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UPI records 754.54 Mn transactions in June; BHIM continues to struggle

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Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has recorded 754.54 million transactions worth Rs 1,46,566.35 crore in June. As compared to May, this is close to 3% increase in transaction volume and a 4% decrease in transaction value.

Till date, UPI has also recorded the second highest figure for transaction volume. In May, it crossed Rs 1.5 trillion worth transaction mark by clocking 733.54 million transactions.

While NPCI-owned entity has been able to maintain its mojo, government regulated BHIM has once again failed to fire. In May, BHIM has recorded 15.77 million transactions worth Rs 6,627.42 crore that slumped down to 15.49 million transactions amounting to Rs 6,202.49.

The reason behind BHIM’s flat show is the rapid growth of private players in this space such as Google Pay, Paytm and PhonePe.

In May, Google Pay had registered 240 million transactions amounting to Rs 55,000 crore and dethroned its arch-rivals to become the largest contributor of NPCI-owned unified payment railroad.

On the contrary, PhonePe and Paytm registered 230 million and 200 million transactions worth Rs 44,000 crore and Rs 38,200 crore respectively.

The aforementioned private entities have not revealed their transaction figure for June.

NPCI-regulated inter-bank electronic funds transfer system (IMPS) has also recorded a slight downfall from 183.33 million transactions worth Rs 1,80,456.44 crore in May to 171.33 million transactions worth Rs 1,73,019.27 crore in June.

Meanwhile, RBI has proposed for waiving off charges that are applied on bank transfers carried out by National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) or Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS). To push digital transactions, the new payment fee structure will be applicable from today (01/07/2019).

There is no such announcement for IMPS.

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