The above graph represents the monthly distribution of mobile wallet transactions in India in terms of volume and value. India recorded about 347.13 million transactions worth Rs 159.49 billion through mobile wallets in July 2019. That represents nearly 3.7% M-o-M increase in transaction volume and nearly 3.1% M-o-M increase in transaction value during the same month.

SourceReserve Bank of India (RBI)
Last Updated18 September 2019
Graph ID472
DurationApril 2012 – July 2019

In January 2019, India recorded its highest-ever volume of 395.83 million transactions completed through mobile wallets.

On the other hand, the maximum amount transacted so far using mobile wallets in the country was Rs 187.86 billion, in the month of October 2018.

In November 2016, the usage of mobile wallets in India took off in a big way. The reason behind was the announcement of demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, which left most people cash-strapped. The number of m-wallet transactions in India rose from just 99.57 million in October 2016 to 138.09 million in November 2016.

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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