PayLater ICICI Bank

ICICI PayLater is available as a payment option at ICICI Bank payment gateway for making online purchases, in addition to the standard options like credit card, debit card and Pockets Wallet. For making a payment, simply choose your PayLater Account in the checkout page


ICICI Bank PayLater 

ICICI Bank has introduced a new facility known as PayLater to enable its customers to purchase small ticket items in a completely digital and paperless manner. This facility is an instant digital credit limit that helps customers to shop online, pay bills, and pay using the Merchant UPI ID at physical stores.

ICICI Bank has the distinction of being the first bank in India to offer such a small ticket digital lending mechanism in partnership with a leading Fintech firm last year. Now, it has extended this service on the UPI platform to connect to as many digitally-savvy customers as possible. 

ICICI Bank has always been a leader when it comes to introducing new products. The PayLater initiative is one such endeavour by the bank to consolidate its position in the small ticket digital credit market. This facility can prove useful to people to purchase products of their choice, especially during the festive season.

What is PayLater

Paylater is a facility launched by ICICI bank to help its customers get access to instant financial support. With Paylater customers can purchase small consumer durable or other household items in a completely digital and paperless manner. This facility is an instant digital credit limit that helps customers to shop online, pay bills, and pay using the Merchant UPI ID at physical stores. Below are some crisp and clear details about ICICI Paylater.

Target groupYoung and millennial customers who love to do everything online including availing credit.
FacilityIt is an 'invite-only' facility where it is instantly available to pre-approved and qualified customers.
QuantumInstant Digital Credit ranging from 5,000 up to 20,000
PurposeTo enable customers to buy the products of their choice instantly both online and offline.
AvailabilityTo ICICI Bank customers having internet banking, mobile banking, or Pockets Account facility.
  • Maximum 45 days interest-free period
  • If unpaid on the due date, the bank charges interest @3% per month on the amounts due from the Payment Due Date.
RepaymentICICI Bank generates a consolidated statement on the 1st of every month. The amount is payable by the 15th of the same month.
Mode of disbursementInstant credit limit in the form of an overdraft on their savings account
Repayment modeBy setting up an auto-debit standing instruction at the time of applying for the limit.

What is a Paylater Account?

PayLater Account is one of the latest offerings by ICICI Bank to help customers receive an instant digital credit line

With ICICI Bank PayLater, you can get up to 45 days instant digital credit with just a click. Pay your bills, shop online and make payment to any merchant Unified Payments Interface (UPI) ID easily and instantly.

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Who is Eligible for a PayLater Account?

Currently, the bank is only offering the PayLater Account facility on an invite-only basis. Approved customers receive the invite pop-up once they log in to Internet Banking or Mobile Banking. Eligible customers can use the ICICI PayLater Account facility when making payments through the Internet Banking portal as well as the Mobile Banking app of ICICI bank.

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How to Use PayLater ICICI?

There is not exactly an application process because this feature or service is sent as an invite. You can proceed with setting up your ICICI Paylater account through 3 channels

Step 1: Click ok on I am interested on the popup invite to create your pay later account 
Step 2: Select term & conditions checkbox and got it 
Step 3:  Check your personal details, Aadhar no. ,select the debit account, select the checkbox and submit your details. 
Step 4: Select your debit bank account for auto-payment. 
Step 5: Create your own VPA means virtual payment address

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How to Activate PayLater in ICICI?

Internet Banking users, iMobile, and Pockets Wallet users can activate the ICICI PayLater facility when they receive an exclusive invite from ICICI Bank on their transaction platform.

ICICI Paylater activation using Internet Banking

  • Select customers get an invitation from ICICI Bank to activate the PayLater facility
  • This invitation is available when the customer logs into their internet banking account
  • On logging into the system, click on the 'My Accounts' tab on the top left-hand corner of the screen. Select the option, 'PayLater.'
  • The system automatically fills in the details available with the bank
  • Select your savings account number that you would like to link with ICICI PayLater facility
  • Go through the 'Terms and Conditions' and click on the checkbox to provide your consent for the Auto Debit facility.
  • Click on the Submit option
  • On creating your PayLater account, you will receive an online e-receipt page that displays the PayLater Limit and helps you with understanding the usage of the facility.
  • The next step is the creation of the PayLater UPI ID:
  • Log into your iMobile app and tap on the BHIM UPI option
  • Tap on the 'Manage' option and choose 'My Profile'
  • Create your new Virtual Payment Address (VPA)
  • Enter your desired prefix and check for its availability
  • Select your PayLater account from the drop-down list
  • Submit to receive a confirmation of the registration of the VPA.

