Xiaomi launches Mi Pay wallet in India with ICICI Bank

India’s largest smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its payment service, in India, marking the first time the service has been expanded beyond its home market of China. The company will use the National Payment Corporation of India’s UPI and Bharat Bill payment network for its core functionality. The company has tied up with […]

Fitch says Chanda Kochhar issue raises governance concerns at ICICI Bank

The ongoing allegations around the sanction of a loan by ICICI Bank to the Videocon Group and the bank’s reluctance to support an independent probe into the matter has created doubts about the bank’s internal governance standards, global ratings agency Fitch said. “..the presence of the bank’s CEO on this credit committee – and the […]

PayTM adds support for UPI payments

Customers of PayTM, India’s largest wallet service can now make payments using the Unified Payments Interface, the government of India’s open payments platform. The company has signed up with ICICI Bank be able to receive payments from its customers who are on the UPI platform using its ID ‘paytm@icici’. However, customers cannot simply transfer the money to […]

Freecharge ties up with ICICI Bank to offer POS services

Snapdeal-owned FreeCharge has tied up with ICICI Bank’s Merchant Services, which will allow consumers to pay their bill at over 1 Lakh ICICI stores with their Freecharge accounts. These merchants are located at across 700 cities and towns in India, the company said. “FreeCharge’s partnership with ICICI Merchant Services, powered by First Data, will ease […]

ICICI Bank is the first with UPI app for merchants

While nearly all the major banks with the exception of SBI and HDFC have come up with UPI apps for regular users, ICICI Bank has gone a step further by bringing out an app specially dedicated to merchants. The app requires a current account with ICICI Bank to operate, and any small merchant or shopkeeper […]

HPCL, Aditya Birla Fashion to start accepting ICICI Bank’s UPI payments

ICICI Bank said it has tied up with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited to offer UPI based payments their retail outlets. The bank also said it has become the first in India to have 1 lakh registered virtual payment addresses under the platform. UPI, or unified payment interface, is […]

ICICI bank shareholders get reservation in ICICI Pru Life IPO

ICICI bank, an Indian multinational banking and financial services company, said its shareholders will get a reservation of 18.13 lakh shares in the upcoming initial public offering of its subsidiary ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. Only individual shareholders will be eligible for this reservation. On September 8, the private sector bank had said that it is […]

Hurry! ICICI Bank starts accepting new usernames under UPI mobile payments

ICICI Bank, one of India’s largest private sector banks has started registering new, user-friendly usernames on its mobile app as part of the UPI advanced payment platform of the government of India. The usernames are in the format name@icici and can be registered by ICICI mobile app users and those who use its Pockets payment app. The process […]

Mutual fund goes light on Bharti Airtel, Idea, ONGC, Cairn India

ICICI Prudential, India’s fifth biggest mutual fund by equity holdings, increased its cash holdings in May by selling most of its holdings in Bharti Airtel and much of its holdings in ONGC, Crompton Greaves, Cairn India, Hindalco and SJVN, publicly available numbers revealed. Mutual funds typically increase cash holdings when they expect share prices to […]

ICICI Bank told to pay Rs 50,000 for wrongly dishonoring cheque

ICICI Bank Ltd has been asked to pay Rs 50,000 to a person whose cheque was wrongly rejected by the Bank despite his account having sufficient balance. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission asked the bank to pay Rs 40,000 as compensation and Rs 10,000 as costs to Rajendra Kumar Agarwal, a resident of Kolkata. […]