The above represents the total value of IMPS transactions in India by month. IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) is an instant payment inter-bank electronic funds transfer system in India, which allows customers to operate through their mobile phones. In July 2019, about 189.28 million transactions amounting Rs 1,820.21 billion were conducted through IMPS. One must note that Rs 1,820.21 billion is the maximum amount transacted so far in India through the Immediate Payment Service, in a month.

RegionIndia
SourceReserve Bank of India (RBI)
Last Updated19 September 2019
Graph ID476
DurationApril 2012 – July 2019

India’s Immediate Payment Service saw a monthly increase of 17.6% in the total value of IMPS transactions took place in March 2018. This was also the first time when IMPS transactions in volume and value, both crossed 100 million and Rs 1000 billion mark, respectively. To put things in context, the total amount transacted through IMPS stood at Rs 1,038.04 billion in March month, compared to just Rs 882.70 billion in February month. While the number of transactions increased from just 99.25 million to 110.15 million during the same period.

India has recorded an astonishing growth in the total value of IMPS transactions between April 2012 and 2014, on a monthly basis. In April 2012, less than 1 lakh (0.01 million) transactions worth Rs 8 crore (Rs 0.08 billion) were taken place through IMPS, which increased to nearly 3 lakh (0.27 million) transactions, worth around Rs 144 crore (Rs 1.44 billion) in April 2013. That’s representing a whopping 2600% YoY growth in IMPS transactions volume and nearly 1700% YoY growth in value.

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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