Amazon Pay introduces peer-to-peer transactions through UPI

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“Amazon Pay UPI now lets users send or request payments directly from the Amazon Mshop app.”

Amazon’s digital payment service  Amazon Pay has now introduced person-to-person transactions for Android through Unified Payments Interface (UPI). This will allow users to make instant bank-to-bank transfers, settle bills, pay for services, and more. Customers can also make payments from their bank account to local stores or Amazon delivery executives by scanning UPI QR codes using the Amazon app.

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Amazon Pay can now send or request payments directly from the Amazon Mshop app. Users can initiate payments by simply tapping on the contact from phonebook, and it also displays recent transactions making it easier to repeat previous payments. If the contact is not registered to Amazon Pay UPI, users have the option to pay using any another BHIM UPI ID or contact’s bank account.

Users will have to authenticate the transaction with UPI PIN, and all the e-commerce giant claims all the P2P payments are secured through multi-factor authentication involving customer’s phone, SIM details, and UPI PIN. As a part of the introductory offer, customers can get up to Rs 120 cashback on Sending Money through UPI.

Vikas Bansal, Director – Amazon Pay said “Our goal is to make Amazon Pay the most trusted, convenient and rewarding way to pay for our customers. The customers trust their Amazon app, and we continue to expand payment use cases directly on the app. With this launch, we have the largest selection of shopping and payment use cases on the Amazon Android app which provides added convenience and control to our customers.

Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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