New Delhi, Nov 26 : India’s leading digital payments and financial services company Paytm on Saturday shared an update with the exchanges about its 100 per cent subsidiary, Paytm Payments Services Limited (PPSL).
The company said that it has received a letter from the RBI in response to an application from PPSL for the authorisation to provide payment aggregator services (“PA application”) for online merchants.
The company can now resubmit the application within 120 calendar days for the payment aggregator services.
Ahead of that, the company will seek necessary approval for past downward investment from One97 Communications Ltd (OCL) into PPSL, to comply with FDI guidelines.
During this process, the company will not onboard new online merchants.
“We can continue to onboard new offline merchants and offer them payment services, including All-in-One QR, Soundbox, Card Machines, etc. Similarly, PPSL can continue to do business with existing online merchants for whom the services will remain unaffected,” said the company in its exchange filing.
This means that Paytm’s strong business momentum will continue, with no impact on its profitability target as the company can continue to work with its existing online merchants.
Additionally, Paytm’s growing device deployments base and increasing offline payments base will also not be impacted with this development where it can continue to onboard new merchants.
The company specifically outlined that this has no material impact on its business and revenues since the communication from RBI is applicable only to onboarding of new online merchants.
“We are hopeful of receiving the necessary approvals in a timely manner and resubmitting the application,” said the company.