SBI, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank to launch Rupay based Credit card on UPI platform by March 2023
The leading credit card issuers in India State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and Axis Bank will soon issue RuPay credit cards on Unified Payment Interface (UPI) by March 2023. At present three Public sector banks Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Indian Bank and private sector Bank HDFC bank have gone live on the RuPay credit card segment on the UPI platform.
In June, the Reserve Bank of India allowed linking of credit cards to UPI, which was thus far being used as a “pay now” facility. The move will provide additional convenience to users and enhance the scope of digital payments.
Credit cards are a type of unsecured loan provided by the banks to its account holder as well as non-account holders for purchasing goods and services. It provides a time period within which if the customer repay the amount then the customer will not have to pay interest to the bank.
RuPay is a technology platform which provides end to end security solutions for online financial transactions. RuPay does not provide credit cards. Credit cards can be issued only by banks in India. When a person uses a RuPay credit card issued by a bank then the bank will use the technology network of RuPay. Here RuPay is responsible for the end to end technology connection so that the transaction is done smoothly. The bank pays Ru Pay for every transaction done
RuPay and UPI has been developed by the National Payment Corporation of India. At the present moment transactions done on UPI are free and there are no charges levied on it.
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