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Top 5 secure and user-friendly payment apps: Google Pay, PhonePe, and others

Paytm, the fintech company headed by Vijay Shekhar Sharma, has faced a tumultuous year in 2024. After being barred from adding new customers some time ago, the Reserve Bank of India has now directed the company to halt all wallet services. Despite being granted permission to function as a third-party UPI provider, many Paytm users are already seeking alternative payment options. If you are one of them, consider exploring the top 5 payment apps for secure and convenient transactions, such as Google Pay, PhonePe, and others.

5 Best Apps for Making Secure and Simplified Payments

1. Google Pay – Google Pay simplifies digital payments by allowing users to securely send money, pay bills and shop online. Google Wallet provides secure access to your daily needs. Users can save payment methods and manage transactions effortlessly. A new feature that sets Google Pay apart is its instant loan offer. Users can now get instant loans from ₹ 10,000 up to ₹ 8 lakhs. This feature, combined with ease of use, security and rewarding cashback offers, makes Google Pay a comprehensive and user-friendly payment application.

2. Amazon Pay – Amazon Pay offers a comprehensive range of services for seamless financial transactions. Thanks to Amazon’s ecosystem integration, users can shop, pay bills and recharge mobile phones effortlessly with just a few clicks. Amazon Wallet offers a convenient way to store payment methods and manage transactions securely. They even partner with services like Uber where Amazon Prime subscribers can get 5% cashback on every ride – 4% towards their Uber Cash balance and the remaining 1% as Amazon Cashback. So users can save money on their daily commute.

3. PhonePe – PhonePe offers a seamless and secure way to make payments, transfer money and recharge mobile phones. Easily manage daily bills, conveniently charge your mobile phone, pay electricity bills and even reserve gas bottles – all conveniently with the help of the app. Planning a trip? PhoneP also offers you help. Load FASTag seamlessly to pay tolls, plan your Delhi Metro trip with a smart card top-up, or book a ticket on the Airport Express line directly from the app.

4. MobiKwik – MobiKwik offers a comprehensive range of digital financial solutions, including the MobiKwik Wallet, which enables a wide range of transactions from recharges to bill payments and online shopping. With the app’s all-new Pocket UPI, you can make highly secure UPI transactions through your MobiKwik Wallet balance without revealing your bank account. Pocket UPI is not only convenient, but also declutters bank statements by eliminating small and recurring expenses. Users can then keep their official bank statements clear and organized, making it easier to track larger financial goals.

5. BharatPe – While BharatPe primarily caters to merchants and small businesses to process UPI payments, consumers can also benefit from its convenience. BharatPe ventured into the ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) space by announcing PostPen, which offers lending options not only for big purchases but also for small ticket transactions.

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