Swipe machine numbers up by 10 lakh post demonetisation
The State Bank of India ( SBI) has said the current level of digitisation hints the requirement of currency notes in the Indian economy will come down by over Rs 1 lakh crore.
Before demonetisation, there were 15.1 lakh credit card swipe machines, a number that jumped to 22.2 lakh in February 2017, and going by the data of National Payments Corporation of India (
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Half of the additions have come from big banking institutions like
AdvertisementIndian banks have now decided to add another 30 lakh shops to the electronic payment network by September 2018, which would include 10 lakh additional Point of Sale (PoS) machines, 10 lakh Aadhaar-enabled payment facilities and another 10 lakh outlets that would accept payments via QR codes.
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