IDFC Bank has announced the nation-wide launch of aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution that uses a retailers smartphone to enable digital payments. Aadhaar Pay, launched by the government today, has been developed by IDFC Bank in association with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the bank said in a statement. Also Read - Aadhaar card update: How to add or update phone number in Aadhaar card onlineAlso Read - Lost your Aadhaar card? Here's how to download Aadhaar card online
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It said IDFC Aadhaar Pay will enable millions of merchants across the country to facilitate cashless purchases for customers in a cost effective and scalable way. Rajiv Lall, founder MD and CEO, IDFC Bank, said: It will enable citizens in the deepest corners of the country to participate in the digital movement, even those who do not own a phone but want to pay digitally. People only need to have a bank account and their aadhaar linked to it.
There are no transaction fees for both merchants and customers, he said, adding that IDFC Aadhaar Pay will accelerate the pace of growth for cashless payments. Over the past three days, over 100 merchant outlets have been using IDFC Aadhaar Pay. ALSO READ: Aadhaar Payment App: Here s how it works