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Banking in India explained

Service your needs through the banking institutions

Confused with the choice of a banking institution for your business? Right kind of funding is important for the health of any business. In other words, funding at the appropriate time gives more freedom for creativity and innovation. A well-funded business has more leverage for expansion and growth.

In India, we have a number of banks catering to different customers. Also, we have a mix of public and private sector banks servicing a variety of needs.

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Banking institutions in India to service your needs

In the course of this blog, I will walk you through the different types of banking institutions in India.

BROAD CLASSIFICATION OF BANKS

1. SCHEDULED BANKS

Scheduled banks are included in the second schedule of RBI Act,1934. By being a scheduled bank, one acquires membership of the clearinghouse. Also, the banks can get loans from RBI at the bank rate. Any bank with a capital of more than 5 lakh qualifies as a scheduled bank. Further, scheduled banks keep a cash reserve ratio with the RBI.

2. NON-SCHEDULED BANKS

Non-scheduled banks are not part of the second schedule of RBI Act,1934. The capital requirement of a non-scheduled bank is less than 5 lakhs. Non-scheduled banks are not members of the clearinghouse. Also, they do not have access to loans from RBI at the bank rate. Unlike scheduled banks, non-scheduled banks do not keep a cash reserve ratio with the RBI.

Non-scheduled banks are also called as local area banks in India. Coastal Local Area Bank Ltd, Capital Local Area Bank Ltd, Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank Ltd, Subhadra Local Area Bank Ltd are some of the examples.

TYPES OF SCHEDULED BANKS

1. COMMERCIAL BANKS

A commercial bank provides banking services with a profit motive. They ensure adequate credit creation and stability in a nation’s economy.

  • PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS: Public sector banks have the government as the major shareholder(more than 50%). Over 75% of the banking sector business comes under the purview of the Public sector banks. There are 12 major PSBs in India such as SBI, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Central Bank of India, etc. On the whole, there are 27 PSBs in India.
  • PRIVATE SECTOR BANKS: In private sector banks, non-government entities form the major shareholders. There are 22 private sector banks in India. Private sector banks provide a slightly less interest rate as compared to PSBs. Similarly, Private sector banks constitute over 15% market share in the country. Some major private sector banks in India are ICICI, HDFC, Axis, IDFC, etc.
  • FOREIGN BANKS: Foreign banks cater to the jurisdictional laws of both the parent and destination country. 1% of branch network in India constitutes foreign banks. Also, foreign banks have a Priority Sector Lending of 40% and a minimum capital requirement of 5 billion.
  • REGIONAL RURAL BANKS: Regional Rural Banks caters to the funding needs of the rural communities in India. It draws its operating and functional powers from the Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976. In addition, RRBs also cater to payments in government schemes like MGNNEGA and government pension programs. RRB has a joint shareholding of Central government(50%), State government(15%) and Sponsor Bank(35%).
  • PAYMENT BANKS: It is a new category of banks with limited functionality of a bank. For example, payments banks do not issue loans. The deposit limit is 1 lakh per customer maximum. Further, payments banks have a minimum capital of 100 crores.
  • SMALL FINANCE BANKS: Small finance banks service the needs of the small and marginal entities like small farmers, traders, businesses, etc. Small finance bank has 100 crores paid-up capital and a priority sector lending of 75%. Further, they do not lend to big corporates or groups.

2. COOPERATIVE BANKS

Cooperative banks function on the basis of cooperative principles. The ownership of cooperative banks lies with the customers. In India, cooperative bank categorization takes place on the basis of Short term and Long term lending options. Short term lending takes the form of Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACCS) at the village level, District Central Cooperative Banks at the District level and State Cooperative Bank at the State level. The long term lending is a two-tier structure with Primary Agriculture and Rural Development Banks (PARDBs) at the village level and State Agriculture and Rural Development Banks.

  • URBAN COOPERATIVE BANKS: Urban cooperative banks finances the needs of urban areas, registered under the cooperative societies act. They largely cater to small businesses in urban areas like small traders, low and middle-income groups, etc. UCB regulation happens via both the State Government and the Central bank. State government laws cater to the UCB’s administration while the central bank laws apply in case of regulation.
  • RURAL COOPERATIVE BANKS: Rural cooperative banks finances the needs of rural areas. It caters to agriculture, livestock, rural employment sector, etc.

