Google announced the launch new features for its United Payments Interface (UPI) based payment app, Tez. With this feature, users will now be able to pay their water, electricity, mobile, broadband, landline, DTH and other utility bills.
The new bill pay feature will include major utilities like Reliance Energy, BSES and DishTV, and in total will cover all states and major metros in India. In order to pay utility bills, users will see different billers depending on their city and region and one can also search them by name. Once a user finds a biller, they need to enter the number associated with their account to link it to Tez and give it an easy name to remember.
Once the account is linked, Tez will automatically fetch any available bills. Users need to just tap onNew Paymentand thenPay your bills. The brand has also introduced that new biller user pays this month, they will get a scratch card with up to Rs 1,000.
For recurring bill payments, Tez will send users a timely notification when their bill arrives, and users will be able to check whether they have paid a bill by simply tapping the biller’s name on their Tez home screen. Users will also be able to view all past payments grouped by bill, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts. The app also supports Bharat BillPay system and for most utilities, Tez will also let users get an alert when a new bill comes in.
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Speaking about the launch of the new bill payments feature,Diana Layfield, VP, Payments & Commerce, Next Billion Userssaid “We are delighted to bring additional new functionality to our growing base of users on Tez. Today, we are adding a specially designed bill pay experience in Tez which will enable users to makea wide range of bill payments including electricity, water, gas, DTH, and insurancefrom the app. We hope that users will like the simplicity and time saving with the new bill pay experience on Tez.”