You can now pay utility bills through Google Tez
Payment of bills through Google Tez won’t have any transaction charges.tech Updated: Feb 19, 2018 15:44 IST
Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay utility bills with its payment app, Tez.
The latest integration covers bills of water, electricity, DTH and mobile from companies like Reliance Energy, BSES, and Dish TV. This feature comes without any transaction charges and will cover all major metros and cities.
Built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Google Tez app will bring bill payments for over 80 billers for private and public utility service providers across the country.
“We are adding a specially-designed bill pay experience in ‘Tez’ which will enable users to make a wide range of bill payments, including electricity, water, gas, DTH and insurance from the app,” said Diana Layfield, Vice President, Payments and Commerce, Next Billion Users at Google.
Google Tez is optimised to support “Bharat BillPay” system, and users will receive a notification when their bill arrives. Users will also be able to check whether they have paid a bill by simply tapping the biller’s name on the app’s home screen.
Users would also be able to view all past payments grouped by bill, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts.
Once users have located their biller, they need to enter the number associated with their account to link it to Tez and give it an easy name to remember.
After users have linked their account, for most utility bills Tez would automatically fetch any available bills. Users need to just tap on “New Payment” and then “Pay your bills”.