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Top seven startup laws in India

Be compliant with these basic laws to kickstart your startup

KPMG research shows that startups in India have seen a steady rise by seven times in the last decade. This is attributed to a slew of favorable government laws and initiatives in India. As a result, India’s image has grown by leaps and bounds as a startup-friendly country.

Hence, if you are an aspiring startup or a new startup, make sure that you comply with certain startup laws and regulations for the smooth running of your startup in India. Interestingly, India has a number of laws for startups ranging from contract laws, incorporation laws, patent laws, taxation laws, etc.

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Know the nitty-gritties of startup laws in India

In this blog, I will talk about the core startup laws in India in a simplified fashion.

1. Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 governs the formation of Limited liability partnership firms in India. Startups registered as LLPs have the flexibility of entering into contracts, hold properties, etc irrespective of the subsequent change in the partners involved.

Provisions of the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008:

  • LLP Agreement: It is not mandatory to have an LLP agreement. This reduces the technicalities involved, thereby easing the working of a startup.
  • Penalty: Violation of this Act results in a penalty of a maximum of five lakhs and a minimum of five thousand rupees.
  • Audits and accounts: Audit of accounts of the LLP is mandatory if turnover exceeds 40 lakhs or contribution by partner exceeds by 25 lakhs.

2. Companies Act, 2013

Companies Act, 2017 is the fundamental law for the formation, functioning, regulation, and dissolution of a company. It clearly sets out the responsibilities for different stakeholders of a company like directors, major shareholders, minor shareholders, etc.

Important provisions of Companies Act, 2013 are:

  • One person company: The new provision allows any company to be solely led by one person ( as both the director and the shareholder).
  • Shareholders: Maximum shareholders in a company could go up to a maximum of 200.
  • Women director: The Act provides for the mandatory appointment of a minimum of one woman board director.
  • Corporate Social responsibility: Every company which either has a net worth of Rs 500 crore or a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore or net profit of Rs 5 crore, needs to spend at least 2% of its average net profit for the preceding three financial years on corporate social responsibility activities. 

3. Competition Act, 2002

Competition Act, 2002 governs the competitive activities of different organizations in the Indian market scenario. It ensures fair play in the Indian market by keeping a check on anti-competitive activities by the different players.

Key provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 are:

  • Competition Commission Of India: It is the central regulator for monitoring and keeping a check on anti-competitive practices in India.
  • Penalty: CCI can enforce a penalty of up to 1 lakh on any company for anti-competitive practices. 
  • Appeal: Appeal against CCI’s decision can be made by the aggrieved party within sixty days of the judgment in the Supreme Court of India.

4. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 aims to create a unified system for dispute resolution in India. It speeds up the dispute resolution process with the help of independent institutions and functionaries. In the past, dispute resolution in India was plagued by issues like red-tapism, organizational inefficiency, etc. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 intends to correct this loophole.

The provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 are:

  • Dispute resolution time: Dispute resolution varies for corporates as well as individuals. The time frame is 180 days, extendable by 90 days for companies. For startups, the time frame is 90 days extendable by 45 days.
  • Dispute resolution request: Dispute resolution request can be put forth both by creditors as well as debtors.
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India: IBBI is the insolvency regulator overseeing dispute resolution throughout the country. The board consists of 10 members including representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Law, and RBI.
  • Adjudicatory process: National Company Law Tribunal adjudicates in case of company and LLP firms. Individual and partnership firm related adjudication handled by Debt Recovery Tribunals.

5. Goods and Services Tax Act, 2016

GST Act aims to bring in a single, common taxation regime in the country by combining both central and state government taxes. It comes with the benefits of avoiding double taxation, lowering the prices of commodities and bringing in a competitive market.

