HDFC Bank today announced that it has partnered with Flywire Corporation (Nasdaq: FLYW) (Flywire), a global payments enablement and software company, to enable Indian payers to seamlessly and digitally pay international education fees to higher education institutions all over the world. The integration provides students and families a streamlined experience when making high-value tuition payments and helps them comply with LRS requirements.
HDFC Bank integrates directly with Flywire’s platform, providing Indian students with a fully digital checkout experience for their transactions, ranging from application fees to tuition payments. Students can make the payment in Indian rupees, and benefit from a secure and streamlined payment experience, with assurance that the funds are delivered to the educational institution.
As the demand for higher education experiences abroad remains strong, Indian students are increasingly an important cohort from which to recruit. According to the 2022 Open Doors Report, nearly 200,000 Indian students studied in the United States during the 2021-2022 academic year, which represents a 19% increase over the prior year. Another report by ICEF also forecasts that the Indian outbound student population will go to a wider range of host countries, and will more than double over the next few years, to reach 1.8 million students by 2024.
The partnership between HDFC Bank and Flywire provides an innovative approach to overseas education payments and offers many benefits to students and institutions alike.
“We are pleased to partner with Flywire and offer a comprehensive suite of payments solutions to Indian students,” said Jatinder Gupta, Business Head – Retail Trade and Forex, HDFC Bank. “Our combined network and scale of solutions will allow students and families to conveniently and securely manage their international payments, whether they’re in India or abroad. By partnering with Flywire, we’re expanding the footprint of our payments solutions to benefit the next generation of students.”
“One of the leading advantages of this partnership is the sheer convenience of it for payers, as it reduces time and documentation they’d normally have to provide,” said Mohit Kansal, VP of Global Payments, Flywire. “The combination of Flywire’s payment technology and HDFC’s vast banking network creates an open-banking experience for Indian payers, enabling them to transform what could normally be a paper-based process, to one that’s now completely online.”