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UPI in May: PhonePe maintains domination, Paytm sees marginal growth


Digital payments platform PhonePe has maintained its top position in the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) ecosystem with a market share of more than 48% in May 2024.

In May, UPI set a new record by processing more than 14 billion transactions worth Rs 20.45 lakh crore or Rs 20.45 trillion for the first time since its inception in 2016.

As per the data issued by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), PhonePe recorded 6.8 billion transactions via UPI out of the total transactions of 14 billion in the last month. Google Pay and Paytm processed 5.2 billion and 1.14 billion transactions, respectively.

While PhonePe processed Rs 10.33 lakh crore (Rs 10.33 trillion) in May, Google Pay and Paytm’s value of transactions were recorded at Rs 7.2 lakh crore (Rs 7.2 trillion) and Rs 1.24 lakh crore (Rs 1.24 trillion, respectively.

With this, PhonePe controls 48.6% market share by volume and Google Pay has 37% whereas Paytm has 8%. Value wise, the market share of the trio stood at 50.5%, 35% and 6%, respectively.


The breakup of market share in April was almost the same.

Paytm saw a marginal increase in its transactions in May after facing a decline for consecutive three months (February, March and April).  This is a good sign for the company which had to go through restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India earlier this year.

In the past few months, UPI saw a new trend with the government-promoted BHIM has been in continuous decline. Moreover, CRED, Amazon Pay, WhatsApp and NAVI have recorded more transactions than the former. Notably, Fampay has recorded 50 million transactions in the last month, more than double to BHIM.

As reported earlier, NPCI is also considering reviewing its decision to implement a 30% cap on the market share of UPI apps by the end of 2024. The decision will impact the transaction volume of third party apps like PhonePe and Google Pay.

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