For Airtel Payments Bank, the growth in transactions volume has been sustained following the big pivot amid the pandemic as customer preference for digital payments surged, the source said adding that the company recently crossed one billion transactions per quarter mark.
The growth has been driven by uptake for its diversified digital product offerings – UPI based payments, FASTag, bill and utility payments, and mobile and DTH recharges as well as its set of retail solutions, the source added.
When contacted, Anubrata Biswas, CEO of Airtel Payments Bank told PTI, “Airtel Payments Bank is able to offer its solutions to both the urban digital and the rural underbanked customer. Our products are user-need focused and designed to bring millions of users in the ambit of digital banking.”
Its digital banking solutions allow users to open a bank account in five minutes using video KYC, make secure payments using Safe Pay and get benefits with the ‘Rewards123’ programme.
Airtel Payments Bank is able to offer its solutions to both the urban digital and the rural underbanked customer. The products are user-need focussed and designed to bring millions of users into the ambit of digital inclusion.
It is among the fastest-growing banks with over 115 million users across the country and more than 8 million merchants. The bank is among the top five issuers of FASTag and processors for the Bharat Bill Payment System.
With annualised revenues of over Rs 1,000 crore, the bank turned profitable in September quarter.