How to add beneficiary in IDFC first Bank within 5 minutes

IDFC Bank provides many forms of payment methods to transfer money. One such service is NEFT. The NEFT is a widely used method for transferring a big amount from one bank account to another. IDFC bank allowed customers to use the NEFT facility via Internet Banking and Mobile banking. But to use NEFT feature, you have to add the beneficiary first. In this guide, we will see how to add beneficiary in IDFC First Bank online in detail and step by step manner.

How to add beneficiary in IDFC first Bank

Things required to add beneficiary in IDFC First Bank

  1. Beneficiary Account Number.
  2. Beneficiary Account IFSC Number.
  3. Bank Name of Beneficiary account.
  4. Account type of beneficiary
  5. Registered mobile number with IDFC Bank
  6. Mobile number should be active to receive OTP via SMS.
  7. IDFC bank Net banking Username and Password.

How to add beneficiary in IDFC First Bank

There are currently two methods available to add beneficiary.

  1. Via IDFC Internet Banking
  2. Via IDFC Mobile Banking

We will see both eh methods in detail –

Method 1- How to add beneficiary in IDFC First bank using IDFC Mobile App

  • Step1: Download IDFC Mobile app on your smartphone.
  • Step2: Register on the app using a registered mobile number, IDFC customer ID, and OTP.
  • Step3: Open the app and tap on Pay option from the bottom menu.
  • Step4: Now tap on Send Money button.tap on send money button in idfc app
  • Step5: From the new screen, tap on New Payee button.tap on new payee in idfc app
  • Step6: Enter the “Account Number” of Beneficiary and tap on Continue button.enter beneficiary account number
  • Step7: Now, select the Bank Name of beneficiary bank name
  • Step8: On the new screen, You can see the bank account holder’s name, which is fetched automatically by IDFC bank.
  • Step9: If the name could be fetched, enter the account number once again and enter account holder’s name.
  • Step10: On the same screen, enable “Add to Payee list” add payee list
  • Step11: Also, select “Before Sending Money” option to add the payee name. If you want to send money now, select “Add after sending money once.”
  • Step12: Tap on Add Payee button to add beneficiary in IDFC First bank account.
  • Step13: You will receive an SMS and Email regarding successful addition of beneficiary in your account.beneficiary added successfully

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Method 2 – How to add beneficiary in IDFC first Bank using IDFC Net banking

  1. Open IDFC Internet banking website on your computer/smartphone – to idfc net banking
  2. Login using your mobile number and password.
  3. Click on Pay option from the menu and from here; it is the same process as mentioned in METHOD 1.

Remember these things after adding beneficiary in IDFC First Bank via Mobile App.

? You will have to wait for 30 minutes to send the money to the newly added beneficiary account.

? For security reasons, you can only transfer 2,00,000 for the first 24 Hrs. After 24 Hrs, you can transfer the money as per NEFT/IMPS limits set by the bank.

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You cannot transfer money via NEFT without adding beneficiary in bank account. We have seen two best methods to add beneficiary in IDFC First Bank. If you have any doubt/query regarding this guide, please write to us in the comment section below.

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