”Game Changer”: Video Shows Man Withdrawing Cash From An ATM Using UPI

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The Unified Payments Interface (UPI), used for immediate money transfers through mobile devices, has become the fastest-growing payment mode in the country. On Tuesday, a revolutionary UPI ATM that offers cardless cash withdrawals was showcased for the first time at the ongoing Global Fintech Fest in Mumbai. Dubbed ‘India’s first UPI ATM’, the new feature eliminates the need to carry physical ATM cards and is hailed by internet users as a ”game changer.”A video has surfaced on social media showing Ravisutanjani, a FinTech influencer, demonstrating how to withdraw cash from an ATM using UPI. Notably, the unique ATM has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India and powered by NCR Corporation.In the video, Mr. Ravisutanjani first clicks on the UPI cardless cash option displayed on the screen and is prompted to enter the desired withdrawal amount. Once the amount is entered, a QR code appears on the ATM screen. He then scans the QR code using the BHIM app and enters his UPI PIN. He collects the cash shortly after. Sharing the video, he wrote, ”ATM Cash Withdrawal using UPI Today. I Made a Cash Withdrawal using UPI at Global FinTech Fest in Mumbai. What an Innovative Feature for Bharat.”Watch the video here:? ATM Cash Withdrawal using UPIToday I Made a Cash Withdrawal using UPI at Global FinTech Fest in MumbaiWhat an Innovative Feature for Bharat— Ravisutanjani (@Ravisutanjani) September 5, 2023Mr. Ravisutanjani also noted that the UPI ATM will act as just a regular ATM, and charges may get applied beyond the allowed free usage limit. The new UPI ATM is currently supported on the BHIM UPI app, but it will soon be live on other apps like Google Pay, PhonePe, and Paytm.The technology is not publicly deployed yet but is being rolled out in phases.Reacting to the innovation, one user wrote, ”An entirely new, but a much-needed innovation! This would be especially beneficial for those who know how to use UPI, but not a debit card (there are tons of people, esp in the rural areas). UPI ATM would make cash withdrawals much easier. Really amazed at how far we’ve come in financial technologies.”Another commented, ”Great innovation, no need to carry physical cards. I am sure they will add in existing ATM machines too.” A third called it a ”game-changer.”Recently, UPI achieved a remarkable milestone by crossing 10 billion transactions in a month. The total number of UPI transactions reached an all-time high of 10.58 billion in August. A top official from the National Payments Corporation of India said that the country has the potential to do 100 billion Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions a month.

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