Provisions of Goods and Services tax are:

  • GST slabs: The GST system currently has four slabs — 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28%. This simplifies the multiple taxes under the VAT system.
  • Central GST and State GST: Central GST to be levied and collected by the central government and State GST to be levied and collected by the state government.
  • Integrated GST: Integrated GST to be levied and collected by the Central government in case of inter-state transactions.
  • GST Council: GST Council is the governing body for revision of GST on a periodic basis.
  • Beneficial clause for Startups: By availing the input tax credit, startups can offset the regressive effects of the VAT system.

6. Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015

This act deals with the resolution of commercial disputes. Accordingly, commercial courts and commercial divisions of the high court can adjudicate on commercial disputes with a value of at least 3 lakhs.

It’s salient features include:

  • Commercial courts: Commercial courts to be established at the district level and also in the territories with the high court’s primary jurisdiction.
  • Commercial appellate courts: Commercial appellate courts are set up in the areas where original jurisdiction of the high court is non-applicable.
  • Mandatory mediation: Compulsory mediation provided in cases where there is no need for urgent relief.

7. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 2015

Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 2015 deals with the arbitration of commercial disputes in an institutional fashion. Further, the act aims to make the arbitration process more cost-effective and client-friendly.

The salient features of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 2015 are:

  • Arbitral institutions: Supreme Court and High Courts to create arbitral institutions for dispute resolution, that can be directly approached by the parties for dispute resolution.
  • Arbitral award time: Arbitral award to be given within twelve months period, which could be extended by another six months.
  • Arbitration Council of India: Lays down norms for grading arbitral institutions and ensuring an environment of alternate dispute resolution (ADR).

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Frauds in online payments explained

Simple tips to avoid frauds

A study conducted by the Center for Strategy and International Studies (CSIS) & McAfee show that online fraud is equivalent to 0.8% of the world’s GDP. Most importantly, payment frauds form a major part of this figure.

Online payment frauds connote the illegal transaction by fraudulently acquiring the customer’s credentials. For example, it takes the form of credit/debit card fraud, data theft, friendly fraud, phishing, etc. Incidentally, the advance of technology has advanced the fraud involved as well. Also, fraudsters have devised complex techniques to come out with sophisticated frauds which are very difficult to detect.

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Some time tested techniques to handle online frauds
Learn the simple tips for combating online payment frauds

In this blog, I will take you through some simple yet time-tested methods to tackle online payment frauds. As they say, prevention is always better than cure.

1. Data Theft frauds

This most common mode of online payment fraud involves stealing digital information of customers like banking account details, credit/debit card information, PIN, etc. For example, in 2017, 1 in 15 people had their identities stolen. Subsequently, the hacking of the credential holder’s account takes place with the stolen data. Further, data theft is also a result of employee negligence in handling an organization’s data. 

Data theft prevention techniques:

  • Regular malware check on the computer system.
  • Use of debit/credit card with pin-chip technology.
  • Frequent change of password every 1-2 months.
  • Regular installation of updated software on systems.
  • Ensuring a secure and protected wifi connection.
  • Do not respond to unauthorized and spam emails.

2. Phishing frauds

In Phishing, hackers camouflage as financial institutions and contact the target victims. In doing so, the various adopted modes are email, telephone, text, etc. For example, the potential target luring happens with fake offers, false email links, attachments and emails from unknown senders. Further, studies show that phishing accounts for 90% of all the data breaches.

Phishing frauds prevention techniques:

  • Use of email filters.
  • Change in browser settings. Do not autosave passwords for payment sites.
  • Timely fraud report to banks to ensure speedy action cum monitoring.
  • Keep a track of URL of links in an email. It is a potent outlet to fraudulent sites that steal user data.

3. Friendly fraud

Friendly fraud is one of the toughest fraud to detect. Herein, a customer makes an online payment and then disputes the purchase by contacting the credit card issuer. Going ahead, the fraudster is refunded while the fraud continues on different payment platforms. Studies show that friendly fraud increases at a rate of 41% every two years. It is on the rise due to the increasing presence of e-commerce companies. Moreover, it is very challenging to detect friendly fraud due to the favoring of customers by credit card companies.

Nevertheless, an estimate of friendly fraud is made by observing a larger than usual average transaction. Also, a high frequency of order coupled with a high amount of stolen orders suggests the presence of friendly fraud.

