ICICI Bank launches new payment service on smartphones

By: | Published: August 18, 2016 12:28 PM

ICICI Bank's ‘iMobile SmartKeys’ service enables ‘iMobile’ users to make quick and secure payments on any mobile application including chat, messenger, email, games or search browser without having to exit their current application in their smartphone.

ICICI Bank launches new payment service on smartphonesICICI Bank’s ‘iMobile SmartKeys’ service enables ‘iMobile’ users to make quick and secure payments on any mobile application including chat, messenger, email, games or search browser without having to exit their current application in their smartphone. (Photo: Reuters)

ICICI Bank has launched a payment service using a smartphone keyboard called ‘iMobile SmartKeys’. The service enables ‘iMobile’ users to make quick and secure payments on any mobile application including chat, messenger, email, games or search browser without having to exit their current application in their smartphone.

According to ICICI Bank, iMobile provides convenience of completing transactions in lesser steps than earlier, thereby reducing the transaction time.

Using ‘iMobile SmartKeys’, customers can transfer money to their registered beneficiaries, pay their utility bills as well as recharge their mobile numbers, which are classified as ‘Favourites’ in their iMobile app.

Available currently for iOS phones, this feature will soon be made available on the Android Operating Systems (OS) as well. In phones with Android OS, customers can simply shake the phone while they are on any application screen to change the keyboard to ‘Smartkeys’.

Recently, ICICI Bank had unveiled a slew of industry-first features in ‘iMobile’ taking the number of features available on it to over 165, the most in the Indian mobile banking industry. It included payment of advance tax for individuals, Positive Pay for cheque protection, rail-ticket booking from within the app on IRCTC as well purchase of mutual funds, travel & motor insurance.

The Bank’s ‘iBizz’ mobile banking application extends the convenience of mobile banking to SMEs and corporate customers.

ICICI Bank services its customer base through a multi-channel delivery network of 4,450 branches, 13,766 ATMs, call center, internet banking, mobile banking, banking on Facebook & Twitter and ‘Pockets by ICICIBank’ – a digital wallet.

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