Airtel Payment Bank allows merchants to use smartphone as ePOS

Airtel Payments Bank on Tuesday has upgraded its app to further simplify its merchant partners with a range of digital benefits that make the payments journey more simplified, including allowing them to convert their smartphone into a ‘Smart ePOS’ device to accept digital payments and also make ‘On-Demand Settlement’.

Smart e-POS (Point of Sale) enables merchants to use their smartphones as a POS machine to accept digital payments and not worry about handling cash.

Merchants simply need to select the Smart ePOS option in the app, and a QR code will appear on the mobile screen for the payments to be made, the company said.

The amount will get credited immediately to the merchant bank account linked to the app. This eliminates the need to have a physical QR code or the need to carry an additional device to receive payments for home deliveries. Also, merchants can accept payments with

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Airtel Payments Bank allows merchants to convert Smartphone into PoS to accept digital payments



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Airtel Payments Bank has upgraded its app to further empower its merchant partners with a range of digital benefits that make the payments journey more simplified. For merchants, the Airtel Payments Bank app now comes with two new features “Smart ePOS” and “On-Demand Settlement”.

Speaking on the initiative, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Chief Operating Officer at Airtel Payments Bank said, “Merchant partners play a crucial role in driving digital payments on the ground and empowering them with easy to use payment solutions is of utmost importance to us. The new solutions allow merchants to receive and settle payments through a seamless and secure digital process. This is one more step towards our aim of building a cashless economy.”

Smart e-POS (Point of Sale) enables merchants to use their smartphones as a POS machine to accept digital payments and not worry about handling cash. Merchants simply need to

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In a security alert published on Thursday, US payments processor Visa revealed that two North American hospitality merchants were hacked and had their system infected with point-of-sale (POS) malware earlier this year.

POS malware is designed to infect Windows systems, seek POS applications, and then search and monitor the computer’s memory for payment card details that are being processed inside the POS payments apps.

“In May and June 2020, respectively, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) analyzed malware samples recovered from the independent compromises of two North American merchants,” Visa said.

The US payments processor didn’t name either of the two victims due to

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