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Pix Novas Regras | Pix New Rules
Pix Novas Regras | Pix New Rules

Pix: understand the new rules for Brazil’s instant payment method

Published on 09/16/2021 - Updated on 05/08/2023

It’s no surprise that Pix, Brazil’s instant payment method, has already won the hearts of millions of Brazilians in less than one year of operation. In the first six months, transactions with Pix reached over BRL 1 trillion!

Read also: Six months of Pix: what we’ve seen – and what’s to come

Since its debut in November 2020, Pix has been through several upgrades – like the launch of Pix Cobrança, which adds new features to the instant payment. Now, new rules will be applied to the payment method in order to guarantee even more security to users and avoid occurrences of fraud.


New security measures for Pix payments

The Central Bank of Brazil recently announced new rules to increase security in electronic payment methods such as Pix, TED, and other bank transfers. Learn more!

Hourly limit

According to the new rules, transactions are limited to an amount of BRL 1,000.00 from 8 pm to 6 am. The new resolution is valid for Pix transactions, as well as TED and money transfers between same-bank accounts and transfers within cards.

Limit increase alterations

Limit increase requests must be made 24 hours in advance. The order will be placed only after this deadline. The new rule intends to ensure that users request the limit increase only when it is indeed necessary.

Previous account registration

Consumers that wish to carry out a money transfer with an amount higher than the one previously established will be able to register specific receiving accounts.

Account registration period

Accounts registered to receive a limit higher than that defined must be included at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, payment will not be possible.


Other security measures

Besides the rules mentioned above, the Central Bank of Brazil has also announced a series of other measures to reinforce electronic payments’ security. More details can be found in this article.

Watch the video below to learn more about the new rules (in Portuguese)!

The Central Bank of Brazil states that the number of illegitimate operations is very low when compared to the total number of transactions. Even so, the new resolutions are important to reduce fraudulent operations as much as possible.

Paula Martins is a journalist specializing in Marketing. Her areas of expertise include payment methods, digital payments, and e-commerce. Currently, ... View profile