ICICI Bank launches UPI for NRIs through international mobile numbers

Previously, NRIs had to register an Indian mobile number with their Non-Resident External (NRE) or Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) bank accounts to use UPI, limiting their ability to make payments conveniently.

ICICI Bank launches UPI for NRIs through international mobile numbers

ICICI Bank has rolled out a new facility allowing its non-resident Indian (NRI) customers to make Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions in India using their international mobile numbers. The announcement is expected to enhance the ease of everyday payments for NRIs.

Previously, NRIs had to register an Indian mobile number with their Non-Resident External (NRE) or Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) bank accounts to use UPI, limiting their ability to make payments conveniently.


 

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The new facility allows ICICI Bank's NRI customers to use their international mobile numbers registered with their NRE/NRO accounts for UPI payments. This change applies to customers residing in ten countries, including the USA, UK, UAE, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

The bank has confirmed that its mobile banking app, iMobile Pay, offers a convenient way for NRIs to perform various financial activities, such as making utility payments, merchant and e-commerce transactions, and other financial transactions, without requiring an Indian mobile number. Customers can make payments by scanning any Indian QR code, sending money to a UPI ID, or sending money to an Indian bank account.

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How to activate UPI on your international mobile number

·  Log in to the iMobile Pay app

·  Click on UPI Payments

Verify your mobile number

·  Go to Manage -- My Profile

·  Create a UPI ID

Select your Account Number

Submit

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