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YES Bank, TerraPay partner for 24X7 international money transfer

Mobile payments switch TerraPay has partnered with YES Bank to enable real-time international money transfers to bank accounts in India. YES Bank is targeting the Indian migrant community in different parts of the world. Through the partnership,  TerraPay has entered into a Rupee Drawing Arrangement where Indian migrants worldwide can walk into TerraPay’s partner outlet anytime and send money to bank accounts. For bank accounts other than YES Bank accounts, YES Bank will disburse funds using the IMPS. The service is available 24X7. Rupee Drawing Arrangement (RDA) is a channel to receive cross-border remittances from overseas jurisdictions. Under this arrangement, the banks can enter into tie-ups with the non-resident exchange houses.  This scheme is not used for cross-border outward remittances from India. Under the RDA, no cash disbursement of remittances is allowed. The remittances have to be credited to the bank account of the beneficiary. Note that under the Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS), where companies like Western Union and MoneyGram operate under, cash disbursement is allowed. TerraPay is a B2B payments company incubated by Mahindra Comviva. It is registered and regulated in several jurisdictions. In the UK, it is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Recently, it obtained regulatory approval from the Bank of Tanzania to launch International Money transfer services to mobile wallets in Tanzania. Users from across the world can send money to mobile wallets in the country including Vodacom M-Pesa, Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money.  Wallets to accept cross-border remittance in India  Note that the partnership is coming…

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