Friendly fraud prevention techniques:

  • Call recording to verify the veracity of the order.
  • Saving the product delivery information by confirming the signature verification.
  • Blacklisting of suspicious, fraudulent customers.
  • Building cordial relations with customers to maintain a positive brand image.
  • Interconnectivity with online payment peers to obtain updated information about fraudulent customers.

4. Triangulation fraud

This fraud primarily involves three parties involved in a transaction. Firstly, a customer places an order with an e-commerce site. Secondly, the e-commerce site is a fraudulent seller which takes the order and reorders on another website using stolen payment credentials. Lastly, the legitimate e-commerce website unsuspectingly processes the fraudulent order. For example, triangulation fraud is common in the trade of electronics appliances, pet supplies, tools, etc.

Triangulation fraud prevention techniques:

  • Keep a track of repeated product selling behavior of the retailer.
  • Connect with triangulation fraud victims to ascertain the fraud strategy
  • Be in touch with auctions/marketplaces that are known to host fraudulent sellers.

5. Refund fraud

Refund fraud occurs in a situation wherein a customer engages in the frequent return of ineligible items without any concrete reasons. For example, stolen or damaged goods are frequently returned. It often results in e-commerce sites hiking prices to recover the loss due to fraudulent returns.

Refund fraud prevention techniques:

  • Flagging customers resorting to frequent returns.
  • Stricter return policies like discouraging returns without a valid receipt.
  • Serial numbers on goods for verification.

On the whole, payment frauds are an inevitable part of transactions in a digital era. However, the tips and tricks mentioned above can be used to reduce it considerably, if not eliminate it. In addition, be well prepared for any unforeseen scenarios during online payments. Always, keep in touch with the concerned banking and regulatory authorities to safeguard your business and buyings.

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Digital payment trends of 2019

Digital payment modes to simplify our lives

Have you faced the challenge of making cash payments at the grocery store? Have you fumbled up due to the lack of cash? Not anymore, with the digital payment system in the offing. Significantly, the digital payment system is the buzzword in the contemporary payment market.

By definition, digital payment systems connote the electronic transfer of money, as opposed to the physical cash payment. This is through different modes like; payment via an app, net­banking, contactless cards, etc. Going
ahead, digital payment is the need of the hour in consonance with a lot of benefits. Of these, multiple payment options, payment tracking, safety, and security take priority.

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Learn about the digital payment modes which simplified transactions.

In this blog, I will walk you through the sought after payment modes of 2019.

1. Digital payment using E­ Wallets

E­wallets connote virtual wallets used to make payments with the help of a mobile or a computer device. This isakin to holding the personal, physical wallet under one head. Herein, the account details of a user linked to the
wallet to bring in ease of mapping of a user’s personal information. It comes with security features like passwordauthentication, KYC check, etc.

Advantages of E­wallets

  • E­wallets do not require you to key in precise details like CVV, the expiry date of the card, mobile number,etc. With these added security features, payment fraud reduced.
  • The user interface of E­wallets is easy to navigate. You won’t experience the hassle of keying in personal details for payment.
  • In other words, the preloaded data facilitate easy payments. As a result, payment processing takes place in a quick and hassle­free manner.
  • Data secrecy happens through the wallet to a wallet or the bank to bank transactions. Hence, this complies with the data security clause of government organizations.
  • On a different plane, e­wallets come with financial incentives and offers. Going ahead, this provides a good return on investments on payment processing.

Disadvantages of E­wallets

  • While e­wallet is changing the face of payments, it is not affordable due to the lack of internet and mobile connectivity.
  • Besides, e­wallet set up requires costly investments in the form of software and hardware.

2. Digital payment using Contactless card payments

This digital payment mode makes use of near field communication (NFC) or Radio Frequency (RFID) technology to facilitate card cum mobile payments. It includes credit/debit cards, smart cards, etc.

On the one hand, Radiofrequency technology involves the use of electronic fields to store data in the form of tags. The tags scanned during a transaction results in payments. Similarly, Near field communication technique makes use of magnetic fields to bring in an end to end transaction connectivity. Some of the key contactless payment providers include Wirecard, SecureKey Technologies, Tyfone, Dynamics, etc.

