WhatsApp Pay set to launch in India; Decoding Budget 2020 for logistics

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has granted WhatsApp the necessary permissions to operate its digital payment service in a phased manner.

8th Feb 2020
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Facebook seems to have finally convinced NPCI to allow WhatsApp Payments in India. 


According to a media report, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which operates the UPI payments infrastructure, has granted WhatsApp the necessary permissions to operate its digital payment service in the country. However, this will take place in a phased manner. 


In the first phase, the company will offer this payment service to 10 million users. Post completion and receiving pending other compliances, WhatsApp can do a full rollout thereafter, and compete with the likes of market leader Google Pay, PhonePe, and Paytm.


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