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    Digital payments record 40% annual growth at Sep-end 2021: RBI data

    Digital payments record 40% annual growth at Sep-end 2021: RBI data

    Digital payments record 40% annual growth at Sep-end 2021: RBI data
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    The RBI-DPI Index continues to demonstrate significant growth in adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country the RBI said in a statement on Wednesday. The Reserve Bank had announced the construction of a composite Reserve Bank of India Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) with March 2018 as base to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country.

    Digital payments across the country registered a growth of nearly 40 percent in a year through September 2021, as per the RBI's latest index that measures the adoption of online transactions. The newly constituted RBI's digital payment index (RBI-DPI) stood at 304.06 during September 2021 as against 270.59 in March 2021 and 217.74 in September 2020.
    The RBI-DPI Index continues to demonstrate significant growth in adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country the RBI said in a statement on Wednesday. The Reserve Bank had announced the construction of a composite Reserve Bank of India Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) with March 2018 as base to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country.
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    The RBI-DPI comprises 5 broad parameters that enable measurement of deepening and penetration of digital payments in the country over different periods. These parameters are Payment Enablers (weight 25 percent); Payment Infrastructure Demand-side factors (10 percent); Payment Infrastructure Supply-side factors (15 percent); Payment Performance (45 percent); and Consumer Centricity (5 percent).
    The index is published on a semi-annual basis from March 2021 onwards with a lag of 4 months.
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