June 9, 2022
India's fintech adoption rate is at 87%
The global fintech adoption rate stands at an average of 64%
More than five million banking correspondents across the country are using Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS)
Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has made it easy for people to carry out transactions
India’s financial technology (fintech) market is poised to reach US$ 150 billion in valuation by 2025, stated Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary at a conference organised by the industry chamber ASSOCHAM.
The minister further said that India’s fintech adoption rate is at 87%, compared to the global average of 64%. Most Indian fintech startups are less than a decade old, but their growth and progress have been exponential over the past few years, he added.
According to experts, Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) has revolutionised the country’s banking sector by disabling the need to have a brick-and-mortar branch as more than five million banking professionals across the country are carrying out “cash-in cash-out” kind of transactions using the system.
The experts also said that the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has made it easy for people to carry out transactions, and multiple partnerships put in place to deploy it has made the technology largely successful, and safe.
They further added that smartphone penetration has led to the fintech industry’s rapid growth, and the digitisation goal of the government will reach more than 3,000 cities by 2025.