When Digital Payment Waves Lead to ‘Unbanking’
The global digital payments market was valued at USD 3885.57 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 8686.68 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 13.7 percent, during the forecast period of 2020 – 2025—according to various reports.
In the last one decade or so, we saw rapid changes in the payments landscape, building on the accelerating growth in digital payments. The emerging markets have been at the forefront of this payment transformation. With the rise of innovative fintech players, the digital payment ecosystem, in recent years, witnessed unprecedented growth. In India alone, we have had many success stories of fintech players that literally transformed the payment ecosystem and the way India transacted. Most importantly, technology allowed us to build a payment infrastructure from the scratch, in a relatively short span of time, without the burden of legacy systems.
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