RBI authorises Zomato Payments to operate as online payment aggregator: Five things you need to know

Online food delivery firm Zomato says its subsidiary Zomato Payments has received authorisation from the RBI to operate as an online payment aggregator.

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Updated25 Jan 2024, 08:10 PM IST
 Zomato set up Zomato Payments Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary, to carry out the business as a payment aggregator.
Zomato set up Zomato Payments Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary, to carry out the business as a payment aggregator.

Food delivery platform Zomato on Thursday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted a payment aggregator (PA) licence to its subsidiary Zomato Payments Private Limited. The approval will allow the firm to facilitate e-commerce transactions through its platform.

"Pursuant to our earlier disclosure dated August 4, 2021, regarding the incorporation of Zomato Payments Private Limited (ZPPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zomato Private to carry out the business, inter alia, as a payment aggregator and issuer of pre-paid instruments, we wish to inform that ZPPL has been granted the certificate of authorisation dated January 24, 2024, from the RBI to operate as a payment aggregator in India," Zomato said in a regulatory filing.

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Here are five key things you need to know: 

  1. Zomato in August 2021 disclosed the incorporation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, Zomato Payments Private Limited (ZPPL), to carry out the business as a payment aggregator and issuer of pre-paid payment instruments.
  2. After the Reserve Bank of India approval, Zomato Payments can facilitate e-commerce transactions through its platform
  3. After the authorisation, Zomato joins the league of Tata Pay and Razorpay, among others to get the much-awaited licence to operate as an online payment aggregator.

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4. Last year, the food aggregator tied up with ICICI Bank to launch its own Unified Payments Interface (UPI) offering--Zomato Pay.

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5. The move aimed to reduce dependency on third-party payment apps like Google Pay, PhonePe and Paytm for facilitating transactions and save on merchant charges that come with payments made by other apps.

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First Published:25 Jan 2024, 08:10 PM IST
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