The Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) saw a 12.45% growth in the total transactions taking place between July and August 2014, although there was only a 0.42% increase in total number of Mobile Money IDs (MMID) issued, according to data published by the National Payments Council of India. The transaction volumes also saw a similar 12.45% monthly growth to 5 million (5,056,836) from 4.4 million (4,497,034) while the amount transacted increased by 15.06% on a monthly basis to Rs 3,677.92 crore. The average transaction amount increased by only 2.33% on a monthly basis to Rs 7,273.17. Month-wise details: Bank Status 64 banks have so far signed up for IMPS, with seven banks including Catholic Syrian Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Andhra Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Bank of Baroda and Dhanlaxmi Bank in soft launch. As of now, ICICI Bank has issued the maximum numbers of MMIDs which was at 20.41 million followed by Axis Bank with 9.05 million, State Bank Of India with 6.42 million MMIDs, Indian Bank with 4.49 million and Kotak Mahindra Bank with 3.39 million MMIDs. The contribution of top five banks has marginally declined for the month, but still accounts for 69.21% of the total number of MMIDs which was at 63.23 million by the end of August 2014. That being said, we still feel partner banks are not promoting IMPS at a level necessary for its growth. Related: - IMPS Data: 62.97M Mobile Money IDs, ICICI Bank with most; Rs 3,196 Cr Transacted…
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