RBI imposes Rs 3.06 Crore penalty on Amazon Pay (India)

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Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 3.06 crore on Amazon Pay (India) Private Limited for non-compliance of certain directions related to Prepaid Payment Instruments and Know Your Customer.

An overview of the news

  • The penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under section 30 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.

  • It was found that Amazon Pay (India) was not complying with the directions issued by RBI on KYC requirements.

  • Accordingly, notice was issued to the unit advising it to show cause why penalty should not be imposed for non-compliance of the directions.

  • Amazon Pay (India) Pvt Ltd is the online payments service owned by US-based Amazon. 

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