NEPALPAY Instant: Send money directly through your mobile number under this interoperable VPA Based Transaction


NEPALPAY Instant has recently been introduced by Nepal Clearing House Limited (NCHL) as a system for interoperable VPA-based transactions. Now transfer funds quickly through NEPALPAY Instant using just your mobile number.

NEPALPAY Instant is a fantastic feature under National Payment Interface (NPI) in connectIPS powered by the Retail Payment Switch under National Payment Switch (NPS) system.

Know about VPA-based transactions under NEPALPAY Instant

Virtual Private Address (VPA), also known as Virtual Payment Address (VPA) can be any among email-ID, mobile number, or a username given to the individual using the payment interface service to send or receive money. Using such services, anyone can initiate payments without a bank account number.

The service is currently available for the connectIPS users through the connectIPS web interface and soon will be made available in other channels as well. In connectIPS, VPA is a unique identifier that can be a mobile number, email address, or username mapped to a member BFIs, PSPs, or connectIPS users.

How does NEPALPAY Instant work?

NEPALPAY Instant offers three ways to make payments from the connectIPS app:

  • Mobile banking
  • connectIPS
  • Wallet

You can select any one of the options among these and send money directly.

NEPALPAY Instant options

How to make payments using NEPALPAY Instant in connectIPS?

  • Login to using your username and password
  • Choose NEPALPAY Instant from the available options under the Fund Transfer” option
NEPALPAY Instant feature in connectIPS
  • Choose your sender bank details and then select the Network/Bank under the receiver details
  • Under the network option, you can select the PSPs/ Wallets, mobile banking, or connectIPS. There are 5 wallets connected to the system of NEPALPAY Instant. You can make payments directly to the wallets like Prabhu Pay, IME Pay, Khalti, Moru, and QPay using NEPALPAY Instant in connectIPS.
  • Fill in other details and click on the “Transfer
  • You do not need to load your wallet in order to send money to another wallet using connectIPS now. It can simply be sent through your linked bank account in the connectIPS system.

While sending money to mobile banking, you can select some member banks where you can send money directly to the mobile banking of the receiver. It means the receiver’s account does not necessarily be linked to the connectIPS. There are four banks currently providing this service through the system of connectIPS:

  • Kamana Sewa Bikas Bank
  • Century Commercial Bank
  • Prime Commercial Bank
  • Mega Bank

You will need to enter the mobile number of the receiver in this option. Remember, the mobile number to be entered while sending through this option must match that of the mobile banking of the receiver’s respective bank.

NEPALPAY Instant: Send money directly through your mobile number under this interoperable VPA Based Transaction 1

Know about the transaction fee for general customers of BFIs and PSPs under NEPALPAY Instant

Making funds transfer or doing any transaction in connectIPS is cheaper than other payment platforms. It will charge you not more than Rs 8 on making any payments or fund transfers. This makes it a go-to option for making fund transfers, vendor payments, financial payments, government payments, and more. connectIPS is providing a wide array of payment options at a minimum transaction cost.

As in normal connectIPS transactions, you can enjoy transactions NEPALPAY Instant under the same fee slab as:

S.N.Transaction Slab (Rs)Transaction Cost (Rs)
1Up to 5002
2Above 500-50004
3Above 50008
Transaction Fee on NEPALPAY Instant

Also, you can transfer up to Rs 20,00,000 per day across web channels from connectIPS and up to Rs 2,00,000 across mobile channels. It is noteworthy that you can make up to 100 transactions in a day in connectIPS.

You can download the connectIPS mobile app for both Android and iOS devices.

Also read: The Government of Nepal promoting digital payments in a larger scale, also adopting NEPALPAY QR


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