Booking a cab, ordering your favorite food or doing grocery shopping just got easier! With the Finserv MARKETS UPI, say no to the hassle of carrying cash, entering your bank account details, or remembering net banking/ wallet password. The Finserv MARKETS app offers you the value of easy cashless and cardless transactions at your fingertips - just create your Virtual Payment Address (VPA) handle @abfspay and pay your friends, merchants as well as your postpaid phone, electricity bills.
Our application is powered by NPCI which ensures complete confidentiality of all financial details
Link multiple bank accounts to facilitate immediate online money transfer through UPI
Simple interface to pay bills, do phone recharges and more – anytime, anywhere
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Our wide network enables payments across millions of UPI-enabled merchants and billers
Make safe payments using your mobile anytime, anywhere
Access to multiple different bank accounts for payments and checking balance
Confidentiality and security with Virtual ID
Quick mPin-based authentication
Raise transaction-related queries directly with your bank
Follow the 5 easy steps given below and begin transacting today!
Download the Finserv MARKETS App from Play Store (Android) or from App Store (iOS) and complete the registration.
Select UPI on the Finserv MARKETS App’s home screen
Select bank account, mobile number, create mPIN if required, add bank account(s) & create your VPA handle @abfspay.
Your VPA handle is now created!
Following demonetization in 2016, there was a great push to move India towards a cashless society. After the cash crunch of 2016, digital wallets and payment systems became very popular and it even changed the fortunes of a few companies that were already established.
However, just 7 months before the demonetization drive, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) had carried out the pilot launch of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on April 11, 2016. By August 25, 2016, UPI payment apps of banks were available to the public on the Google PlayStore.
Since then, UPI payment apps have totally transformed and amazingly simplified digital payments in India. Today, the NPCI’s Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), BHIM app and the UPI system accounts for around 50% of all digital payments in India.
Encouraged by the success of the UPI system, the RBI launched the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), which was again managed by the NPCI, on August 31, 2016. Now Bharat Bill Pay has also achieved tremendous success as a digital payment system in a few years. In July 2019 alone 67.85 million transactions were carried out through the BBPS system amounting to Rs. 1740 lakh crores.
Though both UPI and Bharat Bill Pay are managed by NPCI, they are two entirely different entities in the way they operate. Let us get a better understanding on them here.
If you have made bank transfers through internet banking, you must be aware of IMPS or the Immediate Payment System that allows quicker transfer of money compared to NEFT and RTGS. You can consider UPI as an improved version of IMPS. While with IMPS, NEFT and RTGS, you have to enter the payee’s account number, name and IFSC code, a UPI payment app just requires a pre-assigned virtual ID or Virtual Payment Address (VPA) to process the payment.
Thus, it allows quick money transfers to anyone with a VPA. It’s easy, fast and cost-effective. A VPA is similar to your email ID/ phone number and look something like ravi.kumar@abfspay or aayushi@abfspay. If you have a good internet connection on your phone, a UPI transfer shouldn’t take more than 10 seconds.
The Bharat Bill Payment System is an integrated and interoperable bill payment system that can be operated online or offline. Interoperable means that it is compatible with various banks and various payment systems.
Using the BBPS, you can make pay recurring bill payments including school fees, electricity bills, municipal taxes, DTH, water bills, insurance premiums and more with the exception of mobile recharges. Thus, instead of logging to different portals and apps to pay your monthly bills, you can do this at one place with the BBPS. Another good thing is that Bharat Bill Pay supports almost all mode of payments including credit card, debit card, net banking, e-wallets, UPIs and even cash when you are making offline payments.
While UPI introduced VPA to increase ease and speed of financial transactions, BBPS goes a step ahead of UPI where you are not limited to making transactions through your bank account. BBPS allows you to make payments via UPI.
As instant receipts are generated, you save time waiting for confirmation of transactions done through other modes such as NEFT, RTGS and IMPS.
Many of us have been in a situation where our electricity bill or telephone connection has been disconnected despite payment of bill as the payment was not entered on time by the utility service provider. You don’t have to worry about such gaffes with BBPS since bills are generated instantly.
The Bharat Bill Payment System has a standardized system to handle consumer complaints whether it’s online or offline transactions. The BBPS system allows guaranteed settlement of the transaction through multiple clearings thus making it a secure bill payment app.
BBPS and UPI are the ways to go towards a cashless society. Though, we still have quite a long way to go to reach that goal, the success of these digital payment systems show that the Indian population is already primed to accept a cashless society in the near future.