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Visa, Mastercard losing market share to indigenous RuPay card, UPI: Jaitley

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

said Thursday global gateways like and Visa are losing market share to indigenous card and system.

In a post marking the second anniversary of demonetisation, the said note ban has increased digital transactions.

"Today, Visa and are losing market share in to indigenously developed system of and card whose share has reached 65 per cent of the payments done through debit and credit cards," Jaitley said.

Unified Payment Interface (UPI) was launched in 2016 involving real time payments between two sets of mobile holders.

Its transactions have grown from Rs 50 crore in October 2016 to Rs 59,800 crore in September 2018.

Besides, the Bharat Interface for (BHIM) app developed by for quick payment transactions using UPI, is currently being used by 1.25 crore people.

The value of BHIM transactions has gone up from Rs 2 crore in September 2016 to Rs 7,060 crore in September 2018. The share of BHIM transactions in overall transactions is at about 48 per cent in June 2017.

card transactions have increased from Rs 800 crore before demonetisation to Rs 5,730 crore in September 2018 for transaction through Point of Sale (PoS) . For e-commerce purchases, it has gone up from Rs 300 crore to Rs 2,700 crore.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:40 IST