Activate Paylater ICICI using iMobile app 

  • If you receive an invitation to create an ICICI PayLater account, click on the pop-up to create the PayLater account. Alternatively, you can tap on the 'Remind Me Later' option.
  • Read the terms and conditions and click on the 'Got it' option
  • Go through your details such as name, address, date of birth, PAN, Aadhar, mobile number, and email ID.
  • Select the debit account and agree to the conditions by submitting your details
  • Select the account where you would like to have the 'auto-debit' facility for repayment
  • Create your VPA
  • The process of creating your ICICI PayLater account is complete
  • View the details of your ICICI PayLater account in the Accounts and Deposits section

 Activate Paylater by ICICI with Pockets App

  • On receiving the invitation, click on the 'Activate Now' pop-up to create your PayLater account
  • Click on 'Terms and Conditions' to get an idea about the facility. Check the box and click on 'Got it.'
  • Verify your details and select your debit account and proceed to select the checkbox and submit the application.
  • Set up your savings account for the 'auto-debit' facility
  • Create your VPA and complete the process of activating the PayLater account
  • Go to the Pockets dashboard to check up your PayLater account details.

What is the ICICI Paylater Eligibility?

As you know by now, this service is not available to all the ICICI customers. Like all credit giving schemes, here also you have some eligibility criteria after fulfilling which you will be eligible to avail the Paylater by ICICI feature.

  • PayLater facility is available only through the ICICI Bank platform
  • Those customers found eligible as per the criteria, and credit assessment of the bank will get the PayLater account.
  • Select customers receive an invitation from ICICI Bank to sign up for the PayLater facility
  • The customer should have internet banking or iMobile facility or be using the Pockets Wallet app.
  • The selected customers receive a pre-approved limit ranging between 5,000 and 20,000

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Are there any ICICI Paylater charges?

It's a common norm for banks to levy some charge on any service that they provide. But, in case of Paylater it's absolutely FREE which means there is nothing you have to pay for ICICI Paylater interest rate. Of course there will be a charge involved once the beneficiary misses any due date. 

  • ICICI PayLater facility is available free of charge. There are no joining fees or annual fees for activating and using the facility.
  • PayLater customers get an interest-free credit period ranging from 15 days to 45 days, depending on the date of using the facility.
  • If the customer does not pay on the due date, ICICI Bank charges interest @3% per month (36% annually) on the unpaid amount.
  • Apart from the interest, there is a late payment fee

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What is the ICICI Paylater Billing Cycle?

There used to be no such billing cycle when this service started but recently almost a year back ICICI started notifying users about the billing cycle of ICICI Paylater. The message stated that  
“ The billing date of your ICICI Bank PayLater Account has been revised to the 17th of every month. In keeping with the revised billing cycle, we will be accommodating the expenses done from Jun 01 till Jun 30, 2021, in the bill generated on Jul 17, 2021 and the due date will be Jul 31, 2021.”

How to Transfer Money from ICICI PayLater Account?

Many of you might be having this query in case you are new to this and have just started seeking out the information about Paylater by ICICI. Let's have a look below to see the answer to the question “how can I transfer money from ICICI Paylater account?” which is running through your mind.

  • The PayLater facility allows customers to purchase online from the ICICI Bank platform using your UPI.
  • PayLater facility is only available for merchant UPI ID transactions and not for payments to individual user UPI IDs.

How to Use PayLater ICICI?

  • On activating PayLater, you will get PayLater as a payment option while making online payments. It is similar to making payments using credit card or debit cards and internet banking.
  • Select the PayLater option, and the system debits your credit line
  • ICICI Bank generates a statement on the 1st of every month detailing the usage of the PayLater account during the month.
  • Customers have 15 days to pay the amount. As you have given an auto-debit standing instruction at the time of availing the facility, the system debits your account automatically.
  • Customers have to maintain the required balance on the due date
  • If there is an insufficient balance, it is a default in payment. The Bank can charge interest @ 3% on the unpaid amount along with a fixed late payment fee.

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Benefits of using Paylater Account by ICICI

We are going to tell you 5 major advantages of ICICI Paylater that make it one of the most availed services on the ICICI portals.

Access to instant funds on your fingertip

With PayLater, you get an instant digital credit line for quick payments. Simply use the PayLater option on the checkout page for completing online payments and the amount will be deducted from the PayLater Account, which you can then repay within 45 days.

Zero interest credit scheme

There is no interest charged on the amount you use from this credit line as long as you make the payment within 45 days from the date of purchase.

