via Mobile phone number or the payment address of the recipient. Another method is if you know account number and Bank IFSC code then still you can send money.

Check Balance: You can check your bank balance and transactions details on the go.

Custom Payment Address: You can create a custom payment address in addition to your phone number.

Request money
You can request money from anyone using two method , One is by entering the mobile number or QR code.
QR Code: You can scan a QR code for faster entry of payment addresses. Merchants can easily print their QR Code for display.

Transaction Limits: Maximum of Rs. 10,000 per transaction and Rs. 20,000 within 24 hours.

Language supported: Hindi and English. More languages coming soon!

List of Bank Supported: 
All the major banks are supported by the BHIM app - as long as the bank supports UPI, you will be able to access your money through the BHIM app. Soon new more bank will get added.

The list of banks supported by the BHIM app is as follows:
Allahabad Bank
Andhra Bank
Axis Bank
Bank of Baroda
Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank
Catholic Syrian Bank
Central Bank of India
DCB Bank
Dena Bank
Federal Bank
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
IndusInd Bank
Karnataka Bank
Karur Vysya Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
RBL Bank
South Indian Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
State Bank of India
Syndicate Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
Vijaya Bank


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

You no longer require Internet to pay via PAYTM.

Paytm has been one of the biggest beneficiaries for people who do day to day small transaction after banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.You no longer need a smartphone or internet data to pay through e-wallet app Paytm. The company has just announced that it has expanded its reach to non-internet users, who use feature phones.

PayTM has started a toll free number -- 1800 1800 1234 -- to enable customers and merchants without internet connection to pay and receive money instantly and also recharge their mobile phones. To use this service, users (both customers and merchants) first need to register with Paytm through their mobile number and set a 4-digit Paytm PIN. Also, the call made on the toll-free number should be from the mobile number that has been registered with Paytm.They can then enter the recipient's mobile number, amount and their Paytm PIN to transfer the money from their Paytm wallet to another Paytm wallet.
If  users dont have account then  need a smartphone or desktop with internet connection to set up their Paytm account to use this feature.
As of  now it is not possible to get a Paytm account created through on phone. Similarly, to add money in the wallet, users would need to log in to the website or the app. It is also possible to find the nearest cash-in point using Paytm nearby and top-up the account.

Paytm, in November, rolled out a feature allowing users and merchants to send money from their Paytm wallets to any bank account at 1% transaction fee. However, later in the month the company said it won't charge any transaction fee on bank transfers at all.

Earlier, customers and merchants who had their KYCs successfully done could send money to banks through Paytm at 1% fee without any waiting period. However those without KYCs had to pay a 4% transaction fee, followed by a wait time of 45 days post creation of a Paytm account, in order to transfer money to banks.


UPI (Unified Payment Interface) is now new method to send and receive money

In wake to present demonetization ,we have a now cashless channel started by some banks call UPI (Unified Payment interface) . In layman terms UPI is nothing but a email ID kind of thing where each customer will have a unique ID which will be mapped to their bank account. Here customer need not to tell account no. ,Account holder name or his bank IFC code.

Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is a system that powers multiple bank accounts (of participating banks), several banking services features like fund transfer (P2P), and merchant payments in a single mobile application.[2] UPI was launched by National Payments Corporation of India with Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) vision of migrating towards a 'less-cash' and more digital society. UPI has built on the Immediate Payment Service(IMPS) platform.

UPI platform can be used for:

1) Immediate money transfer through mobile device round the clock 24*7 and 365 days.
2) Single mobile application for accessing different bank accounts
3) Virtual address of the customer for Pull & Push provides for incremental security with the customer not required to enter the details such as Card no, Account number; IFSC etc.
4) Bill Sharing with friends.
5) Merchant Payment with Single Application or In-App Payments.
6) Scheduling PUSH and PULL Payments for various purposes.
7) Utility Bill Payments, Over the Counter Payments, Barcode (Scan and Pay) based payments.
    Donations, Collections, Disbursements scalable.

How to Create Virtual address for customer ?

In order to create a virtual address customer need to register for UPI service via their respective bank apps or some third party apps are also there to register.

Your virtual address will be like a email ID for example if you have a Bank account in SBI then your Virtual address will be like this [XYZ]@sbi . If you have account in HDFC then your virtual address for your account will be something [xyz]@hdfcbank  ( bracket is not part of virtual address)

List of participating Banks which provide UPI service currently ( other bank are  in process to implement)

Sr. No
Bank Name
Name of UPI App
State Bank of India
KBL – Smartz
UCO Bank
Vijaya Bank
RBL Bank
Yes Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
Allahabad Bank
Bank of Baroda
Kotak Mahindra Bank


Friday, July 15, 2016

SBI is blocking e-commerce transaction using debit card

In order safe guard interest of customer SBI is going to block the e-commerce transaction from debit card.This will help customer to optimize online fraud by debit card

If you are getting SMS like "Your SBI Debit card ending with XXXX is deactivated only for Internet txn. To activate send SMS "SWON ECOM XXXX" to 9223966666 . No change for ATM /POS usage" then don't panic you can still activate your eCommerce transaction by sending this SMS like this SWON ECOM <Last four digit of card>


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pay using mVISA: NO Card Required at POS: SBI

State Bank of India (SBI), the launch of mVisa, a mobile-based payment solution. This helps customers to make payments from their smartphones just by scanning the unique merchant QR (Quick Response) code, at merchant outlets.

mVisa is a card-less solution which facilitates payment by scanning the QR code displayed at the merchant outlet or from the merchants mobile. SBI customers (both Debit Card holders as well as Internet Banking customers, having transaction rights) You can do  easy payments to the merchants by simply scanning QR code image hence there is no  need to swipe the physical card at a point-of-sale (PoS) machine. Bank customer can simply download the latest version of SBI Anywhere application, from ‘Google Play Store’ and need to register for mVisa payments by simply clicking the mVisa icon on the home screen.

