The volumes in BHIM have encouraged NPCI to release the new version of BHIM with additional features.
National Payment Corporation of India released the BHIM 1.3 version on Google Playstore on April 13th, 2017.
One of major irritants for BHIM users were the COLLECT requests from unknown users. The Version 1.3 addresses this major concern.
The new features in this version are:
* New Languages Supported: Marathi, Punjabi & Assamese
Benefit:: This will encourage users from interiors of Maharashtra, Punjab and Assam to transact through BHIM.
* Send money using Phone contacts (To BHIM/*99# users)
Benefit:: Reduces overall transaction time to complete the transaction.
* Blocking/Unblocking feature to protect users from unknown collect requests
Benefit:: Ensures ‘collect’, requests from known users are only acted upon. Minimises fraudulent transactions. Increases the trust factor of BHIM App
* Easy access to saved beneficiaries
Benefit:: Quickly send money to beneficiaries, no need to remember VPA too.
* Scan QR saved in phone gallery to send money
Benefit:: Eliminates wrong keying of VPA details.
* Download transaction history to keep track of your payments via BHIM
Benefit:: Reduces time for reconciliation, encourage users to transact frequently through BHIM
* SBI Maestro are now accepted
Benefit:: Major irritant of State Bank of Account Holders resolved. Read this link for the Indian jugaad
* One time option to edit non-mobile VPA
Benefit:: Choice to users to update their desired VPA
Go ahead and make use of the new features of BHIM 1.3, and spread the Joy of Safe eBanking.
List of Banks Supporting Banks as on 14th April, 2017.
Allahabad Bank | Andhra Bank | Axis Bank | Bank of Baroda | Bank of India | Bank of Maharashtra | Canara Bank | Catholic Syrian Bank | Central Bank of India | City Union Bank | Corporation Bank | DCB Bank Ltd. | Dena Bank | Federal Bank | HDFC Bank |HSBC | ICICI Bank | IDBI Bank | IDFC Bank | Indian Bank | Indian Overseas Bank | IndusInd Bank | Karnataka Bank | Karur Vysya Bank | Kotak Mahindra Bank |Lakshmi Vilas Bank |Oriental Bank of Commerce | Punjab National Bank | RBL Bank | South Indian Bank | Standard Chartered Bank | State Bank of Hyderabad | State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur | State Bank of India (SBI) |State Bank of Mysore| State Bank of Patiala | State Bank of Travancore | Syndicate Bank | TJSB | UCO Bank | Union Bank of India | United Bank of India | Vijaya Bank | Yes Bank Ltd
Punjab And Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank Limited| Punjab & Sind Bank | Jammu and Kashmir Bank