Advantages of Contactless card payments

  • It brings in fast payment transaction and settlement. Also, NFC avoids the waiting time associated with contact card payments.
  • Due to the inbuilt data encryption, there is an added level of security.
  • It brings in the room for prospective innovation.

Disadvantages of Contactless card payments

  • The cards are propense malware attacks. So, this brings in a security risk.
  • Being an advanced payment mode, the payment option is costly which everyone cannot afford.
  • Since it is an advanced technology, very few merchants use this technology.

3. Digital payment using Payment Cards

This digital payment mode deals with electronic money transfers via cards like debit, credit, smart, etc. Besides,the cards are electronically linked to a customer’s bank accounts. The card authentication takes place with the help
of PIN, CVV, etc. Also, these cards are used at ATMs, POS machines and online payment platforms. The subsequent usage charges are very low.

The technologies associated with the cards are magnetic strip technology, embossing, and smart card technology. In a magnetic strip card, card data stored in the magnetic strip is read by swiping it. In a smart card, hologram and ICs bring about counterfeit prevention.

Advantages of Payment cards

  • Easy and convenient transactions by avoiding physical cash. Herein, transactions take place conveniently by using the inbuilt data present in the cards.
  • Payment cards have inbuilt payment tracking. With the credit history tracked, it keeps a check on taxation issues.
  • Besides, the cards come with offers as incentives for online payments. Hence, this creates a favorable payment environment in the long run.

Disadvantages of Payment cards

  • Payment cards create a culture of debt accumulation. For example, with credit card purchases the repayment happens with the added interest rate.
  • Also, the increasing debit/credit card frauds compromise with the precious personal data of users.

In a nutshell, choose the payment platform which best suits your business requirements. While E­wallets are common amongst small e­commerce players, a contactless card is the upcoming payment trend. Besides,
debit/credit cards support a variety of customer base. Hence, digital payment modes are fast changing the face of payments across the world.

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Top Seven Payment Gateways Of India – A Payment Gateway List

Top payment gateway list decoded

Have you thought of rolling out a dream venture? As a result, did you choose the right payment gateway that will drive your dream enterprise? Notably, the available payment gateway list is wide and varied.

In a world of distinct customer base, the needs and requirements vary. So, one needs to be careful while choosing the right payment gateway. For example, the selection depends on several factors like interface, security,  maintenance charges,  customer support, etc.

The below-mentioned payment gateway list makes your selection faster, though. However, the rankings do not represent my personal opinion in any way.

1. CCAvenue

Checkout page of CCAvenue Payment gateway
Card and Net payment options

CCAvenue has a range of payment options. Overall, its efficiency is seen in terms of pricing, quality of sales, customer support, etc.

Features of the number one in the payment gateway list are:

(a) Payment gateway integration

CCAvenue offers a platform to process merchant transactions through credit or debit cards.

(b) Credit card processing options

CCAvenue accepts six credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, and EZE Click.

(c) Interface support

CCAvenue offers two interfaces: variable amount interface and shopping cart interface.

Variable amount interface works well for shopping cart developed scenario. On the other hand, the shopping cart interface helps in cart building.

(d) Currency support

CCAvenue facilitates transactions in 27 currencies across the world.

(e) Storage mechanism

The Safe card storage vault mechanism easily handles merchant data.

(f) Customer support

Round the clock customer service through call, email, and webchat.

Summary of CCAvenue features:

  • Payment gateway integration
  • Credit card processing options
  • Multiple interface support
  • Currency support in 27 currencies
  • Storage mechanism
  • 24/7 customer support

For more information, click on https://www.ccavenue.com/

2. InstaMojo

Dashboard of Instamojo payment gateway
Access the payment links and product store

Instamojo is a niche payment gateway in the e-commerce sector. Hence, Instamojo has made a significant mark among customers.

Features of the number two in the payment gateway list are:

(a) Unrestricted setup

Instamojo comes with no setup fees. Notably, the typical selling time ranges between 10-15 minutes post the setup.

(a) Secure payment services via unique product links.

