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Transactions through digital payments shot up: NRB


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2021 Mar 18, 15:25, Kathmandu
This image shows the building of Nepal Rastra Bank in Kathmandu, on December 31, 2019. Photo courtesy: Samanantar via Wikimedia commons

Payments through QR codes has shot up lately. Over Rs 500 million more was transacted through payments via QR codes in one month alone (From January 14-Februrary 12, 2021).

According to a report unveiled by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), transactions worth Rs 1.71 billion were made through payments via QR codes from January 14-Februrary 12, 2021 against Rs 1.24 billion in preceding month.

The month recorded 535,790 times transactions against 372,176 in preceding month. Digital payments through connectIPS, mobile banking, internet banking and mobile wallets have increased lately.

Over Rs 163.87 billion was transacted through digital payments using connectIPS, mobile banking, internet banking, QE codes and mobile wallets from January 14-Februrary 12, 2021 against Rs 153.17 billion from December 16, 2020-January 13, 2021.

As per the data of the bank, transaction worth more than Rs 104.39 billion was made from January 14-February 12, 2021 through connect IPS. Connect IPS was used for 1.545 million times during the period.

Similarly, transaction worth over Rs 385.970 million was done through mobile banking from January-14 to February 12 while Rs 33.15 billion was transacted from December 16, 2020 to January 13, 2021.

E-banking was used for 31,482 times from January 14 to February 12 making the transaction of worth more than Rs 9.22 billion. Transaction through Wallet was increased from January 14 to February 12 to Rs 9.94 billion against Rs 9.65 billion from December 16, 2020 to January 13, 2021.

Transaction worth Rs 843 million was done through e-commerce from December 16, 2020 to January 13, 2021 and it was increased to Rs 932 million from January 14 to February 12, 2021. 

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