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NPCI International Join Hands With Mashreq Bank To Launch UPI In The UAE: Check Report

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The international branch of the National Payment Corporation of India, NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), has collaborated with Mashreq, among the UAE's top financial firms, to enable the implementation of its mobile-based real-time payment system, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), in the UAE. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) established UPI, an immediate real-time payment platform that facilitates inter-bank transactions.

 
NPCI International Join Hands With Mashreq Bank To Launch UPI In The UAE

According to the statement of NIPL "This partnership will enable over 2 million Indians who travel to UAE for business or leisure purposes every year to pay for their purchases seamlessly using UPI-based mobile applications across shops and merchant stores in the UAE."

"The strategic tie-up between the two entities will provide a considerable boost to the digital payment ecosystem in the UAE and will prove to be a major stepping stone for the wider reach of UPI in the international markets," NIPL further added.

"From a Mashreq perspective, the initiative is very timely as there is growing appetite amongst customers and retailers to leverage mobile-based payment systems. The bank has witnessed 20% month-on-month growth in pick-up rate as young and tech-savvy customers seek to use the mobile payment systems along with a growing number of retailers across the UAE that accept such transactions," said NIPL.

"Mashreq's customer base has been nearly unanimous in their acceptance of these technologies, which make for better in-store customer experience. The implementation of NPCI's UPI also opens a whole new world of opportunities for enterprises in the UAE and allows them to compete with much larger retailers," the firm further clarified.

"At NIPL, we are committed to transforming payments by taking our robust payments solutions to global markets and collaborate with willing partners. We are excited about our partnership with Mashreq Bank, which will enable consumers from India to transact seamlessly using NPCI's world-renowned UPI platform and deliver a seamless user experience. We look forward to attaining new highs with this partnership in the important and strategic market of UAE," said Ritesh Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, NIPL.

 

"We are delighted to collaborate with NIPL to introduce their mobile-based real-time payment systems to our customers in the UAE. Given the position of UAE as an international commerce and tourism hub, retail merchants in the Emirates always enable the latest payment methods that are expected by our international clients. Innovation has been at the core of what Mashreq does, and we have a proud history of introducing omnichannel solutions that benefit our customers and the UAE's economy. We are the first in this market to partner with NIPL and offer cutting-edge mobile-based digital payments to our clients," Kartik Taneja, EVP - Head of Payments Mashreq Bank acknowledged.

"UPI is amongst the most successful real-time payments (RTP) systems globally, providing - simplicity, safety, and security in person to person (P2P) and person to merchant (P2M) transactions. The simple, safe, cost-effective mobile-based payments system has become one of the most prominent forms of digital payments. In 2020, UPI allowed transactions worth USD 457 billion, which is equivalent to approximately 15% of India's GDP." NIPL stated.

About NPCL International

NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) was incorporated on April 3, 2020, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). As the international arm of NPCI, NIPL is devoted to the deployment of NPCI's indigenous, successful Real-Time Payment System - Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Card Scheme - RuPay, outside of India.

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Story first published: Monday, September 6, 2021, 8:04 [IST]
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