Google's UPI Tez begins on a slow note as users face issues

Delia Watkins
September 19, 2017

Google has finally launched a digital payment app called 'Tez' in India. Cash Mode in Tez helps a user send or receive funds to/from accounts nearby without having to share any important details like phone number or bank account number.

Today, Google has launched their new mobile payments system in India dubbed "Tez", meaning "fast" in Hindi and Urdu. Like most UPI-based apps, Tez will allow transfers of up to Rs 1,00,000 and up to 20 transactions per day.

For businesses, Google is promising to open a customised in-app business channel, though which merchants will be able to engage customers directly by sending smart reminders for recurring payments, sharing tailored offers, loyalty programmes and discounting. Tez makes payments hassle-free free by allowing users to pay directly from a bank account.

It support various languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.

Google has officially launched its mobile payments app Tez.

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The payments can instantly be started once all the required steps are completed.

Here are some important points to note in case you are really eager to use Tez just now. "Make all payments big or small, directly from your bank account with Tez, Google's new digital payment app for India", writes Google in describing app.

Google's Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai had told NDTV in January that the company was looking at ways to adopt UPI, which is a government-backed digital payments service.

On the other hand, an estimated 53 percent of the country's population has bank accounts. "Each transaction is secured with your UPI PIN and the app is secured with a Google PIN or your screen lock method such as fingerprint". You need to use Tez for making payments and if you win, the bounty goes straight to your account. You can download it via the Play Store or App Store.

Tez app supports various banks like HDFC Bank, ICICI, State Bank of India, Axis and several other banks that support UPI. Users can pay instantly and get quick payment confirmation all while keeping their personal and bank details private. It's a bit late to the game considering how popular apps like Paytm already are, but the search giant does have a considerable base in the country using its other services.

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