 SBI mVisa merchant app is also available in ‘Google Play Store’ and is used for receiving the payment notification, generation of static and dynamic QR codes, viewing transaction history etc. by the merchants. SBI mVisa merchants can accept payment from any mVisa customers. While in case of static QR code amount is filled by the mVisa customer himself, in case of dynamic QR code amount can be filled by merchants and can be authorized by the customer after scanning of QR code.

 Any Bank mVisa customer can transact on any mVisa merchants and likewise any mVisa merchant can accept payment from mVisa customers of any bank. It provides convenience of quick transaction, along with enhanced security,

The best part of this sericce is that  customers need not to  share their's Card or Mobile with the merchant anytime during the payment process.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Health Insurance for Persons with Disabilities :“Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme”

Up-till now there was no Health insurance policy for person with disability but now Recently according to press release for Press Information bureau  Health Insurance Scheme for Persons with Disabilities (As Per PWD Act 1995) launched by The New India Assurance Company limited, in Association with Ministry Of Social Justice, Dept of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.This insurance is name as “Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme”

Key Features
1) Sum insured of Rs. 2 lacs on family floater for a period of 12 months.
2) Family size up to 1+3. Primary member is Person with disabilities.
3) Age band 18 - 65 years.
4) Available for persons with disabilities with annual income of Rs. 3 lacs and below on declaration basis in proposal form.
5) No premedical tests.
6) Uniform premium contribution of Rs. 355 per person / family.
7) OPD cover for corrective therapy up to Rs. 10,000 a year for person with disability. For persons with mental retardation and mental illness, OPD cover is Rs. 3000 per annum.
8) No exclusion of pre-existing conditions. However corrective surgery for existing impairment can be done with consent of insurer/TPA.
9) Pre-post hospitalization expenses covered sub to limits.
10) Rest of terms as per standard New India Flexi Floater Group Mediclaim Policy.
11) Persons with multiple disabilities, Cerebral Palsy & autism are not covered under this scheme.

New India will create a network of Hospitals, where the Insured person can get cashless treatment. If any Insured Person wants to take treatment outside network, the permission of TPA is necessary. Such permission is not required in case of emergency hospitalisations.
The policy covers pre-existing Illness. Treatment for pre-existing impairment (for the purpose of this policy, impairment relates to a condition or Illness which caused the Disability as defined in the Act) will be only at the network Hospital and only with the prior approval of the TPA.
At the time of claim, certificate of Disability by the competent authority as defined under the Persons with Disability Act, 1995; has to be submitted to the TPA.

How to Avail ?

For enrollment the beneficiaries have to submit the following documents to nearest New India Assurance Office. Or they can contact National Institute & CRCs, ALIMCO(Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India),NHFDC(National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation)

1) Duly fill proposal form 
2) Payment of premium ( 10 % pf Premium fixed)
3) Income certificate( self attested
4) Photo copy of any govement ID proof,such as Aadhar card,Voter ID ,Driving Licence       etc
5) Passport size photo

6) Photo Copy of Disability certificate

Name of TPA: MDIndia Healthcare Services (TPA) Pvt. Ltd.
Toll Free: 1800-233-1166, 1800-233-4505


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pay for LPG cylinder Online:

In order help to urban consumers, Ministry of  Petroleum and Natural Gas, has launched an online payment facility for booking LPG refill cylinders.Earlier this facility was only limited for Booking but now consumer can pay for booking also online.

Now Consumers can now refill their LPG cylinders at any time and get them delivered. They need not to worry about change or to have cash. They can pay the exact amount online via payment gateway

This will be a boon  for  working couples as well as to senior citizens as they can make the payment online without bothering to keep adequate cash at home.

Consumers can avail the service through web portal,  or user can visit correpondin g LPG company website which is available in 13 languages.Apart from this  consumer can carry out all LPG activities like booking, tracking, receipt of subsidy details etc.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Buy Sovereign Gold Bonds from January 18 to 22, 2016

Government of India will be launched the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme from January 18 to 22, 2016. As investors will get returns that are linked to gold price, the scheme is expected to offer the same benefits as physical gold. They can be used as collateral for loans and can be sold or traded on stock exchanges.
Sovereign Gold Bonds will be issued on payment of rupees and denominated in grams of gold. Minimum investment in the bond shall be 2 grams. The bonds can be bought by Indian residents or entities and is capped at 500 grams.

The Sovereign Gold Bonds will be available both in demat and paper form.

The tenor of the bond is for a minimum of 8 years with option to exit in 5th, 6th and 7th years.

They will carry sovereign guarantee both on the capital invested and the interest.

Bonds can be used as collateral for loans.

Bonds would be allowed to be traded on exchanges to allow early exits for investors who may so desire.

Further, bonds would be allowed to be traded on exchanges to allow early exits for investors who may so desire.

In Sovereign Gold Bonds, capital gains tax treatment will be the same as for physical gold for an 'individual' investor. The department of revenue has said that they will consider indexation benefit if bond is transferred before maturity and complete capital gains tax exemption at the time of redemption.

Investors can apply for the bonds through scheduled commercial banks and designated post offices. NBFCs, National Saving Certificate (NSC) agents and others, can act as agents. They would be authorised to collect the application form and submit in banks and post offices.

The Bonds are issued by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of the Government of India. The bonds are distributed through banks and designated post offices. This should make subscribing to the bonds an easy affair. During redemption, "the price of gold may be taken from the reference rate, as decided, and the Rupee equivalent amount may be converted at the RBI Reference rate on issue and redemption".For more detail refer RBI page