Google’s Tez payments app now lets users handle their utility bills and more

Monday, February 19, 2018

Google’s Tez payment service in India has gotten a major update that allows users to pay their utilities and other bills via the app.

The service was launched last September for iOS and Android and it initially allowed for payments between bank accounts using India’s UPI (Unified Payments Interface) protocol. Now the app has gotten support to pay bills from more than 80 organizations — including national/state electric, gas and water and TV/internet services — with more to come soon.

In the case of recurring bills, the app will send a notification when a new payment is due and fetch the bill. The app also lists previous bills paid, and it supports multiple accounts.

“We’ve designed bill payments to be the most convenient way to manage life’s expenses, so you can pay right from your bank account in just a few taps. We can’t wait for you to try it out and see how much time you save,” Google wrote in a blog post.

Photo courtesy of uditha wickramanayaka.

Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

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