Easy repayments

You can simply add the funds to your linked Savings Account and the bank will automatically deduct the outstanding balance from your account.

Sufficient margin to manage monthly expenses

PayLater by ICICI comes with a credit limit ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 based on a customers’ eligibility and account history.

Maintain savings account balance and earn interest

As the account allows you to get interest-free credit for up to 45 days, it is also a great way to continue maintaining a higher balance in your Savings Account and earn more interest on the same. This also makes PayLater an excellent solution to protect yourself from running out of cash at hand by the end of the month.

ICICI Paylater Customer Care Number

For any unresolved query related to ICICI Pylater, you may register your grievance by dialing the number 1800 200 3344 between 9.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Ensure that you provide the Service Request Number (Numeric Digit only) which is not more  than 2 months old.

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PayLater ICICI Bank FAQs

What is ICICI PayLater?


ICICI PayLater is a digital credit product, which is similar to a Credit Card. With PayLater, you can make purchases now and make payments later in 45 days of the transaction date at zero interest charge.

What is PayLater VPA/UPI ID?


PayLater VPA is a unique identification number for your PayLater Account, which can be used for making various UPI payments, including online shopping, mobile recharge, booking of flight/train/bus/taxi, etc.

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Where can I use ICICI Bank PayLater?


Each PayLater Account comes with a dedicated UPI ID, which can be used to make payments through the UPI mode. PayLater can be used as a payment option at ICICI Bank payment gateway for online purchases, in addition to other standard payment options like Debit Card, Credit Card, and Pockets Wallet. To make a payment, simply choose PayLater Account in the checkout page.

What are the benefits of ICICI PayLater?


The key benefits of ICICI PayLater are:

  • PayLater offers an interest-free credit up to 45 days that helps you in managing your routine expenses without exhausting your Savings Account balance. This helps you maintain a higher balance & earn more interest.
  • PayLater enables easy checkouts and also helps you protect your Savings Accounts & Credit Card details as you do not require them for making small ticket purchases.
  • PayLater provides you with crisp Savings Account monthly statements of your spends through PayLater.

How can I make payments for my ICICI Paylater dues?


The PayLater dues are debited automatically from ICICI Bank Savings Account linked with the PayLater. Make sure you maintain sufficient balance in your linked Savings Account on the due date. You can also pay your PayLater dues through NEFT or UPI from your Savings Account.

How to get the ICICI PayLater facility?


ICICI PayLater is available for specific customers of ICICI Bank on an invite-only basis. The selected customers will receive the invite pop-up on log in to the Pockets Wallet, iMobile, or ICICI Bank Internet Banking.

Will I have to pay any charges for using ICICI Paylater?


Yes. In case of late payment, you will be charged a penal interest of 36% p.a. + GST, based on the daily total outstanding after the 'Pay by Date'. The bank will also levy a fixed late payment charge, for subsequently generated bills, until you clear the dues.

What is the available limit on my ICICI PayLater Account?


Your PayLater account limit can range between 5,000 and 20,000, depending on your eligibility. The limit is preset for the customers to whom the bank sends invite.

Where can the ICICI PayLater UPI ID be used for making payments?


You can use PayLater UPI ID for making payments to any merchant UPI ID.

Where can I not use ICICI PayLater?


You cannot use ICICI PayLater for making Credit Card payments, transfer funds to other bank accounts, or for making any person to person funds transfer.

How can I increase my PayLater account limit?


ICICI Bank reviews PayLater accounts periodically and it may change sanction limit from time to time. Keep using your iMobile app to know your limit. Bank will send a notification if you are eligible for an increased limit.

Can I use my PayLater UPI ID for transferring money to an individual's UPI ID?


No, PayLater UPI ID cannot be used for payments to any P2P (Peer to Peer) UPI transactions.

Can I add money from PayLater to Paytm wallet?


You can add money to a merchant wallet by using UPI payment option. Check with merchant for the procedure to add funds in their wallet.

Does using ICICI Paylater affect the Credit score?


Like any credit product has an impact on your credit score, ICICI Paylater is no different. As it’s basically a short term credit facility so it will affect your credit score. This service comes under the BNPL(buy now pay later) kind of scheme. As long as you are paying the dues on time, there will not be any negative effect on your credit health.

How to close an ICICI Paylater account?


Your ICICI Pay Later account can be closed through the iMobile app.
You may also go to Dashboard > Account & deposits > Paylater account > Request for account closure > enter details > Submit.
It is important to note that the request for Paylater account closure will be processed in 1 working day.