The merchants have the option to create and distribute unique product links. Significantly, the links have an inbuilt security feature.

(b) User-friendly interface

There is an option to use the UPI interface. Notably, this brings in two-way transaction initiation at the payer as well as the payee level.

(c) Business tools

Instamojo comes with inbuilt tools for the use of customers.

(d) Payment gateway transaction

The transaction fees are 2 %. The settlement time is less than three working days.

(e) Customer service

The unique dispute resolution center is in charge of customer support. Most importantly, query handling is in the form of cases with unique IDs.

Summary of Instamojo features:

  • Unrestricted commencing setup
  • Secure payment services via unique product links
  • User-friendly interface
  • Useful business tools
  • Meager transaction fee
  • Unfailing customer service

For more information, click on https://www.instamojo.com/

3. PayPal

Login details of PayPal payment gateway
Easy login with your email id and password

PayPal is another popular payment gateway in the world. Principally, it has a presence in more than 200 countries with a 170 million customer base. Also, it supports over 100 currencies.

Majorly, PayPal is fit for businesses with a large international client base.

Features of the number three in the payment gateway list are:

(a) Payment support

PayPal doesn’t support Indian Rupee. Transactions occur in an international currency. Hence, Indian merchants prefer PayPal for inward transactions only.

(b) Multiple currency support

With the multiple currency feature, payment takes place in different currencies. Significantly, the balance is transformable from one currency to another.

© Secure payment services

PayPal comes with security features like fraud detection, buyer authentication, and exorbitant billing. PayPal’s Buyer protection ensures reimbursement of failed transactions.

(d) Simple documentation process

The documentation process consists of four simple steps of verifying through PAN card, email ID and Bank Account.

(e) Settlement process

A payment settlement takes place within a day. Most importantly, the auto-withdrawal feature has a minimum turnaround time.

Additionally, payment capture happens through Express checkout and Manage Express checkout features.

Summary of PayPal features:

  • No Indian rupee support
  • Multiple currency support
  • Secure payment services
  • Simple documentation process
  • Quick settlement process

For more information, click on https://www.paypal.com/

4. SabPaisa

Online App of SabPaisa payment gateway
Easy search of clients on the SabPaisa App.

Traditional payment gateway systems come with few limitations. Since they majorly work on online platforms, there are constraints for distant stakeholders. Therefore, SabPaisa aims to create a hybrid platform (online+ e-offline) for payment gateway transactions.

Established in 2016, Sabpaisa’s growth has been remarkable. SabPaisa caters to a range of clients like Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Magic bricks, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank, Delhi Jal Board, Press Council of India, UP Government, etc. Therefore, it has found acceptance among 500 trustworthy clients and 3 million customers across the country.

The features of the number four in the payment gateway list are:

(a) Hybrid payment gateway integration system

The innovative hybrid payment platform serves the needs of different customers.

Firstly, online payments via card and net banking are supported. Secondly, an offline payment option is available via cash and subscription option. Incidentally, SabPaisa is the first payment gateway in the world to introduce the hybrid payment system.

Also, SabPaisa supports seven currencies like the Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Euro, British pounds, INR, New Zealand dollars and US Dollars.

(b) Mansha AI

Artificial intelligence helps in transforming voice or image input into text format. Overall, clients get real-time reliable support.

(c) Taylor -made Sab Paisa Qwik forms

SabPaisa offers a customizable online form builder based on the needs of different clients. Firstly, the database is captured for new users. Secondly, registered users make use of LinkPaisa to make payment.

(d) Dedicated application for clients – SabPaisa App

SabPaisa has client focussed application. Hence, every new client is given a unique transaction ID.

(e) Authentic customer support

SabPaisa offers dedicated customer support through channels like; email, voice message, as well as chat messages. Further, Mansha AI brings an innovative way of customer query handling.

Summary of SabPaisa features:

  • Hybrid payment gateway integration system
  • Mansha AI
  • Customized SabPaisa Qwik forms
  • Dedicated SabPaisa App
  • Innovative customer support

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5. Paytm

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Easy application of promo code

Paytm has emerged as a predominant payment gateway post demonetization of 2016. Most importantly, Paytm’s business model has emerged as a replicable model for many financial enterprises.

