300% Spike in Cashless Transactions During Rs 500 / 1000 Demonetisation Drive of 2016

The Narendra Modi led government Demonetized highest value currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 in November 2016. India primarily being a Cash Economy of which 50% is the parallel Black Money Economy, suffered during demonetization as their was total chaos on the availability of cash. Citizens had to rely on their Debit Cards or Credit Cards to transact at Point of Sale [POS].

We have obtained data from RBI and presenting the same here. We are only considering the Point of Sale Transactions for this study as this is actual transaction on Sale of Goods / Services. The following Chart

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Adoption of Mobile Money in Cashless India

The Indian Internet ecosystem had its challenges in 2016, parts of fintech has seen continued strong momentum. The number and value of transactions through mobile wallets have been growing at over 30% and 100%, respectively, and the mobile banking transactions, in volume and value, have grown at over 150% and 250%, respectively (for the period April-October 2016). The number of wallet users has already surpassed the number online banking users.

The demonetisation exercise has also helped these companies further, notably Paytm (the impact is not reflected in the numbers discussed above). It is yet to be seen

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Demonetization Effect – New Payment Platforms Grows

india-payment-platformsWith the boldest move in the History of India, The Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, the nation continues to see a gradual shift towards newer payment platforms which should help India move towards a less cash economy. Higher tax compliance as well as lower costs have the potential to accelerate this change, especially post demonetization, but we would watch the pace of change for a few more quarters.

With 200,000 ATMs and 1.4 million POS machines, Indian banks seem to getting an unexpected benefit coming through demonetization as the bulk of 711 million debit cards and

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Digital Payments in India eat into Banks POS Business

paytm-digital-payments-in-indiaThe Indian RBI has bucked the overall Economic Trends and given wide scope for Digital Payment Platform. In this backdrop it is very important to note that PayTM Digital Payment Platform [Wallet using Pre-Paid Cash or Money Added via Debit / Credit Card, has now acquired over 600,000 merchants (compared to 300,000 for SBI, the largest among bank acquirers) within 9 months of launch. PayTM is already conducting ~ 10mn transactions a month (plans to double it over the next few months) with these merchants, compared to

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CIBIL-Transunion Tracking 525 Million Loan Accounts, Rise of Retail Lending

cibil-tracking-loan-accounts-indiaCIBIL Transunion is India’s Largest credit bureau with with data on 200mn Indian Citizens and 525mn loan accounts in its big data repository. The CIBIL management shared insights on the Rise of Retail Borrowing and Lending.

The strong trend in retail loan growth is aided by healthy growth in new account additions for both private players and NBFCs thus pointing to healthy granularity of the underlying retail loan growth. Even in microfinance space the underwriting trend is good with usage of TransUnion CIBIL/Aadhar helping minimize cases of duplicate lending

Despite steady y-o-y growth in retail segment, the underwriting trend remains good and there seems

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Experian India Catching Up with CIBIL on Customers

Experian IndiaExperian is one of the four credit bureau license holders in India – CIBIL, CRIF Highmark and Equifax being others. In the global pecking order, Experian is 2X Equifax and 4X Transunion globally. In India TransUnion (CIBIL) has a larger presence.

In India, there are two entities, Experian Services India – 100% sub, decision analytics, marketing services (CheetahMail – world’s largest email marketing platform), business information (international reports).

Experian India: (1) 210 mn+ customers (2) 600 mn + address (3) 150 mn+ mn name variations; 60 mn+ identity variations. Credit accounts: (1) 380 mn+ current credit accounts; roughly 2 lines of

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