What is BHIM?BHIM stands for Bharat Interface for Money. It is an app that lets you make quick transactions using UPI. The payments are made directly from bank account to bank account using just mobile number or payment address. The app is actually has been built on top of UPI, that is an instant payment system developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an RBI-regulated entity. UPI is built over the IMPS infrastructure and allows you to instantly transfer money between any two parties bank accounts.
What do you need to use this android/ iOS app BHIM?
Also need a compatible Android phone or an iPhone. Almost all smartphones launched in last couple of years are compatible, according to the Google Play store where the app is available. To use BHIM, you will have to set up a UPI PIN. This you do by going into the BHIM app's main menu Then go to Bank Accounts > Set UPI-PIN for the selected account. You will be prompted to enter the last 6 digits of your Debit/ATM card along with the expiry date. Using this data, the app will pre-fetch details of your bank account. You will then receive an OTP which you will enter and set your UPI PIN. The UPI PIN is different from the PIN that you may have on your bank's app, which also uses UPI. User can download the app from play store of Google. The app will be available for iOS users but for now it is not listed on the iOS App Store.