Paytm Cash wallet facility has enhanced its consumer base. Due to its QR based system, Paytm continues to be the choice for small businesses.

The features of the number five in the payment gateway list are:

(a) Setup

It gives a simple application that is very straightforward to set up and start operation straightaway. Hence, it is summarily adaptable on almost all types of smartphones.

(b) Maintenance

Paytm comes with no maintenance charges. Hence, it is convenient for small businesses like start-ups and brick and mortar stores.

(c) Payment Modes

Paytm supports domestic credit and debit cards. As transactions take place primarily in Indian currency, there is no international credit card processing support. Also, there is a Netbanking facility for about fifty banks.

(d) Payment gateway charges

Paytm doesn’t charge any transaction fees. Overall, Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 18% is charged on Paytm transacted materials and services. Significantly, this helps in enhancing government revenue generation.

Initially, the first settlement happens within 4-5 days. Going ahead, settlements take place on a one-day post-transaction date.

(e) Customer support

Voice-Enabled customer support provision 24/7 throughout the week.

Summary of Paytm features:

  • Convenient setup
  • No maintenance charges
  • Multiple payment modes
  • No payment gateway charges
  • 24/7 customer support

For more information, click on https://paytm.com/

6. Razorpay

By facilitating collateral-free loans and instant settlements, Razorpay brings in a wide range of services.

The features of the number six in the payment gateway list are:

a) Smart collect

The reconciliation process is made easy with the option for automatic incoming payment notification. Multiple payment modes like NEFT, RTGS, IMPS  are supported.

b)Subscriptions

Enjoy subscription plans with the automated recurring options available in the platform.

c)Payment pages

With the customized payment pages, payments take place in a hassle-free manner.

d)Razorpay capital

Cash crunch for your business is a thing of the past with the Razorpay capital. Be it loans or instant settlements, Razorpay capital provides it all.

e)Payment route

The custom APIs facilitate different payment routes like split payments, vendor payouts, etc.

Summary of Razorpay features:

  • Easy reconciliation with Smart collect
  • Varied subscription plans
  • Custom payment pages
  • Razorpay capital for business funding
  • API enabled custom payment routes

For more information, click on https://razorpay.com/ 

7. PayU

Do not worry if you have an unregistered business, PayU is here to help your business flourish. With the simplified user interface, the payment platform is adaptable for both individuals and businesses alike.

The features of the number seven in the payment gateway list are:

a)Simple setup

The presence of the account activation process makes it possible to accept payments within five minutes of the initial setup.

b)Payment modes

With a wide range of payment modes like Net banking, wallets, cards, and UPI, transactions proceed in a smooth and seamless manner.

c)Payment management

The presence of a dynamic dashboard eases both transaction and account management functionality. Further, the users are given a real-time alert of transactions via push notification.

d)Payment integration

There is ease of operability through numerous integration options. For example, an additional feature addition happens through the change of code. Also, customers could avail of real-time updates via the auto-update feature.

Summary of PayU features:

  • Simple initial setup
  • Numerous payment modes
  • Dynamic payment management
  • Flexible payment integration

For more information, click on https://www.payumoney.com

Prospects of Payment Gateway System in India

The future of the payment gateway system in India looks very promising.  The success of payment gateways in India depends on two factors: (1)   gateway interface and (2) user satisfaction.

While there are common features that unite the payment gateways, but there are certain features unique to each of them. For example,  CCAvenue comes with a  safe card storage vault mechanism that brings in additional security. On the other hand, security is assured through product links on Instamojo.  Further, Razorpay Capital makes loan approval and settlement easy and affordable.

Similarly, SabPaisa’s hybrid payment system works well for both big and small businesses. Be it a small brick and mortar shop or an MNC, SabPaisa’s online payment systems will capture the most minute transaction. Besides, SabPaisa’s Mansha AI runs on artificial intelligence which clearly guides customers within the practical scenario.

Going ahead, there is no dearth of payment gateway options for businesses at present. The suitable payment gateway selection is business-centric as well as customer-centric. A wise selection based on cost, efficiency, and effectiveness is the need of the hour.