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UPI transactions go up by 3% to 678 crore in September; worth Rs 11.16 lakh crore

UPI transactions go up by 3% to 678 crore in September; worth Rs 11.16 lakh crore

Aadhaar number-based AePS transactions stood at 102.66 million in September, as against 105.65 million a month earlier. In July, there were as many as 110.48 million AePS transactions.

In value terms, 6.78 billion (678 crore) transactions in last month corresponds to transactions worth Rs 11.16 lakh crore In value terms, 6.78 billion (678 crore) transactions in last month corresponds to transactions worth Rs 11.16 lakh crore

UPI transactions on different interfaces, such as Google Pay, PhonePe, FreeCharge, Mobikwik, and others, increased by more than 3 per cent to 6.78 billion in September from a month prior, data released by the National Payments Corporation of India stated. UPI pilot was launched on April 11, 2016, by then RBI Governor Dr Raghuram G Rajan. In August 2022, the total number of digital financial transactions based on the UPI 6.57 billion.  

In terms of valuation, the 678 crore transactions were worth Rs 11.16 lakh crore, up from Rs 10.73 lakh crore in August, as per the NPCI data. In July, India processed 6.28 billion UPI transactions worth Rs 10.62 lakh crore. The number of banks active on the UPI network has also gone up to 346. 

Month No. of banks live on UPI network Volume in Million  Value in Cr
Aug-22  346  6,579.63  10,72,792.68 
Jul-22 338  6,288.40  10,62,747 
Jun-22  330 5,862.75  10,14,384 
May-22  323 5,955.20  10,41,506 
Apr-22  316 5,583.05  9,83,302.27

As per the data, UPI has now become a preferred mode among users and it is simple to use, fast, and a secure payment method. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the payment platform's adoption reached new heights. Though there were a few hurdles, UPI transactions have been on an upward trajectory. 

Also read: RBI introduces UPI Lite for faster real-time, low-value transactions. Check more details here

Top 5 remitter banks 

As per the latest data, the State Bank of India reported the largest number of transactions, which stood at 1,793.55 million. This was followed by HDFC Bank, whose transaction volume was 594.28 million this month. Other top banks are Bank of Baroda, with 432.55 million transactions, Union Bank of India, with 406.68 million transactions, ICICI bank, with 379.89 million transactions. All these banks are remitters and provide cash to beneficiary banks, such as Paytm Payments Bank, and others.    

UPI Remitter Banks Total Volume (In Million)
State Bank Of India 1793.55
HDFC Bank Ltd 594.28
Bank of Baroda 432.55
Union Bank of India 406.68
ICICI Bank  379.89

Transaction classification 

As per the NPCI report, the top 5 areas where consumers used UPI payment mode are groceries and supermarkets, telecommunication services, eating joints and restaurants, miscellaneous personal services not classified, and digital goods, such as games.  

Also read: In which countries will you be able to use UPI payment system? Find out before you travel. 

Other payment platforms 

Among other payments methods under the NCPI umbrella, there are instant inter-bank payments through IMPS, where transactions stood at 462.69 million (46.27 crore) slightly lower from 466.91 million (46.69 crore) in the preceding month. In July, it was 460.83 million (46.03 crore).  

Aadhaar number-based AePS transactions stood at 102.66 million in September, as against 105.65 million a month earlier. In July, there were as many as 110.48 million AePS transactions.

It is to be noted that the RBI has already launched UPI Lite to speed up and simplify low-value UPI payments. In September, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das also launched three key digital payment initiatives — RuPay Credit Card on UPI, UPI LITE, and Bharat BillPay Cross-Border Bill Payments — that will help boost digital transactions even further.

Also read: Credit card-linked UPI payment via QR code finally begins with domestic RuPay credit cards

(With PTI inputs)

Published on: Oct 01, 2022, 4:51 PM IST
Posted by: Basudha Das, Oct 01, 2022, 4:32 PM IST