If you are not following what is happening in India in the last few months, you will need to wake up and take a look. The demonetization effort launched by the Indian government has shaken this cash based economy to the core.
While everyday folks suffered a lot with trouble in exchanging the 500 and 1000 Rupee notes for the newer 2000 or older denominations, the mobile wallet scene in India saw a sudden interest and growth which was a fortunate side effect.
Companies like PayTM and MobiKwik have seen their user and transaction volumes skyrocket in the past few months. Here is a link to the Paytm growth numbers for their year ending 2016 which is crazy!
As a payments industry observer I find this growth fascinating. I can’t wait for the time when Apple would release its ApplePay numbers in open like this!
The folks in Daily Fintech have done a fantastic job in presenting the case of why India is the Fintech country to watch here in this article. Go check it out!