PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1336668
PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1336668
Global Digital Payments Market reached US$ 86.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 274.9 billion by 2030, growing with a CAGR of 15.6% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Digital payment methods offer a wide variety of payment modes, when compared to traditional payment methods, these methods are easy to use. Consumers can make transactions anytime, anywhere, without the need for physical cash or cards. This eliminates the hassle of carrying cash, waiting in lines, or manually entering card details which act as a major market driver.
Asia-Pacific has the growing e-commerce markets in the world, that include China and India. The rise of digital shopping platforms in this region increased the demand for digital payment solutions, as consumers in this region are looking for convenient and safer ways to make online purchases which have boosted the demand for digital payment solutions. Countries like India, Japan, China, and South Korea are the major revenue contributor in the region covering more than 66.4% regionally.
Companies in the region are also investing in boosting technology. For instance, On 3 May 2023, Worldpay from FIS, a global digital payments company plans to enhance its cross-border payment solutions in India to support Indian merchants in expanding globally.
Yvonne Szeto, Vice President of Commercial for Worldpay from FIS's Asia-Pacific business expresses the company's interest in collaborating with domestic merchants who sell goods and services internationally. Leveraging its presence in multiple geographies, Worldpay aims to assist these businesses in overcoming challenges and expanding their reach in global markets.
Worldwide Initiatives for the Promotion of Digital Payments
China's Government has taken significant steps in the development of its central bank digital currency, known as DCEP or digital yuan. For instance, on, 5 Mar 2021, an Initiative taken by the government aimed to revolutionize the payment landscape by offering a secure and convenient digital payment system. To enhance financial inclusion, the digital yuan aims to provide access to financial services for underserved populations and promote economic participation.
Furthermore, the Philippines, as a founding member of the Better Than Cash Alliance, has actively working towards accelerating the growth of the digital economy and promoting inclusive digital payments. For instance, On 17 July 2023, The government and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have shown exceptional leadership in this journey, Philippines' journey towards digitalization of payments has witnessed widespread adoption of digital transactions.
E-commerce Platform Boost the Growth of Digital Payment
Mobile payment solutions enable customers to shop directly from mobile devices. Increasing availability of internet access also boost the growth of digital payment. Various digital wallets such as phone pay, google pay, and Paytm in which users can store some money and as they receive cashback offers. These wallets offer a convenient way to store payment information and make transactions available on different online platforms.
Snapdeal, in partnership with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), introduces QR-based digital payments for customers at the time of delivering orders. For instance, On 18 Dec 2020, This initiative was taken by Snapdeal for those customers who prefer to pay for their purchases upon delivery rather than pre-paying. Delivery executives will generate a UPI-linked QR code for the order amount, which customers can scan using any UPI-linked payment app on their phones. This collaboration between Snapdeal and NPCI aligns their strengths to target a common audience and promote hassle-free digital payments.
User Accessibility and Insufficient Power Supply
Digital payments require users to have access to and familiarity with digital devices, such as smartphones or computers, and the necessary software applications or payment platforms. This can be a barrier for individuals who lack the required technological literacy or access to these devices.
Digital payment systems rely on a stable power supply to function effectively. In regions with unreliable electricity infrastructure or frequent power outages, conducting digital transactions can become challenging or impossible during such times. Due to these factors, there is a decrease in demand for the digital payment market.
The pandemic has heightened consumer awareness of the importance of secure and trustworthy payment methods. Consumers increasingly adopting digital payment solutions as they first prioritize data security, fraud prevention, and protection against unauthorized transactions. These factors increase the demand in the digital payment market.
QR code payments have gained popularity during the pandemic, as they enable contactless transactions through scanning codes with smartphones. QR codes have been widely adopted by businesses, including small merchants, as they offer a cost-effective and simple payment solution. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the growth of digital payment systems.
AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants are becoming popular in customer support for digital payment platforms. These conversational agents handle customer queries, provide assistance with transactions and offer real-time support that improves customer engagement and reduces response times.
AI is mainly used in digital payments that enhance efficiency and provide better services to users. For instance, On 7 Feb 2023, in India, the Digital India program led to the development of the India Stack, a set of open APIs that enable digital transactions and services. The Aadhaar layer provides biometric-based digital identities and the UPI interface has revolutionized digital payments, which makes India's digital payment network one of the largest networks globally.
Russia-Ukraine War Impact
Geopolitical tensions between these regions lead to the imposition of economic sanctions. These sanctions may impact the availability of international payment networks and financial services, affecting cross-border transactions and financial relationships. Uncertainty due to conflicts creates instability in payment methods.
Government political and military tensions impact consumer confidence and trust in digital payment systems. Concerns about data security, privacy, and financial stability may influence consumer behavior and adoption of digital payment methods. The shift in consumer behavior slows down the growth of the digital payment market.
The global digital payment market is segmented based on component, mode of payment, deployment, organization size, end-user, and region.
Growth in the Financial Industry
The digital payment bank sector has experienced significant growth in recent years leading it over nearly 22.3% in 2022. Consumer shifts towards cashless payments as they are adopting digital payment, these factors increase the growth of the banking sector and act as a key player in the financial industry. These banks provide convenient and accessible platforms for individuals and businesses to carry out various financial transactions.
HDFC Bank, India's largest private sector lender, For instance, On 14 July 2023, has announced the implementation of interoperability between the United Payment Interface (UPI) and the country's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). This makes HDFC Bank one of the first banks in India to complete the integration process. Under the CBDC pilot program, the bank has registered over 1 lakh customers and 1.7 lakh merchants. HDFC Bank customers can now use their CBDC wallet to transact money across UPI QR codes without the need to scan different QR codes at the same merchant. This development is expected to boost the usage of CBDC in day-to-day transactions.
Digital Payment Innovations and Collaborations in Asia-Pacific
The rapid growth of fintech in Asia-Pacific has revolutionized the digital payment landscape making it cover more than 52.3% globally. Fintech companies are introducing many different innovative payment solutions that include mobile wallets, QR code payments, and peer-to-peer transfers these innovations in technology are gaining popularity among consumers and businesses. These factors boost the growth of the digital payment market.
Hitachi Payment Services has launched a digital payments innovation hub in collaboration with fintech startups in India. For instance, on, 17 Jun 2023, The partnership aims to bring innovative products and platforms into the Hitachi Payments ecosystem, providing startups with capital, integration with Hitachi's payment stack, and access to its customer network and platform. The hub will focus on building future-ready offerings in the digital payments arena, catering to the evolving needs of businesses and consumers.
The collaboration with Plug and Play will help identify and support startups shaping the financial services industry in the region. This initiative reflects the commitment to drive growth and innovation in the payments industry.
The major global players include MasterCard, Google, Amazon, Alipay, Visa, PayPal, ACI Worldwide, Aurus, Apple Pay, and Paysafe.
The global digital payment market report would provide approximately 77 tables, 83 figures, and 181 Pages.
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