India remains as the leader in real-time payments, processing 41 million real-time transactions per day, more than any other country.
New research released today by FIS® shows that adoption and usage of real-time payments has accelerated amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the real-time rails are now offering capabilities that extend beyond instant payments.
FIS’ seventh annual Flavors of Fast report highlights key findings about real-time payments networks across the globe:
. Six countries have seen a twofold or greater increase in number of real-time payments processed over the past year: Bahrain (657%), Ghana (488%), Philippines (309%), Australia (214%), India (213%) and Poland (208%).
. Over the same time, four countries have seen a twofold or greater increase in the monetary value of real-time payments transactions: Philippines (482%), Bahrain (311%), Australia (231%) and Ghana (222%).
. South Korea reported the highest number of real-time transactions per capita, with 75 transactions per citizen, per year processed through the country’s HOFINET scheme.
. In the U.S, more than 130 financial institutions are currently implementing real-time payments, a five-fold increase since September 2019.
. More than half (56%) of all European payments service providers have joined the pan-European SEPA Credit Transfer Instant Payments network, which brings cross-border and instant payments to 20 countries.
. Vietnam and Hungary added real-time payments networks since last year, bringing the total number of countries with such schemes to 56.
Request to Pay (R2P), cross-border payments, and corporate treasury business-to-business payments are driving adoption of real-time payments networks globally, according to the FIS report. R2P systems offer a convenient and flexible way for people, businesses and governments to request a payment from a third party. The UK government has formally launched a framework for the development of a national R2P system built on international standards. In addition, The Clearing House in the U.S. is working with banks and billers to pilot an R2P service that is expected to launch later this year.
FIS supports real-time payments across the globe, processing instant transactions in 24 countries including the U.S., China, India, Australia and the UK.
The 2020 Flavors of Fast report includes meta-analysis of real-time payments data research conducted in April and May 2020. The report defines real-time or faster payments as funds transferred from one bank account to another with payment confirmation in one minute or less. The full report includes interviews with real-time payments experts and analysis from FIS. For the full 2020 Flavors of Fast report, visit fisglobal.com/flavors-of-fast.
„Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”