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NEW DELHI: Your Aadhaar card could soon become a universal payment ID. In a few weeks, the government will unveil a feature for payments through the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app by simply entering the 12-digit Aadhaar number. Transactions where Aadhaar is listed as a payment ID on the BHIM app will not require any biometric authentication or prior registration with the bank or Unified Payment Interface (UPI). This will make it more mainstream since almost one-third of India already has Aadhaar numbers, which have been linked to their bank accounts. UIDAI is currently working with banks and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and expects to roll out the feature in the “next few weeks.” Ajay Bhushan Pandey, chief executive of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), told ETthat almost 38 crore people have already linked their bank accounts with Aadhaar and can receive payment directly from the UPI app without having to register first.
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Your 12-digit ID could soon become the Aadhaar of a cashless, hassle-free lifeThe government will soon unveil a feature for payments through the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app by simply entering the 12-digit Aadhaar number.
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It is a living and breathing platform that enables immediate payments. And it was a wake-up call for banks to get their technology act together. Bharat Interface for Money (or BHIM) is another of UPI’s progeny and applications. The buzz in the tech sphere is that it is the shape of things to come — read, technology and micro-lending. If BHIM has had something other apps dont, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s voluntary endorsement. This counts for a lot in a land where banking access is abysmally low and faith in technology stillborn for more than 500 million people. Unsurprisingly, Modi’s endorsement helped BHIM achieve the same number of downloads in 10 days that a slicker PhonePe app clocked in five months. But here’s the thing: PhonePe is a standalone business and business enabler for parent company Flipkart. Paytm is a red-blooded digital wallet business.
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How PM Modi is helping spawn a tech ecosystem for the poor through 'basic' BHIM appYou may not remember this mobile app in some years as much as you’ll remember the digital payment ecosystem that Bharat Interface for Money spawned.
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It is a living and breathing platform that enables immediate payments. And it was a wake-up call for banks to get their technology act together. Bharat Interface for Money (or BHIM) is another of UPI’s progeny and applications. The buzz in the tech sphere is that it is the shape of things to come — read, technology and micro-lending. If BHIM has had something other apps dont, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s voluntary endorsement. This counts for a lot in a land where banking access is abysmally low and faith in technology stillborn for more than 500 million people. Unsurprisingly, Modi’s endorsement helped BHIM achieve the same number of downloads in 10 days that a slicker PhonePe app clocked in five months. But here’s the thing: PhonePe is a standalone business and business enabler for parent company Flipkart. Paytm is a red-blooded digital wallet business.
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NEW DELHI: For about two months till the launch of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), more than a dozen people at a New Delhi company slogged it out, spending sleepless nights to ensure that the app was safe and that the security loopholes were plugged before it went live. This dedicated team comprised employees of Lucideus Tech, one of the cybersecurity companies that provided security for the app developed by the National Payment Corporation of India and launched by the Prime Minister on Friday. "We literally worked all night for the last few weeks on the app. Over a dozen people at Lucideus were working exclusively on this," said Saket Modi, chief executive of the company. Lucideus has in the past worked with organisations such as ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered, IndiGo and KFC. BHIM, the mobile app based on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), is initially available only on Android devices.
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She had described the new Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), named after B R Ambedkar, as a lottery app and had slammed the PM for this.
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Just in time for the new year, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today officially launched the BHIM app, the country's new mobile payment solution. BHIM (which stands for Bharat Interface for Money) is India's bet to push the switch to a cashless economy, requiring nothing more than a smartphone to make any sort of transaction. On stage at the DigiDhan Mela in Delhi, Modi used a Google Pixel to showcase the app, demonstrating how easy it is to send money to anyone in just seconds with nothing more than a phone number or payment address. Read More India launches BHIM app to replace cash with digital transactions was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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The name of the app -- BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) -- is in recognition of the contributions of Ambedkar for the uplift of poor and marginalised sections.
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a new app to encourage more Indians to pay online in the aftermath of invalidation of most circulated cash last month . Called Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), the app works on top of the country's UPI mobile banking platform and uses a mobile number as the payment address. The app, which has the simplest user interface for any UPI-enabled app to date, is positioned as a substitute for plastic cards and point-of-sale terminals. SEE ALSO: Inside India's plan to substitute cash with its citizen's fingerprints To use BHIM app, a user is required to register their bank account with the app, set a UPI PIN for the account, and use their mobile number as payment address. Users also have the option create a custom payment address. The biggest selling point for the app is it works across all banks and users do not need to use separate apps in case they have multiple accounts in different banks.
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