ICICI Bank account holders can use Twitter to transfer funds

Customers of ICICI Bank can use their Twitter account for real-time fund transfers, prepaid mobile recharges and to check bank balance.

Private sector lender ICICI Bank launched a facility which allows account-holders to transfer funds through Twitter. The user will have to subscribe (`follow’) the bank’s Twitter handle and register for the facility, it said.

For fund transfer, the sender needs to know the beneficiary’s Twitter handle. The sender will get an SMS with a unique code after the transfer; the beneficiary would need to enter it on the special webpage where he/she would be directed, to complete the transaction.

“The bank is using the NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) or RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) for the transfer and will soon be joining IMPS ( Immediate Payment Service) mode too”, executive director Rajiv Sabharwal said. The bank will not charge for such fund transfers but the sender will have to pay the fees as applicable for a NEFT or RTGS transaction.