A week ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared new digital payment application named BHIM — Bharat Interface for Money — after Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. It is just for only Android — so iOS and Windows user are forgotten. The BHIM application should support Aadhaar-based installments, where exchanges will be conceivable with only a fingerprint, yet that facility is yet to begin.
So what can BHIM do?
BHIM is a payment application that is based on unified payment interface(UPI) from National payment corporation of India(NPCI). If you want to use this application you have to register your bank account for UPI based payment.
BHIM will give you a chance to send and get cash to other UPI records or addresses. You can likewise send cash by means of IFSC (Indian Financial System Code) and MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) Code to clients who don’t have an UPI-based bank account. There’s likewise the alternative of making your own particular QR (Quick Response) code for a settled measure of cash, which the vendor can sweep to make the conclusion.
What is the difference between mobile wallet and BHIM?
You can store a some amount of cash in a portable wallet like Paytm or MobiKwik, which you can send just to somebody who is using a similar wallet. Be that as it may, BHIM is UPI-based, and accordingly connected straightforwardly to a bank account. All the payee needs is a bank account. On the off chance that this record is UPI enacted, you can simply request the payee’s VPA or virtual installment address, and make the installment to that record.
Bhim App: How To Use?
Something else, there’s the alternative of IFSC or MMID for sending or accepting cash. The favorable position is there’s no compelling reason to recall a bank account number, or to impart it to anybody. The VPA is all that is required. Up to Rs 10,000 can be sent for each exchange, and up to Rs 20,000 in any 24 hours.
Which banks support the BHIM application?
Here is the list: 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, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, IDFC 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, and Vijaya Bank.
Alright, and how precisely does the application function?
BHIM gives you a chance to pick your favored bank, after it has confirmed your account linked number. You get a SMS, so it’s best to utilize an indistinguishable number from the one that is connected to the bank account. BHIM will request that you set a 4-digit password. Pick something you won’t overlook effortlessly on the grounds that you’ll require the code each time you open the application.
The application will then request that you select your bank. On the off chance that your record is UPI initiated, it will mirror the important number. You’ll see alternatives to send and get cash, and execute by means of IFSC. In the case that UPI is not enabled on your account, you can put in six digits of your debit card, and the expiry date, after which the application will give you a chance to use it.
To send cash, sort in the portable number or VPA address. BHIM will check the payee. Sort in the sum, and hit pay. On the off chance that the payee doesn’t have UPI, tap on the three dabs over the send cash alternative. The ACCOUNT + IFSC choice will open up, where you can put in the points of interest.
One issue right now is that you can get to just a single record for every portable number. So if your number is connected to two records, you should impair the chose one and go to the bank for determination choice.
Furthermore, how would I know whether my bank suppoets UPI?
As per NPCI’s site, when UPI went live in August 2016, manages an account with supporting applications on the Google Play store were: Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Bhartiya Mahila Bank, Canara Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, DCB Bank, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, TJSB Sahakari Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Karnataka Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, South Indian Bank, Vijaya Bank and YES Bank.
From that point forward, HDFC Bank’s Android application too has begun supporting UPI, and the rundown of banks has extended to 30. In November, State Bank of India’s UPI-support application called SBI Pay went live.
How would I make a VPA for UPI for me?
Ensure your portable number is connected to your bank account, and after that get the bank’s official mobile banking application from the Google Play store. Do check the designer, and so on before introducing on the grounds that you have to ensure you are not downloading a fake application taking on the appearance of one from your bank. In the case of uncertain, check with the bank.
When you have the application, you’ll have the capacity to find the tab about UPI installments. Go there and make a VPA. Keep it basic, with the goal that you bear in mind it —, for example, your name@your bank’s name. At that point make an UPI PIN, which will be expected to finish an exchange in BHIM.
Once your VPA is made, you’ll see choices to send, get cash or pay by filtering QR code. In the event that you have more than one record with a similar bank, you can pick the default represent exchanges through UPI. This VPA is basically all that you have to do an exchange.
What’s so uncommon about BHIM then?
BHIM likewise has choices to exchange through IFSC and MMID also for non-UPI banks. It shows the government has chosen to run with one application that will empower advanced installments by means of UPI. Obviously, for BHIM to be useful to a dominant part of individuals, everybody must begin using.
BHIM is still available only for android user so Apple IOS and window phone user have to wait for some days.
It is expecting that for IOS user BHIM will be available after 9 January.