RuPay release a circular for International E-com transaction, POS, Contactless transaction etc expansion

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RuPay Card release a circular for International E-com transaction, POS, Contactless transaction etc expansion:

Subject: Compliance Enablement of RuPay International Transaction Functionalities

RuPay cards are accepted domestically and internationally. To further increase success rate of RuPay cards internationally, Issuer member banks shall comply to RuPay Online Switching Interface Specification V20.3 dates 1st Aug’23 or versions released thereafter. The enablement to the below mentioned functionalities will enhance the RuPay cardholder payment experience for international transactions.

1. Mail Order Telephone Order (MOTO): A Mail Order / Telephone Order (MOTO) transaction is a card-not-present transaction where the cardholder provides the merchant with their order and payment details by regular mail, letter or fax or telephone or email requests.

2. Card Account Verification (CAV): A Card Account Verification (CAV) is a transaction which allows an Acquirer to send a CAV request to an Issuer to verify the integrity of the card. This helps the card acceptor or the merchant to perform a check on the card status prior to initiating a purchase transaction to ensure a better success rate. Issuers shall validate the card status, account status, eligibility for international transaction and respond to the transaction message.

3. Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC): Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) is a service offered by merchants at the point of sale (POS and ECom) to the cardholders to pay for goods or services in their own billing currency or in the merchant’s own local currency. The merchant or acquirer performs currency conversion locally and submits the transaction in the cardholder’s billing currency.

4. Card Not Present ECom Transaction: With Card Not Present (CNP) ECom transactions RuPay customers can use their card on international merchant site, where issuer shall validate transaction basis card-number, CVV and Expiry date.

5. International Non-PIN POS Transaction: Non PIN International transactions are card present transaction without PIN. The transaction is performed in contact or contactless mode; however, PIN is not asked at the terminal basis the regulations/guidelines in the respective geography.

6. International Contactless Transaction: Contactless transactions have become popular mode of transaction internationally. Post pandemic customers and merchants prefer to transact digitally in contactless mode even in physical stores. It is also popular in transit solution.

7. Merchant attempted 3DS: With Merchant attempted 3DS ECom transactions RuPay customers can use their card on international merchant site, where issuer shall validate transaction basis card-number, CVV and Expiry date – where the transaction will be received by issuer with different Ecommerce transaction identifier (ECI).

8. Pre-Authorization: Pre-authorization often referred to as ‘pre-auth’, is a feature which serves as a means for businesses to reserve a specific amount of a customer's funds temporarily, ensuring that the necessary funds are secured before the services are availed and the transaction can be settled subsequently.

9. NPCI SecureNxt – RuPay 3DS: NPCI SecureNxt allows RuPay to process EMV 3DS transactions for card not present transactions. It provides a strong security layer for user authentication and complies with EMV and regulator’s regulations. This enhancement will be applicable for both Domestic as well as International RuPay transactions.

Additionally, banks are required to set appropriate Gross Debit Limit (GDC) and Velocity Limit at BIN level. Banks need to mandatorily comply with adherence to above mentioned functionalities by 31st Jul’24. The transaction identifiers are mentioned in Annexure A.


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Savings Mentor Savings Mentor
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So if American banks support it and merchants like Amazon USA, eBay, Walmart and payment methods like PayPal accept RuPay, then it will work on those websites? Hopefully many years from now when the Visa/Mastercard duopoly is broken in the US

Finance Ninja Finance Ninja
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Ya, RuPay will have to tie up with everyone, which will take decades.
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Practically of no use for recurring subscriptions for digital goods/services which is where the best deals come during major sales abroad because of absurd RBI rules requiring payment gateway to follow RBI guidelines for recurring payments. It has been more than 2 years & till now less than 10 international merchants support this new system.


Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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to use credit cards with recurring payments of indian credit cards in foreign things is via through paypal i guess, direct auto debit on credit card is banned as per RBI which you already mentioned:) 

but paypal autodebit with Indian credit card works without otp:) just paypal will ask extra currency conversion charge


hope it helps:)

guest_999 btw can you share the list of that 10 international merchants? would help me out:)

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