The UAE to leverage immediate payments
Written by: Admin
UAE is gearing up for Immediate Payments as per the latest initiatives of the Central Bank!
The Central Bank has introduced Immediate Payment Instruction (IPI), which will enable domestic fund transfers in the UAE to be settled in real-time. With many national banks already living with IPI systems and many others in the development phase, immediate payments will be the easiest & fastest way for wire transfers.
Instant, on-the-go services have become part of their daily lives life for consumers around the globe. It is now possible to perform a whole host of activities, from booking a cab to ordering a meal, anywhere and at any time with just a few clicks. The financial services sector had struggled hard to keep up with this trend, specifically in the area of payments, but is getting drastically changed.
Real-time /immediate payments – 24/7/365 electronic payments that are cleared by banks immediately or within minutes are gaining traction globally. With real-time payments, the beneficiary’s account is credited immediately and the payer is instantly notified about the status. These developments have opened up exciting new value-creation opportunities for banks and financial institutions.
Instant payments in less than 3 minutes!
Once all banks in the UAE go live with Immediate Payments Instruction (IPI), customers can initiate domestic fund transfers within UAE in less than 3 minutes for any amount within the limit of AED 10,000, further ensuring that credit hits the beneficiary’s account at the same time.
By leveraging instant, data-rich payments, banks can offer new services to retail or corporate customers, which will help them save a significant amount of money compared to traditional fund transfers while providing the flexibility and convenience for instant payments enhancing the customer experience.
Unity Infotech is proud to have become the trusted partner for 24 prestigious financial institutions in the UAE to launch Immediate Payment Instruction (IPI) utilizing Central Bank’s infrastructure. Apart from the IPI system, we provide an array of payment solutions in the Middle East.