RBI to enhance UPI transaction limit For Retail Direct Scheme and IPO applications to ₹ 5 lakh

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Mumbai : With a view to further encourage the use of UPI by retail investors, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to enhance the transaction limit for payments through UPI for Retail Direct Scheme, G-Secs and IPO applications from ₹2 lakh to ₹ 5 lakh.

Reserve Bank has been making efforts to facilitate greater participation of retail customers in financial markets, e.g. investment in the G-secs segment through the recent launch of Retail Direct Scheme, where UPI, in addition to other options such as internet banking, can be used to make payments for participating in both the primary and secondary markets. Over time, UPI has also become a popular payment option for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) since its availability from January 01, 20194. It is reported that IPO applications of ₹2 to ₹5 lakh constitute approximately 10 per cent of subscription applications. The transaction limit in the UPI system was enhanced from ₹1 lakh to ₹2 lakh in March 2020.

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