Noida, May 24: While there were doubts that whether the payments bank model will work in India or not, the Paytm Payments Bank on Thursday announced that it has turned profitable. Paytm Bank’s MD & CEO Satish K Gupta told Times of India that the company has managed to post a net profit of Rs 20 crore on revenues of Rs 1,500 crore. Paytm First Credit Card Launched in Partnership With Citi Bank, Offers 'Universal Unlimited Cashback'.
The Noida-based Paytm bank, however, said that the overall deposit remains low at Rs 500 crore, which is similar to other payment banks like Airtel Payments Bank. Comparing from the start, the figures of deposits appear to have improved remarkably; the deposits stood at Rs 194 crore in March 2018. The revenue was Rs 720 crore, which is around 50 per cent less than this year. The bank also reported a loss of Rs 20 crores. Paytm Payments Bank Launches Separate Mobile Banking App on Google Play Store; iOS Update Soon.
Celebrating the event, Paytm Payments Bank has also tweeted about the success. “We are proud to be India’s first Payments Bank to have turned profitable within its second year of operation, powering nearly a third of all mobile banking transactions in India,” the company said on Thursday.
Tweet by Paytm Payments Bank:
We are proud to be India’s first Payments Bank to have turned profitable within its second year of operation, powering nearly a third of all mobile banking transactions in India.
— Paytm Payments Bank (@PaytmBank) May 23, 2019
The electronic wallet business of the firm has played a key role in shaping payments bank. The e-wallets had deposits of Rs 1,700 crore. However, the e-wallet business was shifted to Paytm Payments Bank to comply with RBI regulation. The concept of payments bank is new in India an not yet much popular at the large.