ICICI Bank blocks transactions through Flipkart wallet PhonePe

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Latest news | ICICI Bank has blocked transactions on Flipkart-owned digital payments app PhonePe, accusing it of indulging in restrictive practices and breaking the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) guidelines of interoperability.

The bank began blocking transactions on PhonePestarting Friday, with Flipkart Online CEO Sameer Nigam taking to twitter to protest the move. He claimed that the bank hadn’t provided the company with any prior warning or information, saying the move was “on purpose”.

Nigam said, “PhonePe has not received any official notice in this regards from NPCI or its banking partner YES Bank yet. Since Friday afternoon, ICICI Bank has blocked all their customers from using PhonePe, and even blocked any other bank’s customers from sending money to ICICI Bank’s customers using PhonePe.”

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