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10 things about the India Post Payments Bank that PM Modi launched

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10 things about the India Post Payments Bank that PM Modi launched

10 things about the India Post Payments Bank that PM Modi launched

The Ippb app will enable customers to pay for services of around 100 firms including phone recharges and bill, electricity bill, DTH service, college fees etc that are present on Bharat Bill payments system of National Payments Corporation of India

New Delhi, Sep 1, News24 Bureau

: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the long-awaited India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will have at least one branch in every district and focus on financial services in rural areas. The IPPB app will enable customers to pay for services of around 100 firms including phone recharges and bill, electricity bill, DTH service, college fees etc that are present on Bharat Bill payments system of National Payments Corporation of India.

10 things you need to know about this mega project:

1. This will create the country's largest banking network with direct presence at village level.

2. IPPB will go live with 650 branches in addition to 3,250 access points co-located at post offices and around 11,000 postmen both in rural and urban areas will provide doorstep banking services.

3.  IPPB was the third entity to receive payments bank permit after Airtel and Paytm. Payments banks can accept deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh per account from individuals and small businesses. The postal payment bank has permit to carry RTGS, NEFT, IMPS transaction that will enable IPPB customers to transfer and receive money from any bank account.

4. The launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was recently rescheduled in the wake of seven-day national mourning declared after the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to launch IPPB on August 21.

6. IPPB will leverage reach of 1.55 lakh post office branches to provide banking and financial service to people in rural areas.

7. Government is trying to link all the 1.55 lakh post office branches with IPPB services by the end of this year.

8. IPPB has permission to link around 17-crore postal savings bank (PSB) accounts with its account. With IPPB in place, people in rural area will be able to avail digital banking and financial services, including money transfer, to any bank account either with help of mobile app or by visiting a post office.

9. The IPPB app will enable customers to pay for services of around 100 firms including phone recharges and bill, electricity bill, DTH service, college fees etc that are present on Bharat Bill payments system of National Payments Corporation of India.

10. With the third party tie-ups, account holders in IPPB will be able to avail financial services as in case of a regular banking customer. The payment bank will be used by the government to distribute NREGA wages, subsidies, pension etc.

With Agencies

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