NPCI to roll out cross-border bill payments service for NRIs living in the UK

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is set to extend the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) living in the United Kingdom (UK)

This service will allow UK-based NRIs to directly pay bills on behalf of their family members residing in India, adding a layer of convenience to the process

The facility is already operational for NRIs in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates

India has been actively encouraging collaborations in the digital payments space with other nations, linking India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) with fast-payment services worldwide

India has become the first globally to develop all three foundational pillars of digital public infrastructure: digital identity module, digital payments, and a platform for sharing personal data with privacy safeguards