Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AePS) rolled out by Airtel
Airtel Payments Bank has enabled Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) at over 250,000 of its banking points across India. Customers of any bank with Aadhaar linked bank account, along with Airtel Payments Bank can undertake financial transactions at the designated banking points of Airtel Payments Bank. Also, financial transactions at any AePS enabled bank can be done by the customers of Airtel Payments Bank.
AePS allows customers to carry out financial transactions on a Micro-ATM by using their Aadhaar number or virtual ID to access their Aadhaar linked bank account. Transactions will be authenticated only if the customer’s Aadhaar number and fingerprint match the records.
With AePS, Airtel Payments Bank will be able to offer a wide range of banking services to its account holders as well to customers of other banks who will now be able to withdraw, make balance enquiries and request mini-statements at the 2,50,000+ AePS enabled banking points of Airtel Payments Bank. Similarly, Airtel Payments Bank customers will be able to avail these services from any other AePS enabled bank.
AePS will increase the security layer of the banking processes at Airtel Payments Bank as customers complete their banking transactions with just their Aadhaar number without revealing their bank account or debit card details to anyone.
“We are excited to be a part of AePS, which will allow us to service customers of any bank who have a Aadhar enabled Bank Account. The AePS platform offers an ease of secure banking to everyone by using only their Aadhaar. AePS roll-out is one more step by Airtel Payments Bank to contribute towards the Government of India’s vision of financial inclusion,” said Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Payments Bank.