Federal Instant Loan enables FinTech’s to offer personal loans to their users who hold accounts with Federal Bank, through their applications as an integrated solution. It offers pre-approved loans to its Customers, based on factors like their credit score, banking relationship, etc. This fully secure, automated digital loan processing facility is available 24x7.
When a customer checks out through a Merchant’s Point of Sale (POS) terminal, and if a Bank can offer a convenient EMI option for the payment, it would be a unique business opportunity for Card Issuers, Merchants, and Brands to connect with customers and provide them additional convenience.
The EMI offer is communicated to the customer while initiating a payment using Federal Bank Card at the POS. If interested, the customer can select the EMI option from the POS. POS will list the tenure. Moreover, the customer can choose the EMI option and tenure. Once the tenure is selected, the eligibility check is done for the customer. If the customer is eligible and ready to avail the EMI, the offer amount gets blocked at Federal Bank against that particular customer. POS can generate the charge slip to the customer, with the EMI details. At the end of every day (or at agreed intervals), the Merchant may send the EMI conversion file to the federal bank with all EMI Transaction details. The Bank can validate the transactions against the customer based on the ApplicationID, open a Loan Account for each customer, and disburse the loan amount.
Instant Loan at POS API bundle is a set of API that the Federal Bank has exposed to enable Service Providers at POS terminals to extend convenient EMI facilities to the Bank’s Customers on purchases.
Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) is an integrated bill payment system functioning under National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). This is an interoperable bill payment platform through a network of agents of registered members enabling a safe, reliable and unified ecosystem with multiple payments modes and instant payment confirmation. Payments in BBPS can be made through cash, and electronic modes. The NPCI functions as the Central Unit (BBPCU) undertaking clearing and settlement of transactions routed through BBPS.
Bill aggregators and Banks work as Operating Units (COU) to offer an interoperable bill payment system irrespective of which unit has on-boarded a Biller, offering both online and offline – through the network of physical agents – operating models. This ecosystem brings Banks, Non-Banks, and online payment platforms under one roof as authorized units for bill collection, providing anytime-anywhere bill payment facility. BBPS platform includes online and offline interfacing for Billing Entities, Corporates, Agents and Customers.
These APIs are offered to extend loan facility to Customers, through FinTech applications. The APIs enable automated loan account creation and loan disbursal capabilities which the FinTech applications can readily use to run their services, in a fully digitalized and integrated fashion.
Through the Remittance Fund Transfer API, fund transfer from outside of India is made easy. Exchange houses abroad can set up services to transfer money into Indian accounts. Along with Federal Bank APIs for enquiry and reconciliation, this bundle oﬀers a complete fund transfer solution, from abroad to accounts maintained by Federal Bank in India. These APIs are used for receiving the money from foreign exchanges, money will be transferred between exchange Account number and the customer account number.
Virtual account is the concept of having multiple aliases or pseudonyms for an account. This allows a fintech partner to create multiple virtual accounts for a physical account maintained in Federal Bank. Funds can be transferred by the partner's customers, to these virtual accounts via various payment channels- NEFT, RTGS, IMPS etc. With Virtual Account System (VAS), one can generate exclusive virtual accounts for each of the customers, from payments are expected. This makes collection, accounting and reconciliation of multiple transactions in an account, easier.
The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is an instant, real-time payment system developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) facilitating inter-bank transactions. It is a unique solution that can be used to transfer money and make payments using the Immediate Payments Service (IMPS). UPI is an initiative by NPCI, regulated by RBI. UPI works 24/7. Federal Bank offers the UPI API stack for fintech and startup partners to readily integrate UPI services in their products .