Logs record 355 crore transactions worth ₹6.39 lakh crore
Digital payments continued to grow at a robust pace and touched a new record in August with further easing of lockdown restrictions by many States and resumption of economic activities.
The Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) also witnessed a sharp growth in transactions. The number of transactions on the IMPS platform rose to 37.79 crore in August and valued at ₹3.18 lakh crore. It had processed 34.97 crore transactions amounting to ₹3.09 lakh crore in July.
FASTag collection up
Payments on NETC FASTag crossed 20 crore in terms of volume in August to 20.12 crore. In value terms, it amounted to ₹3,076.56 crore. In contrast, 19.23 crore transactions worth ₹2,976.39 crore were processed on NETC FASTag in July.
Aadhar Enabled PaymentSystem (AePS) transactions, too, scaled the 10-crore transaction mark last month. As many as 10.84 crore payments worth ₹27,353.87 crore took place through AePS in August compared to 8.88 crore transactions totalling ₹23,447.11 crore in July.
The BharatBill Pay platform registered 5.88 crore payments totalling ₹10,307.4 crore in August versus 5.1 crore transactions amounting to ₹9,612.87 crore in July.
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“We believe that continued opening of the economy and markets coupled with the upcoming festive season would enable spends to grow at a better pace over the medium term ,” Motilal Oswal had said in its Digital Payments Tracker report for July that looked at card and UPI spending.