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NIPL & Bank of Namibia inks Pact to Develop UPI-like Payment System for Namibia

Published on May 03, 2024
Current Context: On May 2, 2024, in New Delhi, India, the NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), the international arm of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), signed an agreement with the Bank of Namibia (BoN).
NIPL & Bank of Namibia inks Pact to Develop UPI-like Payment System for Namibia
  • The partnership aims to develop an instant payment system similar to India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for Namibia.
  • This collaboration is expected to modernize Namibia’s financial ecosystem by improving accessibility, affordability, connectivity with domestic and international payment networks, and interoperability.
  • The strategic partnership aims to enhance digital financial services and bolster real-time Person-to-Person (P2P) and Merchant payment transactions (P2M) in Namibia.
  • Once live, the platform will facilitate digital transactions in Namibia, driving financial inclusion and reducing cash dependency by catering to underserved populations.
  • This collaborative effort seeks to offer essential and affordable financial services to all, with a particular focus on rural and informal sectors.

Question:

Q.1 What is the aim of the partnership between NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL) and Bank of Namibia (BoN)?
a. To develop a cryptocurrency for Namibia
b. To develop an instant payment system similar to India’s UPI for Namibia
c. To establish a new bank in Namibia
d. To introduce credit cards in Namibia
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