HDFC Bank Partners with Flywire Global Payments Co.
Partnership will facilitate payments of Student fees to overseas universities and colleges
Mumbai: Private sector lender HDFC Bank on Monday said it has partnered with Flywire Corp, a global payments enablement and software company, to enable Indian payers to seamlessly and digitally pay international education fees to higher education institutions all over the world.
The integration provides students and families a streamlined experience when making high-value tuition payments and helps them comply with LRS requirements.
HDFC Bank integrates directly with Flywire’s platform, providing Indian students with a fully digital checkout experience for their transactions, ranging from application fees to tuition payments.
Students can make the payment in Indian rupees, and benefit from a secure and streamlined payment experience, with assurance that the funds are delivered to the educational institution.
Likewise, institutions accepting payments through Flywire benefit from receiving payments on time in the local currency, as well as full transparency into the transaction history, which eases their reconciliation processes and streamlines operational efficiencies.
The partnership between HDFC Bank and Flywire provides an innovative approach to overseas education payments and offers many benefits to students and institutions alike.
First, the integration creates a seamless and digital payment experience, transforming what was formerly a lengthy and complex process to one that is completely online.
The integration also streamlines the compliance process for Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS), which are guidelines set by the Reserve Bank of India that enable Indian residents to remit up to $250,000 overseas per financial year.
HDFC Bank and Flywire provide all the necessary verification under LRS requirements quickly, and all from within the payer’s digital payment experience. The integration also benefits institutions, as they can automatically capture all relevant student information, ensuring payments are accurate and identifiable.
Flywire identifies the source of payments delivered to an institution’s bank account and automatically posts each payment to the correct student record.
‘We are pleased to partner with Flywire and offer a comprehensive suite of payments solutions to Indian students,” said Jatinder Gupta, Business Head-Retail Trade and Forex, HDFC Bank.
‘One of the leading advantages of this partnership is the sheer convenience of it for payers, as it reduces time and documentation they’d normally have to provide,” said Mohit Kansal, VP of Global Payments, Flywire.
“The combination of Flywire’s payment technology and HDFC’s vast banking network creates an open-banking experience for Indian payers, enabling them to transform what could normally be a paper-based process, to one that’s now completely online. (UNI)