New Delhi, November 2: Alibaba and SoftBank-backed Paytm on Friday said it witnessed 600 per cent growth in the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions in the last six months. One97 Communications Limited, that owns the brand Paytm in India, said the platform registered over 179 million UPI transactions in October.
"It is encouraging to see the widespread adoption of Paytm BHIM UPI for various services such as mobile recharges, electricity and water bills, metro commute and also at the offline stores," said Deepak Abbot, Senior Vice President, Paytm. In September, Paytm had registered over 137 million UPI transactions, becoming the leading contributor to Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments with over 33 per cent of the overall market share. Paytm Employees Including Secretary Held For Blackmailing Paytm Boss, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, For Rs 20 Crore.
The company said that 50 per cent of all utility payments are being made using Paytm UPI. Over 6 million offline merchants out of its 9.5 million offline merchant-base accept Paytm UPI for various purchases. With this, Paytm has over 80 per cent share of all offline merchant transactions being conducted on UPI.
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