The above graph represents the total number of mobile wallet transactions in India by month. The usage of mobile wallets in India has significantly increased over the last few years, especially post demonetization. Thanks to Paytm, Mobikwik, Freecharge, etc. There were 347.13 million mobile wallet transactions were recorded in the month of July 2019. That’s nearly 3.7% increase from the previous month when 334.7 million m-wallet transactions were recorded.

RegionIndia
SourceReserve Bank of India (RBI)
Last Updated18 September 2019
Graph ID470
DurationApril 2012 – July 2019

As of July 2019, the mobile wallets account for a whopping 85% of the total PPI transactions take place in India.

One must note that in January 2019, the number of transactions using mobile wallets in India hit an all-time high of 395.83 million. However, since then it is declining.

After the announcement of demonetization in India, the number of m-wallet transactions increased to 138.09 million in November 2016, from just 99.57 million in October 2016. Interestingly, in just four months, exactly in March 2017, the m-wallet transactions in India crossed 300-million mark in volume.

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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