Since demonetization was announced, the government has put its weight behind digital transactions. But before you go digital, know how to stay safe online
With the government’s move to demonetize high-value currency notes in early November also came a push towards digital transactions. According to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the volume of smaller value transactions, largely represented by modes like Point of Sale (PoS), Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Immediate Payment Servic (IMPS) and mobile e-wallets saw a strong growth. Even though all electronic transactions’ combined value saw a growth of over 10%, the volume growth was in excess of 42%, indicating that various small value transactions were made through digital channels.