These steps will guide you to send money from Europe/the UK to India via UPI. The benefits of sending to UPI (Unified Payments Interface) are that it’s usually a lot faster than regular bank transfers, usually, it’s completed in a few minutes and many Indians accept UPI payments. A UPI ID is a virtual payment address (VPA) that uniquely identifies one person. It’s possible to send money to someone in India using just this ID. Your UPI ID can be generated within your bank’s mobile app, e.g. ICICI, SBI, HDFC, etc. or by using other UPI apps such as Bhim, PhonePe, Google Pay, PayTm, etc. If you don’t have one yet you can follow the steps in stage 5.
To do so, firstly, you have to load money (CREDIT/DEBIT CARD or BANK TRANSFER) to your Rewire account alternatively you can load money at a later stage of the order. Then you can send the money to your beneficiary.
If you are a new user, ensure that you have already signed up for a Rewire account before you follow this guide. If you have an account, log into your account.
1. Get Started
In order to create an order to Send Money with Rewire, click on the Send Money tab or the Get Started button on the homepage.
2. Using Rewire's Calculator
Enter the amount you want to send (in euros or in rupees) into the calculator. You will see how much you will exactly receive based on today's rate. Click on Next once you are ready.
3. Add Receiver Details
Enter the Receiver's details (first name, last name, receiver city, receiver phone number).
Please check that the information you key in is correct because mistakes can lead to delays in the transfer. Click on Next after that.
4. Select Receiving Method
Select "UPI" as receiving method.
5. Enter UPI Details
Enter Virtual Payment Address then click "Add."
You will need a VPA (virtual payment address), if you don't have one yet you can follow the steps here.
1) Download a UPI-enabled app
2) Provide your bank account details
3) Choose a VPA
4) Link VPA to bank account
5) Submit details after verification
This is the last step before your order is created.
Ensure that the order details (recipient, bank details of the recipient, the amount you are sending) are correct.
Take note of the expected date you will receive the payment in your receiving country. Click on Confirm to confirm the order. If you haven't yet loaded money to your Rewire account
Identification for New Users
If you are a new customer you need to complete the identification process. Choose the form of ID you wish to upload for Identification purposes, you can use your passport, ID, resident card or driver’s license.
Click “Take Photo” to upload/take a photo of your ID.
Check the readability of the ID, make sure the details are clear to read with no blur or glare. Click “Confirm.”
You need to take a selfie and make sure your face sits inside the white oval shape, then click the white button to take it. After it will show you the photo and check it is clear.
Enter your Address details start with Street name, then House/Building number, Apartment/Unit number, Postal Code, City and Date of Birth. Then click “Next.”
7. Acknowledgement and Receipt of Money
There will be a pop up to let you know that the order is created.
It will take approximately up to 1 business day for the money to reach the recipient.
Once the money reaches your beneficiary, we will send you a confirmation and the relevant claiming information by SMS and it will also be shown on your Rewire Home and History tab.
You are done!
Just sit back and relax while your money reaches your home safely.