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Paytm Payments Bank ahead of major banks

Paytm Payments Bank ahead of major banks

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jun 2019 6:14 AM GMT

New Delhi: Paytm Payments Bank has received a target of 501.16 crore digital transactions for the financial year 2019-20 from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), higher than the targets set for major banks including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Punjab National Bank.

In a statement, Paytm Payments Bank said it is only behind the State Bank of India, which has the highest target for digital transactions.

Only five other banks have received a target of more than 100 crore transactions, which include HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank and Union Bank of India.

“To promote digital transactions in India, MeitY sets the target for all banks and closely monitors the progress on it. This target is significant as it is much higher than the target set for major banks like HDFC, ICICI and Punjab National Bank. It reaffirms Paytm as the leader of digital payments in the country,” the statement said.

In FY 2018-19, the payments bank surpassed the target of 354 crore transactions and recorded 393 crore digital transfers.

Paytm Payments Bank has a market share of 19 per cent and 32 per cent respectively, in terms of mobile banking and UPI transactions. (IANS)

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