Google’s P2P payments app Tez now handles utility bills

By Google,

Paying bills takes time, whether it’s queuing, hopping around to multiple offices, or jumping between apps.

And then we need to hunt around for customer account details, enter in card numbers, or reload a wallet balance. Paying your bills could be much simpler — and could save you a lot of time.

So today, Tez is adding a specially designed experience that lets you pay your bills in seconds, not minutes. Adding a new biller is a breeze, and you only have to do it once. Just tap on New Payment and then Pay your bills. You’ll see a list of billers supported on Tez across locations. You can also search for them by name. Once you’ve located your biller, enter the number associated with your account to link it to Tez and give it an easy name to remember.

For most recurring utility bills, Tez will fetch any new bill and send you a timely notification when it arrives. Checking whether you’ve paid a bill in the app is as simple as tapping the biller’s name on your Tez home screen. There, you’ll be able to view all past payments grouped by biller, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts.

We’ll start with support for more than 80 billers, including national and state electricity providers, gas and water, and DTH recharge. These include billers like Reliance Energy, BSES and DishTV, and in total will cover all states and major metros in India. Tez also supports Bharat BillPay system, which lets you fetch the latest bill from your providers.

Today’s roll out of bill payments on Tez comes with an exciting new offer. For every new biller you pay this month, you’ll get a scratch card that could win you up to ₹1000.

We’ve designed bill payments to be the most convenient way to manage life’s expenses, so you can pay right from your bank account in just a few taps. We can’t wait for you to try it out and see how much time you save.