The News Scroll 13 January 2021  Last Updated at 8:42 pm | Source: PTI

Digital payments industry''s fee income to almost touch Rs 3 lakh cr by FY25: Report

Digital payments industry''s fee income to almost touch Rs 3 lakh cr by FY25: Report
Mumbai, Jan 13 (PTI) The revenue or fee income of digital payments industry, involving standalone players and banks, is on course to almost touch the Rs 3 lakh crore-mark by FY25, a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Wednesday.

The digital payments industry is set to make a revenue pool of Rs 2,93,700 crore by FY25 from Rs 1,98,200 crore in FY20, growing at an average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23 per cent, if the transaction volume of the past few years is any indication, the report said.

Revenue pool is the commission that banks and other standalone digital payments applications/operators pocket for processing the transactions.

The NPCI-developed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) will lead the growth drive, the report said, adding that since its launch in 2016, UPI has seen an exponential CAGR of 414 per cent until FY20 and has become the most preferred payment product in terms of volume.

It recorded the highest ever transactions in September and volumes are already back to pre-lockdown levels.

There has been a similar recovery in NETC (National Electronic Toll Collection system of NPCI) transactions as well, it said.

Person-to-merchant (P2M) payments, which account for around 40 per cent of the UPI transactions, have become the preferred mode for both online as well as offline merchants, the report said, adding it expects UPI transaction volume to grow by seven times by 2025.

Apart from UPI, the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) and NETC are growing at a CAGR of 500 per cent and 123 per cent, respectively, since 2018, with the help of the push by the government and the regulator.

The agency expects the current growth level to continue as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic and consumer behaviour shifts towards cashless payments.

Mobile and wearable devices will emerge as the preferred modes for making contactless payments and promoting card tokenisation and QR-based solutions, it said.

Besides, the industry will push for city-like adoption of digital payments in villages as well by developing products.

The regulatory sandbox for retail payments will be another enabler for promoting contactless payments, it said. PTI BEN RVK

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