Total Value of Credit and Debit Card Transactions at POS in India, by Month

The below graph represents the total value of credit and debit card transactions at POS terminals in India by month. In October 2019, RBI reported about Rs 711.06 billion and Rs 701.5 billion worth of POS transactions through credit and debit cards in India, respectively.

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The above graph represents the total value of credit and debit card transactions at POS terminals in India by month. In October 2019, about Rs 711.06 billion worth of transactions were taken place through credit cards at POS machines in India. On the other hand, the total value of debit card transactions at POS machines increased to Rs 701.5 billion in the October month, from Rs 557.18 billion in the previous month. That represented an impressive 19.6% and 25.9% month-over-month growth in the value of POS transactions using credit and debit cards, respectively.

SourceReserve Bank of India (RBI)
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NoteIndia fiscal year starts from April 01

Interestingly, it was the first time in October 2018 when the POS-based credit and debit card transactions in India crossed Rs 500 billion in value.

The total amount transacted through credit cards at POS terminals increased from Rs 577.14 billion in April 2019 to Rs 612.82 billion in May 2019.

Digital Transactions In India: Additional Information

The internet revolution has resulted in exploded adoption of digital methods of transactions worldwide. The users of Credit & Debit cards, mobile and internet nowadays are far more aware and digitally empowered with making financial transactions. In the last few years, however, digital transactions have branched out into multiple types of financial transactions.

Started with the use of Credit and Debit cards at POS in large retail stores, digital transactions industry has come a long way. The introduction of mobile wallets and UPI have transformed the whole digital transaction industry in India. RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement), NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer), CTS (Cheque Truncation System), IMPS (Immediate Payment Service), NACH (National Automated Clearing House), UPI (Unified Payments Interface) and PPI (Prepaid Payment Instruments) are the main type of financial transactions that fall under the Digital transaction category.

Digital transactions save time and money, resulting in a better bottom line. Customer experiences are also enhanced (think of the convenience of eSigning versus having to print a contract, sign it, and then return it by mail or fax). And digital transactions improve tracking capabilities, which helps reduce errors.

The exploded adoption of smartphones, mobile apps and mobile internet has helped Digital transaction industry to grow at an unprecedented rate. With more than 500 million smartphone users, India is one of the largest countries by the number of digital transactions that are recorded every month.

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