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UPI transactions reached 11 billion in October 2023

UPI transactions may hit 20 billion a month in the next 18-24 months

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Over the last year, India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has undergone an incredible surge, surging from 7.3 billion transactions in November 2022 to a staggering 11 billion transactions in October 2023.

“UPI is a huge success and will continue to be a bigger one. The number of transactions in January 2018 was 151 million; this reached 11 billion in October 2023. It will be no surprise if UPI transactions hit 20 billion a month in the next 18-24 months," said Sunil Rongala, Senior Vice President, Head of strategy, Innovation & Analytics, at Worldline India

 Several factors contribute to this remarkable growth. Government initiatives supporting a cashless economy and ongoing digitization efforts have significantly boosted UPI adoption. Its user-friendly, swift, and secure nature has accelerated its popularity, prompting a shift from traditional cash transactions.

Businesses integrating UPI into diverse platforms with attractive incentives have further encouraged its use. However, amidst this rapid growth, ensuring the robustness and security of the UPI infrastructure is paramount.

This trajectory indicates a continued rise in UPI transactions, driven by technological advancements and shifting consumer preferences. UPI's narrative not only showcases numerical growth but also signals a societal shift towards a digitally empowered future, transforming India's financial landscape. As UPI's numbers soar, it stands as a testament to India's digital prowess, reshaping the country's financial trajectory.